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Today I Quit My Job… Well One Of Em’

Today I Quit My Job… Well One Of Em’

Maritza Velasco, Staff Writer
January 7
Filed under Columnists, On A Tangent

I woke up this morning, hit the snooze button twice and rolled over three or four times before dragging myself out of bed. As I walked barefoot into the cold bathroom to turn on the shower, thoughts of how the rest of my day was going to go began to circulate through my mind. Once the steam from the...

Dear Dad

Dear Dad

Maritza Velasco, Feature Editor
May 27
Filed under On A Tangent

Many people are unaware of the unique relationship I have with my dad, so when he showed up at my college graduation it surprised a lot of you. Read More »...

Everyone Should Experience College, Or Something Like It

Everyone Should Experience College, Or Something Like It

Maritza Velasco, Features Editor
April 30
Filed under On A Tangent

Lately, my friends and I have found ourselves sitting around and reminiscing about the past four years of our lives. Read More »...

Dealing With My Insecurities

Dealing With My Insecurities

Maritza Velasco, Feature Editor
April 9
Filed under On A Tangent

You ever just stand in the mirror, staring at your reflection wishing you could see yourself through the eyes of others? Read More »...

A Friend In Need Is A Friend Indeed

A Friend In Need Is A Friend Indeed

Maritza Velasco, Impact Staff
March 5
Filed under On A Tangent

I have a friend named Maegan that I’ve only known for about two and a half years, yet I feel like I’ve known her for so much longer and I consider her to be my best friend. Read More »...

#LikeAGirl

#LikeAGirl

Maritza Velasco, Impact Staff
February 19
Filed under On A Tangent

The Super Bowl brings in millions of viewers each year to watch something other than the actual football game – the commercials. Read More »...

A Letter To My Mother…

A Letter To My Mother…

Maritza Velasco, Impact Staff
February 2
Filed under On A Tangent

It’s her birthday today, and I posted a picture of us on Instagram. It took me awhile to find a good one of us – you know, one where we looked happy. Read More »...

Learning How to Walk Again

Learning How to Walk Again

Maritza Velasco, Impact Staff
January 27
Filed under On A Tangent

I was fifteen when I entered my first and only relationship. We met at fourteen and became inseparable from then on. What did I know about love? Everyone around me convinced me that I was too young to understand what it was but I disagreed. I knew. I knew that we would be together forever, I knew we’d...

“No Hab-low Es-pan-yol” My Difficulties With Spanish

“No Hab-low Es-pan-yol” My Difficulties With Spanish

Maritza Velasco, Impact Staff
January 27
Filed under On A Tangent

Being bilingual is a great advantage that I will never get to experience. Read More »...

What Graduating With Honors Means To Me

What Graduating With Honors Means To Me

Maritza Velasco, Impact Staff
December 18
Filed under On A Tangent

Academic achievements have always been important to me, since a young girl. My family would shower me with gifts and fancy dinners whenever I would receive an award or a good grade. This carried on up until middle school. Read More »...

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