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What It Feels Like To Find Faith

What It Feels Like To Find Faith

Jayme Bailey, Tom Tom Staff

February 21, 2017


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One of the worst things was constantly hearing “everything will be fine”, but the reality is it is not fine nothing is “fine.” It really started freshman year, that is when I really felt lost; I did not know who I was anymore. During group projects I was the one who would sit there, shutting o...

What It Feels Like To Always Be Happy

What It Feels Like To Always Be Happy

Griffin Hackeloer, Tom Tom Staff

February 21, 2017


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I have always had a positive outlook on life. It never mattered if I completely butchered my lines in an audition or I went out on stage and danced like a monkey. No matter what, I always do my best. Some may think that people who always seem to be happy never have any bad days. In reality, that is n...

What It Feels Like To Be Racially Profiled

What It Feels Like To Be Racially Profiled

Logan Weber, Department Editor

February 21, 2017


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During elementary school, getting verbally abused was almost an everyday occurrence. The dirty looks that people gave me were blatantly obvious. I learned how to get used to the jokes I would hear. I was never sure if it was because they were scared, or if they were intimidated by my looks. This was the ...

What It Feels Like To Be Trilingual

What It Feels Like To Be Trilingual

Taylor Feltner, Tom Tom Staff

February 21, 2017


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Growing up knowing three different languages is like growing up in what feels like three amazing yet different worlds all at one time. I am so grateful that I had the chance to grow up not only communicating with my family differently, but also with people from other nations. I speak English, Russian and S...

What It Feels Like To Come, See & Conquer

What It Feels Like To Come, See & Conquer

Ashley Reiser, Tom Tom Staff

February 21, 2017


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The best memories I have with Tracy, my mom, are when she was sober for one year when I was in sixth grade. We went to the movies and shopped all the time. We got our nails done and went to the Chicago Botanical Gardens for fun. My mom actually did things with me. We planted flowers on our balcony, ...

What It Feels Like To Be Slut-Shamed

What It Feels Like To Be Slut-Shamed

Haley Edwards, Social Media Director

February 21, 2017


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scroll... scroll... scroll... stop. I saw it. The first tweet posted about me. It hit me like a train. My heart raced in anticipation for what would come next. I was fearful of who would join the attack against me. Reading these tweets made me feel bad about myself. Did people really think I lo...

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


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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


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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...

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