Finding Success in Failure

When you drive up to the Culver’s on 3rd Street in Bloomington, not much seems out of the ordinary. The typical script logo, hints of the chains iconic blue and white colors, and the infamous blue awnings are all there to greet you. An ordinary Culver’s, on an ordinary street, in an ordinary town. As you enter the restaurant, you’ll come up to the counter to see an ever so typical menu filled with various burgers, desserts, and sides which would fit in at any other restaurant. 

After you order your food, sit down at your ordinary table with other ordinary customers, you’ll eventually see him. Whether it be bringing you your food, your drink, or cleaning up tables, a 6’6”, 66-year-old extraordinary man in an otherwise ordinary establishment will catch your eye. That man is John Laskowski, who was on …
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How Golf Can Impact a Career

On July 22, 2018, Aaron Harrell broke the previous record for the Bedford City Golf Championship at Otis Park by a total of 13 strokes, finishing with a 22-under par 266. While on the surface, Aaron’s score is incredible enough, the story behind the score is even more awe-inspiring. 

Aaron’s rise to golfing prominence began in middle school, when he chose to quit baseball in favor of golf. “Around middle school is when I started to get burnt out on baseball. I had to choose another sport and golf was it.” Aaron’s decision paid off, as he went on to become a four-year letterwinner at Bedford North Lawrence High School and qualified to compete at the USGA Junior Amateur in Portland, Oregon in 2000. 

Aaron continued his success into his college career, participating in the NCAA East Regional in his sophomore year, …
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The End of a Dynasty: Why the Warriors Won’t Make the Playoffs This Season

Five straight NBA finals appearances. Three championships in the last five years. Six straight fifty win seasons. It’s safe to say that the Golden State Warriors have been the crown jewel of the NBA ever since the fall of the Heat superteam. However, with the departure of Kevin Durant to the Brooklyn Nets; the devastating ACL tear which Klay Thompson suffered in Game 6 of the NBA Finals; and the Western Conference arms race which has resulted in the Rockets, Jazz, Clippers, Lakers, Nuggets, and Pelicans all adding significant assets to their roster, things are going to be much more difficult for the Warriors this upcoming season.

 While most would agree that the Warriors will drop significantly in the Western Conference hierarchy this year, the Warriors’ recent free agency departures and significant injuries, in combination with a newly loaded Western Conference, …
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