Dying to Survive

Story by Cameron Bocanegra | Photo by Aadil Shelkh Jazz Johnson did his homework in a doctor’s office and called it a childhood. He lived in a nice neighborhood filled with cleanly cut lawns, attended a private school and played basketball while his father worked … Continue readingDying to Survive

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Power of Potential

Story by Lauren Friedman | Photo by Andrew Church For Emily Faulk, getting tattoos is not just a form of rebellion. Her tattoos are not just pretty drawings or significant words she chose to have permanently engraved on her body. Her tattoos are a daily … Continue readingPower of Potential

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Yoga helps Trauma Survivors

Story by Lauren Friederman | Photo by Corrie Coleman For people who struggle with post traumatic stress disorder, simply living life can be challenging. Mundane tasks can become overwhelming. Especially for people who experience interpersonal trauma. “In the perpetrators grooming of the victim, they strip … Continue readingYoga helps Trauma Survivors

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Live & Love Buoyantly

Story by Bailey Brammer | Photo by Sarah Barrientos “He was my person. He was the one person I could be my authentic self to. Just having anxiety or bias or anything like that was out of the question. We just existed.” Having a sibling … Continue readingLive & Love Buoyantly

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Shattered

Story by Kailee Coward | Photo Illustration by Ryan Barrett I awoke to the sound of frantic voices whispering around the room, the hospital’s fluorescent lights illuminating the worried medical personnel as they cut my clothes in preparation for the MRI. In the next room my … Continue readingShattered

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Facing Fears Head On

Story by Amanda Cordero | Photo by Trey Honeycutt At 5 feet 5 inches and barely 100 pounds, Cameron Wiles is a wisp of a girl, so it is almost comical when she jumps into her white Toyota Highlander with a 20-pound bag of rice … Continue readingFacing Fears Head On

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Puppy Love

Story by Meredith Wagner | Photo by Trey Honeycutt Many who battle mental illness have been there — perched across from a well-dressed adult with a framed diploma mounted to the wall, fidgeting under the glow of an expensive, dimmed lamp. While traditional therapy has … Continue readingPuppy Love

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Need for Clean

Story by Caroline Waterhouse | Courtesy photo I don’t remember when it all started; it began as a routine then slowly turned into a silent prison. The first memory I have of it was as a kid waking up in my pajamas in the morning. … Continue readingNeed for Clean

Holy Smokes

Story by Palmer Brigham When Joe Slack, owner and pit-master of Red Wagon BBQ, couldn’t find the kind of barbecue he wanted in the local area, he found himself traveling to places like Austin and Dallas for what he was looking for, a barbecue place … Continue readingHoly Smokes

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Growing Pains

Story by Meredith Wagner; Photos by Maggie Malone Interstate 35’s significance within the Waco community stretches beyond concrete and yellow lines. For many, it is the primary bridge between home and work, residence and extended family, one opportunity and the next. People from all walks … Continue readingGrowing Pains

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God’s Country

Story by Jas Jeffries; Photos by Michaela Schirra Driving up the steep black pavement and parking on the khaki gravel, church goers will find themselves at the Lone Star Cowboy Church of Hill and McLennan counties. Its bright blue building as a background for its … Continue readingGod’s Country

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