Airport Assault: Road Racing at WCU

In a college town that consists of little more than an expanding campus and a run-of-the-mill athletic department, it’s easy to overlook the absolutely excellent events that take place. Outside of the Valley of the Lilies Half-Marathon and 5k, and when Western alum Manteo Mitchell pulled in Olympic Silver at the London Games, there hasn’tContinue reading “Airport Assault: Road Racing at WCU”

Connected Runners: Basno Digital Medals

“Why do you run?” That question alone is a pet peeve that nearly every runner faces on a constant basis. There are runners all over the world, from occasional joggers to elite runners that can run five minute miles for incredible distances, but the one thing they all have in common is the simple factContinue reading “Connected Runners: Basno Digital Medals”

The Business of Edcuation

My general disdain for the money made from higher education has been pretty evident, if it hasn’t, just browse through the education category over on the left. Typically my focus is on student loans, the impact that students are left to deal with in the pursuit of a decent education, but today I’m taking aContinue reading “The Business of Edcuation”

The Art of Alienation: Photo Series

What makes something beautiful is always left to the individual, but what makes a photo great is entirely different. The strongest pieces don’t inspire happy feelings, but rather force you to question what is happening. To go a step further the question must be based on your own self reflection, and not the piece inContinue reading “The Art of Alienation: Photo Series”

United Glitch is Huge Win

You may or may not have heard, but United Airlines has stepped up in one of the classiest moves I’ve seen in response to a website glitch. The glitch? Last Thursday, United’s website offered flights for $0. For the price of a security fee, you could travel the country for little more than pocket change.Continue reading “United Glitch is Huge Win”

Don’t Do It: Juice Cleanse

I like juice. I like being clean. A juice cleanse can’t be that bad, right? Unfortunately, it doesn’t work that way. This isn’t our first bout with juice cleanses, Paige has done one before, but with the amount of ginger and vegetables that I wouldn’t eat even if they were in a salad with aContinue reading “Don’t Do It: Juice Cleanse”