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Killing the Messenger

Killing the Messenger

Taylor Ryan
May 18, 2014
Filed under Cup Of T

Marketing gurus will tell you that customer service is a product. And if you really think about it, they are absolutely right. A slow or sassy waitress has just as much potential to disappoint as the side of runny eggs she is serving up. Lucky for her I’m the benefit of the doubt type--the 'don’t...

It’s too early for a cat fight…how about some controversy?

It’s too early for a cat fight…how about some controversy?

Taylor Ryan, Features Editor
April 17, 2014
Filed under Cup Of T

Every Tuesday morning starts like a bad dream. I routinely hit snooze on my alarm clock three times and debate on whether today school is a need to go type of situation before hitting it a fourth time. Around the ten minute mark, the one that decides whether  I’ll catch the train or a cab to my tra...

Taking Away My Anxiety

Taking Away My Anxiety

Taylor Ryan, Features Editor
March 21, 2014
Filed under Cup Of T

The ones who normally recognize the unforgiving speed of life are normally ones who have lived through most of theirs. They have gray hair and children. They've paid a few bills and can shed some light on the importance of living in the moment. We’ve heard it a million times. “Live for now.”...

Is it Worth the Wait?

Is it Worth the Wait?

Taylor Ryan, Features Editor
February 3, 2014
Filed under Cup Of T

I don’t care what Billy Madison says, peeing your pants is not cool. It wasn’t in fourth grade, and it isn’t now. I’d love to be reassuring in that wetting yourself is a weakness you grow out of like your favorite pair of pants, but I can’t. Sure, your level of tolerance increases but the adolescent...

Father of the Year

Father of the Year

Taylor Ryan
November 16, 2013
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I think a parent’s love is one of those things you won’t understand until you are one. It is like this visceral switch that flips on and suddenly your child is your whole world, a perfect, beautiful gift that the universe has just given you. It will be a while before I flip that switch, if ever,...

Mr. Carter And Next Year’s Best Seller

Mr. Carter And Next Year’s Best Seller

Taylor Ryan
November 16, 2013
Filed under Cup Of T

I have a tendency of sharing too much. My filter has always seemed to be a bloated bag full insecurities, insults, confessions, and odd facts that I regrettably leak to both acquaintances and friends whether they ask for it or not. I wish I could say it’s a trait I have recently come into, but truth...

We’re All Self Conscious, I’m Just The First To Admit It

We’re All Self Conscious, I’m Just The First To Admit It

Taylor Ryan, Features Editor
October 22, 2013
Filed under Cup Of T

Insecurities are a funny thing, and by funny I mean little devious lice, itching at your subconscious and reminding you that you are somehow inferior. They manifest. They multiply. They crawl deep into your ears with hopes of making you feel helpless while reminding you that, no, you can't pull off...

School Heat Wave? Oh The Humanity

School Heat Wave? Oh The Humanity

Taylor Ryan, Impact Staff
September 12, 2013
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It’s that time of year again. The leaves are changing and the parka is coming out, but don't be too hasty for fall just yet; the final rays of summer aren’t going down without one final singe. We’ve all come to know the start of school as the dreaded pinpoint to the end of summer. The summer...

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