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Killing the Messenger

Killing the Messenger

Taylor Ryan May 18, 2014

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...

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

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....

Taking Away My Anxiety

Taking Away My Anxiety

Taylor Ryan, Features Editor March 21, 2014

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...

Is it Worth the Wait?

Is it Worth the Wait?

Taylor Ryan, Features Editor February 3, 2014

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...

Father of the Year

Father of the Year

Taylor Ryan November 16, 2013

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...

Mr. Carter And Next Year's Best Seller

Mr. Carter And Next Year’s Best Seller

Taylor Ryan November 16, 2013

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...

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

Taylor Ryan, Features Editor October 22, 2013

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...

School Heat Wave? Oh The Humanity

School Heat Wave? Oh The Humanity

Taylor Ryan, Impact Staff September 12, 2013

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...

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