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Someone Who’s Inspired Me for Years

Someone Who's Inspired Me for Years

Jillian Simmons, Impact Staff

May 4, 2020

I’m going to talk about someone who helped me get through a really dark time in my life, and that person is a YouTuber. I know that probably sounds silly of me to say, but it’s the absolute truth. My freshman year of college was one of the hardest years of my life to date. I was at a pretty pathetic...

Let’s Cancel ‘Cancel Culture’

Let's Cancel 'Cancel Culture'

Jillian Simmons, Impact Staff

April 21, 2020

Since being quarantined, I’ve spent pretty much all of my time playing Animal Crossing and on social media, which is something that I’m pretty sure a lot of people can relate to right now. When I checked on my phone, I learned that I spent 20 hours and 44 minutes on social media alone, which definitely...

You’ve Got A Friend In Me

You've Got A Friend In Me

Jillian Simmons, Impact Staff

April 7, 2020

This column is going to consist of a whole lot less talking about what’s going wrong right now and how I’m trying to get through it, and instead, I’m going to talk about one of the very best things in my life: my best friend, Darryus. A best friend is a funny concept to me because if you hear...

Infecting our Minds

Infecting our Minds

Jillian Simmons, Impact Staff

March 25, 2020

Everybody knows about the coronavirus, Miss Rona, COVID-19, or whatever else you want to call this thing that has changed just about everybody’s life. In the span of a few months, this has become a sweeping global pandemic and the only thing that anybody can talk about. Starting on Wednesday, March...

Maybe I Am Stupid

Maybe I Am Stupid

Jillian Simmons, Impact Staff

March 10, 2020

I was one of the smart kids in the class when I was younger. Everything came so naturally to me. I never struggled for anything, and when I did, I’d sit down and then figure it out. I remember being in first grade (I was already deemed one of the smart kids by then), there was one week when during...

Sweet and Cyrus

Sweet and Cyrus

Jillian Simmons, Impact Staff

December 12, 2019

Miley Cyrus is a name that has been a name used in households around the world since 2006 when the show Hannah Montana started. I’ve yet to meet a person who didn’t know who she was, considering she has maintained and only gained fame and popularity since she first started on Disney Channel.  ...

Waiting for It to Get Better

Waiting for It to Get Better

Jillian Simmons, Impact Staff

December 8, 2019

My entire college career has been smooth sailing, more or less. I’ve never struggled with classes or my grades, proudly keeping up a 3.4 GPA (which could be several points higher if it weren’t for the C that I unfairly got from my Art History professor, who made his test final unreasonably hard)....

He Did It His Way

He Did It His Way

Jillian Simmons, Impact Staff

November 23, 2019

"The song ‘My Way’ by Frank Sinatra really felt like a perfect way to say goodbye to my grandfather, because his whole life he lived it his way.

Stand By Me

Stand By Me

Jillian Simmons, Impact Staff

September 21, 2019

I talk about three of the most important and influential people in my life.

Tears in Heaven

Tears in Heaven

Jillian Simmons, Impact Staff

September 18, 2019

I came up with the name for this column from the movie “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,” which is one of my favorite movies. It’s about erasing the memories of people from your brain, instead of moving on from them in the normal way. That’s not what I want, though. I want to heal from...

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