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Donovan Wheeler

Wheeler proudly teaches AP Literature and AP Language to some bright and lovably obnoxious kids in a small college town. He is the senior editor for the craft beer website Indiana on Tap and writes to ISU's STATE Magazine. Since putting in a pool he can now dive in head first (with goggles), and he has mostly stopped throwing golf clubs, but he still hates to fly.

Working for Lugar

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After serving in Senator Richard Lugar's Indiana offices for a decade, Emmy Hildebrand shares her thoughts about the man, his legacy, and where his exit from politics leaves us.

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The Missed Opportunity of Education Reform

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The last five years of educational infighting in Indiana have created two opposing sides. Lost in that fight was a chance to actually FIX some of the problems which really did exist. And none of those problems were the same from one town to the next.

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War Radio: The Road Not Taken

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By Donovan Wheeler Click Here to read a PDF version of this article Thirty minutes into their Sunday afternoon rehearsal… …in the midst of one of their newest songs, War Radio’s LaToshia “Tosh” Everson cuts out of her trademark powerful melody and turns to her husband, Joel. The rest of ...

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Shawn Parrish Interview: His Teams Made Him Great

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Thirty years ago, Shawn Parrish and teammate Greg Wright led the little-known Owen Valley Patriots to an 18-2 regular season record, a rarely won West Central Conference championship, and ended a sectional drought which had lasted 14 years. After graduating in 1986, Parrish would continue his career first for the ...

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The Quarter Comes North: Chief’s Restaurant

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By Donovan Wheeler National Road Magazine Senior Editor I’m not the worldliest traveler, but I have been to most of the US states, and dozens of its cities. I was impressed by the glitz of Vegas and the eclectic atmosphere in San Francisco. I marveled at the majesty of Washington, ...

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Red Wanting Blue: A Rock Band Making It Happen the Hard Way

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Originally published: April 30, 2014 on the blog Coach Nobody. Click Here to Read Donovan Wheeler’s Recent Interview with RWB’s Scott Terry. Late last October, on a frigid Thursday night in Bloomington, my girlfriend, Wendi, and I showed up pathetically early at the Bluebird nightclub because my favorite band was ...

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