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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.

Our Moment is Now: A Great Night in Fountain Square

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by Donovan Wheeler Every time I’ve been to Fountain Square (and granted I haven’t been there very many times) I experience this pseudo-time-travel feeling where I no longer feel like I’m sitting in a Mexican-themed taco bar. Instead I’m hunkered down in a post-war café, and rather than sipping on ...

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Jon Strahl: Sounds Right to Me

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by Donovan Wheeler —–photography by Tim McLaughlin The entrance to Darrin’s Coffee Company is tucked under a dark awning hanging from a tiny, beige brick building… …which is further tucked between larger structures to either side. Meandering the winding, cobbled-brick surface which makes up Zionville’s eclectic Main Street, I must ...

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Scarecrow at 30: More Relevant Than Ever

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by Donovan Wheeler I didn’t much like John Mellencamp’s Scarecrow when it debuted in 1985. At the time, I was a high school junior who had just landed my driver’s license, desperate to shake off everything which had defined me to that point. I spent the first twelve years of ...

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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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