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Milwaukee TV History

Just another sportscast turned into history: https://onmilwaukee.com/movies/articles/four-female-sports-anchors-local-media.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

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Price of the Pinnacle

The following is a piece I wrote four years ago while at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism about Olympians’ journey to the top: Once every four years, athletic competitors capture the world’s attention during the Olympics. Millions of viewers watch as fans become worshippers and teens become overnight...

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Taylor Swift is the real life Regina George

I used to hate Taylor Swift. I thought she tried too hard, was disingenuous.   She didn’t have the greatest voice, but she wrote her own music – and I respected that. I’m more of a teeny bopper. Play me a top 40 hit and I’ll probably like it. When...

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Is it that hard to follow the rules?

I’ve always been a by-the-book kind of person. I follow the rules. Don’t get in trouble or need a talking to. I think my moral compass is set straight. I realize everyone isn’t like this. And that’s fine. Here’s what I’m not okay with: athletes who get a pass...

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#tbt

In honor of “Throwback Thursday,” I thought I’d post the essay I wrote for my Medill application five years ago. I think it’s a question some journalists will always ask themselves. I, on the other hand, never have and never will. It is because of journalism school I am...

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Player-NFL Dysfunctional Symbiotic Relationship

At the most basic level, yes, players depend on the league for their needs.  They depend on those paychecks so they can pull up to the field in their Rolls Royces and go home to their multi-million-dollar mansions.  They depend on the league for their happiness because football has been their...

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Lights, Camera, Tennis

Rafael Nadal wins his ninth French Open title. He topped No. 2 in the world Novak Djokovic. And for the ladies,Maria (Sugarpova) Sharapova, female champion. Whether you’re a tennis fan or not, most likely those are names you have heard of along with Roger Federer, Andy Murray, and Serena...

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You have to lose to win

I’m a perfectionist. Plain and simple. Anyone who knows me knows that. I’m a hard worker. I have big dreams and go for the gold. Every time. Everyday of my life is lived at 110 percent. It’s not exhausting. It’s who I am. It’s the only thing I know....

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For “Love” of the Game

In the past four years, I have lived in five places: New York, Sweden, Missouri, Chicago and now Decatur.  Like my mom always says, “You go where the job is.”  Decatur is smack dab in the middle of Illinois.  You may have heard of it because it’s the original...

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A dying man’s wish: raising awareness about the dangers of sports gambling

Jason McGuigan was killed in June of 2003.  He was murdered after he failed to place a sports bet worth thousands.  The man charged with his killing hanged himself before the murder trial.  Since his murder, it’s been his father’s goal, Robert McGuigan, to raise awareness about the dangers...

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