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Ashley Cowart

Ashley Cowart has 3 articles published.

New RaceTrac or Old QuikTrip?

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Over the years, Peachtree Corners has been rising in population and will continue to boom due to the businesses and corporations that have been built in the popular city. Many large businesses have developed, and the new upcoming RaceTrac is no exception. While there are many popular places that students often visit after school, a question arose: Will RaceTrac become the new place to hang out or will QuikTrip continue to be the most popular gas station for snacks and gas after school? The new RaceTrac is currently being built and will be a 5,000 square-foot store that will sit on eight acres of land. It is expected to be finished being built, in 2020.

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Social Media and its Effects on Everyday Life

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Throughout the years, social media has become an influential part of everyday lives, especially today in 2019. Although social media has many positives that allow people to stay connected, it has many negatives effects as well. Over a short time period, there was a big growth in use of social media platforms.

Certain platforms have been prevalent throughout the years, such as Facebook and Instagram. While others such as LinkedIn and My Space are not very popular or relevant anymore. Recently, certain platforms have become very popular such as Snapchat and TikTok that are enjoyed by a range of ages. While each platform is entertaining in its own way, many people have opinions on how the use of social media affects their lives.

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Senior Spotlights

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Jackson Walls

What college are you going to/ applying to? Auburn University, Ole Miss and South Carolina.

Who was your first Wesleyan crush? When? Abby Weatherly in ninth grade.

If you were stranded on an island, what three things would you bring with you? Fishing pole, animal crackers and my phone.

What was your dream job when you were a little kid verses what is your dream job now? When I was little, I wanted to be an astronaut or firefighter; now I want to be involved in commercial real estate or construction management.

Where do you expect to see yourself in 10 years? With a wife and children, working in a major city.

What was your most embarrassing moment at Wesleyan? Sophomore year, Pierce Rudder told Jordyn Shackford I was going to ask her to homecoming. I did not know her at all and didn’t even know who she was. I then had to go the whole next day at school telling her friends that I was not asking her to homecoming.

If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life what would it be? A cookout tray; hamburger, chicken nuggets, fries and an Oreo mint shake.

What are you most excited and scared for when entering your first year of college? I’m excited to go to football games. I’m scared that I won’t get to see my friends from high school much.

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