• Support Them All

    Support Them All

    For the first time since the IBM days, staying in town is now a viable option for an enjoyable night out. All we have to do is not screw it up.

  • More Than a Barista in Training

    More Than a Barista in Training

    The constant need to define students by their abilities and classify them as either bookish or mathy leads to a lot of problems.

  • Chris White’s Well-Earned Moment

    Chris White’s Well-Earned Moment

    Putnam County resident, DePauw University professor, and first-time novelist Chris White reflects on the path leading to her big national book publication.

  • A Plug for the Local Car Show

    A Plug for the Local Car Show

    At any given car show I go to, I am one of the youngest to roll in. I still sometimes ask myself why this is. Why am I a part of this culture? Why do I share this connection with other enthusiasts who are at least twenty-five years my senior?

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More Than a Barista in Training

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by Alexandra Weliever Public Domain Photo courtesy of Max Pixel I knew switching my major from engineering to creative writing would raise a few eyebrows. I just wasn’t aware that some people would take my decision so personally. “But what are you going to do with that? What can a degree ...

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For the first time since the IBM days, staying in town is now a viable option for an enjoyable night out.  All we have to do is not screw it up. On a frigid November evening, days ahead of Thanksgiving, the auto-technician servicing my car walked into the waiting room ...

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Chris White’s Well-Earned Moment

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by Donovan Wheeler photos by Caitlin Fogle Like a lot of winding back routes in western Indiana, Baker’s Camp Road cuts through thick copses of sycamore, oak, and poplar.  Wide enough for two passing vehicles, it’s a road best traveled alone.  Sit in the middle.  Straddle the crown of the ...

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A Plug for the Local Car Show

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I’m 23 years old, and I drive a 1974 Volkswagen Beetle. I suspect that this wouldn’t strike many as being all that odd on its face. Some of you probably had a Volkswagen as your first car. Maybe it was a little older; maybe it was, in fact, a ’74. ...

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Vignettes: Brandon Tinkler

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Brandon Tinkler at the Vine Street Patio at The Inn at DePauw Friday May 11 @ 6:00 Copy by Donovan Wheeler He walks past you with an unassuming demeanor.  The wavy black locks, the fringes of an oncoming beard, the rough-hewn sports-coat topping off the denim and Chuck Taylors beneath ...

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Amanda Webb: All in the Family

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by Donovan Wheeler photos by Jennie Root Ask Amanda Webb about the turning-point in her life story, and she’ll tell you that it happened on a green chair. “There was a point,” Webb says, “where I had considered pursuing a career in the ministry.  But I knew there wouldn’t be ...

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Town and Gown: A Lack of Transparency

The Ubben Lecture Series presents "Wired... and Weary?" - a debate between Jimmy Wales, the founder of Wikipedia and Nicholas Carr, author of The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains, at Kresge Auditorium, Green Center for the Performing Arts. Photos by Richard Fields.

I had family in attendance at Tuesday night’s Jenna Fischer Q&A event at DePauw University. Similar to the confusion that other town members have expressed throughout social media, they too were unaware of the racial slurs, threats, or feelings of insecurity that had plagued DePauw’s campus recently. For them, the ...

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Town and Gown: About That Townie Photo

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Hanging at a painfully bent angle from the side of a porch post, a nylon Confederate flag droops in full view.  I see it every day when I take “the back way” home from town.  I never not think about it when I see it.  Something always crosses my mind.  ...

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Winter House: Chapter 6

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Winter House Home Page Fiction by Christian Shuck Chapter Six After the Waters Receded The pain was incredible. As atoms composed to form each nerve ending, waves of sensation crept up unfamiliar appendages. Perhaps the feeling was not pain. It might have only been akin to the feeling of the ...

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Vignettes: Craig Thurston

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Craig Thurston at Wasser Brewing Company Friday April 20 @ 8:00 Copy by Donovan Wheeler He fell in love with music from a distance, parking cars at the (then) Deer Creek Music Center.  Today he tours Indiana and the Midwest, entertaining listeners with a set of pipes that bottom out ...

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The Con Artists

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Featured Image by Doug Kline for The Conmunity – Pop Culture Geek licensed for use under the Creative Commons 2.0 Generic Remaining Images by Christian Shuck At six in the morning, central time, on a Friday, my alarm went off. I shook the sleep out of my eyes and remembered ...

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Roamin’ Holiday: No Place Like Home

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America is a great place to live, there’s no arguing that. I just hope we’re able to realize we’re already great, and hold onto the things that make us so. We are, after all, the new Rome. In my work, I meet people that travel to different parts of the ...

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