Tag Archive | 2016

Gabby Douglas at Bucknell

Last night, the adorable Gabby Douglas was at Bucknell in Lewisburg. She talked Olympics and fame, and really anything I’m between.

Here’s some fun things she revealed that didn’t make it into my article:

  • At one point, her family was homeless.
  • She doesn’t like the nickname “Golden Gabby,” but she’s OK with “Flying Squirrel.”
  • Her favorite event is the floor exercise, her least favorite is balance beam
  • She isn’t sure she wants to go to college
  • She is sure she wants to compete in Rio in 2016

Here’s some photos from the event:

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Tired of the election?

By now, you’ve probably seen the video that’s become my latest obsession – the one with the little girl crying because she’s “tired of hearing Bronco Bamma and Mitt Romney.”

If not, allow me to make your day:

But I think there’s something very interesting here. Have elections just become too much?

In the three months I’ve been at the Daily Item, I’ve written a bunch of political articles – we all have. On Saturday, I followed people canvassing neighborhoods and making phone calls. It’s crunch time for them.

But without a doubt it gets tiring to turn on the TV every day and see another ad. Or read another horse-race article or see another poll result.

Should we stop covering it?

And when is it inappropriate to start thinking about the next election? Without a doubt, some people already are.

How do you tell people to stop it? There’s no law saying you can’t put up  political signs until a certain date. Or that you can’t speculate “who going to run in 2016″ until at least 2015.

What do you think? Is it too much campaigning? What should we do about it?