Defying all odds

As the SATs are being passed out and the names are being written at the top, panic begins to settle into one particular student. After spending years of having classes at home and being taught by her mother, Amanda Roach never thought that she would endure this make or break moment. Words of despair began…

Genealogy center opens in Athens

As Family History Center consultant Michelle Bailey spends her evening typing away at her computer creating brochures and answering e-mails for the center’s open house event while reading up on her own family’s history, excitement pulsed through her. “It is so rewarding when we work with a patron, and they are able to find an…

Family Life Center destined to serve the Chandler community

The First United Methodist Church in Chandler will be hosting an open house on July 16 for the church’s new Family Life Center. The center will host an after-school program, an Anchor Academy for infants to pre-children, a new fellowship hall and a youth center. “We believe that this Family Life Center is a gift…

Chandler Chief of Police announces retirement

On July 11, during the regularly-scheduled Chandler City Council meeting, Ron Reeves announced his upcoming retirement as chief from the Chandler Police Department. “I stand before you with mixed emotion,” Reeves said. “I began my law enforcement career here in Chandler in 1979, and began as a reserve. By 1980, I was appointed as the…

Law and Ethics Final Case Study

Shaydi Paramore May 4, 2017 ssparamore@txwes.edu theshaydilaydi@wordpress.com   Law and Ethics Final Case Study       The case presented to our MCO 4301 Law and Ethics class focused on an investigation on the kidnapping of a little girl, Kimmy, that was never reported by her mother Katy.Once the body of Kimmy was found, Katy was charged for…

Annotated Bibliography

Annotated Bibliography Topic: Cell Phones and Concert Culture Shaydi Paramore Communications and Rhetoric Professor Johnson-Gerendas Texas Wesleyan University A. (2016, November 16). Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong wants phones put away at concerts: “Let’s have a human experience”. Retrieved November 29, 2016, from http://www.altpress.com/news/entry/green_days_billie_joe_armstrong_on_putting_phones_away_at_concerts_lets_hav The article focuses on lead singer, Billie Joe Armstrong, of Green…

President-Elect Donald Trump Hopes to Overrule Roe v. Wade

President-elect Donald Trump hopes to trump the Supreme Court ruling in the Roe vs. Wade case. On the night of the third presidential debate, Trump said by appointing more pro-life justices on the Supreme Court that landmark 1973 abortion rights decision could be overturn, according to huffingtonpost.com. During the debate with Hillary Clinton in late…

Dallas Fan Days; the experience of a lifetime

Dallas Fan Days has come and gone; it was my first Comic-con-related event, and the experience of a lifetime. I attended Fan Days on Sunday at the Irving Convention Center. I definitely plan to attend a future Comic-con event, and next time I will be much better prepared. The ratio of money you have to…