Category: Staff Perspectives

The Power of a Signature Scent

Maggie McLaughlin, senior strategic communication major from South Bend, Indiana   I find myself smelling perfumes and candles a lot. Finding a scent that you love can change the way you walk down a crowded sidewalk and can allow you to leave an impression on people without even saying anything. We have all walked by someone and noticed that they… Read more →

Another Creative Outlet

  Raegan Lane, junior criminal justice major from Fort Worth, Texas For years, I have been a creative writer. I have published a book and a play and written dozens of scenes, stories, and poems. But there are other ways I enjoy expressing my creativity. I am also a cheerleading coach and choreographer. I love coming up with dances and… Read more →

How Dungeons and Dragons Saved my Queer Soul

Cole Crawford (They/Them), senior writing and history double major from McKinney, Texas It was once the scourge of the seventies and eighties, denounced by born-again Christians around the country for “promoting devil worship,” practiced only in secret to avoid the malice of jocks and escape the label of “freak;” it was Dungeons and Dragons. And what forty to fifty years… Read more →

Movies for Therapy

Victor Chavez, writing major, from Fort Worth, Texas Movies. What comes to mind when that word is brought up? I’m assuming it has to do with them being a source of temporary entertainment that has a certain time limit for each one. Or maybe you think of AMC Theaters and the annoying Nicole Kidman ad before each movie. Maybe you… Read more →

Tips and Products for More Peaceful Poops

Brianna Harkins, senior writing major from Fort Worth, Texas Disclaimer: You are about to read way too much information about my body and bowel movements. I have Irritable Bowel Syndrome, or IBS. This is just fancy terminology doctor’s use to say, “You have a ton of inflammation in your gut, but we can’t figure out why. Good luck with that.”… Read more →

The Versatility of Breakfast Tacos

Jessica Schaffer, senior English major and journalism and Spanish double minor, from Fort Worth, Texas       “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” I’m sure we’ve all heard that saying a time or two. As an avid breakfast lover, I stand by this statement. However, if it were up to me, I would have breakfast for… Read more →

Antiquity: Now in Color

Cole Crawford, Junior, Writing and History, McKinney, TX   Whenever we, in the modern era, imagine the awe-inspiring buildings and statues of ancient Antiquity, what do we picture? It would probably be sleek white marble with its stoic sheen, the visage of philosophy and empire. Yet in this modern era, with our courthouses and government buildings imitating the white marble… Read more →

Taco Soup Recipe

By Marissa Bradley from Flower Mound, Texas             Wanting something warm to eat? Too cold outside? I have the recipe for you! From the variety of beans to the spices to the protein, this taco soup recipe will surely warm you up on a cold evening.Following the instructions contains about ten to twelve servings.  If you have it at hand, you… Read more →

Branch & Bird Review

By Makayla Lockard from Mansfield, Texas           If you are looking for a nice place to dine to celebrate a special occasion, hang out with friends or family, or just to go somewhere with a nice view, I definitely recommend trying Branch & Bird in Fort Worth, Texas. With a sky lobby on top of Frost Bank Tower, Branch & Bird has… Read more →