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Marching into Madness

Marching into Madness

April 18, 2019

March is known as the most exciting time of the year for college basketball fans, and as one of those fans, I will say it’s true. During this wonderful time of the year, the regular season of college basketball ends, and the post season begins. It starts with tournaments to crown a champion in each of the conferences. After...

Oh What A Sunday….

Oh What A Sunday….

April 18, 2019

“He stayed there all Friday. He stayed there all Saturday. But early, I said early Sunday morning, he got up with all power in his hands.” My pastor ends every sermon the same way every Sunday. At this point, I knew that he’d be ending the sermon very soon. The church seemed pretty empty that day. Everyone was in their n...

Burning Out at the Speed of Sound

Burning Out at the Speed of Sound

April 18, 2019

College students are rarely able to solely support themselves without taking on one or more part-time jobs between classes. Though college is expected to be a time for students to learn about the world and about themselves, many are focused more on survival than living. I have, over the past three years, been one of those...

High Horse

Abby Proctor, Photography

April 18, 2019

Filed under Gonzo, Spring 2019

The smell of air would be rancid to city folk, but to me it smells like making sweet memories. My old boots slip in the mud as I walk past the arena with my lead rope tight in hand. I hear the announcer call out the name of a contestant, and horse and rider shoot out of the gates to make their clover-leaf pattern around the barrels. The rider’s mother and father scream on the sidelines in lawn chairs they brought from home. I can see the father’s beer-filled gut spill out from his unbuttoned flannel as he shouts. Their other child, a boy no...

Lost in Life? No, Lost in the Park

Lost in Life? No, Lost in the Park

Erika Coleman, Copy Editor

April 18, 2019

Filed under Gonzo, Spring 2019

Getting lost in Leroy Percy Park while walking a trail was not how I expected to spend one Sunday of my life, but it made for a good bonding experience.   Going to the park was not in the original plans my family and I had for that day, but due to the (what we felt were) expensive prices of circus tickets, we deci...

My Wisdom Teeth Surgery Experience

My Wisdom Teeth Surgery Experience

April 17, 2019

It was Thursday afternoon when I received the dreadful phone call. I was in class at the time, so the lady left a voicemail: “Good morning, this is Elaine. I am calling from the Center For Oral and Facial Surgery to confirm Jasmine McGill’s appointment for Friday March, 22 at 9 a.m. Just a reminder, do not eat or drink a...

Stress of Student Life

Stress of Student Life

April 10, 2019

The amount of stress I was accumulating from school, work, and bills was wearing on my mental and emotional stability, and this overly optimistic thinking was causing me to ignore that fact.

Put a Ring on It (Equality Version): The MANgagement Rings

Put a Ring on It (Equality Version): The MANgagement Rings

April 30, 2018

Sitting on my bed, legs crossed, and a blank comment for a discussion on Canvas staring laughingly at me, I tap the keys half-heartedly in a rhythm that does not match the beat of the music I’m listening to. Inspiration for Pitch 10, a.k.a. the article-that-calls-out-journalism-unbiasness-but-it’s-not-true-unbias-because-that-doesn’t-exist, and boy,...

I Guess it Rains Down in Africa

I Guess it Rains Down in Africa

April 30, 2018

“I guess it rains down in Africa” blares through your dreams and jars you back into consciousness. At first you look around thinking you are still sleeping, because why on earth would that song be playing? Then, realization sets in. You enlisted into the military. You deployed to Africa. It indeed rains in Africa. Then you...

What Not to Do as a College Student

What Not to Do as a College Student

March 22, 2018

I pace around my private room I received after becoming a resident assistant (RA) this semester. Both sides are decorated, but one side is clearly more lived in than the other. My bed is messy from me sleeping in it for a quick nap since I can’t sleep like a normal person, or a regular college student with a full 15-...

The Rumor Mill

The Rumor Mill

May 3, 2017

“Did you hear about what happened to her?” “No, what?” “She missed a lot of classes ‘cuz she got pregnant.” “You’re jokin’!” “I bet her ‘rents wished it was a joke.” But, the whole idea behind this rumor was meant in simple passing—a joke in of itself because she’d never do it in...

Nerf War at the Baptist Student Union

Nerf War at the Baptist Student Union

May 3, 2017

The Nerf Gun War had been the topic of conversation for weeks around the Baptist Student Union, or as we call it, BSU. People that didn’t even own Nerf guns and especially didn’t know how to use them and Nerf War veterans alike were talking about it. There was talk about how to set up the building and how to divide up teams....