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The Greatest Country in the World?

The Greatest Country in the World?

Check out my latest commentary piece for the Times-Delphic, which has moved entirely online during the pandemic. I answer the age-old question raised by Will McAvoy in the pilot of The Newsroom: is the U.S. really the greatest country in the world?

Paint it Black: Where are they now?

Paint it Black: Where are they now?

The Times-Delphic published this feature article in their November 20, 2019 print edition. You can find the #PaintitBlack documentary on my website here. — On Nov. 16, 2018, the Drake community gathered on painted street to cover student organizations’ squares with black paint, symbolizing Drake University’s solidarity with students of color on campus. It took ten days long days of meeting and persuading and organizing in the midst of a crisis to pull the whole thing together.  Dozens of people were…

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Review of the Lumineers’ third album, III

Review of the Lumineers’ third album, III

Originally posted to the Times-Delphic here. — The Lumineers, an indie band best known for hit singles “Stubborn Love,” and “Ophelia,” released their third album, III, on September 13, 2019.   III is so named not just because of its position in The Lumineers’ chronology, but also because it’s a story told in three parts.  A story focused on the perils of addiction. A history of addiction  Lead vocalist Wesley Shultz and drummer Jeremiah Fraites have drawn on their own experiences…

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