Articles By: Bailey Kaufman

Local parents ‘foster’ a bond with players far from home

Local parents ‘foster’ a bond with players far from home

Courtesy photo<p>Hillsboro ‘foster parents’ Rod and Brenda Hamm enjoy a moment with their Tabor College “daughters,” Kaleigh Troxell (second from left) and Tonisha Dean, at a Bluejay basketball game a couple of seasons ago. When students move to college, they often miss out on some of the special comforts of home, like home-cooked meals and holidays treats. In addition, student […]

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Finally recognizing the ‘lovely’ in Paris

When I was in middle school, I decided that I loved Paris. To my young, innocent brain, Paris was where dreams came true and where life was one glamorous adventure. I covered my bedroom with posters, wall hangings and mini statues of the Eiffel Tower and other Paris landmarks. Above all, I promised myself that someday I would visit the […]

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New director steps in at Hillsboro Public Libary

New director steps in at Hillsboro Public Libary

A clerk at the Hillsboro library 10 years ago, Jeanie Bartel is now in charge of processing the library’s book collection and other resources and programs. The Hillsboro Public Library is beginning the new year under new leadership. After nearly 20 years serving as the library director, Cathy Fish retired in December. Following a search process, Jeanie Bartel was hired […]

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Looking for my own lovely in a new year

When I was searching for summer jobs in Tennessee this past May, I made a stop at the local LifeWay bookstore. As much as my heart loves bookstores, they are a very dangerous place for my bank account. I am physically unable to leave a bookstore without a new (to me) book in my hand. So on that particular day […]

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Submerged in fiction this fall

“You haven’t read Harry Potter? You have to!” I’ve heard those words countless times over the years, but I never thought I would be the one to say them. Last year, as a fresh transfer to Tabor, my friends immediately introduced me to the Star Wars world and I was hooked. Then during the spring, my roommate read the Harry […]

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Picking my top three fictional characters

A social media challenge circling the Internet right now has caught my book-loving eye. Instagram and Twitter are full of three-picture collages as users are challenged to describe themselves in three fictional characters. As an English major, one of my favorite things to do is to analyze and deconstruct characters, so I jumped right on this bandwagon. What three fictional […]

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One last year of school begins

I bolted upright in my bed as a thought sprinted through my mind. It had suddenly hit me that, unless I go on to get my master’s degree, this is my last year of school. Ever. This way of life I’ve become so accustomed to over the past 16 years is quickly coming to an end. I’m a week into […]

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Thankful and sad as internship ends

Feeling thankful to be sad is such a strange combination of emotions. Right now, I am so sad. My amazing two months as an intern at Show Hope have come to an end. I have moved back from Tennessee, and I had to say goodbye to so many people who became very dear to me. Yet, I am so thankful. […]

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‘Change’ is my summer theme

I have a love/hate relationship with change. Change rips the blanket off of me right when I get cozy. It turns my world upside down and makes me question everything I know. And sometimes change brings me to a place better than I could have dreamed of. It surprises me and makes me excited about the future. My life has […]

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Summer is a time to read favorite books

Summer is finally here, and for me, that means it’s time to put another dent in the long list of books I want to read. One of the books on my summer reading list is “The Crown” by Kiera Cass. This is the last book in The Selection series, a set of books I fell in love with a few […]

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