The Gospel Truth

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Story by Joy Moton; Photos by Rachel Leland From the fields of slavery, to the protests of the civil rights movement, to the current Black Lives Matter movement, the melodies of gospel music have been a present force in carrying African-Americans through times of strife. Gospel music began with Negro spirituals and developed into the […]

Living in the Past

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Story by Daniel Smith; Photos by Hannah Johns Located off of LaSalle Avenue and First Street, L.L. Sams Historic Lofts was purchased in 1947, nearly a half-century after the Reverend L.L. Sams of Whitney set out upon a modest business venture that would mature into a multimillion-dollar mammoth of furniture supply. Sams’ initial goal was […]

Ice Cold

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Story by John Isaacson; Photo Courtesy of Baylor’s Texas Collection With its crumbling red brick, broken glass from its high-arched windows, and the air of desertion, the Geyser Ice Plant is a shadow of its former self. Over 100 years ago, the building sitting at 927 Webster Ave. was one of the most recognizable sites […]

Coffee Culture

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Story by Natalie Burch; Photos by Emily Hicks As Waco’s community continues to grow, many new developments have begun to brew. None are more noticeable than the recently opened coffee shops downtown. “It has its own little world. We have our own celebrities, and camps and conventions that are not completely seen by the common […]

Handmade Collective

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Story by Elizabeth Starr; Photos by Alyson Perkins A time-honored symbol of community and fellowship, the dining table is often the centerpiece of the family home. Stories, laughter and meals are shared here, where families gather at the end of a day spent apart. At the table, dreams can be shared and passions pursued. Clint […]

Community Jubilee

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Story by Abby Veach; Photos by Trey Honeycutt & Travis Taylor Certain Waco neighborhoods are notorious for their crime and poverty, making it seem as if this city is simply a mix of affluent university students and downtrodden poor. This view is not only unjustified; it’s incorrect. The neighborhoods outside Baylor are growing, and organizations like […]

Raising Their Voice

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Story by Amanda Cordero; Photos by Travis Taylor It’s a beautiful spring day when I meet with Fiona Bond and Rae Jefferson of Creative Waco. We’re in front of Dichotomy, Waco’s popular coffee and spirits shop, eating burritos from the food truck across the street. People from all walks of life pass us as jazz […]

Point, Click, Photographer

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Story by Kate McGuire Is everyone a photographer? It’s so easy to borrow, rent or purchase professional photography equipment like cameras, lighting kits, online software and more. Also, social media applications make dull, uncreative photos come alive with vibrant filters and decorations. Even services like GetInstaFamous use the photo sharing application Instagram to market people […]