The Channels

Hip dysplasia can’t stop me— I will continue chasing dreams

Valerie van den Broek, Features Editor

March 22, 2019

“What happened? Where did you get that big scar on your leg from?” is a question I hear all too often. Sometimes I lie and tell them it’s from a shark bite while surfing, but after seeing their shocked expressions, I t...

Playing music changed my life, should be required in K-12

Max Mullins, Staff Writer

March 8, 2019

My first memories of playing music go back to when I was in elementary school, signing songs and learning “Hot Cross Buns” and “Mary Had a Little Lamb” on the recorder. Although the recorder is often ridiculed, perhaps...

Minority veterans shouldn’t have to pick between pride in heritage, pride in serving

Ramiro Detrinidad, Staff Writer

March 1, 2019

It was my first year in the Navy and I was proud to have the privilege to serve, receiving gratitude from what I perceived to be genuinely kind people who saw a young man serving his country. I had no concept that this res...

My mom was the role model for me that all young girls need

Natalie Myking, Channels Staff

March 16, 2018

Girls need strong female influences in their lives. Growing up, the strongest influence in my life was from my mother. When I was young, it was just me and my mom. I was an only child and my mom always felt like a friend o...

Adopting a vegan lifestyle gives student new sense of belonging

ALYSSA DURANT, Channels Staff

October 14, 2016

Adapting to a healthier lifestyle improved my life for the better, and in more ways than I ever thought possible. Switching to a vegan diet was beneficial and provided more than just the essential nutrients I was lacking in...

Choosing a major is less important than passion

TANNER WALKER, Channels Staff

February 26, 2016

In my junior year of high school, I made the choice to go to community college. I had no idea what I wanted to study or where I wanted to live for the next four years and choosing a career at that point hadn’t even crossed my...

Students realize being an adult doesn’t come with instructions


November 6, 2015

At the enlightened age of 19, I think it’s safe to say that I don’t know how to “adult” properly yet. A little over a year ago, I left the nest as fast as I could because I felt like there was so much more to explo...

Breaking free from emotional confines of organized religion

LANDON HUNT, Associate Editor

October 23, 2015

Organized religion can bring people joy and change lives for the better, but in some cases it can do just the opposite. Dr. Marlene Winell is a human development consultant who has written about what she has called, ‘religious trauma synd...

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