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Journal Writing Project: College basketball and sleep


By Mike Walsh

Fri, Feb 15th, 2013
Posted in All Journal Student Writing Project

As I sit here thinking about a topic to write about, the only topic that continues to surface in my head is college basketball. By the way, I should let everyone know that is it Wednesday at lunchtime, and yes I am just beginning to write my article that is due Wednesday night. I’m pretty sure if there were an award for “someone who procrastinates the most,” it would indeed be me. It doesn’t matter if it is just a daily assignment or a huge project, I find myself waiting until the last possible moment to complete it. However, before I get too far off topic, I am going to attempt to inform everyone about the latest news to surface the college basketball world. I feel pretty confident doing this, as my weekday nights consist of watching college basketball and falling asleep to Sportscenter

I believe this year’s field of teams is one of the more tightly compacted fields we have seen in a few years. By this I mean the top teams in college basketball are all fairly equal and not one team stands above and beyond the others. However, this makes college basketball that much more exciting to watch, knowing there is a chance for a monumental upset every single night. First and foremost, Duke is currently ranked #2 in the latest rankings. They still struggle on the road as they are without a senior leader, Ryan Kelly. Kelly is still out indefinitely with a leg injury, but Duke remains optimistic he will return for the ACC tournament.

It has been a tough year for any team who has grabbed the top spot in the polls. Losing in the near future has almost become a certainty for those top ranked teams. The Kansas Jayhawks, who once made their way to the top, lost three consecutive games in a row. They just ended the skid with a big win versus their archrival Kansas St. The Michigan Wolverines found themselves atop the polls a few weeks ago, but that didn’t last long as they lost to Indiana just a short time later. They followed that up with a win, but recently just got walloped by Michigan State. The Spartans won a very lopsided game, 75-52.

Perhaps one of the more intriguing stories yet has been the impressive play of the Miami Hurricanes. Miami went from being unranked last month to currently ranked #3 in the latest ranking. The Hurricanes are 11-0 in ACC conference play and have beaten both Duke and North Carolina very impressively. Yes, I will admit Miami blew Duke right out of the gym when the two met up a few we .....
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With giving comes love

By Ashley Bue

Fri, Feb 8th, 2013
Posted in All Journal Student Writing Project

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, all that is on people’s minds is the holiday festivities. Whether one is single or in a relationship, a person can find love but not the way he may. No awkward first dates necessary. All a person has ..... 
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Journal Writing Project: Love and Life

By Megan Kiehne

Fri, Feb 1st, 2013
Posted in All Journal Student Writing Project

By Megan Kiehne Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and people are wondering what to get that special someone. Do diamond earrings mean you’re committed? Are chocolates and a fuzzy stuffed bear too kiddish? Should you give pink, red, or white r ..... 
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Journal Writing Project: Florida...Oh so nice!

By Cody Hendrickson

Fri, Jan 25th, 2013
Posted in All Journal Student Writing Project

I had the opportunity to travel to Florida for a week on January 8 through January 15. Our flight was scheduled to leave at 8:00 that morning, at which it was 22 degrees in Minneapolis. Not to mention it was my first time flying, so I was a little n ..... 
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Journal Writing Project: Celebrating music making

By Kristina Mengis

Fri, Jan 18th, 2013
Posted in All Journal Student Writing Project

Music brings people together. Whether it’s coming together as fans of the same genre or actually coming together to make music, it is able to accomplish wonderful things. Like someone once said, “Music does bring people together. It allows us to ..... 
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Journal Writing Project: A man’s best friend

By Kirsten Ruen

Fri, Jan 4th, 2013
Posted in All Journal Student Writing Project

By Kirsten Ruen You know how people say that a dog is a man’s best friend? Well, I think that statement is completely true. Over Christmas break my family and I had the great gift of a new dog to add to the Ruen clan. Since we got the dog over br ..... 
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Your local sports

By Mike Walsh

Fri, Dec 21st, 2012
Posted in All Journal Student Writing Project

‘Tis the season for the start of college basketball, or should I say ‘tis the season for the Duke Blue Devils to climb to the top of the polls. The Blue Devils have found themselves atop the polls after Indiana lost this past Saturday 88-86 to B ..... 
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The Grinch is Right!

By Megan Kiehne

Fri, Dec 7th, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro Journal Student Writing Project

My favorite time of the year is approaching! Vibrant lights illuminate houses, Christmas songs play on the radio, ornaments adorn Christmas trees, and everything is covered with a blanket of fluffy white snow for the holiday season. People are busy ..... 
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Journal Writing Project - What’s a Championship? We’re from Minnesota!

By Cody Hendrickson

Fri, Nov 30th, 2012
Posted in All Journal Student Writing Project

By Cody Hendrickson I am one of the biggest sports fanatics that you will find. I could watch/play them all day long. Whether it is cheering on all of Fillmore Central’s teams, watching College Game Day, or sitting on the couch watching NFL Sunda ..... 
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