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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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