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The positives to look at provide me the annual joy I have when planning for the festive holidays.  There is no worry of having a frown when debating over what flavor of pie to indulge in.
Photo credit: Josh Dalton

Finding appreciation in the rough

November 26, 2014
Holidays are meant to appreciate what you have.
Having a thinner body figure often strikes criticism when in comparison to more curvy assets. 
Photo credit: Amanda Galvan

To love thyself, attack another

November 10, 2014
Promoting confidence should not require putting down others.
Celebrating Halloween should not mean to give up any chance of dressing up and being given candy. It should be about the fun and entertainment you feel, no matter how childish it seems to others. Photo credit: Brittnie Truax

The horror to not celebrate Halloween

October 31, 2014
Instead of celebrating Halloween in the classic manners usually done, some choose other options due to the fact that they consider them less childish.
Ultimately, the power of money is overlooked and contains a very controlling way to it. There are other more valuable components to a persons life than money. Photo credit: Alex Nedelcu

The power of money

October 24, 2014
Money cannot buy happiness, but it sure does buy the items that bring an elated smile to our faces.
Small proposals through sticky notes are more intimate than a public asking through song at Town Square.

Private proposals

October 17, 2014
With homecoming comes the want to be asked to homecoming in public. However, a small and simple proposal can lead to a successful "yes."
Finding a flattering wedding gown is an important aspect of a wedding, while being a very stressful decision.However, it is the love that will be bonded that matters most.  Photo credit: Brittnie Truax

Marriage: a realization of commitment and love

October 1, 2014
The glitz and glamour of a wedding day can camouflage the true commitment and strong promise going into the endeavor.
Choosing what college to attend was not a difficult task, but now that the indecisive vibes has clouded my head, I have second thoughts on how far I will be able to succeed.

Second thoughts for indecisive people

September 16, 2014
As I start junior year, my thoughts for college have started to diminish into a tornado of indecisions.
Bringing forth attention to the life threatening disease, most known as Lou Gehrigs disease, helps support in finding a cure. However, donating as much money as possible supports the cause more positively.

Buckets for awareness

September 3, 2014
Social media has become a benefit to providing awareness for the disease, ALS.
Whether the picture be an embarrassing selfie after a bad haircut or a group photo with your best friends, all pictures contain some type of memory that should be kept cherished.

A picture brings back a thousand memories

August 20, 2014
The importance of pictures are often overlooked, because we center our attention too much on the flaws we see.
As the year went on, I went through with the goals I made at the beginning of the school year. Next year, I hope to not only improve but continue the involvement and transformations I have made. Sophomore year, I will miss you!

Another year completed

May 19, 2014
Goodbye 2013-2014 and hello 2014-2015 (in three months)
No matter the weather, rainy or sunny, I always find some type of enjoyment within life that makes me smile.

A smile towards success

May 6, 2014
There is so much in this life to be happy about, so why feel sad or angry?
The annual Extreme Thing brings a variety of bands along with a variety within each stages audience. Bands like Of Mice & Men bring the crowd most find cliche to events like these.

Concert madness

April 23, 2014
Lately, I have received negative comments to an event I look forward to yearly. Many of the commenters, however, do not see the fun that happens during Extreme Thing.