573 Ways to Say Thanks: Problems With “Native-Inspiration”

“Every six seconds a white woman on Youtube does a native inspired makeup look, when it has nothing to do with native culture,” JJ Smith declares. Even though statistically this may be inaccurate, the idea stays the same. Thanksgiving at its core, represents America, a holiday built around hunting and feasting as a family. The holiday exemplifies the values of “unity” and “fairness,” where the … Continue reading 573 Ways to Say Thanks: Problems With “Native-Inspiration”

Sardines or People? Overcrowding Results in Various Implications

Just like a growing child needs more room to live, so does that of a growing town. The explosive growth of Dripping Springs proves greater inside the classroom, or in this case the high school. The staggering amount of students that enter the doors of the high school illustrates a major problem, space. Hallways can only be so wide, classrooms so big, and the school … Continue reading Sardines or People? Overcrowding Results in Various Implications

Tobacco Age Raised to 21

If you were hoping to celebrate your 18th with a trip to a hookah bar or smoke shop this year, think again. On September 1, Senate Bill 21 came into effect, which prohibits the purchase possession consumption and distribution of cigarettes e-cigs and tobacco products statewide for individuals under the age of 21, exempting military personnel. It passed on a 7-0 vote in the Senate. … Continue reading Tobacco Age Raised to 21

Hit the Beach at Spring Lake

Everyone knows that the summer is the time to go to the beach, but where should you go? Spring Lake on the Jersey Shore is one great option for anyone who loves a traditional beach town with tons of Victorian homes. The beach itself was very well kept with beach volleyball courts showing up frequently along the sand. The waves are a decent size, however … Continue reading Hit the Beach at Spring Lake

Find Peace and Quiet At Reimers Ranch

During the summer, everyone is looking for places to hang out and swim. Living in the Austin area is great because of the many available swimming holes, but they tend to fill up with people fast. That is why I love Reimers Ranch. It is hidden off of Hamilton Pool Road, and not very well known. Reimers Ranch itself is a Travis County Park with … Continue reading Find Peace and Quiet At Reimers Ranch