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Tie Night

The Skinny Chronicles, Vito Cole

February 12, 2020

I have a hard time with February. Don’t get me wrong, February has its good points. My mom’s birthday is in February. I love my mom dearly. My dad’s birthday was in February too, Feb. 12. Abraham Lincoln’s birthday,...

Life 101: Learning to start over

Vito Cole

January 29, 2020

I started my college adventure a little later than most. I was 42 in 2015. I married the lovely Sharon Carr, who teaches an editing and publishing class here at Wayne State. She encouraged me to go back to school. I had attempted...

Oh words, where have you gone?

Vito Cole, Columnist

February 7, 2018

Justin from the Stater staff sent me a message earlier this morning, Tuesday, that is. He said he was in desperate need of words. So, I began my hunt. Usually I don’t have to hunt words down, they come easy to me. Today, how...

The Skinny Chronicles: 1997

Vito Cole, Columnist

December 6, 2017

The fall semester is coming to a close, and I couldn’t be more thankful. As I sit here trying to read James Joyce, trying to understand and retain James Joyce, I find myself listening to the sports droll coming from the television...

The Skinny Chronicles: Bottom of the ninth inning

Vito Cole, Columnist

November 1, 2017

“Jesus is on deck, you don’t want to face him.” Jack was serious, Justin Turner, Dodger third baseman all red-head Jesus of him, stood on deck with two outs in the bottom of the ninth, as the Cubs were tied 1-1! John...

The Skinny Chronicles: Pickles and Politics

Vito Cole, Columnist

October 11, 2017

Jack and I were listening to Tom Petty Saturday night while choking down tall boys and watching the Huskers play Wisconsin and the Cubs play game 2 of the NLDS. So many good songs, so many memories, so many years. Playing in bands...

The Skinny Chronicles: Non-Traditional

Vito Cole, Columnist

September 27, 2017

In 1991, before most of you students were born, I graduated from high school right here in good ol’ Wayne, America. I quickly enrolled at WSC as a music education major. Quickly after the fall semester began, I discovered Jose...