The Cubs

I said I was done, but maybe I’ll do a few more, I’m a pretty indecisive person, so it was probably kind of dumb to say that I was done for good, so I guess I’ll do a few more…

Last Column?

This might be my last column ever, it remains undecided if I will continue to do these after I graduate from college, which is coincidentally this week. I did it! I’m going to graduate from college, and earn a degree…

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Prince

The very unfortunate passing of the musician Prince happened last week and his death took hold of everything media-wise and really brought it to a halt to look back and celebrate his life. There have been a few really notable celebrities who have passed this year, the other most notable being David Bowie, and it’s interesting to see how each passing of an icon is handled differently.

Even looking back just a few years ago with the passing of Michael Jackson, who is arguably the single biggest performer of all time, was handled differently. At the time Michael passed away he was on every TV channel a lot, but this was before social media had really taken off, so there wasn’t as much talk of him during that time on those platforms.

If you compare that to the recent deaths of Bowie and Prince I think a lot of the conversation of these two has moved to Facebook, Twitter, and forums, allowing fans of these artists to come together and share memories, or favorite songs from the artist. This is a thing that hasn’t always been around. It allows for the full celebration of an artist who has affected so many in a positive manner with their music.

It could just be the outlets and everything that I follow, but I felt like he was everywhere in my media feeds, and on TV over the last week or so. It’s a good thing. It’s nice that these artists can get a proper send off, and it’s easier than ever for people who connected with them to connect with each other over the mutual interest of their music.

Aaron Boma DTHS Graduate and ISU Senior

Boston Marathon

Today I came across a story about a survivor of the Boston Marathon bombing that took place a few years ago. The person being talked about now has a prosthesis (leg) and decided to run the race this year, and…

NEWSPAPERS

Newspapers are the best place to work, it’s been decided. I’ve basically spent the last 8 years of my life at least somewhat involved with the day to day operations of a newspaper and there’s nothing else quite like it.…

Just another day

I’ve never really felt old until today when my mom was asking me what I wanted for my birthday. I gave my usual answer of I don’t really need anything, (except some new contacts so I can see and stuff).…

MARCH MADNESS

There’s a reason that the madness part is added to the end of that phrase. This March has been nothing but that. I know that every year the tournament gets pretty crazy, but this year might take the cake as…

Spring Break

I did it. I decided that for my last spring break I would take my talents to South Beach. I was going to fly, but due to the fact that I waited until the last minute to go about getting…

The Keeley League

by the Dwight HIstorical Society Note: This is part of a weekly series of articles about the Keeley Institute that will be appearing in The Paper until the July 14-17 Alcohol and Drug History Society conference in Dwight. The undergraduates,…

Boom Years (Part III of III)

by the Dwight Historical Society Note: This is part of a weekly series of articles about the Keeley Institute that will be appearing in The Paper until the July 14-17 Alcohol and Drug History Society conference in Dwight. Dwight’s population…