The reporter summarized the Star Tribune's story by using the inverted pyramid story structure.
The lead summarized all the key facts and the second paragraph followed with more details about how many students end up in expanded housing.
The third paragraph gives the location of where the new dorm may be built and is then followed by a quote in the fourth paragraph.
The next couple of paragraphs just provide more information that is just detailing background information.
The reporter did this because it is a shorter news story and the most important information is told within the first three paragraphs. It is effective because the paragraphs are short and get to the point quickly.
This structure works best because it is a short news story. There is not enough information for the martini glass structure and there is not too much chronology of events. The kabob would not have worked as efficiently because it is not about a certain person just about the lack of housing on campus. There would also not be an anecdote from a specific person.