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The Five Stages of Being a 2017 Colts Fan

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About this time last year, I wrote an impassioned editorial refuting Donovan Wheeler’s callous claims that the NFL was basically a 32 team brothel designed to take football fans’ money and time by extolling the virtues of the Colts as a unifying force for the community.  Three quarterbacks and nine ...

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In Indianapolis, It’s Always Personal

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National Road Magazine’s Jennifer Stevens offers this passionate rebuttal to Donovan Wheeler’s take on the Colts. If you check my social media feeds on any given Sunday, you’re likely to see ranting and raving about the Colts.  In fact, just last Sunday, I called the loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars ...

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Review: War Dogs

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by Jennifer Stevens featured image by Gage Skidmore courtesy of Creative Commons You know that guy from high school who was a complete jerk, but made everyone laugh and always seemed to land on his feet?  Yeah, that guy.  That guy is Efraim Diveroli (played by Jonah Hill) in director ...

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I Ain’t Afraid of No Lady Ghostbusters

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It’s been 32 years since the original Ghostbusters were being covered with green ectoplasm.  Like many children of the ‘80s, I was in no hurry to see any reboots of the iconic movie that brought us Slimer, the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, and that catchy theme song.  Until, that is, ...

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Father’s Day Series: Lessons I Learned in the Lab

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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, Jennifer Stevens reminds us that our fathers play different roles to other people.  When we see them as others do, we grow to love them more. – For over 20 ...

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Review: Me Before You

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Me Before You is the dramatic portrayal of what happens when life doesn’t turn out the way that you planned.  The movie, adapted from Jojo Moyes’ novel of the same title, stars Emilia Clarke as Louisa Clark, a small town girl with an infectious personality who is intent on finding ...

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Autism Awareness: Just One of the Lucky Ones

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National Road’s Jennifer Stevens offers this compelling interview with her brother Jeffrey.  His frank, sincere, and pointed answers to her questions put a very human face on a growing national condition which has baffled experts and created social anxiety both for those who suffer from and are encountered by autism. ...

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Combatting Cynicism and Hitting a High Note

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It’s easy to become cynical in today’s world.  Just watch the news, or read your Facebook newsfeed, or watch a political debate and the cynicism will begin to creep up on you.  There are numerous things to complain about from government spending to the presidential candidates to bad service at ...

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Worth the Binge: The People vs OJ Simpson

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In many ways, it’s hard to forget the O.J. Simpson trial.   “The Trial of the Century” seemed to permeate every part of the mid to late nineties.  For many, the white Bronco driving through Los Angeles, the infamous fitting of the glove, and the verdict being announced are flashbulb memories ...

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Master of the Floor

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by Jennifer Stevens photos by Danna Andreas studio photos courtesy of Brandon Halleck and The Dance Studio What began as an undergraduate physical education class has turned into a passion and thriving business for Brandon Halleck.  Halleck, a Greencastle native and Indiana State University graduate, owns The Dance Studio in ...

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