Category: Fall 2017

Professor Frame – On Grief & God

     On Aug. 4, 2016, Baylor University Professor Darren Frame’s life was changed forever by the tragic loss of his son, Jared Logan Frame. After a mountain biking incident, Jared contracted an infection that exacerbated his congenital heart defect. He ultimately suffered a massive stroke that destroyed his...

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 you share everything with...

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 and a nervous but...

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 proven helpful for some,...

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 sister sobbed as she...

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 as an orthopedic surgeon...

Me & Her

Story by Cameron Bocanegra | Photo by Aadil Shelkh Getting sick is supposed to come in waves. You wake up with a stuffy nose and the next day, a scratchy throat. It is supposed to be subtle. Now what if this sickness were sleeping in your genes, waiting for...

Battles We Still Fight- Sean

Story and Photo by Hannah Neumann Sean Donnelly deployed to Afghanistan in 2012 as a sergeant and team leader in the Army, conducting over 100 missions in his first eight months at war. On one of these missions, Donnelly’s vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device, or IED....

Battles We Still Fight- Ernesto

Story and Photo by Hannah Neumann Ernesto Hernandez hears a pop. In an instant, he is posted back in Afghanistan and running through a minefield, risking his life to pull to safety an injured mine sweeper, who appears to have just lost both of his legs to an explosion....

Pain, Shame and Perseverance

Story by Hannah Neumann | Illustration by Rewon Shimray “The nightmares were always the worst for me. I think it took me six years to sleep through the night without having a nightmare or without waking up in tears, or waking up screaming,” said Baylor graduate Chelsea Bryant, who...

Dark Days and Summer Shine

Story by Kristina Valdez | Photo by Trey Honeycutt “It is the deepest, darkest hell,” Shine said. “It is like you are trying to crawl out of a tunnel that has slime all over the walls. You can’t catch a grip to pull yourself out. It is awful.” Addiction,...

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 reminder of her struggle...