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Four TheStatehouseFile.com reporters win award

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Four student journalists for TheStatehouseFile.com claimed a third-place award at the 38th annual Society of Professional Journalists “Best of Indiana” gala. TheStatehouseFile.com – a news website powered by Franklin College journalism students – won the honor in the “Coverage of Government or Politics” category. Franklin College students Shelby Mullis, Adrianna […]

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Fear keeps students quiet about learning disabilities

By Katie Stancombe TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – As a teenager with a learning disability, Hannah Harding relied heavily on teachers to help guide her through school. But now as a college student, she’s on her own.  Harding was diagnosed with a nonverbal learning disability in middle school, after years of struggling in the classroom. “I would […]

Commentary: Be true to your school

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Commentary: Be true to your school

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – The heavy black robes cooked us. We marched, 35 years ago, into a tent on a long stretch of lawn where an impressive fine arts building sits now. It was graduation day at the small Indiana college I attended in the small town where I grew up – and […]

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Runner’s death influences research and college cross country teams

By Deron Molen TheStatehouseFile.com Editor’s Note: Deron Molen was a member of that 2013 Franklin College cross country team and was at the 2013 Sodexo Grizzly Invitational when Jenna collapsed. EDINBURGH, Ind. — Four hundred meters. Only four hundred meters stand between Jenna Parlette and her first collegiate cross country victory. It’s the first race of […]

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Commentary: Mitch Daniels, away from the tumult

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Leaving politics appears to agree with Mitch Daniels. Whether this is good for Indiana or America is another question altogether. On the day Daniels and I talk, Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, John Kasich, Ben Carson, Jeb Bush, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders bounce back and forth between […]

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Franklin College grad wins Super Bowl commercial contest

By Max Bomber TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Travis Braun, a Franklin College graduate, produced and wrote the winning video for the Doritos Crash the Super Bowl $1 million competition that left viewers howling at their TVs. “Jacob Chase, the co-creator, and I – the first thing we want to do is pay back all the cast […]

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Commentary: A nice guy who finished first

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – When I first met Travis Braun, he was just a stripling, a skinny kid. This was well before Travis won the Doritos’ “Crash the Super Bowl” competition and the $1 million prize and the job with one of Hollywood’s hottest directors that comes with winning. It was before he […]

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Franklin College grad is growing a new business after working with former Gov. Daniels

By Jay Siskin TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — From Greenwood, to Franklin, to Uzbekistan, to a job in the governor’s office, there’s no doubt Franklin College alumnus Brad Rateike is going places. So just what does a guy who has done so many things do now? Something brand new, of course. Rateike’s current gig is founder and […]

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Doritos, dogs & football: FC alum tries to conquer Super Bowl commercial contest

By Alysia Funderburg TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Franklin College graduate Travis Braun refuses to acknowledge defeat and is once again entering in the Doritos Crash the Super Bowl contest. Braun entered the contest in 2015 and finished as a top ten finalist. This year he isn’t giving up and said he has “[found] a way to […]

Commentary: Students and the contest that matters

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Commentary: Students and the contest that matters

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com   INDIANAPOLIS – Even though I watched the Super Bowl, the battle between the New England Patriots (boo) and the Seattle Seahawks (hiss) wasn’t the contest I cared about. My attention was focused on a much more important competition. One of my former students, a bright, talented young man named Travis […]

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