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Mark Wright

After almost 40 years teaching high school English—most of them at South Vermillion—Wright now teaches composition part time at ISU. A member of the Wabash Valley Musicians’ Hall of Fame, Wright and his Band—The Crowe Committee—have become a popular attraction in the Terre Haute music scene.

The Pickery—as Fresh as it Gets

As I get older, I find many friends and colleagues becoming more concerned with their diets, praising the virtues of fresh vegetables and organic foods. Though some proselytize a bit much for me, I listen politely to most of them, even when they try to turn me vegan. I’m not …

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Teacher Shortage? What a Shock!

On July 12, the Indianapolis Business Journal ran an Associated Press piece reporting concerns over a looming teacher shortage in Indiana. According to the story, Indiana DOE data shows an alarming drop in teaching licenses issued—934 for the 2013-2104 school year. A mere six years earlier, that number was nearly …

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Agave Awareness: Terre Haute’s New Cocktail Bar

written and photographed by Mark Wright Opting for the indoor seating on this warm evening, my wife and I enter the lounge, look around, and decide to sit on one of the five extremely inviting brown leather couches situated throughout the room. We sink ourselves into comfort, admiring the attractive …

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How to Be an English Teacher: Part One—Teaching Writing

How too to Be an English Teacher: Part One—Teaching Writing —–Tired of the same old routine? Ready for a career change? I have two words for you: English teacher. Old, worn-out English teachers are leaving the profession in droves as the landscape of education changes. Job opportunities abound as these …

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