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Curly Hair Maintenance: A simple routine that has shaped my life

Curly Hair Maintenance: A simple routine that has shaped my life
December 15, 2020

   Every person that has curly/wavy hair knows the struggle to maintain the curls, and at one point, we all desire to have flawless straight hair.  If you were to tell me in seventh grade that I would...

Keep Going Today

Kailee Winsett
December 15, 2020

TW: depression   We have all been in a bad state of mind, whether it was really short-lived or months long. We have all been there once in our lives. Quarantines and COVID can make that worse.  I...

A Lesson in Believing in Myself

A Lesson in Believing in Myself
March 5, 2020

Traditions Two sections, an open space divided by a ring of palm trees and outlined by another ring of ice. Quite literally magical as I saw people glide over the ice with ease but also a nightmare...

More Than A Morning

Trey with his dad, Norman Wright.
November 14, 2019

The flickering light of my TV, the faint sound of cars on the road and my phone playing some music.  It’s refreshing to start my day in such a calming way. It’s nice to find peace early because then...

There’s Always a Light

There's Always a Light
My Journey With Clinical Depression
April 9, 2019

            I remember feeling it first at the ripe age of 12. That sick, sinking feeling. That feeling of dread and hopelessness. However, these little episodes only lasted for very short periods...

Dealing with the Boredom During Spring Break

A photo of me at the Botanic Gardens downtown-- one of the few times I actually went out during break.
April 9, 2019

Ever since middle school, I’ve envied my peers and classmates who took extravagant or faraway trips during spring break. Las Vegas, California, Disneyworld, Universal Studios—you name it, I've known...

It Won’t Be A Goodbye

It Won't Be A Goodbye
May 11, 2018

When you are an exchange student, you leave everything behind. Your family, your friends, your home, your country, the usual things. You pack everything in a suitcase, say goodbye to your family &...

A Reason To Live

Hali Cortes with her sister in 2015 at the mall taking Easter pictures.
The one who saved my life
May 11, 2018

Sitting in a dim, cold bathroom, no noise or movement, I thought to myself should I do it? April 23, 2013, I was minding my own business when I was accused of saying something I never said, now...

It Shouldn’t Be About The Lottery Of Life

November 3, 2017. Senior Night
April 11, 2018

"It's okay to go to beauty school," was something my mama always told me. "It's safer that way." Safer, easier, cheaper. She meant well, especially when the cost of a year of college far exceeds the...

I’m Riding Solo

Cara Wimberley plays the Tuba in the Ranger Regiment.
April 8, 2018

My heart dropped into my stomach and I took a deep, (barely) steadying breath. It was time to play the song that had shoved a lump in my throat for most of the day. I’m not a wimp, but when I’m...

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