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West Coast Bias: It’s Time to Talk About Utah… and our first year together!

I can’t believe that Ryan and I have been doing West Coast Bias over at Face Beat It for a year now! Our second year together kicks off where we started last year: Crimson Cup. I also interviewed Crimson Elite’s captains and did a Crimson Cup preview article with Utah State captain Cameron VomBaur. There’s plenty […]

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My MLQ Championship Journey, Day 2

I wouldn’t have seen as much of this country as I have if it wasn’t for quidditch. The traveling may be cursed sometimes — the Skrewts curse will never leave me, I swear — but the best part of reaching the destination isn’t the place, but the people I see there. Because of this ridiculous […]

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Protected: Anonymous Posts Are Stupid and Other Cold Takes

There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.

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Shameless Filler with Jimmy

In typical Barcelos fashion, I can pump out the shameless materialism and recaps of old posts just fine. But the hard-hitting stuff? Not so easy to get that done to my standards. However, because I know myself, I’ve been banking evergreen content for these occasions.  This time around, you get to learn a little more […]

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Podcast: How to Play Quidditch, College Edition

Yes, I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted here. I feel like I’m forever struggling with balancing writing for work versus writing for me. But that’s a blog post for later. For now, if you’ve missed me pontificating about quidditch, fear not! Alejo Enriquez of How to Play Quidditch invited me to join […]

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Byline Brag: October 4, 2017

Ugh, I am still recovering from last night’s four-hour city council meeting. Nothing like settling in for the long haul after you see that the one thing you’re covering is the last on a long agenda. But that’s a story for next week. This week: I was on the front page!

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Guest Post: Cal Quidditch 2016-2017 Year in Review

Scene: Argonauts Thursday Night Practice MANAGER Barcelos, chatting with CHASER COACH Oelze, mentions the Year in Review that ROOKIE Ardin Lo wrote about his college squad, Cal Quidditch. ROOKIE: Hey Liz, can you share it on Barcelos Knows? MANAGER: Are you kidding? You wrote about me as a player. That’s never happened before. Of course I will. […]

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NCQC You Next Year

I started to draft this on Tuesday morning, my body still aching from the weekend. I went from fourth string to second string and played seven games in two days. I finally played against my alma mater but I didn’t come away with the championship that I obviously, desperatly wanted because NorCal crowned a new […]

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#ProjectReadathon

Hey guys, no post from me today. Just wanted to encourage you all to participate in Penguin Random House’s #ProjectReadathon. Click on this link for more information, but the tl;dr of this is that you get to read excerpts of new books for free and doing so donates free books to kids who can’t afford them. […]

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Witchcraft Wednesday: First Blood

Fight scene? Fight scene. But writing fight scenes is hard.

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