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Why College Doesn’t Have to Be the Best Four Years of Your Life

By Hannah Brown Web Content Contributor The cliché that college is the climax or pinnacle of your life and everything you experience thereafter is a point of constant decline is incredibly disheartening. This idea circulates in our society but has little tactile or meaningful evidence in support of its claims. Of course, there will always be those with an adversarial stance on this topic, and to some degree, I do […]

todayMarch 1, 2022 190 5

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The Importance of being alone

By Stacey RamirezWeb Content Contributor Dr. Seuss’s book "Oh, the Places You'll Go!" has become a staple graduation gift given to thousands each year. It became a popular gift to give graduates because of its messages about exploring the world and what to expect from it. At first, I thought this book was just a novelty gift, something that looks like you put effort into instead of just shoving money […]

todaySeptember 3, 2020 8


To Those Who Couldn’t Stay

By Timia CobbWeb Content Contributor Men never stay in my life long. They come and go as much as the weather changes in Texas. I just wish that before they left, they could’ve told me why I wasn’t worthy of them staying and telling me that I was enough. The first boy I ever kissed never took me out on a date. I was young and had never had someone […]

todayJuly 18, 2020 12

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Six ways I Messed Up My Sophomore Year

By Timia Cobb Web Content Contributor I had a plan for my sophomore year. I was going to be a good student, be more confident, be hardworking and be better than I was during my freshman year of college. In my freshman year, I was clueless, I got excited by the first guy who looked at me, I barely made any friends and I overthought everything. My sophomore year was […]

todayApril 21, 2020 22

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Buffer the Grind

By Ashton HermanWeb Content Contributor The semester may be nearly halfway done, but that’s no excuse to avoid improving your work ethic! If you need a quick refresher, or are new to the relentless grind of college, take a quick read through these tips on bettering your scholastic performance. 1. Get Some Sleep. While it was cool in middle school to stay up past midnight, not getting enough sleep can […]

todayMarch 10, 2020 11

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In Tip-Top Shape

By Ashton HermanWeb Content Contributor Getting a car is perhaps one the most liberating times in anyone’s life. A car symbolizes the freedom to move and progress, and to own one feels like a great step in the path of life. However, with such freedom comes responsibility; the car of one’s dreams can only go so far before something inevitably goes awry. That is why every car owner should, at […]

todayFebruary 4, 2020 61

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5 Tips for Your Winter Makeup Routine

By Arlett Ramirez Assistant Web Content Manager  Your winter makeup routine might drastically change from your summer routine. You might have to switch foundation shades or even foundation types. Your skin will probably become dry and chapped lips might be a daily occurrence. That’s why I want to share my five makeup tips you should follow this winter! 1. Moisturize your skin daily.  During the winter, skin might become dry […]

todayJanuary 30, 2020 22

Two yellow hands make a “sexual gesture” sign by pointing to an ok hand sign surrounded by a circle of birds and bees. All on a fading blue background.


Ready or Not

By Timia CobbWeb Content Contributor There are many stigmas surrounding sex: people should wait 'till marriage, should do it when they’re in love or should do it whenever because it’s not even a big deal. However, it is a big deal, especially when you’ve been a virgin (never having sex with someone of any gender or sexuality) for so long that you feel as though it’s part of your personality.  […]

todayNovember 20, 2019 46

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Educated and Highly Melanated: Grown and Mindin’ Ya Own

By Constunce Brantley and Tyler TownesPodcast Producers Educated and Highly Melanated is a podcast about what the college experience is. It touches on relationships, social life, school work and how to juggle all of these before stepping out into the real world. Co-hosts Constunce Brantley and Tyler Townes, two individuals with two completely different college experiences, offer their insight and opinions on life as a college student. On episode two […]

todayMarch 6, 2019 12

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