Morgan ‘Super Size Me’ Spurlock at Seton Hill

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Morgan Spurlock, whose movie Super Size Me documents what happened to his body when he ate nothing but McDonald’s food for 30 days, spoke at Seton Hill earlier this evening.

I asked him to autograph this burger.

My journalism students were required to attend the class, and have a short article due tomorrow.

I asked them to do advance research, which they were supposed to submit in class yesterday. Many of them are really getting into the assignment. More than one has asked, “Are you sure we can only write 400 words?”

One showed about six pages of densely-packed notes, lamenting, “I’ve got about twelve sources!”

There’s a healthy competition among the students to get good outside sources, so that the article is more than a record of what Spurlock said tonight, but a wider article that uses Spurlock as one of several sources. The news hook is the fact that Spurlock spoke here tonight, but the article itself can be much wider in scope.

I’m looking forward to seeing what the students will do with their 400 words. I hope at least some of them will blog their work.

Update: Added top photo, taken by Mary Cox.

Update: A few students have posted on their blog. Ashley Welker. Michael Diezmos. Leslie Rodriquez. Erin Waite.

3 thoughts on “Morgan ‘Super Size Me’ Spurlock at Seton Hill

  1. Dear Erin + Morgan ,

    First of all I would like to say how much I love your moves . And that waching yuor move made a huge inpact on my life ! I am 13 years old and use to eat meat and after waching your movie I refuse to eat meat and have becaame a vegan ! I do not belive that animals sould sacerfise there lifes for use and than we eat them ?! That just seems very wrong to me ! I hope that I hear back form you ! Do you think going vegun for a 13 year old was a good idea ?! Thanks ~ Your new vegun 13 year old ~ Emily

  2. This is excellent. From what he said at the event, your hamburger should last forever! Put it behind glass? Nah–unnecessary. That one guy’s coat pocket seemed to do just fine (ewww).

    I didn’t stick around to meet Morgan (my foot was hurting), but I’m glad he came. What an engaging speaker!

  3. Update: Lou Gagliardi posted his 400+ article..and the Trib-Review almost stole my headline!

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