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Jennifer King: A Trailblazer for Women in the NFL

If you had met Jennifer King near the beginning of 2018, you probably would have assumed that she had likely found her calling. Coming off of a USCAA Division II championship and being voted the USCAA 2018 Coach of the Year, just about anyone would expect the talented young coach would be buckling down for the long haul in basketball. Perhaps she would be settling in for a long tenure with Johnson and Wales --the North Carolina university she had brought from irrelevance to Champions in two years-- or even eyeing coaching opportunities at Division I programs and beyond.  But near the end of 2018, you might have instead caught Jennifer glancing out of the gymnasium at a black fenced...

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The Woman Who Shattered a NCAA Record

The daughter of Romanian immigrants and raised in California, Sabrina Ionescu (pronounced yo-ness-coo) is one of the most important names in women’s basketball today. lonescu, a standout highschool player, eventually made her way to Eugune Oregon to play for the Oregon Ducks starting in the 2015-2016 season.  In Eugene, Sabrina would create one of the most prolific basketball careers in NCAA history, rocketing the Ducks to national prominence. Playing point guard, she would amass 26 Triple Doubles (double-digit points, assists, and rebounds in a game) over the course of her four year career, shattering the NCAA record. In March of 2020, the #2 ranked Ducks were poised to make a championship run when the 2020 NCAA Tournament was cancelled due...

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Elkhorn North Mascot: A Vessel for History

Mascots matter. They convey ideas, hope, and identity. They act as a vessel for history. Memories of rivalries, failures, and triumphs can all be compressed into a single logo or costumed character. People take great pride in the teams and schools they support. The mascot is the image those people rally behind. So deciding on a mascot is a matter that shouldn’t be taken lightly.  This is the position Elkhorn Public Schools found itself in mid 2018. With the population of the school district continuing to grow, a substantial bond issue worth nearly $150 million was passed. Nearly half of that amount would go to a brand new high school, Elkhorn North High. As the new building broke ground that...

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Community Support

One of our goals has always been to lift others up and help our community.  One way in which we can do this is by sponsoring a quarterly non-profit to raise awareness of needs in our community and the unique ways organizations are taking to address and solve these opportunities.  If you know of an organization that is fulfilling a need in our community and would like to participate in our quarterly sponsorship, please let us know by emailing us here: jean@alumnahouse.com  “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is “What are you doing for others?”  Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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A Piece of Feminist History in your Closet!

Alright, guess this clothing item- it usually has sleeves, it usually is longer than your waist, it slides on like a robe.. that’s right! A cardigan! We love our cardigan sweater which is soft and comfortable, and like many other sweaters they are such a mainstay in our closet.  But who would have thought that the cardigan had such an auspicious start?  The origin of the women’s cardigan started on college campuses in the mid 1900’s when men began wearing button down cardigans and then women followed suit.  Women were rightfully tired of wearing girdles, much like a compression sock over the stomach, and were wanting to assert their own independence on what they believed was fashionable. The shift in...

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