The Fear of Failing

Thomas Edison was afraid of the dark. He invented the lightbulb. He took fear and its simple and most basic principle and turned into one of the most important inventions of the last century. Walt Disney was afraid of mice.…

Keep an Open Mind

Everything seems like a polarizing issue in current day. People really love to take stances and be opinionated, and it’s great to see. That’s what America was founded on – having the right to say whatever you want about a…

CUBS

Wrigley Field is alive again. There’s something special about meaningful baseball being played in the field with the ivy covered walls. The Cubs currently are in a very good position to make the play-in game for the playoffs. The best…

School Grown is the Best

The Dwight Grade School has a garden where fresh produce is grown and is enjoyed in the classroom as well as in the cafeteria. All of the fruits and veggies are grown on bales of hay. The hay is treated…

Video Music Awards

The Video Music Awards took place the other night on MTV and it was interesting to say the least. The first thing I noticed watching this award show is that it’s turned into “who can have the weirdest performance.” There…

Newspaper

I work for a newspaper. I’ve worked for a newspaper on and off since I was about 13 years old. The ink is in my blood, my great grandpa, grandpa, and now father and mother own one. Often times I…

Last Column

This is the last column that I get to write (for an extended period of time) from inside the friendly village limits of Dwight. As I’ve been here for the summer I’ve realized how easy it is to get comfortable…

Underdog…

Last week I was having a conversation with my friends about an early season football game between Illinois State University and the University of Iowa. One of my friends, who goes to a bigger, division 1 football school, said that…

College

In my early years of high school I never really imagined being at one certain college. I never had my heart set on going to a specific place. I thought that college basket- ball might be in the future, but…