LiAnna Overman

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LiAnna Overman will be a seventh grader at Goshen Middle School.

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July 19, 2013

GOSHEN, Ind.–91.1 The Glove was voted “Best College Radio Station in the Nation.” Jason Samuel is the man who converted a small radio station into the “Best College Radio Station in the Nation.”

When Samuel was little he knew he wanted to get involved with a radio station. It all started when he was in 4th grade. Samuel’s mom took him on a trip to a radio station in Phideldaphia. He was fascinated by the work they did there. From then on he wanted to work in a radio station.

When Samuel got older he was offered a job to work at The Globe. Samuel was in his yard doing work when Doug Leichty offered him the job. Leichty told Samuel that it was a part time job, but Samuel didn’t accept the job because he needed a full time job.

Later on Duane Stoltzfus kept calling Samuel to see if  he could accept the job but Samuel kept refusing the job for the same reason–he wanted a full time job. After asking many times, Stoltzfus got the job converted into a full time job. If it weren’t for Stoltzfus, Samuel wouldn’t be working at The Globe.

Samuel is now the general manager of The Globe. He loves his job as general manager because he loves working with kids and helping them. He enjoys working with students at the radio station because he says there is always energy in there. He calls his students “kid adults” because they are adults but sometimes act as kids.

“It’s awesome most days, sometimes they suck the life out of you,” said Samuel.

Thats how the man, who got Goshen College to the top, accomplished his goal of getting his radio station to be voted “Best College Station in the Nation.”

July 18, 2013

Write on Sports camp was a blast. It was the coolest camp (educationally speaking) I’ve been to yet. My experiences at camp led to many awesome things.

Number 1. I got to keep up on my writing skill. This is very important to me because I really want to excel in school. My academics are on thing that majorly defines me, if I’m not getting top grades, it hurts (mentally).

Number 2. I was able to build some great friendships with people I barely talk to at school. I was able to talk with them about my ideas and they didn’t criticize or judge.

Number 3. I learned more writing skills. As I said earlier academics are sort of a big thing in my life. So, when I’m not learning I feel weird. I like to learn.

Overall WoS camp has been a really good experience for me. I hope you decide to apply because it was a fantastic time. I will be walking a way with a lot of good memories.

July 18, 2013

GOSHEN Ind.–On July 17, 2013, Write on Sports campers had the opportunity to interview Jason Samuel, general manager of The Globe. The Globe is Goshen College’s radio station on 91.1.

Jason Samuel has had a big part in making The Globe what it is today. He has changed many things to make The Globe a successful radio station for all who hear.

One of the things that Samuel has changed is what the station talks about. They now include sports broadcasts. They even send a play-by-play crew to report on the game from location. The Globes focus is Goshen College athletics. They sometimes include high school sporting events but do not make them a main focus.

The Globe is focused on mainly local events to help inform the Goshen community. This is probably what makes this college radio popular. Recently The Globe has done coverage on First Fridays in Goshen and will be at the Elkhart County 4-H fair this week.

To get ready for these events, Samuel, along with a team of students, prepare for these events very carefully. There is a lot of hard work that goes into this station.

Recently The Globe won the award for no. 1 college radio station in the nation. Samuel talked about his feelings of this award. He said it humbled him because he knew the other college radio stations worked just as hard as The Globe.

July 15, 2013

Natalie Newell is a junior softball pitcher at Bethel College. Today the Write on Sports camp interviewed her here at the Newcomer Center at Goshen College.

Newell has basic routines for every part of softball. Before a game, before she even steps onto the mound, she gets quiet and thinks about how the game might be.

Newell says she is superstitious, which means she thinks that everything has to be exactly the same every time otherwise the results will be different. Every time she pitches she circles the mound, pivots on her right foot, and then she throws the ball.

Newell practices during the school year and during the summer. During the school year, she routinely practices every day. During the summer, she practices only two or three times a week.

These little routines are what makes Newell a successful pitcher at Bethel. These are the little things that can have big effects.

July 11, 2013

How would you describe perfection? Perfection is something you have to work for. The Silver Hawks worked hard enough to reach perfection. Write on Sports camp went to one of their games against the Cougars. Not everything was perfect, but it was still a great game.

One perfection was how the batters didn’t always swing at the ball. They waited for the perfect opportunity to swing and hit the ball. Not every strike is made from swinging and missing the ball. But it’s certainly better than swinging and missing three times in a row.

The second perfection was the outfielders. It’s truly amazing how perfectly they could catch a ball. They catch the ball with incredible accuracy.

The third perfection was the pitcher’s throws. Some of them were really fast. Some of them may have curved. It takes a lot of practice to be able to control the ball so easily.

In the end, the Silver Hawks won 7-2. But that wasn’t the most important thing about the game. They’re still in the minor league. But if they work hard enough, they have a chance at making it to the major league.

July 9, 2013

Justin Gillette is a marathon runner. Today we interviewed him here at the Newcomer Center at the Goshen College. So now we know a little bit about him and his career.

Justin originally wanted to go to Bethel College, but his coach said that he wouldn’t and couldn’t excel at Bethel. So Justin came to Goshen College instead.

While going to Goshen, Justin’s skills were acknowledged when he won four races against the Bethel runners He said, “But I still wanted to go to Bethel.”

Justin explained his perspective of the improvement process. He explains how in the beginning of the process your improvement rating increases greatly. But after working for a few years, your improvement rating will start to even out. But he said, “I still improved a lot!”