The Gospel Truth

Posted on Posted in Archive, Fall 2016

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

Posted on Posted in Archive, Fall 2016

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

Posted on Posted in Archive, Fall 2016

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

Posted on Posted in Archive, Fall 2016

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 […]