It’s the small things…

So, my blog last week was pretty … emotional. I might have been having a moment as I was writing and used it as a catharsis. It’s out of my system now. I hope. It’s important to keep in mind, although I may have been a bit dramatic, I wasn’t exaggerating. We have A LOT to do. And the recent threats and constant disheartening news updates don’t quite help the stress. As I was beginning to gather supplies for my third all-nighter last...

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From mundane to meteoric: Olympic medals through the years
Jan30

From mundane to meteoric: Olympic medals through the years

Placing in the Olympic Games is big. Really big. The winners walk away with their heads held high and a medal draped around their necks. Unfortunately, many of the medal designs aren’t something to put in a glass case for everyone to see, much less wear around everywhere. 1924 – Chamonix Bonjour. Welcome to the first Winter Olympic Games. Today’s event is military patrol: The fastest athletes to ski down the mountain while shooting a...

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The breaking point
Jan30

The breaking point

To our dearest Ball State professors, You are making my life this week before leaving for Russia a living nightmare! I understand you have a job to do but come on; I have all semester to catch up after I get back from the biggest, most important, most AMAZING trip of my life and career. I am on the verge of total breakdown mode, and I do not, I repeat, DO NOT need the additional anxiety of immersive video assignments, papers and...

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No, I’m not going—but it’s OK
Jan29

No, I’m not going—but it’s OK

Don’t feel sorry for me. When I told people I wasn’t going to Sochi to cover the 2014 Olympic Games, they responded with sympathy. “Ohhh, I’m sorry,” they’d say. Sorry for what, exactly? Sure, it’s a great experience for those getting on the plane and traveling 24 hours to what boils down to a whole new world (Aladdin reference notwithstanding). They’ll get to talk to locals, interview Olympic athletes and drink Russian vodka. They’ll...

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VIDEO: Justin Olsen
Jan28

VIDEO: Justin Olsen

   

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