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September 29, 2017

During his junior year of high school in Lanark, Illinois, Cooper Pauley received a recruitment letter for cross country and track at Monmouth College. With an older cousin, Lucas Pauley, having been graduated from the institution in 2010, Cooper was already familiar with the territory. Although, it wasn’t until after his visit that he decided to commit to the DIII school. “I really liked the cross country and track program offered, but what really set Monmouth apart was how friendly everyone was when I visited.” Somewhat following in his cousin’s footsteps, who was Editor-in-Chief during his college career, Pauley became involved with The Courier. Being an athlete, it only makes sense that Coop is the independent student newspaper’s Sports Editor.

A senior, wellness administration major and business administration minor, he finds the time to write about which sports are playing during the week and counting on some contributing writers to do recaps of the athletic performances. In addition, he does the layouts for pages seven and eight, which is no easy task. Pauley states, “Worst part of the job is when the lines under the name of the writer will not cooperate. Nothing makes me want to smash the keyboard more than those (expletive) lines.” On the contrary, Cooper definitely enjoys working alongside his co-workers on the Thursday nights “while putting the paper together.” It’s mutual, Coop.

With graduation in the near future, our Sports Editor plans to move out to Colorado where he currently lives, find a job in sports management, and thoroughly enjoy not having to deal with 90% humidity during the summer and -15 degree days during the winter. When asked what he hopes to achieve before kicking the bucket he quotes Hugh Hefner, “I just want to be able to say ‘In my wildest dreams, I could not have imagined a sweeter life,’ R.I.P. to a legend.” And when presented with another question, what does the fox say, he simply says “That better not become a thing again.” But how much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood? “Wood you repeat the question please?” Listen up though readers, because he won’t tell you twice, Parks and Rec is better than the office. You heard it here first.

Tessa Jones
Features Editor

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