You can hear me…right?

To preface, around 4 years ago I lost a close friend Josh when we were both 16, he had taken his own life. If you want to read more about that story here. Being a Christian I do believe that God speaks to us in many…


Hear me out. It’ll make sense if you keep reading.

To give a little bit of background, I am not in one set friend group. I have a couple of small groups of girls that I’m around, and from time to time certain people within those groups mix. …


Dental Surgery Pt.2

If you have read my previous blog post about my grafting experience, don’t worry, this one is not as grossly detailed. This story, however, is about my surgeon's carelessness with informing me about my recovery.

Let’s pick up where I left off in my last blog post. While I am…


WARNING: If you’re squirmish about blood and sensitive to surgery talk, please don’t read any further

I have had trouble with my teeth for as long as I can remember. My teeth are fairly small, my braces gave me multiple blisters during the time they were in my mouth, and…


So it’s a funny story…until it’s not.

This was after I got home, took off my makeup, and was able to at least keep my right eye open.

Let me preface by saying that I am a full time student who works two jobs, so I only work at my restaurant job on weekends, mainly Saturday mornings. The restaurant is called Golden Valley Brewery and is located in McMinnville, Ore.

One…


What choir taught me about life.

This is a picture from when my choir sang at Kate Brown’s inauguration

I started choir my 8th-grade year in middle school, but that year prior I had joined a small jazz choir that met once a week in the library. It was this small group that encouraged me to join the school’s choir. This was the…


The secret behind the bullseye

There is something about that aesthetically red and white store that says, “you want to buy 3 new blankets, an orange mug with a puppy on it, and a new full-length mirror. But I know you only came here for bandaids.” …


Are you okay with what you have?

Now, I am going to be completely honest, I had no idea what I wanted to write about this week and as I was sitting in my favorite Newberg coffee shop (Chapters) I texted my friend Henry asking for ideas. …


“I’m still a believer”

As a lot of people here in Oregon have experienced, the fires have been something that caused a lot of pain, loss, and destruction these past few days in September of 2020. …


Ever thought that the four characters on the yellow brick road equal to a single person?

While sitting in my World Literature class, my classmates and I were discussing our book titled “The Monkey and the Monk: An Abridgment of Journey to the West,” translated and edited by Anthony C…

Burning Words

By: Emma Gomes…all I got to say is I’m excited. Let’s do this!

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