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What It Feels Like To Be A Single Mom

What It Feels Like To Be A Single Mom

Megan Helgesen, Social Media Director

February 21, 2017


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You can’t have an abortion so I will give you two options: you stay with her and you stay with her forever, or you can leave her, and leave her forever; this is my decision and that is yours. Take it or leave it. Everyone craves a perfect senior year experience, the good times and the bad times, and ...

What It Feels Like To Be Black And Blue

What It Feels Like To Be Black And Blue

Patrick R. Johnson, Tom Tom Adviser

February 21, 2017


Filed under Tom Tom, What It Feels Like

When you look at a bruise all you can think about is how long it’ll last. That and maybe how bad it hurt. Or, actually, maybe it’s a combination of both. The look of bruises, the black and blue surrounded by a harsh green-yellow, makes me cringe. They’re a flaw; I don’t like flaws. Yet, they sub...

What It Feels Like To Be Broken Up With

What It Feels Like To Be Broken Up With

Jessica Lamberty, Tom Tom Staff

February 21, 2017


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I lost two things that day: my boyfriend and my best friend; but not by my doing. You ended this. You chose to leave me. You wanted to be free. You did this to me. We were happy once. I remember it perfectly, the way you would open up to me in the ways no one else knew existed. I was shy, but ther...

What It Feels Like To Start A Fraternity

What It Feels Like To Start A Fraternity

Abigail Russell, Department Editor

February 21, 2017


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I wasn’t sure if I was even going to rush because financially it was going to be hard, and college was already going to be a lot. I didn’t think it was even going to be worth it. I thought joining would be something I would never recommend to someone and I would kind of regret. Now, whenever some...

What It Feels Like To Be Diagnosed With Cancer

What It Feels Like To Be Diagnosed With Cancer

Emily Holmes, Tom Tom Staff

February 21, 2017


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I thought I was just sick. cough I thought it was my asthma acting up again and that was why I couldn’t breathe. Boy was I wrong.                                       cough Towards the middle of the semester, my asthma started making it harder and harder to fully partic...

What It Feels Like To Not Know A Relative

What It Feels Like To Not Know A Relative

Peter Boeh, Tom Tom Staff

February 21, 2017


Filed under Tom Tom, What It Feels Like

Waking up every day, going to school, talking to friends and then going home to my family seemed like it was normal. Everything seemed normal in my life and nothing was supposed to change. The family I live with and the people who I am told are my cousins, aunts and uncles are my relatives. I didn’t re...

What It Feels Like To Be Sexually Assaulted

What It Feels Like To Be Sexually Assaulted

Rebekah Cartlidge, Digital Director

February 21, 2017


Filed under Tom Tom, What It Feels Like

It was cold. I remember waiting in line outside of the bar, and I remember it being cold. I remember the apple vodka that I had in my Subway cup, and I remember it being cold. I remember the Colorado hat and the long sleeve t-shirt; I remember his clammy hand. And I remember it being cold. It’s r...

What It Feels Like To Be Introverted

What It Feels Like To Be Introverted

Chloe Moritz, Tom Tom Staff

February 21, 2017


Filed under Tom Tom, What It Feels Like

People always say “don’t judge a book by its cover,” but people still judge me before they even know me. Many may like to think that they know the type of person I am. I understand why people commonly see me and think of me in this way. They think I just keep to myself and to the people I alre...

What It Feels Like To Take A Life

What It Feels Like To Take A Life

Alex Ruano, Department Editor

February 21, 2017


Filed under Tom Tom, What It Feels Like

Split seconds...1...2...3... shots fired! I knew I had to be there; I had this instinct in my gut. A cop must always trust their gut and mine was bursting. ten years later, I remember that day crystal clear. The call came out around four. I arrived and was on scene for less than a minute when the sub...

What It Feels Like To Help Someone In Need

What It Feels Like To Help Someone In Need

Nico Chiappetta, Tom Tom Staff

February 21, 2017


Filed under Tom Tom, What It Feels Like

When I first heard that my dad had a stroke, a rush of emotions instantly hit me. It was heartbreaking to think that your dad is okay living on his own, but in reality he is not. He was struggling to take care of himself and he was keeping secrets from me. Once I arrived at the hospital, I ran into hi...

What It Feels Like To Lose A Dad

What It Feels Like To Lose A Dad

Symone Henderson, Tom Tom Staff

February 21, 2017


Filed under Tom Tom, What It Feels Like

It was a normal day. I went to school, came home, ate some food; pretty routine. It was so weird that it was that day because it was so normal, like literally nothing was out of the ordinary. I never really knew how death can impact someone so much.  I kept telling him, “You should go to the docto...

What It Feels Like To Abstain From Sex

What It Feels Like To Abstain From Sex

Benjamin Gutke, Department Editor

February 21, 2017


Filed under Tom Tom, What It Feels Like

Stories from my friends’ weekends always have the same ending, “Yeah, so then we just hooked up, I guess.” In my eyes, what’s the point? Would it have been worth it if three weeks later she lets you know that she’s pregnant? How about if you realized that you actually have no feelings for ...

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