Personal Columns

Personal Column: Driven to Succeed

Personal Column: Driven to Succeed

Iyra Sembrano, Staff Writer Loneliness and isolation can make a man give up or put up a fight. It is not easy for a human being to leave their normal life, for they will need time to grow and be accepted by their new environment. Just five years...

 

Personal Column: Learning to let go

Personal Column: Learning to let go

Elizabeth Tejada, staff writer “He’s gone…” was all I managed to choke out as I sat there, staring at my crying father who was supposed to be the strength of the family and the strength I needed at that point. He stood there and...

 

Personal Column: Was it Really Worth it?

Personal Column: Was it Really Worth it?

Romeeka Siddiqui – Staff Writer You never realize what you have until gone. Last week I almost lost him. He came in barefooted, shirt torn up, scratches and bumps all over his face. I had never seen my little brother like this before....

 

Personal Column: Loss of friend inspires passion for life

Personal Column: Loss of friend inspires passion for life

Staff writer Franklin Mejia I’ve been through a couple of things. Bullying. Anxiety Attacks. Depression. The list goes on and on. Even so, I still go on with my life. The reason I’m mentioning this is because recently a friend of mine had...

 

Personal column: Prom loses its meaning with all that goes into th special day

Personal column: Prom loses its meaning with all that goes into th special day

Romeeka Siddiqui It seems like all people talk about these days is prom. It blows my mind how much thought and planning is put into one night. Some girls spend more money on their prom dresses than others do on their wedding dresses. Several...

 

Personal Column: Years of turmoil turns positive for now

Personal Column: Years of turmoil turns positive for now

Madison Wingo, Staff Writer In middle school I realized I was about to take my life over someone who constantly went weeks without calling and verbally abused me. I called my father, stomach raging and told him everything I had locked in a cage...

 

Personal Column: Filling the void

Personal Column: Filling the void

Kennedy Stidham, managing editor “Is the glass half-empty or half-full?”  The glass has seemed dry. Unfulfilled. Empty. And since I was little, I’ve been searching for something to satisfy the longings. I voiced these feelings...

 

Personal Column: Father’s verbal abuse severs relationship

Personal Column: Father’s verbal abuse severs relationship

Seven years old, waiting up past my bed time for my father who would soon call to deliver the news he wasn’t coming. I remember staying up even longer because I was so upset. Air couldn’t reach my lungs. On more than one occasion my mom...

 

Personal Column: The weight of our words

Personal Column: The weight of our words

Kennedy Stidham, managing editor In this 21st century world, the meaning of words change as often as the weather. People are so busy trying to start or follow a trend that they often forget the weight of their words and the harm they bring others....

 

Personal Column: Letting go of painful endings

Personal Column: Letting go of painful endings

Christina Sembrano, Staff Writer I still remember it vividly. On that day a special friendship had finally ran its course and came to a sudden end, but as I look back, I realized that we didn’t really have anything. At first, I was extremely...

 
 
 
 
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