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The Beauty and Benefits of Ballet

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by Samantha Mele photos courtesy of Deborah Grammel At four o’clock in the basement of the Green Center for the Performing Arts at DePauw University, Debbie Grammel and her troop of young ballerinas are in the studio working diligently on their dance moves. Local Greencastle girls, ranging in ages from ...

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Ken Owen: The Anchorman’s Journey

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by Donovan Wheeler photos courtesy Ken Owen Call that youthful glint of optimism winking from the eye of the average twenty-something universal if you want to.  Say that the lad sporting stockings, breeches and a tri-corner hat walks with the same confident ambition as the millennial peeking at you from ...

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An Every Year Resolution

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I don’t make New Year resolutions. I used to, but typically forgot about whatever false promise I’d made to myself by St. Patrick’s Day. When friends and family ask me, every year, what I will “resolve” to do in the coming months the answer is usually some kind of smart-ass ...

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Politics is Local

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by Donovan Wheeler photos by Caitlin Fogle Politics isn’t flying around the country with your name on the side of your jet.  It’s not standing at a podium on the free-throw line of a college basketball arena.  It’s not spouting empty platitudes about nascent things like the weather to frenzied, ...

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Reparation: The Formula Works

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This is the third in a three-part series of features drawn from Donovan Wheeler’s lengthy interview with Reparation’s director Kyle Ham and screenwriter Steve Timm.   In part one, Wheeler discussed the impact of filming in Western Indiana.  In part two, they discussed the challenges of creating a film on a ...

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Reparation: Omen Under the Hood

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This is the second in a short series of features drawn from Donovan Wheeler’s lengthy interview with Reparation’s director Kyle Ham and screenwriter Steve Timm.   In part one, Wheeler discussed the impact of filming in Western Indiana.  In the remaining segments Wheeler will talk with both men about the two-decades ...

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Reparation: Home in Indiana

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This is the first in a short series of features drawn from Donovan Wheeler’s lengthy interview with Reparation’s director Kyle Ham and screenwriter Steve Timm.   Writing for both National Road Magazine and NUVO News, Wheeler will later share the two-decades Ham and Timm spent bringing the film to life, the ...

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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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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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