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Further Down the Road: January 2018

Photo by Tyler Zoller courtesy of Cari Ray.

Some of the pieces we are working on for the first month of 2018: DePauw alumnus and Greencastle resident Vincent Aguirre has been been building his brand for over three years.  He talks about the challenges and thrills of the entrepreneurial experience in the 21st century. Christian Shuck compares his ...

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The Schools You Voted For

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We were never going to win.  Any of us with a scintilla of common sense knew that Mitch Daniels had Hoosier voters exactly where he wanted them.  We knew that if the 2010 midterm election gave him the legislative votes he needed to push his long sought education agenda, then ...

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The End is the Beginning

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I sat down to work on my commentary piece for National Road Magazine the other day. I can’t tell you which day it was because I’ve been traveling a lot, I’ve been sick and there was that turkey holiday I spent with my family. Usually I write (type) on my Surface ...

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Celebrating Hanukkah in a Sea of Red and Green

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We have reached that time of year. The lights, red ribbons, and pine boughs have gone up on the square; lawn decorations from the tasteful to the fun to the garish adorn our residential streets; the town looks festive and inviting; and kids and parents alike are counting the days ...

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The Singularity of Adam Tran

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Adam Tran’s journey from his adolescence in Greencastle to his adulthood on the Indianapolis theater scene is captivating.  But his personal journey from insecurity and frustration to inner peace and happiness proves a bit more inspirational. by Donovan Wheeler photos by Zed Martinez and Zach Rosing Watching Elivs Presley’s character ...

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The Gift That Got Away

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The road has always called to me.  I think I might have started counting down to my sixteenth birthday when I was around four…because getting a license meant freedom.  Until I was 14, I lived on a busy country highway about three miles outside of town.  That meant I couldn’t ...

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The Beauty and Benefits of Ballet

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by Samantha Mele photos courtesy of Deborah Grammel At four o’clock in the basement of the Green Center for the Performing Arts at DePauw University, Debbie Grammel and her troop of young ballerinas are in the studio working diligently on their dance moves. Local Greencastle girls, ranging in ages from ...

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Winter House: Chapter 2

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Fiction by Christian Shuck Featured Image by Alia Shuck Click Here to Read Chapter One Chapter Two September 25th, 2016 The buzzer on the oven timer let out a high tone, indicating the seconds had run out. Terry left the couch to walk into the kitchen and check on the ...

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