Tag: Featured

Surviving the Night

  “It was a parachute remedy,” said Maverick, who before coming to Baylor had never had the urge to take pills. “I was about to hit the ground hard, mess up the entire semester. So what did I do? I took the pill.” Maverick hesitated as he opened his...

Living on the Edge

  Senior decathlete Eric Bostick was dangerously close to not becoming a Baylor Bear. His decision to commit to Baylor was easy, but in the summer before his freshman year, he fell inches from death while trying to save a girl’s life. On a graduation trip to the British Overseas Territory...

The Damsel in this Dress

   On any given day, a college classroom can feature a rainbow of outfits ranging from the very casual, like pajamas, to Nike shorts, t-shirts and jeans or even business suits. But while you may take the time during your morning routine to really dress up for class, chances...

The Boy Who Lived

Surviving was the only option for this 8-year-old after being diagnosed with a life-threatening illness Cheryl Whitehouse was sure that her 8-year-old son had appendicitis. She analyzed Casey’s symptoms in her head as she drove him to Providence Hospital: severe pain in the lower right abdomen, nausea and loss...

Coming to America

For this international student, coming to America was more than just a dream. It was a mission.  In the valley of the Ningxia Plane of Northern China lies Yinchuan, the hometown of Jia Liang. Liang lived in Yinchuan until she moved to Beijing for her undergraduate studies. It was...

Defying the most segregated hour

When Pastor David Booker and his wife, Kim, moved into the neighborhood of their newly located church at 13th and Mary street, they knew they didn’t fit in....

Setting a Family Free

“Whap!” A gun smashes into the back of his head. He crumples to the ground....

Reclaiming a City

The array of empty seats around the top of the Ferrell Center for Baylor basketball’s senior night reflects a past the program now strives to overcome....

A Different Kind of Holy Ground

In a city sprawling with churches, there sits a humble building on Benton street, surrounded by a tall, white fence....

Downtown’s moving up

Five years ago, Austin Avenue was a nearly deserted street with only four businesses occupying five blocks....

A Voice in Your Corner

Bologna sandwiches and a gallon of orange juice split 12 ways. Not exactly Wheaties, but for the Waco Boxing Club, it was enough....

Around We Go…

Life on the Circle... In the heart of Waco sits one of the city’s most frequented areas....