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See you in 2016

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See you in 2016

On Feb. 4, a group of 24 students, three professors and one volunteer found out they were leaving a day early for Sochi, Russia to cover the Olympic Games. Students’ professors were informed, extra material was gathered, and pants and T-shirts began to be rolled and placed into carry-ons. Panic may have overwhelmed us for a little bit, but we had a 10-hour flight complete with endless food, drinks and movies to return us to normalcy. We got to be tourists for a day in Amsterdam, where we were cultured in architecture, the flower market and...

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PHOTO GALLERY: The Last of Sochi

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PHOTO GALLERY: The Last of Sochi

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My time in the MPC

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My time in the MPC

Going into the Games as a student journalist is hard. Going into them as a student journalist with no media credentials, no real connections and basically as a normal spectator, trying to find fresh and original content—that felt almost impossible. Since the USOC Media Summit in September, we had plenty of contacts and connections from athletes for our stories leading up to the Olympics, but we knew those would expire as they started seriously training for the Games. After that, all we had left to rely on were man-on-the-street interview...

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I Wasn’t Even Going to Sochi

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I Wasn’t Even Going to Sochi

Words are hard. Forming them into sentences that make sense is even harder, especially when I am not the most eloquent storyteller. When I verbally tell a story about an event I witnessed, most of my friends will sit back to settle in for the long haul. The number one complaint I get from them is that I have no ability to summarize. I am a details person. I like backstories, visual details and emotions. It’s probably why I enjoy editing videos so much. How does anyone survive without details? This isn’t a rhetorical question. I genuinely...

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PR students spread the word about BSU at the Games

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PR students spread the word about BSU at the Games

What do Sochi, Russia, Chicago, Ill., and Muncie, Ind., have in common? Students collaborating to create amazing behind-the-scenes look at this year’s Winter Games. Over in Russia, our BSU team has been building connections and reaching out to the people of Sochi to get a grip on their culture and their opinion of the Games. Here in the states, the public relations team (among others) has been working on many projects. My main priority has been spreading word of our efforts. Ball State University has brought a club hockey team to campus this...

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PHOTO GALLERY: Behind the Scenes

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PHOTO GALLERY: Behind the Scenes

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Love letter from Russia

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Love letter from Russia

Dear Beyoncé, Thank you. Your super-secret album “BEYONCÉ” came out at the right time in my life. It’s as if you knew the catchy songs about women empowerment and the phat beats would be the perfect remedy to inspire me. I danced to “Partition,” “Drunk in Love” and “Blow” as I was slinging pizza at Greeks Pizzeria. “Pretty Hurts” and “Blue” helped calm me down as I read through boring textbooks. As I edited stories for the school paper and worked on homework “Haunted” and “XO” kept me from straying away on Facebook or Instagram. Finally, when...

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Sochi moments

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Sochi moments

Olympic volunteers The Olympic organizing committee received 200,000 volunteer applications from 101 countries. Volunteers must be fluent in English and may assist in transportation, medical services, doping-control, servicing the delegation, technology, ceremonies, press operations, accreditation, events, sport, National Olympic and Paralympic committees, arrivals and departures, language services, Olympic and Paralympic Family services, and protocol. Holly Demaree Guards wanted to enjoy the show too Spectators and media gathered outside the...

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A day in Amsterdam- a new outlook on life

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A day in Amsterdam- a new outlook on life

Due to snowmageddon part two dumping nearly a foot of fresh powder on the Midwest United States, my flight for Amsterdam left a day early. This meant I would get to spend an entire day in Amsterdam before I had to catch my flight to Moscow. Not a bad trade-off for bad weather, right? Now I could go on for forever about how wonderful Amsterdam is and how beautiful and charming the buildings are, but I noticed something a little better. I noticed the people. Outwardly, 90 percent of the Hollanders were very attractive, and I fully plan on...

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