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Can I Interview You?

Can I Interview You?
A reflection on how interviewing has helped me grow as a journalist and storyteller, and as a person.
May 8, 2018

It is not the standard day of a college student or any person to sit on two raised chairs under bright lights, a camera filming behind you, and ask someone who they murdered that led to them serving over...

Kacey Musgraves Voice is Vibrant in Her Golden Hour

Kacey Musgraves Voice is Vibrant in Her Golden Hour
The raising country singer releases her most soulful and genre-bending album to date.
April 23, 2018

“Keep me in your glow / Cause I’m having such a good time with you,” Kacey Musgraves sings in the title track of her newly released album Golden Hour. The fourth album released by the 29 year old...

Really NFL, Sexual Orientation is What You Question?

Really NFL, Sexual Orientation is What You Question?
March 18, 2018

“I go in one room, and a team will ask me do I like men, just to see my reaction. I go in another room, they’ll try to bring up one of my family members or something and tell me, ‘Hey, I heard your...

Today’s Younger Generations Need a True Jackson VP

Today's Younger Generations Need a True Jackson VP
We need more programming to motivate today younger generations to become future leaders.
February 28, 2018

Zoey 101, Drake & Josh, iCarly and several other TV shows on TV channels like Nickelodeon were the shows of my years growing up. It was those types of shows that hit the mark just right. The characters...

I Don’t Need an Umbrella and That is Okay

I Don't Need an Umbrella and That is Okay
Dating apps are a complicated relationship, let alone, how it is involved in our wider dating lives. What happens when I remove them briefly from my life.
February 22, 2018
Is this what these dating apps are for? Is this what I want? What am I doing?

ACS: Versace – Even In Death Versace Creates Beauty

ACS: Versace – Even In Death Versace Creates Beauty
Beauty is at the core of this season's exploration of fame, social status, and identity.
January 18, 2018

Ugly does not exist in American Crime Story: Versace (Full title: The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story) from its illustrious opening of Gianni Versace awaking in his decorated to the...

Remember Philando Castile: Will the NRA Defend POC Gun Owners?

Remember Philando Castile: Will the NRA Defend POC Gun Owners?
Almost two years since Castile's death. Six months since the verdict on the events leading to Castile's death. Does the NRA care to comment?
January 16, 2018
Approaching two years since Castile's death. Over six months since the verdict on the events leading to Castile's death. Does the NRA care to comment?

Congratulations on the New Arrival

Congratulations on the New Arrival
The time never seemed right. What was the appropriate setting and time to learn your ancestry?
November 30, 2017

“Are you upset that you are adopted?” My dad asked me once as I sat on his lap on an old chair in the living room.  What is the proper setting and sitting position to learn at 5 years-old your...

When You Have to Let a Best Friend Go to Tennessee

When You Have to Let a Best Friend Go to Tennessee
To lose a best friend is to ride a wave of emotions you never asked to be on.
November 19, 2017

“Yeah the cops came.” The short text read. A thick pad taped to the left side of my stomach as I laid on the coach. My side aching across four etched lines with a north star for the most blistering...

Niall Horan’s Flicker: An Artist Growing in Confidence

Niall Horan's Flicker: An Artist Growing in Confidence
His vocals possessing a screaming undertone to let his voice be unabated and free from his hesitation.
October 22, 2017

“Oh, my my, you just took me by surprise,” the lyric goes on “Seeing Blind.” Niall Horan’s duet with country singer, Maren Morris, on the Irish singer’s debut album Flicker. The lyric summing...

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