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Hold on to your hats, here I come

Well, the time is finally here! I have begun packing my things into boxes again, something that seems to happen often. I have been writing a column for Phillips County News for the better part of a year now. The experience I have been most excited...

 

Find your spark and go for it

Once I was 10-years-old. Do you remember what it felt like before the first day of school in elementary school? The tense feeling in your stomach as you lay in bed wondering what your friends spent their summer doing. Whether your class had picked up...

 

Hey, you, get off of my cloud

The world is full of people who want to see you fail. The kind of people who cannot stand to see things going positive for anyone but themselves. We have all dealt with these types of people. We know to take the criticism with a grain of salt, but...

 

Thank you M-ettes, we love you

It feels as if I’ve been everywhere and back again in the past few weeks. Travelling with the rest of the M-ette entourage sure is tiring. However, I would not change a single thing about it. It has been amazing watching my little sisters and the...

 

Best week ever? Not so much

Well, it is official. My luck has run out… I am not a billionaire. The major $1.5 billion Powerball was won this last week. Unfortunately, the tickets I purchased were duds. You’re four times more likely to get struck by lightning than winning...

 

Football rivalries with my sisters

Well it has been an interesting weekend in my household. My younger sister Jada happens to be a Bengals fan. I am a diehard Steelers fan. If you don’t already know, Pittsburgh won the AFC Wildcard Playoff game in interesting fashion. With less than...

 

Honor Thy Mother and Father

Hello friends, family, and Phillips County I hope you all had a wonderful and blessed holiday season! I got the opportunity to spend Christmas and New Years in Malta. Initially, I believed my time would be spent sitting around the house and playing...

 

Oh, the many things I am looking forward to

It’s been a pretty weird winter so far… there is no wind, there is hardly any snow, and there is no extreme cold. We all know the snow is coming, but I can’t believe we haven’t been dumped on yet. I must say that I am thankful for the... Full story

 

Time to start seeing perfection in every woman

Is there too much pressure on young women to attain the perfect body? It’s an issue that has always been present, but is much more apparent today. I will be the first to admit, when a girl with a beautiful body walks by I notice. I would guess...

 

Hoarding Hedgehogs, snowfall and me

I met a kid from Sweden and I acquired the knowledge that hedgehogs run wild in his hometown. It is with a heavy heart that I inform you of my plans to move overseas and live with the hedgehogs. Gatsby and I are a fierce duo, it’s common knowledge...

 

Far better things to show up for than Trophy Parades

If you didn’t already know, 800,000 people took to the streets of Kansas City to celebrate winning the World Series. I’m going to give you guys a brief history lesson, bare with me. In 1963, Martin Luther King conducted the famous March on Washin... Full story

 

Inspired by an artist and how music continues to evolve

Hello friends, I’d like to start by apologizing for the lack of a column last week, I got hit by the flu bug pretty hard. ‘Tis the season! The last two weeks have been interesting, to say the least. I met a young artist from North Carolina named...

 

Fall football, drinks for Putin and the anxiety of Autumn

I’m a diehard Pittsburgh Steelers fan, I have been for around 15 years. That’s why I have been nothing but thrilled with life the past few weeks. Big Ben (Roethlisberger) took a pretty troubling knee injury, but Mike Vick and Le’Veon (Bell)...

 

Media turns mass shooters into famous front-pagers

Gun violence has been a big topic of discussion in the media and politics as of late. The Obama administration has been calling for tighter and tighter regulations again firearms. In my opinion, if everyone was allowed to carry a gun, there would be...

 

Excited about some good, ol' fashion deer hunting

Well Malta, it is getting closer and closer to that general deer season! I have not been this excited to do some good ol’ fashioned deer hunting in a long time. The weather has been cooperative, and from the sounds of it, the wildlife population...

 

The American Dream is alive and well

Many of you may know my friend Della Shipp, she is a 2015 graduate from Glasgow. Please keep her family and father Wayne in your thoughts and prayers. Wayne was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer this January, and passed away September 26. He was an av...

 

Contemplations from my MSU desk #2

For the women: Hey girls, I hope everything has been going great for you! I had a pretty awesome week, school is finally slowing down and getting easier. Hailey, we talked on the phone earlier, and it sounds like you’ve been pretty content with...

 

Nothing wrong with chasing your dreams

It was approximately game time as I exited the interstate and saw a seemingly majestic Washington-Grizzly Stadium. There was definitely an electric air of tension in my car as my stomach turned on the thought of seeing Tucker Schye on the field...

 

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