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Thursday, July 24, 2014
Nashville I love you
Posted Tuesday, July 1, at 1:34 PM
This past weekend brought a bunch of firsts for me as I traveled to the capital of country music for the first time in my life for my best friend Melissa's bachelorette party. Nashville is truly an amazing city. I have always been told by my father that I would love it there, but I did not expect to enjoy it as much as I did...

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Let's Go Hawks!
Posted Friday, April 25, at 4:52 PM

It's the most wonderful time of the year. That's right, it's time for the NHL post-season. Although the Chicago Blackhawks don't have the best record in the league this year, they're still having one heck of a first series. With game five tonight against the St. Louis Blues the Hawks have the chance to take the lead in a hard fought series that is currently tied at 2-2...

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Guess who's back...
Posted Tuesday, February 18, at 10:30 AM

Sometimes you find that the grass is not always greener on the other side. A few weeks ago I posted what I thought would be my final blog for the Banner Graphic, but life has a funny way of working sometimes and I'm happy to admit that I am once again a Banner employee...

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Thanks for the memories
Posted Friday, January 31, at 4:28 PM

Two and a half years ago I moved to Greencastle to start my first job out of college here at the Banner Graphic. I moved to Putnam County not knowing a soul and I'm going to be honest, when I first came here I was bored out of my mind and didn't know what anyone did for fun. But, over the past couple of years I have really made it my own...

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A bit of cabin fever
Posted Tuesday, January 7, at 3:40 PM

So, this little snowstorm I thought we'd be having turned out not to be so little. It's freezing cold and I'm tired of being cooped up in my house. Cabin fever has really begun to set in. I've watched all the movies and horrible television that I can possibly watch and I'm just plain bored now...

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It's almost Ditka Dash time!
Posted Monday, November 18, at 1:53 PM

This year I've been making an effort to step out of my box, I've shot my first gun, traveled to new places and now I'm on to running my first 5K ever. Although growing up I've always been an athlete, I've never been a (distance) runner. I played both soccer and basketball and we would run during training, but God forbid we ran more than a mile or two...

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Cross that off the bucket list
Posted Friday, October 18, at 4:01 PM

In my more than two years in Greencastle, I've been lucky enough to befriend some amazingly talented people, one of them being Jerrod Baugh. I had initially met Jerrod during an active shooter training exercise, which happened to be going on right behind my house. At the time, it was all about producing a good story...

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*NSYNC reunited and it was glorious
Posted Thursday, August 29, at 7:00 PM

I'm 24 years old. However, when *NSYNC reunited at the VMAs on Sunday, I was all of 11. You see, I, like many other girls born in the late-'80s, grew up with *NSYNC. For me, it was the first time I was passionate about music and at the time, the first time I thought I knew what true love was...

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Bobby Mackey's
Posted Friday, August 9, at 3:20 PM

Summertime is a time for traveling, which is exactly how I spent last weekend with some of my best friends. A spur of the moment trip took us to Cincinnati on Saturday where we spent the day exploring the city with the evening being spent at a well-known bar right outside of the city called Bobby Mackey's...

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Home is where the Hawks are
Posted Thursday, June 6, at 10:03 AM

It's the most wonderful time of the year. No, I'm not talking about Christmas; I'm talking about Chicago Blackhawks playoff hockey. Having parents that are season ticket holders for the best team in hockey does indeed have its perks. It's because of that fact that for the past few months my life has literally revolved around the Blackhawks...

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It's time for the playoffs
Posted Tuesday, April 30, at 3:37 PM

In a season that was far too short, the Stanley Cup Playoffs are now upon us. My beloved Chicago Blackhawks clinched the number one seed a couple weeks ago and they will begin on home ice tonight against the Minnesota Wild. After a season like they had, I'm more than excited to watch some playoff hockey. ...

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It's that time again...
Posted Tuesday, March 12, at 1:02 PM

It's that time of year again. It's the time for all of us Ball State alumni to descend upon Muncie once again for a celebration of epic proportions. It's almost time for Munice Gras. Muncie Gras is supposedly a smaller version of Mardi Gras. I would not really know due to the fact I've never been to New Orleans, but there are beads, drag queens, mechanical bull riding and much more...

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Goodbye old friend
Posted Monday, February 25, at 11:58 AM

This weekend I lost my best friend in the world, my dog Wiley. I didn't just lose a pet, I lost a family member and a loyal companion. I remember as a kid, bugging my parents constantly for a dog. Finally, after years of begging, they finally gave in and surprised me in the middle of summer as I was going into the seventh-grade...

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The lockout is finally over
Posted Thursday, January 17, at 11:51 AM

Four the past four months, hockey fans have been waiting for yet another NHL lockout to end. Day after day checking the updates, waiting for some good news. It may have seemed like an eternity, 113 days to be exact, but hockey is back! In two days the Chicago Blackhawks will open the season against the Los Angles Kings...

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Tales of a 20-something living on her own for the first time
Posted Thursday, January 3, at 11:12 AM

With college graduation and my first big girl job came another first, living on my own without a roommate. Now, I do quite enjoy my apartment, but there are several things that I will never get used to. One being bugs, I cannot stand how big the spiders are. Also, the amount of bugs that seem to crawl into my house that I have never seen before, for example a camelback cricket, which scared me to death when I saw it...

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Like a kid again
Posted Tuesday, October 23, at 10:37 AM

It's been just over two weeks since I was on vacation in Florida. It's an extremely rare thing when my parents and I go on family vacation, it actually hasn't happened in 12 years. However, my dad had a work conference in Orlando and my parents sprung the news on me that I had been waiting for, I was going back to Disney World...

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There's a lockout and I'm not happy.
Posted Wednesday, September 19, at 2:39 PM

The end of September is approaching quickly. This is something that I would typically enjoy for one reason and one reason alone, the Chicago Blackhawks. The end of September means that preseason hockey will soon begin followed the new season. Thus, hockey season is just around the corner...

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I survived yet another year of Lollapalooza
Posted Friday, August 10, at 2:11 PM

The greatest weekend of my life is now over. Okay, I may have exaggerated a bit, but Lollapalooza weekend is always one of my highlights each year and this one was no different. For the past six years I have managed to go to typically all three days or at least one day of the three-day massive music festival, which takes over the beautiful Grant Park during the first weekend in August...

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London you have stolen my heart
Posted Friday, July 27, at 4:21 PM

There's a lot to love about London. There's even more to love now that they will be hosting the Olympic Games, which begin today. After spending four months in London it's easy to see why so many come back to America just to be desperate to go back across the pond...

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Growing up...
Posted Thursday, July 5, at 1:42 PM

Fourth of July is one of my favorite holidays. I have typically spent the holiday with my best friends from college usually at a lake house or up in Muncie. This year however, my lovely Independence Day was spent putting the Thursday paper together...

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