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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.

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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The Band Mate

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As front man for his Chicago-based act Fort Frances, David McMillin takes on the duties of songwriting and lead vocals.  But what his band-mates add is a musical dimension he cannot create on his own.  As much as he enjoys his solo work, it’s that time with the band which ...

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The Heuristic Voter

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How did we get to this point in the 2016 election?  DePauw University psychology professor discusses the basic findings presented in his 2013 book, The Tell–findings which explain to a great extent how voters who think they are making informed, rational decisions often make choices that are anything but. by ...

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Arrivals: Stephen Kellogg is Worth Your Time

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Married to his high school sweetheart and devoted to his four daughters, singer/songwriter Stephen Kellogg stands as evidence that the musician vs family conflict is little more than a lazy stereotype.  Kellogg, who will appear at the Hi-Fi in Indy’s Fountain Square District next Tuesday night, brings two decades of ...

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Town & Gown: DePauw is Not the Problem

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Sometime late last year my step-daughter made her college decision. After two years of “I can’t wait to get as far away from this place as possible” peppered with thousands of passing references to “I’ve got to go to school out of the state,” she chose one of the nation’s ...

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A Shared Human Experience

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DePauw Music Professor Eric Edberg shares his love of the cello with anyone who will listen.  And many of us do.  Not just because he’s good, but because his music draws something out of us which we’ve kept locked away. by Donovan Wheeler photos by Jiawei Fang Ten minutes into ...

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The Authentic Hoosier

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DePauw’s Greg Schwipps reflects on the newfound relevance of his 2009 first novel, the work it takes to create something sincere, his relationship to his characters, and the challenges of moving on to the next project. by Donovan Wheeler photos by Caitlin Fogle Drive through the newest swath of Indiana’s ...

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A Regular Mountain Man

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After nearly a decade playing bass in the Bloomington scene, Glenn Myers now finds himself touring nationally with the dynamic act Diane Coffee.  Yet despite his great success, Myers remains the same humble, grounded man he has always been. by Donovan Wheeler photos courtesy of Diane Coffee Watch Diane Coffee’s ...

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$79 Dollars a Month

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For my entire life, car dealerships have always brazenly offered deals they’ve never intended to uphold.  My personal experience with a deal was so sweet I was destined to cave to the temptation. The first time I saw one of those early morning TV spots offering brand new Chevrolets for ...

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