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High Horses

High Horses

April 23, 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 ...

Local Resident Assistant Needs Assistance With Residences

Local Resident Assistant Needs Assistance With Residences

April 22, 2019

Being a transfer student and moving away for the first time can be a jarring experience. It also doesn’t help that I’m not very sociable, but I still managed to talk to a couple of people and became friends with them.   One friend in particular, told me about his new position as a Resident Assistant (RA), and how w...

Orange Soda

Orange Soda

April 19, 2019

A Story from a Reformed Racist: Walking into Jobe Hall on the night of February 27th, I wasn’t sure what I expected other than earning points for my publications class and my education classes. After Madison Kalia’s reading, it was clear I was in the middle of an emotional shitstorm. All of the poets were amazing and many h...

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

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...

Mighty Ducks: Parental View

Captain Obvious

April 18, 2019

“Gracie, it’s 20 minutes until practice, and I want to be early. So, go ahead and change into your swimsuit” “Yay! I almost forgot about that!”   As I enter the humid building, I noticed that their wasn’t a child in sight. It looked as though the college swimmers were finishing up their session.   “Wowwww! Mama that sure is a humongous pool.” I giggled a little. “Humongous it is sweetie, and you will do great.” “I know mama. I ain’t scared.”   Great to know that we were early, and...

Lost in Life? No, Lost in the Park

Lost in Life? No, Lost in the Park

Erika Coleman, Copy Editor

April 18, 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,...