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The Origins of 52dozendonuts: Chapter 3 "On the Brink"

I don't remember much. My eyes where struggling for something to focus in order for me to get my bearings. I suddenly become more aware of my surroundings, realizing I was laying on top of the head frat leader. I struggle to get up, and out of the corner of my eye, I can see blood spewing out of my nose as a result of our collision with the brick wall of the house. It had become a matter of survival at that point. Once I realized the seriousness of the situation I began to throw punches. For every punch I threw at the frat leader, there were two or three thumps on the back of my head. All the remaining members...

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Recipe: Chocolate Peanut Butter Popcorn

Popcorn is a favorite snack of mine, so this is definitely one of my go-to recipes. This is a quick & easy recipe that is not only filled with protein, but also tastes great. Perfect for anyone who enjoys sweet & salty combinations. Chocolate Peanut Butter Popcorn -70g Popcorn Kernels (I Prefer Yellow over White) -24g Powdered Peanut Butter (2 servings of PB2) -1 Scoop or 25-30g Protein Powder (I typically use Chocolate or Cookies & Cream) -20g Cooking Oil (Coconut, Canola, Vegetable, etc.) -Water -Salt  1. Heat a large pot over medium heat. Add both cooking oil and popcorn kernels 2. While popcorn is popping, add protein powder and powdered peanut butter into a small bowl. SLOWLY add water while...

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The Origins of 52dozendonuts: Chapter 2 "Starting College"

My first year of college came to me as a bit of a shock. After spending my whole life surrounded by the same group of friends from kindergarten all the way through high school, I had really no idea what to expect. I only imagined how different West Virginia was going to be in comparison to South Side Chicago. I convinced myself that even if it was hell, I would stick with it. I wanted to prove everyone who had ever doubted me wrong. I refused to let them win and prevent me from dreaming big. (I now look back knowing I was making this journey for all the wrong reasons.) I arrived at West Virginia University two weeks before...

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The Origins of 52dozendonuts: Chapter 1 "Getting Recruited"

All throughout my teenage years I would like to consider myself a bit of...well...a hard headed individual to put things lightly. I had a difficult time listening to the opinions of others, and I didn't necessarily like to take directions from authoritative figures. In fact, I despised them for no reason other than I didn't wanted to be told what to do. Toward the end of my junior year in high school (2010), I made the decision that I wanted to become a crucial part of the football team, and better yet, a Division 1 athlete. I had always been a bigger kid for my age, and up until high school I was always one of the better performers on the field....

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