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

The Tumultuous History of Prom

By Cady Russell, Staff Writer Prom is the American high school tradition. Movies like Pretty in Pink showcase the biggest event of the high school year in brilliant extravaganza. People dream about their prom dates and dresses. Prom is a distinctly American event, but how did the high school night of the year even get started? Prom is short for promenade, a term which was … Continue reading The Tumultuous History of Prom

The Importance of Acceptance

“The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance.” – Nathaniel Branden Ignorance. The opposite of awareness. The driving force behind hatred. The inexcusable excuse for mistreatment. My heart is broken into pieces by the ignorance in this world surrounding disability awareness. Why do we have months dedicated to awareness of cerebral palsy, down syndrome, autism, etc.? Disabilities are not searching for … Continue reading The Importance of Acceptance

Passionless Artists Pollute Music

Streaming services like Spotify, Apple Music, and SoundCloud are gaining plays quicker than ever. In 2018, streaming services produced an almost 50% rise in streams according to the 2018 Nielsen Music Report. Streaming services are online and on-demand sources for music. Services like Spotify and SoundCloud offer music to be streamed in exchange for ad plays shuffled between songs or memberships. Streaming services are gaining … Continue reading Passionless Artists Pollute Music