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5 Noteworthy Reads

in Design, Education, Great Articles, Sports, Technology

I’m back from a long road trip/vacation! I read so many articles, you guys. So many. Just thought I’d share some of the stuff that I loved the most: 1. Blunt “networking” tips. Made me laugh out loud. 2. Mindy Kaling on earning your confidence. This article has been shared a lot already on the interwebs, but it’s because it really is very good. 3. How a lacrosse program (yes, of all sports) is helping at-risk kids in Harlem stay in school. Written by Buzz Bissinger, the king of heart-warming sports stories. “Harlem Lacrosse and Leadership is living proof of why sports matter in schools, a shocking number of which are dropping athletic programs because of budgetary constraints or school districts charging student athletes exorbitant fees. It is proof of why the program should at every public school in New York City, and not just New York City but every… More

stuff i made.

in Design, Sports

First Iteration: After a period of excessive caffeine, I made the Knicks into icons. Because why not. I’ll probably do more or turn this into a poster or graphic. Can’t wait to do Iman Shumpert (that HAIR).

Thoughts on the Olympics

in Sports

Re-watching Katie Ledecky swim the 800M in this year’s Olympics gives me chills. First of all, the concept of it. The girl is fifteen years old, and the 800M is 32 LAPS OF A REGULAR POOL. When I was in high school, just the 500M was enough to give everyone nightmares. (Me especially, since I swam it regularly.) She wasn’t the favorite to win this race, and when she immediately jetted way ahead of the pack, you can hear the commentators warning, “That’s something that the coaches have been working with Katie on, her tendency to go too fast and not set a regular pace for herself…she should be trying to stick with Adlington…” You could see this sentiment reflected in the way Adlington chose to hold back and stick with the pace of her other immediate neighbor. However, Ledecky just never slowed down. You could hear the commentator’s voices… More

Reflecting on: Tyson Chandler

in Great Articles, Sports

“NBA executives from nearly every franchise packed a St. Louis gym in December of 2000 to catch a glimpse at the future….”  –  from “Tyson and Eddy: The divergent careers of two former prep phenoms,” by Jonathan Abrams I read this yesterday, and loved it. It’s brilliantly written. Quite a few people have written about Tyson in light of his DPOY award, but none of them even come close to this piece. To be fair, this piece is much more expansive, and you get not only a comprehensive look at how Tyson has gotten to where he is today, but at how a promising teammate who came up with him did not fare the same way. The way Abrams intertwines the two stories is really compelling. It’s striking how sad it is – and yet you see how personality/mentality and a fair share of luck and circumstances are key to NBA survival/success.… More