Nothing beats loving what you do and who you do it for

I’ve been working one job or another since I was 16. I’ve been a sales associate for a frozen yogurt shop, a bead store (which I didn’t even know was a thing until my best friend and I stumbled across their “Now Hiring!” sign), a retail store and Murray State…

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Volunteering: Not For the Faint of Heart

Volunteering isn’t for everybody. Volunteering SHOULD be for everybody, but that would also involve living in a perfect world (we don’t and we never will). A couple of years ago I took my first nonprofit class at Murray State. Much like many of the other students enrolled in that class…

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Stepping into Reality

I’ve been a student at Murray State for going on seven semesters. Meaning, I’ve essentially lived in Murray, Kentucky on and off for about three years. That’s a long time – more than enough time to get to know the area and community within Murray, one might say. So why…

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Why affordable housing in San Marcos is hard to find

By Ross Griffith and Victoria Robinson San Marcos, Texas is a rapidly expanding city with a severe lack of housing options for the nearly 40 percent of residents who live below the poverty level. The majority of residents rent houses and apartments, while homeowners represent only 27 percent of the…

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VBM partners with Austin American-Statesman and Latina Lista to cover poverty in San Marcos, TX

About Me “Howdy, y’all!” – me, Allison Borthwick, an Indianapolis, Ind., native who has obviously been in Texas for only two weeks. How did not-so-little ol’ me wind up in Central Texas for the summer? Allow me to pull a quote from one of my favorite books. “I have been…

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