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Speak Like a Wino

Written by Payton Lee in Culture

WINO, often suggesting a stuck up wine drinker who swirls his fancy glass, sticks his nose down into the bowl and lets out a sensual hmmm whenever he sips. We agree, those people are a little neurotic and fun to mock. However, we would like to clear a few things up about the term wino. A wino is simply a person who really enjoys wine and is educated about the different types because they have a passion for it. That is why Breaking Trail dedicated a whole issue (“Through the Grapevine”) to wine. We want to share our passion for it, and part of that is learning different terminology that is associated with wine. For help we took to the …

A Handy Guide to Wines

Written by Hank Martin in Culture

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The Star Spangled Banner

Written by Payton Lee in Culture

Happy Fourth of July! Proud to Be an American! The National Anthem consists of four verses. On almost every occasion only the first verse is sung. Have you ever heard the other verses?  Oh, say can you see by the dawn’s early light What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming? Whose broad stripes and bright stars thru the perilous fight, O’er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming? And the rockets’ red glare, the bombs bursting in air, Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there. Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave? On the …

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Goodbye, U.S. Citizens

Written by Hank Martin in Culture

Did you know 1,001 U.S. Citizens have already renounced their citizenship in 2014? Where are they going and why are they renouncing?

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5 Quirky Ballparks

Written by Hank Martin in Culture, N. America

It’s baseball season again, and with it comes cold beer, hot dogs, cracker jacks and some of the most interesting baseball stadiums in the United States. If you are a baseball aficionado than the stadiums we’ve chosen will surely satisfy your baseball fix. Each of the parks selected is extremely unique and quirky in some manner. So grab a beer, sit down and let’s play ball! Miller Park Milwaukee, WI Before Miller park was built in 2001 the previous stadium, County Stadium had a beer slide. Every time the Milwaukee Brewers hit a home run Bernie Brewer would slide down his slide into a mug of beer. Unfortunately, when the Brew Crew relocated to Miller …