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Our heroes don’t die, so long as they spark passion
 

Our heroes don’t die, so long as they spark passion

So – Prince, a storyteller through music and acting, passed away on Thursday. WWE female wrestling personality, Chyna, died that same day. On April 17, Doris Roberts – the grandmother from Everybody Loves Raymond – died. The last few months have been filled with celebrity deaths. Patty Duke, Garry Shandling,...
Want to be the best intern? Here are 4 tips to help get you there
 

Want to be the best intern? Here are 4 tips to help get you there

As the school year is about to end, the stress doesn’t exactly stop. Finding a job/internship is always on the table and hanging over our heads. Of course when we finally get one, we’re nervous for our first day, we don’t always know what to say, or if it’s far...
Not Your Cup of Tea
 

Not Your Cup of Tea

Last week in one of my sociology classes I was introduced to an organization called Men Against Violence Against Women. I had never heard of this group before, but I was immediately intrigued by their name. Founded by a group of men in 2000, this organization’s mission is to “empower...
We Chose To Walk In The Hays County Heart Walk And This Is Why
 

We Chose To Walk In The Hays County Heart Walk And This Is Why

By: Amanda Gibson On Saturday, April 9, our team woke up early and tied our laces to participate in the Hays County Heart Walk in San Marcos, TX. The 5K was sponsored by the American Heart Association and upon signing up the organization asked participants what the “why” was behind participating in...
An essay on why Central Americans are fleeing their home countries
 

An essay on why Central Americans are fleeing their home countries

In 2014, thousands of unaccompanied children and women from Central America sought safety in the United States, specifically finding sanctuary in Texas. More than 10,622 unaccompanied children and 16,329 adults with children were apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border in June alone last summer. The asylum-seekers primarily come from three countries- Guatemala, El...
A Not-So-Open Letter to My Communication Inspiration
 

A Not-So-Open Letter to My Communication Inspiration

Open letters are kind of weird to write, considering you have one person in mind but you’re trying to generalize it so that everyone can relate. So here’s my not-so-open letter to my high school teacher, Mr. Reed, that inspired me down my communications career path without even knowing it....
Playing Bass is Easy; Transitioning Genders – Not so Much
 

Playing Bass is Easy; Transitioning Genders – Not so Much

The New Orleans Saints are facing the Dallas Cowboys for Sunday Night Football on the screens of a Fort Worth Applebee’s. The Saints score and a fan can be heard shouting, “Who dat? Who dat?” as she bounces up and down on her chair. Wulffrith Harris, a 53-year-old who fidgets...
Art Provides Hope for Asylum Seekers at ICE Facilities in Texas
 

Art Provides Hope for Asylum Seekers at ICE Facilities in Texas

The state of Texas is home to 11 detention facilities for immigrants who have entered the United States. Many of these immigrants are women with small children, running from situations in their Central American home countries that put their safety at risk. Some attempt to sneak past Immigration and Customs...
The world is not so small after all
 

The world is not so small after all

It took me about half the time I have been in college to realize I have been looking at life wrong. I was working on a story  about the Central American refugees in San Antonio. There had been Googling happening. There had been research and question preparation. But, as any journalist...
Take The Time To Appreciate Your Time
 

Take The Time To Appreciate Your Time

By: Amanda Gibson Being a college senior is electrifying and terrifying. You have the excitement of many years of hard work finally feeling like it’s about to pay off while you have the fear of answering what’s next. It’s entirely too easy to get caught up in planning the what’s...

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