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Anna Grace Bowling

Anna Grace Bowling has 3 articles published.

Finding Your Voice

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Dear Wesleyan Community,

How do you find your voice? Rather, have you found your voice? Do you take pride in speaking loudly for others, or do you lead silently by example? When you feel so defeated, so beaten down, where do you find the strength to speak up? Do you advocate for things you’re passionate about, or do you wait in silence for the pieces to fall into place? Growing up in a large public school with a class of over 900 students, I had to find my voice very quickly. I had to learn at a young age to speak up for the passions that I felt strongly about and to protect my peers that didn’t feel like they had a voice to speak up for themselves. So, here I am. This is what has made me the person that I am today.

Coming to Wesleyan as a freshman, I had to learn to tone my voice down. At a school with so few people, I haven’t had to substitute myself in for others. Everyone at Wesleyan has a voice, and I’ve found through my three years here that everyone uses theirs. Whether it be through writing and producing the Green and Gold, cheering loudly for the football team on Friday nights or standing up in front of my classmates and singing on Thursdays in chapel, I have found many unique ways to use my voice at Wesleyan. These ways are immensely different than any that I would have been able to accomplish where I was. Although I do miss the voices and faces of my friends from the past, I am pleased to recognize the voices of where I am now. As co-editor-in-chief of the Green and Gold this year, it is essential for me to present you the information of the world through the voices of the students that work diligently to produce the newspaper. From controversial world news, to the happenings on campus and the gripping features on seniors and students, I hope that reading each issue of the Green and Gold brings you joy, knowing that it was produced with dedication and passion. Thank you for contributing to the Green and Gold by offering your time and eyes to read it.

Sincerely,

Anna Grace Bowling, Co-Editor-in-Chief

Grinds My Gears

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Sam Schmitt:

When I see Beau Blanton in the hall and I see him waving and I think it’s to me, so I wave back but really it’s to someone else and I realize he doesn’t actually love me so I cry myself to sleep… that grinds my gears a good bit.”

 

Harrison Gracey:

“What really grinds my gears is when you try to get a Powerade, but the machine spits out water… it ruins my day.”

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Under the Friday Night Lights

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Friday is typically everyone’s favorite day of the week, but the excitement doesn’t fully kick in until the football players line up on the sideline, and the lights illuminate the field at Wesleyan.

From the perspective of junior #11 defensive lineman and tight end Jackson Turner, “getting an opportunity to go out there and have fun with the football game and seeing the rewards of the hard work of the summer pay off” is what excites and fulfills him the most throughout the night.

It may intimidate many people to look up into the stands and see all the people looking down, but Turner said, “The more hype the crowd, the more hype the game… the team really feeds off of the energy of the crowd.” He also adds that the Wolves are his “second family,” and that he has loved “getting to know all the guys and becoming best friends with all of them.” Turner transferred from Mill Creek High School to Wesleyan his sophomore year, and he has been dominating since the day the season began. Despite his ongoing knee injury, Turner is a strong player and a great leader on and off the field. Turner gives this great piece of advice to students that want to get involved in the Friday Night Lights: “Have fun with it… it’s high school. Don’t take things for granted. These are going to be some of the most fun years of your life, and it goes by fast.”

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