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Links of the Week: The Official Retirement of the Links of the Week Column (Unless Someone Steals It)


Well, it’s the end of an era: This will be the final Links of the Week you’ll ever read on the LIFE sites (... unless someone else takes the reigns. If they do, call them a copycat and know the OG will always look down on them). More importantly, however, it’s my last day working for Ideas in Motion Media (aka the LIFE sites).

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#1StudentNWI: Michigan City Inspires Community Involvement and Growth


What’s Happened:

Over the past month, students have questioned the animated bumblebees that were hung up around the MCHS hallways, and they were recently informed by administration that the bees were in celebration of MCHS becoming a “B” rated school on Indiana’s A to F scale.

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#1StudentNWI: South Central Highlights Philanthropists and Fundraisers


What’s Coming Up?

South Central’s cheer teams are hosting a pancake breakfast fundraiser at the Applebee’s in Valparaiso.

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A La Porte County Life in The Spotlight: Harrison Holtkamp

Harrison-HoltkampHarrison Holtkamp lives a double life. In the world of do-gooders, he could even be called a “vigilante hero.”

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10 Fun Things to Do this Weekend in Northwest Indiana: October 20 - 22, 2017


If you’re looking for family fun events this weekend, we’ve got the list for you! This weekend’s list includes some spooky activities as well for those of you getting into the Halloween spirit as October moves along. Check out what Northwest Indiana has to offer and whether you’re looking for some wholesome family fun or getting your scare on, we’ve got you covered this Fall!

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Links of the Week: News Bloopers, Artificial Intelligence, and 4 Ideas to Speed Up Baseball Games


Hooo boy, am I tired. Last night, the Chicago Cubs advanced to the National League Championship Series in a thrilling, 9-8 game that was exhilarating the entire time I watched. I tuned in during the sixth inning, roughly two hours after the game had begun, and more than two hours before the game was going to end.

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#1StudentNWI: Slicers Celebrate the Arts, Athletics, and Student Organizations in October


What’s going on? Homecoming 2017

La Porte High School’s Homecoming took place on October 6th. Homecoming is a tradition in high schools across the country, with each of them being just a little different from the others. LPHS’s outshines the rest based purely on school spirit. Students who would not usually attend football games are motivated to cheer in the stands, and the football players are determined to keep their winning streak. It is a night that students talk about weeks before it happens, and this year was no different.

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A La Porte County Life in the Spotlight: Jessica Griffin

1studentLaPorte-westville-jessica-griffinWestville High School Junior and #1StudentNWI Jessica Griffin is a catalyst for community involvement in La Porte County.

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10 Fun Things to Do this Weekend in Northwest Indiana: October 13 - 15, 2017


Looking for things to do this weekend as Fall sets in and the sun still shines? We’ve rounded up some of the best, family-fun events going on this weekend in Northwest Indiana from the educational, to the spooky, to the just plain fun! Check out what the Region has to offer and enjoy the warm weather while it lasts!

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#1StudentNWI: Westville Celebrates Pumpkin Festival and More


What’s Happening: Pumpkin Festival

This past month, the Westville chapter of Tri Kappa held their twenty-seventh annual Pumpkin Festival. For those who don’t know, the Westville Pumpkin Festival is one of the biggest events in the Westville community, and almost the entire town is somehow involved in the festivities. This year, there were so many events they couldn’t possibly be listed in one article.

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Links of the Week: Tom Petty, Screenwriting, and Traveling via Rockets


I am on the search for new podcasts, and I want *you* to suggest a few new options.

I like listening to comedy podcasts, politics (left, right, and center!), sports (mostly NBA), and I like a couple business-minded shows like HBR Ideacast and Freakonomics. Over the past few weeks though, I’ve trimmed down my collection for the first time in years.

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