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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.

Weekend Feature: Have Faith in Me

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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