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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, 2016

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...

Dear Dad

Dear Dad

Maritza Velasco, Feature Editor May 27, 2015

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. My dad has always been a part of my life; except for the...

Everyone Should Experience College, Or Something Like It

Everyone Should Experience College, Or Something Like It

Maritza Velasco, Features Editor April 30, 2015

Lately, my friends and I have found ourselves sitting around and reminiscing about the past four years of our lives. We’ll be graduating college in less than a month, yet it feels like just yesterday...

Dealing With My Insecurities

Dealing With My Insecurities

Maritza Velasco , Feature Editor April 9, 2015

You ever just stand in the mirror, staring at your reflection wishing you could see yourself through the eyes of others? Well I have, in fact I find myself doing it more than usual. Why? Because I’m...

A Friend In Need Is A Friend Indeed

A Friend In Need Is A Friend Indeed

Maritza Velasco, Impact Staff March 5, 2015

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. We met through the job I...

#LikeAGirl

#LikeAGirl

Maritza Velasco, Impact Staff February 19, 2015

The Super Bowl brings in millions of viewers each year to watch something other than the actual football game – the commercials. This year I was unable to watch either because I had to work, but my creative...

A Letter To My Mother...

A Letter To My Mother…

Maritza Velasco, Impact Staff February 2, 2015

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. I didn’t want to write a crazy long paragraph,...

Learning How to Walk Again

Learning How to Walk Again

Maritza Velasco, Impact Staff January 27, 2015

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...

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

Maritza Velasco, Impact Staff January 27, 2015

Being bilingual is a great advantage that I will never get to experience. My mother is African-American (amongst other races) and my dad is Mexican. I was about three-years-old when we left my dad in Georgia...

What Graduating With Honors Means To Me

What Graduating With Honors Means To Me

Maritza Velasco, Impact Staff December 18, 2014

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...

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