Staff blogs

  • AprillBrandon

    National Novel Writing Month kicks off!

    By AprillBrandon in Pop Goes the Culture

    Much to my chagrin, it seems no one wants to join me in the quest to write a novel in a month, except for sports writer Billy Mau and my boyfriend Ryan "Muffin" Huddle. But as they say, the book ...

  • ChrisCobler

    Video of Ratcliff's father was a mistake

    By ChrisCobler in Your Advocate: an editor's blog

    Some viewers criticized our video interview of Michael Ratcliff's father on the day his son was being indicted. Unfortunately, I think they were right. As print journalists, we're new to the video world, and we made a misstep here. Our ...

  • AprillBrandon

    True Hollywood Story: Chupacabra edition

    By AprillBrandon in Pop Goes the Culture

    First things first, I'd just like to point out that the old adage "the camera adds ten pounds" is complete and total bunk. Looking at myself on video, the camera had to have added at least 20 pounds to my ...

  • dtewes

    Record Rain

    By dtewes in Sky Watch

       After such a wet summer, it almost seems that we've gone into a drought. Victoria has had 70.10 inches of rain this year (at least at the airport), making it the second wettest year on record.    The record ...

  • AllisonMiles

    Varsity's Horns are Sawed Off ...

    By AllisonMiles in Business Notebook

    So the second time around worked out well, I think. It was actually a pretty speedy process - I got home from work, fed the dog, etc. and sat down to watch TV for a bit. Apparently I fell asleep ...

  • AllisonMiles

    Second time's a charm...I hope

    By AllisonMiles in Business Notebook

    I joined up with a co-worker last week to do a little pumpkin carving. We traveled to the nearest pumpkin patch, picked the ones we felt had the most personality, and sat outside her apartment, knives in hand, to create ...

  • ALongLook

    The pain of writing

    By ALongLook in The Write Stuff

    I promised last post to share some previous writings from when my older sister died of breast cancer. The point here is to illustrate how emotional issues -- the loss of a loved one, a breakup, etc. -- can spark ...

  • AprillBrandon

    MySpace could help YourCareer

    By AprillBrandon in Pop Goes the Culture

    And here we thought it was just for spying on our boyfriend's ex. According to an article on www.trendhunter.com, headhunters are trolling social networking sites like Myspace.com for the next great talent (which is making me think I should stop ...

  • dtewes

    Comet Holmes "Explodes"

    By dtewes in Sky Watch

       Frequent observers of the night sky may have noticed what appears to be an unusual yellow or orange colored star in the northeast sky. It's not a star, but Comet Holmes.    Just a couple of weeks ago, Holmes ...

  • dtewes

    Comet Holmes "explodes"

    By dtewes in Sky Watch

       Frequent observers of the night sky may have noticed an unusual yellow or orange colored star in the northeast sky. It's not a star, but Comet Holmes.    Just a couple of weeks ago, Holmes wasn't even visible without ...

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