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My Life as a Theater Kid

My Life as a Theater Kid

January 21, 2020

I was a young artist, and I loved to paint and draw and create. My favorite subject in elementary school was art. I loved my art class, especially the art teacher Mrs. La Nora Long. She always encouraged me to be the best artist I could be, no matter what art form it was.  In fifth grade, she introduced me to the Set Design club. We were the kids who would paint the backdrops for the plays put...

My Bucket List

My Bucket List

January 8, 2020

Whether it’s traveling or learning to speak a new language, everyone has at least one thing they want to do before they die. No one knows how long they have left to do all of the things they want so I've compiled a list of all the things I wish to do. Maybe it will spark some inspiration with what you wish to add to your bucket list. 1) Learn a new language I think that learning a new language w...

I Need Longer Pants

I Need Longer Pants

December 19, 2019

If you don’t know me, you have probably seen me walking down the hallways. Yes, I am the really tall girl you see on your way to class. No, I don’t wear men’s size 13 Nike’s. Yes, I have always been this tall. No, I am not on the basketball team. Being a 6’2” teenager, I answer these types of questions a lot. I have also faced lots of challenges that come with my height. Believe me, I ...

10 Tips For Surviving a College Visit

10 Tips For Surviving a College Visit

December 4, 2019

For juniors and seniors, picking a college can be a very stressful decision, but college visits make the process a lot easier for students who are feeling overwhelmed. As a junior, I have already started attending college tours, most recently the University of Mississippi. Here are some tips that, in my experience, are helpful when attending a college visit. Tip #1: Have a list of schools ...

Winter Date Ideas

Winter Date Ideas

December 1, 2019

Winter is fast approaching, and with temperatures already dropping into the 20's at night, it feels like it's arrived. With winter comes the inevitable "cuffing season." This is the time of year when people get together to combat the cold, loneliness, and holidays. Here are some fun date ideas for this time of year: Ice Skating An excellent winter date idea for you and your partner is to go ice skat...

A Letter To My Younger Self

A Letter To My Younger Self

November 12, 2019

Dear eight-year-old Emma, Let me tell you about the next seven years: you think you have your life all planned out, but things will change. There will be times when you will be pushed to do things out of your comfort zone, good or bad. You will go into life one way and come out as a whole new person. All these changes will shape who you are at seven-years-old, at 20-years-old, or even 50 years from...

Payton’s Thanksgiving Traditions

Payton’s Thanksgiving Traditions

November 8, 2019

Thanksgiving is the time for spending time with family and giving thanks. Families all across America come together and give thanks for what they have in their life. From watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in the morning to football games in the afternoon and evening, the Thanksgiving holiday is for cooking all day, then eating until your stomach is overloaded.  Thanksgiving became a national h...

Tips For Passing Your Permit Test

November 7, 2019

Turning 16 is a milestone, and the biggest perk is finally being eligible to receive a permit to hit the open road as a new driver. The permit test consists of 40 questions that must be must be answered in 60 minutes or less. The questions are meant to judge your knowledge of road signs, basic rules of the road, and what each lane on the street is used for. Studying for your permit test can b...

Preparing For The ACT

Preparing For The ACT

November 6, 2019

The dreaded ACT (American College Testing) is slowly creeping closer and many students are fearfully headed fearfully towards it. However, there are many ways to better prepare yourself for this test. One way to boost your score is by purchasing the official online ACT prep, which is roughly $40. Paying this fee allows you access to valuable resources to learn more about the content and prepare up unt...

Simple Costumes for Halloween

Simple Costumes for Halloween

October 31, 2019

With Halloween quickly approaching, it can become stressful to decide last-minute plans.  A change of plans can cause a change of costume, then panic ensues. But, there is no need to worry! Here is a list of groups, couples, singles, and pet costume ideas that could work for any last-minute Halloween plans.  Group Costume It is difficult to know exactly what to dress up as when you have a large ...

Being Vegan in a Meat-Eating World

Being Vegan in a Meat-Eating World

October 23, 2019

When I was growing up, eating meat and going to places like Chick-fil-A was a normal, once-a-week type thing. This all changed when I realized how unhealthy it truly is. According to the American Cancer Society, “...eating 50 grams of processed meat every day increased the risk of colorectal cancer by 18%. That’s the equivalent of about four strips of bacon or one hot dog. For red meat, there w...

The Highs and Lows of My Hispanic Identity

The Highs and Lows of My Hispanic Identity

October 23, 2019

I walk a fine line between two worlds. There’s the dreamy, picturesque world full of music, family, and color. In this world, the rhythms of salsa, cumbia, and bachata fill my veins and become the base of my heartbeat. When the slow strumming of the guitar in chacareras and zambas gently carries through the air, I know this is home.  This world feels like my utopia. It is the place I go to when my Am...