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Polcyn Assignment 6: How to tape a baseball bat

Why I decided on this topic

Baseball has been my favorite sport ever since I remember. After years of playing, I have become pretty familiar with the ins and outs of the game, and one things I always thought was pretty cool was the different styles that people used to tape their wooden bats. When I first started using a wooden bat I always stuck to the simpler style where I covered the whole handle in tape, but as time went on I decided to try some new ideas out and ended up really liking a newer style called cross-taping (see below).

Here is an example of cross-taping, where the tape almost looks like diamonds on the handle.

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A Comedic Guide to a Basic Baseball Swing

Introduction:

Baseball is one of the most popular sports in the world, and has often been known as “America’s Past-time”. Even though I don’t play the sport anymore, I’m still passionate about it, and love to watch it, write about it, and teach people more about it. It’s been a part of me for a long time, and I’m happy to make this video of what I learned to be the “Basic 3-Step Process” to having a good baseball swing. I learned this process at a camp I went to in St. Louis when I was in 6th grade. The camp was hosted by the St. Louis Cardinals, and I got the chance to learn from MLB Coach Don Mattingly, and the players on the Cardinals at that time. In this article, I’ll give you a few more detailed descriptions of each step!

Baseball is a game of finite measurements, so any little offset could end up bad in a big way during a swing! Though the process may seem very simple, if one thing is messed up in a certain way, your swing can be thrown off!

Let’s start the process.

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How To Make Flautas – Blanco

Taste of Hispanic Culture

Everyone thinks to get good Mexican food you need to go out to a restaurant. How about if I told you that you can make good Mexican food in your own kitchen? Today, let me introduce you to my Hispanic Heritage. I will show you how to make Chicken Flautas for your family and friends. It is an easy dish and the taste is even better!

The finished product.

The Ingredients 

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International Women’s Day 2017

Recognizing the Importance of Women Everywhere

The members of Love Handles pose for a group shot after their performance Wednesday night at the ISchool.

Women’s History Month is celebrated nation-wide throughout the month of March. The University of Illinois’ Women’s Resources Center organized a number of events this month to recognize local women and girls who have strengthened UIUC’s campus and community.   Wednesday night, the WRC hosted a Women’s History Month Kick Off Event at the School of Information Sciences to celebrate women and International Women’s Day.  This year’s theme is Be Bold For Change.  The Champaign based musical group, Love  Handles, came out to perform feminist-powered songs.   Continue reading

The Other Side of Unofficial, Williamson Blog

While most students at the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana were preparing alcohol, speakers, solo cups, and other things most recognized for their essence in good-spirited, and sometimes wild, partying, a few members of Koinonia Christian Cooperative House were preparing themselves to try to help others on the Friday so commonly associated with wild partying and binge drinking, also known as Unofficial St. Patrick’s Day. You can read about the origins of the holiday here from the University Archives.

Members of Koin, as it is termed by residents of the house, set up a table each Unofficial, on the corner of Fourth and Daniel, nearby the house, to give out water and snacks to people going out and partying on Unofficial, or even just students passing by going to class. The uncommon practice has raised a lot of questions, according to residents of the houses, but Jake Schyvinck, one of two Koinonia House Social Chairs, say that it’s pretty simple.

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A Plan In Place- Griffin

College Campus Sexual Assaults: What the University of Illinois is doing to solve this issue

In recent months, University of Illinois students at Urbana-Champaign have received campus safety alerts on issues of sexual assaults, three to be exact. This grabbed the attention of not only the staff, students, and faculty of U of I but also well known media outlets like the Chicago Tribune and WGN TV. While these alerts and assaults are always devastating news to hear, U of I is trending upwards as one of the most invested and resource-rich universities that combats sexual assaults.

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A Fight For Life – Schmitt

Peaceful Prayer Gives Community Members Hope in Ending Abortion 

Joy Pace, a supporter of 40 Days For Life, stands behind Planned Parenthood with her homemade poster on Tues., March 15th.

To view my video package, please click here.

To view my script, please click here.

40 Days for Life is a multi-faith, multi-church, international collaboration that takes place for 40 days each spring and each fall in countries all over the world. People come together to pray for an end to abortion outside Planned Parenthood on the corner of Third St. and Stoughton St. from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week.

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Polcyn 5 — Unofficial: Challenging campus bars to do their best work

Unofficial St. Patrick’s day is a celebration that is widely recognized across many of our country’s college campuses. But, at the University of Illinois, it is seen as the top place to be to celebrate Unofficial.

Unofficial may be great to celebrate, but behind the scenes things can get crazy.

Police officers, restaurant workers and especially bar workers have to prepare way ahead of time in order to make sure everything runs smoothly, and that nobody gets hurt.

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