Winters Games offer vision of a better world—if anyone is watching
Feb17

Winters Games offer vision of a better world—if anyone is watching

Raise your hand if you remember all the hype and hubbub of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games. Keep your hand up if you knew this year was also an Olympic year. Why is it that the Summer Games seems to draw so much more of a crowd than the Winter Games? Why is it so difficult to find someone who’s even watching the Games that are currently taking place? Why is it that television programs that choose to air during the Games may actually see...

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“Who are you wearing?”
Feb07

“Who are you wearing?”

Companies and designers compete for the right to design Olympic team outfits. So who is everyone wearing? – Italy: Georgio Armani – Britain: Adidas – USA: Ralph Lauren http://www.latinopost.com/articles/3842/20140206/sochi-2014-winter-olympics-fa shion-ranking-the-top-10-team-outfits.htm –Canada: Hudson’s Bay –Sweden: H&M http://imgur.com/a/pctyc –France: Lacoste...

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No room in the inn
Feb07

No room in the inn

Journalists are flocking to Sochi to begin their coverage of the Olympic Games. As they arrive at their hotels, however, a surprise greets them: for some, their hotels have yet to be finished. Turning to Twitter, journalists have begun sharing their initial Olympic experiences with the public. As of Feb. 4, only six of the nine media hotels were completed. For the rest, the scene included wandering dogs, lack of heat, broken elevators...

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When your best friend goes to Russia
Feb05

When your best friend goes to Russia

We both went to the callout meeting for 2014 BSU at the Games hopefuls. She was a bit more gun-ho about the whole idea, and I was quite pessimistic about my chances of being even slightly involved. At a school known for its outstanding journalism students, it’s no secret that the student reporters on their way to Sochi right now are the best of the best.   So when she finally got the official word she would be joining the writing...

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