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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.

Is the Driver Overrated? With DePauw’s Vince Lazar

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A day after returning from a four-day, 144-hole golf odyssey in Michigan, I could not stop thinking about the impact Day-Three had on me.  On that day, two events changed my attitude about my game.  First, after a group discussion the majority of us agreed to move up a set ...

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Myer’s Market: A Personal Touch

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National Road Magazine is proud to welcome Myers’ Market as one of our primary supporters and sponsors.  Please enjoy this feature profiling Mitch Myers, his Market, and the impact it has had on our local community.  More importantly, support our sponsors and check out what’s happening at Myers’ Market. Other ...

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The Midwestern Girl

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Greencastle native Jess Berry is taking her Chicago stage résumé to The City of Angels for a chance to stand in front of the camera.  With a television and film credit already under her belt, she’s off to a good start. by Donovan Wheeler featured photo by Brittney Way photos ...

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Father’s Day Series: The Son of a Carpenter

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This week National Road Magazine’s writers share in their own way what their fathers mean to them.  In this installment, Donovan Wheeler explains that, no matter what paths we choose with our own lives, the work of our fathers still follows us. Warning:  This editorial contains some rather necessary, yet ...

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The Party in My Town

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The festivals and events in Indianapolis are great, much-needed getaways.  But getting together here at home is something the large city cannot replicate. The Italian Street Festival, on the Circle City’s southeast side, pours heat, heavy food, beer, and humanity into a large combustible concoction.  For the last five years, ...

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The Eyes at Turn Three

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Terre Haute native David Hunt takes National Road Magazine’s Donovan Wheeler around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Carb Day and shows him a day the in life of an Indy Car spotter. by Donovan Wheeler David Hunt has been racing all of his life.  Granted, only the smallest sliver of ...

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Weekend Feature: Have Faith in Me

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DePauw University senior Issac Loya, originally from the Rio Grande Valley, began his collegiate journey as a freshman football player in 2004. Twelve years later the 30-year-old singer/songwriter/guitarist shares his story of setback followed by triumph.  by Donovan Wheeler photos by Caitlin Fogle You could say that what happened to ...

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Captain America: Then, Now, and the One In-Between

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Reprinted from coachnobody.com–April 10, 2014 The Captain America I grew up reading woke up from his deep freeze in the late 1960’s.  The hero today’s kids watch slept through Vietnam, Nixon, Reagan, Clinton, and Bush II.  I think that matters.  I think it matters a lot. *Author’s Note:  As of ...

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A Letter to Hoosier Teachers: Vote or Die

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If you’re a public school teacher in Indiana, I’m writing to you.  If you’re not a member of that community, you’re more than welcome to read along, but please understand that I write this without apology.  We are in the process of reaching out to other writers willing to share ...

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