Kourtney Cooper



We are coming

The largest generation in history, Millennials are poised to change America. (This article appeared as the cover story in the Fall 2015 print edition of Ball Bearings.)


FASHION FIX: That’s, hopefully, so last year

It’s true, 2013 was a good year for fashion. Pantone’s color of the year — emerald green —swept the streets, Rick Owens brought stomping to the runway, Prada cast a black model for the first time in 20 years and Kate Middleton continued to make me weep happy tears with every flawless outfit she sported.


Student group plans trips to shred snow

Late at night, in the dips and peaks of Ohio’s Mad River Mountain, the snow is freshly groomed and the slopes are open and uncrowded. The 300-foot vertical drop is covered in feather-light powder and for the taking.

	According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in 88 children is diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder.

Facing Autism

The color blue and Batman fascinate 7-year-old Luke Tyler. He loves ocean animals, particularly the anglerfish seen on “Finding Nemo.” He has his mother’s dark brown eyes and skin like a porcelain doll. He doesn’t understand his “space,” but he is quick to apologize to anyone he accidentally bumps into.

Magician Jim Munroe talks with press prior to his show Nov. 7 at John R. Emens Auditorium. Munroe, after his experience with leukemia, is an advocate for bone marrow donation. DN PHOTO JONATHAN MIKSANEK

Magician tells story of his brush with death

Magician Jim Munroe creates artful illusions for his life work, at some points doing stunts involving knives. But he also is clear with the audience that the magic is not real — there is always something going on behind the scenes.

	Abigail Kirk models a layered, winter look. Layer a blazer over a sweater and chambray button-down in exchange for a coat. DN PHOTO COREY OHLENKAMP

Bundle up, don't bulk up

It’s about that time of year again. Students roll out of bed for their 8 a.m. classes to realize the pajamas they wore to bed won’t suffice in the below-freezing weather. They throw another long sleeve shirt, a hoodie, a coat and an extra pair of sweats over flannel pajama pants and they rush out the door.

Fans gather around the stage to watch Jason Mraz play on Oct. 15. DN PHOTO JONATHAN MIKSANEK

A toast to Mraz

Jason Mraz casually strolled on stage in John R. Emens Auditorium sporting a trucker hat and tucked-in collared shirt, eating a piece of bread slathered in peanut butter.

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