Jake’s Take On: 9/11-15 Years Later

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com “Where were you when…” is a very familiar phrase that can be used to refer to historical events. For my grandparents’ generation, it was “Where were you when Pearl Harbor happened?” or “When the Japanese surrendered?” For my parents, Gloria and Matthew Elyachar, and their generation, it was “Where were you […]

A Word from the Publisher: Jake’s Take Turns 5!

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Five years ago, I graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with Bachelor’s of Science in broadcast journalism. While it was one of the highlights of my life, I graduated at the height of the Great Recession. Finding a job in the media field was like searching for a minuscule […]

A Word from the Publisher: Holiday Greetings (The 2015 Edition)

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Wow! What a year! The Kansas City Royals won the World Series. The Kansas City Chiefs are inching a step closer to participate in the NFL Playoffs and I had the opportunity to travel to both the East Coast and West Coast for the third time in the 2010s. I have […]

A Word from the Publisher: A Special Honor

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com I am very honored to announce that I have been nominated for the 2015 Small Business Influencer Award for Journalists. I want to thank my friend, Becky Wilson, for nominating me for this impeccable honor. I would also like to express gratitude to all of the talented artists, authors, dancers, entrepreneurs, […]

A Word From the Publisher: the 2015 ENMN Conference

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Last week, I headed west to learn how other content producers approach blogging and what new strategies I need to do that can improve my ability as a blogger! One of the main lessons that I learned from attending this conference was commitment! When we boarded the bus to our very […]

Jacob’s Fitness Journey Update-Summer 2015

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com It has been a while since I last wrote about my fitness journey! The good news…I am getting stronger every day! I have hit several major benchmarks such as getting a 2-rep max of 175 on a jerk, a 1-rep max of 175 on a clean, a 1-rep max of 230 […]

A Word from the Publisher: “Jake’s Take’s” Fourth Anniversary

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com August is a very important month in the Jake’s Take calendar! This month is when I started my blogging endeavors. For those readers are new to the joyride known as Jake’s Take, I will give you a quick origin story…. After I graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder in […]

A Note From The Publisher: The State of Jake’s Take (2014 Edition)

Dear Readers: Thank you so much for taking time out of your busy schedules to read Jake’s Take. Your support means the world to me! I am very proud to say that this blog has had its biggest year since the 2011 launch of its predecessor: jacobelyacharjournalist.com! As of today, Jake’s Take has been viewed […]

An Eulogy for My Grandfather-Ralph Matzdorff

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com (Publisher’s Note: Recently, my maternal grandfather, Ralph Matzdorff, passed away. Here is the eulogy I wrote for and read at yesterday’s memorial service.) This is something that I did not want to happen for a very, very long time. For 26 years, my grandfather, Ralph Matzdorff, was a constant light in […]

A Note from the Editor: 25-A “Birth” Year In Review

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Happy Labor Day, Everyone! Two days from now, I will be turn 26! As I turned a quarter-of-a-century old, I reflected on the countless incredible things I did during my 25th year on this planet. CrossFit: I celebrated my first year in CrossFit by competing in two CrossFit competitions. While I […]

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