Week 4: Halfway

Halfway. 4 weeks done; 4 weeks to go.

 Monday: I was sent to Rex Hospital to cover their roll out of a new online medical records system. With such a large hospital they have trained hundreds of medical personnel how to use the new system so that they can train their coworkers. Each of the trainers receive a phone at the beginning of their shift.

Monday: I was sent to Rex Hospital to cover their roll out of a new online medical records system. With such a large hospital they have trained hundreds of medical personnel how to use the new system so that they can train their coworkers. Each of the trainers receive a phone at the beginning of their shift.

 Monday: The trained users wore colored vests and helped doctors to use the new system.

Monday: The trained users wore colored vests and helped doctors to use the new system.

 Tuesday: The N.C. Legislature is currently proposing a budget that would cut funding for driver education. I had the joy of riding along with a new driver and his instructor. I now fully understand how my parents felt when I started driving. It was scary.

Tuesday: The N.C. Legislature is currently proposing a budget that would cut funding for driver education. I had the joy of riding along with a new driver and his instructor. I now fully understand how my parents felt when I started driving. It was scary.

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Tuesday: The Carolina Railhawks played the LA Galaxy in Cary, Tuesday night. It was fun to cover a professional soccer game during the World Cup because energy was high. There were a lot of fans and occasionally a U-S-A chant broke out.

 Thursday: Fans gather at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary to watch the United States compete against Germany in the 2014 World Cup. I snapped this photo near the end of the second half when it was clear Germany was going to win. Two days later I received an email from an angry subscriber asking why the N&O would publish a photo that exemplifies such disrespect to the flag. Even as an avid Girls Stater, I respectfully disagree. I'm proud of this photo and think it demonstrates this woman's pride in her country that she was willing to sit in 90-degree heat to watch her team. Food for thought.

Thursday: Fans gather at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary to watch the United States compete against Germany in the 2014 World Cup. I snapped this photo near the end of the second half when it was clear Germany was going to win. Two days later I received an email from an angry subscriber asking why the N&O would publish a photo that exemplifies such disrespect to the flag. Even as an avid Girls Stater, I respectfully disagree. I'm proud of this photo and think it demonstrates this woman's pride in her country that she was willing to sit in 90-degree heat to watch her team. Food for thought.

 Thursday: Later in the day, I went to Marbles Kids Museum to cover the Kick-off to Kindergarten event. Rising kindergarteners had the opportunity to go through the lunch line and ride the school bus for the first time.

Thursday: Later in the day, I went to Marbles Kids Museum to cover the Kick-off to Kindergarten event. Rising kindergarteners had the opportunity to go through the lunch line and ride the school bus for the first time.

 Friday: Dance & Math & Music campers perform for their parents at the Raleigh School of Ballet. I used to take dance lessons at the Raleigh School of Ballet so it was fun to visit the place.

Friday: Dance & Math & Music campers perform for their parents at the Raleigh School of Ballet. I used to take dance lessons at the Raleigh School of Ballet so it was fun to visit the place.

 Saturday: I traveled to Bentonville where archaeologists and volunteers are excavating the grounds around Harper House. To get this low angle, I had to literally lay flat on my stomach in the dirt. And who says being a photojournalist isn't glamorous??

Saturday: I traveled to Bentonville where archaeologists and volunteers are excavating the grounds around Harper House. To get this low angle, I had to literally lay flat on my stomach in the dirt. And who says being a photojournalist isn't glamorous??

 Sunday:  Chelsea Hemsworth, 7, examines salt and sugar under a microscope at Marbles Kids Museum on Sunday, June, 29, 2014. The museum hosted N.C. BioNetwork scientist Summer Cortinas, who showed young visitors different elements of kitchen chemistry, including crystals, candy dyes, and polymers.     Chelsea was celebrating her birthday at the museum and wore a princess dress and crown. As a product of an all-girls high school education, I love seeing young girls engaged in science and math.  So often, the stereotype is that girls that are interested in math and science can't be girly. That's just not true.

Sunday: Chelsea Hemsworth, 7, examines salt and sugar under a microscope at Marbles Kids Museum on Sunday, June, 29, 2014. The museum hosted N.C. BioNetwork scientist Summer Cortinas, who showed young visitors different elements of kitchen chemistry, including crystals, candy dyes, and polymers.

Chelsea was celebrating her birthday at the museum and wore a princess dress and crown. As a product of an all-girls high school education, I love seeing young girls engaged in science and math. So often, the stereotype is that girls that are interested in math and science can't be girly. That's just not true.

  Chloe Wolf, 7, plays with polymers at Marbles Kids Museum Sunday .

Chloe Wolf, 7, plays with polymers at Marbles Kids Museum Sunday .