The Life of a Mountain

Alexa Vega, sophomore writing for print and digital media major, was bullied in elementary school by someone she thought was her friend. Her obstacle is her lack of self-confidence; however, it has grown over the years. "I hope others will understand that having confidence is one of the most important traits to ever have." She... Continue Reading →


The Life of an Oreo

Cicely Wise, first-year global business major, has struggled with her identity. She used to be praised for her intelligence, but for all of the wrong reasons. As she stated, "Most people see a black face, but hear a white voice." For instance, people have associated articulating your words as being white. They sometimes say, "You... Continue Reading →

The Life of a Weight

Rumbidzai Joyleen Mhizha is a first-year biochemistry major and goes by the name "Joy." Joy's from Zimbabwe, and one of her biggest obstacles in life has been "starting a new life all over." She stated that Zimbabwe has more restrictions than America. In America, she has the freedom and liberty to do what she wants. "I have gotten into the habit of trying,"... Continue Reading →

The Life of a Snake

Jasmine Smith, sophomore political science major, said her biggest obstacle in life has been the absence of her father in her life. "More than 20 million children live in a home without the physical presence of a father," according to National Center for Fathering's website. Smith wants other women to learn how to forgive those who've done them wrong. The... Continue Reading →

The Life of a Tree

Jasmine Carter, first-year communication studies major, said one of her biggest obstacles has been not having two parents who love each other. She hopes others will know how to seek love through friendships and personal relationships. Carter said her obstacle has helped her learn to reach out to others and become a stronger person. Her... Continue Reading →

The Life of a Woman: Introductory Post

  My name is Melvonia Taylor. I’m a sophomore writing for print and digital media major at Columbia College. I love thinking deeply about different aspects in my life. I enjoy spontaneous adventures to parks, where I photograph my friends. I’m a good listener and I love getting to know new people. I’m an introvert which is why... Continue Reading →

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