HOPE FOR IMMIGRANTS

Story by Rewon Shimray | Photos by Olivia Haskin Hope Mustakim grew up in a Louisiana home and prosperity gospel church. Until 2011, her exposure to immigration policy and its effects was limited. Mustakim’s first experience with immigration policy was that of her husband Nazry Mustakim, when four Immigration...

ONE TRAIL AT A TIME

Story by Darby Good | Photos by Corrie Coleman Many cyclers describe their sport as “having the courage to not let life pass them by.” After leaving his career as a professional golfer, Baylor cycling professor William “Ray” Lamb picked up a bike and quickly fell in love. Since...

BEYOND BAYLOR

Story by Mac Oviatt | Photos by Molly Atchison Baylor’s international community contributes diverse narratives to the city of Waco. Originally from China, Baylor junior Wen Dou is a thriving business student, but his journey to the U.S. was no less than challenging. Dou described his experience leaving China...

EXPRESS YOURSELF

Story and Photos by Meredith Wagner Harsh light casts shadows on the curves of his hips, chest and legs. The surrounding room is dimly lit. Twenty sets of eyes study his every detail. He felt he was perfect for the job, in exactly the way, shape and form he...

On the Streets

Wacoans, waiting for breakfast outside the Salvation Army, briefly share some thoughts and stories. Here’s a glimpse into their lives....

A Different Shade of Blue

In the Kate Ross government housing complex, there is The Blue House, an after-school childcare center sponsored by Baylor Missions and Crossroads Fellowship Church. ...

Enabling Brighter Futures

The Baylor University School of Education is extending its reach and connecting with the Waco community through their mentor program EnAbled for College. The program consists of Baylor graduate students mentoring local at-risk and/or disabled high school students. ...

Get Involved

Waco has many different opportunities to become immersed in the community. From being up to date on Waco event, to playing with children and joining together in worship, Waco is a crown jewel of hosting volunteer opportunities. Take a break from the Silos, and take to the streets to...

Hope in the Desert

Waco contains multiple food deserts — urban areas in which it is difficult to access affordable or good-quality fresh food, usually found in impoverished regions. One of the effects of a food desert is food insecurity, which largely affects children....

Leaving a Pawprint

Students step outside 'Baylor Bubble' and address issue of poverty and homelessness in Waco...

Rise Above

A look into the Talitha Koum Institute with Executive Director Susan Cowley...

Teen Hopefulness

The Cove, local teen nurturing center, offers community support and a safe haven to the homeless and struggling youth of Waco...

The Guest House

Care Net gives women and their children a stress-free environment to become stable and find dependable resources...

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...