*I did not take this photograph.

Artist Spotlight- Mackelmore

 Published on theround-uponline.com in 2011.  Ben Haggerty, widely known by his stage name Mackelmore, is a hip hop artist from Seattle, Washington. He is part of a duo with his producer, Ryan Lewis. He has made one visit to the Valley, which was last Spring Break at the local music festival, Never Say Never. Mackelmore…

Construction Workers

Construction at A&M

This is the only photograph I have ever entered into a photography competition. I entered it in 2010 at the Balfour Journalism Workshop that takes place annually in the summer at A&M University. It won “Best in Show Photograph.” In addition, I won “Leader of the Pack” and my team’s photo project won second place.…

The flag was flown at half mast in honor of 9/11.

Never Forget

This is an essay I wrote in 2009 for my freshman English class.  On September 11th 2001, I was in Mrs. Blevins first grade class, probably learning how to read. At the exact time a group of terrorists were flying into the twin towers, and more than 3,000 people’s lives were literally going up in…

Jovanni Moreno

Glory Days

During halftime at a football game, Jovanni Moreno jumps into a split. This photo was taken in 2011 with a Nikon D3000. It was never published because her feet are cut off. Regardless, this is one of my favorite photos that I took while on the sidelines at football games.

The Texas Capitol

Boys & Girls State

Published in the Monitor newspaper in 2012 Once a year a group of students travel to a mythical 51st state. They create their own communities and build from the bottom up. They develop their own governments, rules and regulations. These students accomplish all of this in less than a week. Girls and Boys State are…

nail art

“Nail Art Trends”

Published in the Monitor newspaper in 2012 The newest fashion trend can be found at the tip of the fingers. For the past year, nail art has become a popular fashion statement among women. From teenage girls at sleepovers, to manicurists in salons — nail art has left an impression on many. Kacy Mora, a…