Author Archives: Gavin Vanstone

The Shockers Shocking the World

There is an interesting phenomena going on in the college basketball world currently. The only team who is still undefeated, the Wichita State Shockers, and who are deserving of the number one ranking in most of the poll ranking systems … Continue reading

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Civic Issue Blog Post 2

In the wake of the recent environmental catastrophes in both West Virginia and North Carolina, many questions have been raised about the lack of environmental regulation in the United States. Both of these events also highlight the lack of media … Continue reading

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The Big 5

I’d like to apologize before this post gets underway. I forgot to mention one of the most significant rivalries in all of college sports. Duke and North Carolina in college basketball is just like Ohio State and Michigan in football … Continue reading

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The Soul of College Basketball

This piece is much less of an analysis of the current state of college basketball and more of a rant. In recent years, in an attempt to get more recruits and increase revenues, many basketball programs across the country have … Continue reading

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This I Believe Script

  The first thing you do when you get to the beach is run down to the edge of the water to feel the ocean for the first time. In the euphoria of running to have your toes caress the … Continue reading

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Civic Issue Post 1

I chose to do my Civic Issues blog on the environment and environmental policy. I will cover all aspects of environmental policy, from old policies that are appearing in the news, to policy actions that are in the process of … Continue reading

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My Predictions for March- College Basketball

        I am going to use this blog to highlight as much of college basketball as I can in the ten weeks or so that we have to write the posts. Unfortunately, (and I know you are all disappointed), I … Continue reading

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I Believe in the Ocean

This is a really rough draft, and is probably not what I am going to end up using. I just don’t really understand “This I believe” as a genre and can’t wrap my head around it. So this piece is … Continue reading

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Passion and Civic Issues Blog

I think I am going to do my passion blog on college basketball. I will use my blog to highlight the top games of the past week, make predictions about upcoming games and tournaments, and talk about some of the … Continue reading

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First Post Of The New Year

Passion Blog Ideas: Last semester, I gifted my readers with posts about surfing and everything associated with it. This semester, I am struggling to come up with a good idea for a blog, but I have narrowed it down to … Continue reading

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