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Exchanging Perspectives: Goodbye

Exchanging Perspectives: Goodbye

Abbey Hood

November 10, 2014

My exchange journey is coming to an end, and I have really mixed emotions about this. On one hand I am super excited to see all my family and friends again, but on the other hand I am extremely sad to say goodbye to all my friends here. I have had such an amazing time here in Wichita Falls, which has...

Exchanging Perspectives Part 2

Exchanging Perspectives Part 2

Abbey Hood, Reporter

October 20, 2014

In Australia I lived right by Lake Albert so the front of my house was all glass making it easy to admire the view. I recall sitting at the table eating Weet-Bix for breakfast when all of a sudden a group of five kangaroos go hopping by, one with a joey in its pouch. I would always take my time admiring...

Exchanging Perspectives Part 1

Exchanging Perspectives Part 1

Abbey Hood, Reporter

October 10, 2014

When I first found out I had a host family I was over the moon, and then I found out they lived in Texas. I was originally very hesitant but I decided to stay open minded and say yes, which was one of the greatest decisions I have ever made! Texas is nothing like I originally imagined. For some unknown...

It’s More Than Just A Challenge

It’s More Than Just A Challenge

Emily Carroll, Co-Editor

August 22, 2014

The pick kept slipping through his hands. As he tried over and over to play his guitar, cousin Kent realized the lack of feeling in his right thumb. He thought it was just a case of arthritis, which would have made sense at the age of 55. After a while, the ability to simply hold a cup was a struggle....

Coping With Celiac’s

Ashlynn Giles, Reporter

March 14, 2014

It started at Christmas. I passed out in the bathroom and my uncle had to knock the door down. I woke up on the couch with a cold rag on my head. I missed Christmas junior year. I spent it in bed. Sick. Sick wasn’t that unusual for me, but I didn’t understand why. The doctor wanted to...

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