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The Advocate

The Advocate

Regret and Everything In Between

Baylie Brown December 4, 2023

Have you ever thought about the things you say to others around you and how they carry that for the rest of their lives—the fights we have with parents, friends, family, etc? For example, my dad had...

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A Letter to High School

Danielle Murray, Media Manager January 31, 2021

Dear High School, I knew this would sneak up on me. Time always does. I’ve always found myself staring at the older, bigger, smarter kids and thinking that, in the distant future, I will eventually...

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A Letter to Eyeliner

Danielle Murray, Media Manager November 26, 2020

We need to talk. There’s no beating around the bush with this one. I’ve already thought this through, my mind is made up. I know I’ve said this before, but believe me when I say that I mean it...

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A Letter to My Lovely Cat

Jaycob Davis, Writer May 30, 2020

You’re always there to run around and play. You’re white, orange and grey. My dearest Ash, you have been my friend since I was in middle school, and you have been there through good and bad, happy...

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Dear Covid-19

Micaela Gaither, Series Editor May 18, 2020

Dear Covid-19, I’m going to tell you a story. A story of how the world changed overnight, in a way society will never fully recover from. I used to wake up each morning, at 6 am and groan at the idea...

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A Letter to the Class of 2019

Micaela Gaither, Writer May 1, 2019

Dear Class of 2019,   At the beginning of this school year, I told myself that befriending seniors would only have a sad end. So I promised myself I wouldn’t befriend any seniors. Simple enough,...

A Letter to High School

A Letter to High School

Kailey Buttram, Writer December 24, 2018

Dear High School, The past four years I’ve spent in high school have changed my life. Some say that their high school years were the best of their life, but i’d have to disagree on my part. For...

A Letter to Halloween

A Letter to Halloween

Kailey Buttram, Writer October 31, 2018

Dear Halloween, Sometimes, you are misunderstood. They think you’re evil and a waste of time. People say you’re the day of the devil and you shouldn’t be celebrated. But it isn’t true, only...

A Letter to My Aspirations

Kailey Buttram, Writer October 9, 2018

To My Aspirations,   I know, it has been a long time. I’ve given up on many of you, some were just phases. I used to dream of playing in a band, or singing for crowds and traveling the world....

A Letter to My Home

Jessica Brewer, Series Editor September 24, 2018

To the Home that I live in,   The time has seemed to have slipped away from me. It was just the other day that I was telling my friends that you were only 3 years old when in reality you’ve...

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