Go-karting for life

By Jack Jurgens/El Inde When Steven Perryman started racing go-karts, he was already 65 years old and had never turned a wrench on anything other than his bicycle as a kid. Now the 78-year-old Vietnam veteran and West Point graduate speaks fluently about the differences between “shifter” engines, two-stroke engines and “potato diggers,” the least…

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Ali

By Nicole Danigelis/El Inde Growing up, Nicole Danigelis’ best friend, Ali, was like a sister not just to her but also to her younger sisters, Michele and Alexa. Some of their happiest childhood memories were shared with Ali. In this story, the Danigelis sisters talk, laugh, cry, and remember these memories throughout their journey in…

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Through the eyes of Richard Olsenius

By Theresa Palmquist/El Inde It was the 1960s when Richard Olsenius swapped the Midwest for Manhattan, where he worked as a copy aide for Life magazine. He bought his first 35mm camera and took photographs for fun but dreamed of being a guitar player and songwriter.  That dream was short-lived when he signed up for…

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From crayons to needles

By Jessica Erro/El Inde Andy Pratt finished with the needle machine in hand after 5 hours of pain in my left side. Amazing. Exactly how I wanted it. A part of a quote from a movie that changed my life. “…Though passion may have strained it must not break our bonds of affection…” I smiled…

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University life, since the ’60s

By Ashley Hamett/El Inde As a freshman at the University of Arizona in the fall semester of 1961-1962, my grandfather, Richard Rice, quickly realized that his life would never be the same again. At the freshman orientation, he noted how his freshman class had a larger population than his entire hometown of Morenci, Arizona. He…

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