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Letter From the Editors

“Food is a universal language.” It’s a sentimental phrase meant to bring people together over a meal where they can feel safe, heard and loved by the company and enjoy good food in front of them.  It’s no surprise that the food scene in Waco is vast and continuously...

Food for Thought

While food can be delicious, it can also be a triggering topic for some. By Skylla Mumana and Mallory Harris According to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, 28.8 million Americans will be diagnosed with an eating disorder in their lifetime. Eating disorders affect up to...

Local Ingredients fuel Milo All Day

Milo All Day provides unique farm-to-table experience that dishes out great food and‭  ‬connection in every season‭.‬ Story by Erianne Lewis Photos by Logan Skains & Mallory Harris When you walk into Milo All Day, you are sure to get a unique dining experience, where everything is specifically designed...

Snack Attack

Story by Raylee Foster Photos by Mallory Harris People have cravings all the time. However, the motivations behind the foods we decide to eat can sometimes be hard to identify. We eat when we’re hungry, tired, bored and stressed. When our desire for food is driven by stress, can...

Where Sustainability Meets Stewardship

Story by Skylla Mumana Photos by Brooke Giacin As food insecurity is a global issue, one farm is leading the charge to help fight it. World Hunger Relief Farm is an educational farm that aims to alleviate hunger through sustainable agriculture. Located in Waco, the farm is one of...

Easy as Pie

How Abby Tankersley fosters community and love through cooking. Story & Photos by Mallory Harris From the time she spent with her grandmother inside the kitchen cooking meals, desserts and anything a person could consume, Abby Tankersley has stepped into the kitchen to create more memories and share her...

Recipes for staying in for the night or going out to the party

In the grand scope of what we thought we could include in this edition of Focus Magazine, it felt cruel to leave our readers without any recipes they could take away. While flipping through various ideas where we could have multiple recipes such as meals throughout the day, fast-food...

Letter From the Editor

Growing up, my parents always wanted me to be involved in something I was passionate about. From a young age, I wanted to be immersed in anything that brought out my creative side. Whether that was through painting, writing, singing or dancing, I adored it all. In high school,...

Bridge of Souls

A visual representation of the impact of COVID-19 in McLennan County Story by Matti Pennington Photos by Josh McSwain An art installation that was in downtown Waco, known as the Bridge of Souls, created a visual representation of COVID-19’s impact in McLennan County. Six hundred colorful banners were displayed...

Inspiring Fashion

Fashion students find their inspiration from all over. Lexi Walters and Jordan Wilkins share where they get their creative inspiration from. Photos courtesy of Jordan Wilkins and Lexi Walters Baylor alum Anjelica Ray Anchterhof models one of the looks Wilkins created for the 2021 class Apparel Design and Product...

Markglass

How a local dentist found his passion for stained-glass artistry Story by KJ Burkley Photos by Audrey La Mark McCall, a steady force in Waco dentistry for the past three decades, displays his passion for stained glass artistry. The 63-year-old dentist has now entered his 36th year of dental...

Sincerely, an Interior Designer

Story by Victoria Fauntleroy Photos by Victoria Fauntleroy Being an interior design major is so much more than picking paint colors, fabrics and making a space look nice. We are flattered when you ask us for design advice, but there is so much more to us than that. Since...

ARTPrenticeship

An internship program that pairs high school students with local professional artists Story by Matti Pennington Photos by Josh McSwain ARTPrenticeship is a paid internship program that pairs students from Waco ISD with local professional artists. Together, they create works of art throughout Waco that reflect the community’s history,...