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UNBROKEN: Tragedies don’t deter Matt Thomas 

 

 

    • Sixth place, profile writing

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His dad died when Matt was 11. His second father drowned when Matt was 17. At 19, he spent the night in jail. At 20, he lost his love for the game.  At 22, he’s the best shooter in the Big 12. “There are so many things that could have broken him,” his mother said.
But they didn’t. Matt Thomas remains unbroken.

ISDhoops.com/article/unbroken

From Farmer to Chart Topper: Country Music Singer Logan Mize is Doing it His Way:

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Logan Mize is different. His voice doesn’t trickle a southern twang, he’s released his music independently, and he actually works on the farm, living the life he sings about. Mize has done it his way for his entire career, and after 12 years on the road, trying to make a six-string dream a reality, he’s finally on the radio.

https://www.agriculture.com/news/from-farmer-to-chart-topper-country-music-singer-logan-mize-is-doing-it-his-way

Pat Miller: A legend in lectures:

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Pat Miller ate insects with Jay Leno, kept the ashes of Gloria Steinem’s final cigarette, and after 35 years, produced one of the country’s most successful lecture series … all on only five hours of sleep a night.

http://www.iowastatedaily.com/news/academics/article_5729080e-854c-11e6-96ee-1f40bae81477.html

Tears, a promise and a picture propel Haylee Young to National Championship

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10 years after she cried before every practice, she took the biggest stage in collegiate gymnastics.
How tears, a promise, and one picture she looked at every day propelled Haylee Young to the National Championship.

http://www.iowastatedaily.com/sports/gymnastics/article_1b01829c-1fbc-11e7-9402-531ece0668e0.html

The secret Olympian: Ariana Orrego brings Olympic experience to Iowa State

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Ariana Orrego was the first female gymnast to ever represent Peru in the Olympics. She has an international gymnastics meet named after her, and at 19, she’s a gymnastics icon in Peru. But at Iowa State she blends in and that’s exactly how she likes it.

http://www.iowastatedaily.com/app_content/article_cf0b32ce-0c51-11e8-9271-c7b3e3d9d75d.html

Iowa State gymnastics reacts to U.S.A. doctor’s sentencing of up to 175 years

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Members of the Iowa State gymnastics team had some powerful words to say about arguably the most disturbing story in the history of sports.

http://www.iowastatedaily.com/sports/article_7b32cd94-018c-11e8-bc4c-a75ce9074c5c.html

New football signee Matt Eaton finally finds true home:

http://www.iowastatedaily.com/sports/football/article_b965de6a-e8df-11e6-9bd3-4fc362457b8b.html

An oral telling of Iowa State gymnastics unique superstitions:

http://www.iowastatedaily.com/sports/gymnastics/article_28cfb7ba-0e7b-11e7-9f0b-a79e19d19d74.html

Chase Allen was the ‘missing piece’ from last season’s offense:

http://www.iowastatedaily.com/sports/football/article_41ce3b78-1ef8-11e7-b087-ff2f461e3a3a.html

Medeiros Savage’s new mentality helps bring new culture for gymnastics:

http://www.iowastatedaily.com/sports/gymnastics/article_103b13b6-e2ed-11e6-8fd2-cb0df9e71ebd.html

Cyclone Hockey captain seeks thrill, championship as career winds down:

http://www.iowastatedaily.com/sports/article_37719f74-6222-11e5-8fbe-d3cafbfa0e1f.html

Cyclone Hockey coach reflective on last two years as leader:

http://www.iowastatedaily.com/sports/article_3d7aaf12-8e39-11e5-8740-93bbc2392437.html

Dominance of Cyclone Hockey just beginning (Game Story)

http://www.iowastatedaily.com/sports/article_6cd9d3b4-e5dc-11e5-94e2-37956fdd3deb.html

Cyclone Hockey vs. Lindenwood: The fifth and final chapter (Game Preview)

http://www.iowastatedaily.com/sports/article_7816d320-e501-11e5-8c73-7f187bb6864a.html

Derek Moser leads Cyclone Hockey to final four (Game Story)

http://www.iowastatedaily.com/sports/article_1021bda0-e43b-11e5-98b0-9faa24a69742.html

Student’s gather for ‘post-election reflection’:

http://www.iowastatedaily.com/news/politics_and_administration/article_32f8bb78-a6fd-11e6-bf9e-e753b187c4b4.html

Duo proves there is more to poster sale than posters:

http://www.iowastatedaily.com/news/student_life/article_419b4bba-6999-11e6-8607-03f1001323e3.html

Careers of three Cyclone Hockey seniors wind down:

http://www.iowastatedaily.com/sports/article_76a198be-de3e-11e5-8fd4-cb1a2b8c2e78.html