Articles By: Bailey Kaufman

Creating Christmas traditions enriches the season

Traditions are a big part of what makes Christmas special for many people, and I?m no exception. For my family, Christmas traditions range all the way from watching ?Elf? (the best Christmas movie ever) and putting up the tree, to buying a shirt for my uncles on my mom?s side of the family. I love all of my Christmas traditions, […]

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It?s true: High school years really do fly by

This is the fourth month I?ve written this column, and every month I contemplated writing about this crazy thing called ?senior year.? And every month I managed to avoid it. But, as I sit here in my cozy ?writing corner? and listen as Michael Buble?s smooth voice calms my thoughts, I guess it may be time to finally put my […]

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Trying something new can be good

Four years ago, if someone would have told me that I would be playing tennis my junior and senior year of high school, I would have laughed and said,?No way!? Back then, I was sure that nothing could keep me from playing volleyball. But I was wrong. Rewind to the beginning of my sports career. I grew up watching my […]

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Choosing a college has this senior freaking out

I?ve been sitting here for 45 minutes just staring at a blank Word document. ?Come on, Bailey,? I keep telling myself. ?English is your first language, try to write it coherently.? The problem isn?t that I can?t come up with anything to write about. There are about a million different thoughts colliding in my mind right now. I just can?t […]

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First day is always full of questions

The first day of school is always full of questions: ?What class do you have fourth hour?? ?Who?s the new kid?? ?When is the first football game?? And, the most important question of all, ?How was your summer?? When asked this question on previous first days, I always smiled and responded with the basic, ?My summer was good! How about […]

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