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A day in the life: Kayla Khan and her battle with cancer

Hardin building. April 21.

Khirstia Sheffield, Reporter

June 3, 2020

On Nov. 27, 2019 her life changed. She walked into UT Southwestern Dallas hopeful, and walked out uncertain of her destiny. A life that was once centered around freedom, invincibility and youth drastically transitioned into a life tied to constant doctor’s visits, fear and depression. Kayla Khan, psychology...

A day in the life: Samuel Frederick

Samuel Fredrick

April 29, 2020

Most students spend their free time hanging out with friends or binging Netflix, but Mass Communication Senior Samuel Frederick spends his free time creating his own music. With the passion for music and the motivation to be different from other rappers, he has already released three albums this year on...

A day in the life: President Suzanne Shipley

Dr. Shipley

Khirstia Sheffield, Reporter

March 4, 2020

It’s 6 a.m. and as the sun slowly inches across the sky, her eyes gently open. The faint noises from her dogs crack through the morning silence as they hear their food clang against the metal bowls. President Suzanne Shipley’s day has just begun. After she spends time with her dogs, she challenges...

A day in the life- A’Lya Figueroa

A'Lya Figeroa.

Khirstia Sheffield, Reporter

February 18, 2020

After walking across the stage and leaving 12 years of school behind, many students face one of the biggest choices they’ll ever make. That might be continuing on to higher education to fulfill or find their dream jobs, attending a trade school or becoming a freelancer of their passion since birth....

A day in the life- Jaylon Williams

Jaylon Williams

Khirstia Sheffield, Reporter

February 3, 2020

Life after graduation, though it’s meant to be a time filled with excitement as students finally acquire the chance to create an entirely new identity outside of being a student, it can also be, for many students, a time of apprehension or fear. Life is unpredictable and, for many graduates, facing...

A day in the life: Chelcie Kizart

Khirstia Sheffield, Reporter

December 3, 2019

Ever since many of us were little, we have imagined and dreamed about the day we would graduate from our dream school pursuing our dream occupation. The overwhelming emotions fill our bodies as we proudly walk across the stage and hold the diploma closely to our bodies. The smile on our faces couldn’t...

The girl behind the fire

Baton Twirler

Khirstia Sheffield, Reporter

November 13, 2019

As her sparkling outfit catches the light from the sun and shines across the field, she slowly steps out onto her stage with her head held high and her body completely still. The music played by the band fills the stadium with vibrations, and the audience gradually gazes toward her direction. She gracefully...

A day in the life: Raven Presley


Khirstia Sheffield, Reporter

October 30, 2019

It’s the second set against Southern Nazarene and as the gym fills with excitement and overwhelming sounds, Raven Presley, marketing junior, extends high above the net to land a powerful hit to the opposing side of the net. As the ball slams to the ground, Presley abruptly lands on the court forcing...

A Day in the Life: Tre’Vonne Bradford

Tre Bradford

Khirstia Sheffield, Reporter

October 2, 2019

      Tre’Vonne Bradford, exercise physiology senior, has made it her mission to become involved on campus by networking with her peers and creating positive relationships that will last long after college. Over the course of three years, Bradford has been the president of th...

A day in the life of Issac Nunez

Issac Nunez, marketing junior,  presents his final exam to his Foundations of Business class April 25.

Monique Fields, Reporter

May 1, 2019

Balancing school, work and a prosperous social life can be a difficult task for many, but Issac Nunez has got it down pact. Students on campus may know Issac from being one-third of the party promoting team "III Kings," but he is much more than a party thrower. Nunez is a first-generation student...

A day in the life of Alonzo Burris:


Kyla Budgewater, Reporter

April 16, 2019

With graduation slowly approaching Uncle Zo has a jam-packed schedule as his days in Wichita Falls are coming to an end. Alonzo Burris, exercise physiology senior has a lot on his plate as he is finishing off his final semester. "After I graduate it's going to be weird because my schedule won't be...

A day in the life of Christopher Hawkins: the life of a student-athlete

Christopher Hawkins, criminal justice sophomore.

Khirstia Sheffield, Reporter

April 10, 2019

It’s 5 a.m. and while most students are sound asleep, his day has just begun. The ringing sounds of whistle blowing consume his ears, as he practices each play repeatedly like clock-work. Christopher Hawkins, criminal justice sophomore, has dedicated his life to football. “Football is my life....

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