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A LETTER FROM THE EDITORS

Anna Tabet & Sommer Stanley When we picked the theme of new beginnings, we wanted to focus on the coming of a new decade and, in turn, people who have taken concrete steps to better their lives and the lives of those around them. We did not foresee the...

MURALS PAINT THE CITY OF WACO

Story & Photos by Camille Rasor A nonprofit organization encourages culture and creativity to thrive in Waco Eye-catching murals have come to be an iconic feature of life in Waco, most of them depicting both the good and bad aspects of the city’s history. Among the groups adding to...

A NONPROFIT FOR NONPROFITS

Story & Illustration by Trong Mai Photos by Wilson Hui and Audrey La Waco Foundation supports long-term success for other nonprofits Among the numerous nonprofits working to create a better Waco, the Waco Foundation prides itself in working behind the scenes rather than taking the forefront. The organization was...

DEATH IMITATING LIFE

Story by Paige Phillips & Photos by Audrey La The Legacy of Waco’s Taxidermists  It’s hard to drive though Waco without noticing the numerous taxidermy shops. This certainly makes sense in a rural area with plenty of ground for hunting, but the climate in Waco is changing. Since becoming...

JOURNALING FOR GENERATIONS

Story & Photos by Camille Rasor Daily reflection can establish a written legacy Almost as a response to the pressure to succeed that can come from our parents, our mentors, society at large or even sometimes ourselves, the typical American adult books their calendars so full that there is...

PAVING NEW PATHS

Story by Anna Tabet & Photos by Ryan Feller Children of immigrants know all too well the need to make their parents’ struggle for a better life worth something, and that doesn’t stop when they get to college. As students, their desire to carry on their parents’ legacy manifests...

CHANGES IN THE CAPITAL

Story by Kyle Desrosiers & Photos Courtesy of JP Hayworth Photo of JP Hayworth John-Paul “JP” Hayworth, a 2001 Baylor graduate, is working with a large network of Baylor alumni and students to push for adequate resources and support for LGBTQ students at Baylor.  Justice and inclusion are values...

A GLIMPSE AT A DIFFERENT LIFE

Story & Photos by McKenzie Oviatt In June of 1973, Homestead Heritage started as a small chapel in the slums of New York City with around 30 members sharing a common goal––to have a peaceful chapel, bringing diverse people together. Although the church members lived in separate units, when...

FROM THE ASHES

Story by Brennen DiMarzo | Photo by Clarissa Pompa Samantha Sanchez has battled her whole life—through addiction, prostitution, the death of her father and prison. She turned these challenges into triumph when she recovered from her past and founded UMatter in 2011, a street ministry that provides shelter, the...

A LETTER FROM THE EDITORS

It’s rare, if not impossible, to transcend the human experience of fear. We believe the individuals and families featured between these pages do, in fact, feel afraid from time to time. This magazine is about those who refuse to let fear control them. They are trailblazers, innovators and pioneers....

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. My clothes couldn’t touch...

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 the person of their...

Life in 3D

Story by Taliyah Clark; Photos by Maggie Malone   Creative science? Those two words don’t usually correlate, until you meet Alex Le Roux. A recent Baylor mechanical engineering graduate, Le Roux designed and created a 3-D printer that can create large concrete structures and 3-D images. Le Roux has...

Savory Smokey Success

[slideshow_deploy id=’14540′] The rest of the state has brisket. We have sausage. By Kate McGuire It is no doubt that German and Czech heritage run strong within the communities of Taylor and Walburg and can be seen most prominently in the delicious smoked and summer sausages that are made...