#OOTD: Outfit Of The Day

When you’re on Instagram you see people hashtag the #ootd. We are here to bring the hashtag to you. This look is very boho chic which is great for spring. The top is from Cato’s, which is actually a dress used as a tunic. The jeans are from American Eagle. I paired my booties with light […]

In Vogue with a Vengeance

The thoughts that enter your mind while walking along 5th Avenue define who you are as a person. Oscar Wilde once wrote that, “Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months.” That must’ve been what went through his head when he was shopping for his dandy […]

It’s Lit..erature: The Catcher In the Rye

The Catcher In the Rye is JD Salinger’s 1951 masterpiece. The story takes place in 1940s New York City and briefly at a college preparatory school in Pennsylvania. The novel follows sixteen year old Holden Caulfield after he gets kicked out of Pencey Preparatory. It’s the third school he’s been expelled from, so he’s not […]

Self-help Coping Methods

We all have those days when we feel sad or anxious, and that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. These emotions, along with others, are very natural to feel, especially in times of heart ache and stress. For those who are experiencing ongoing depression and anxiety, here are some coping methods: Painting Instead of Cutting: Cutting […]

Everything Has Beauty

Deep within downtown Whitesburg, Kentucky, you’ll find a building that has become art central for the town. Behind the old Boone Motor Co. building, which is now home of the Appalachian Media Institute and its members, you’ll find an abandoned water plant that may give you a scare at first glance. Many people load up […]

Pickin & Screamin Ep. 2 – Tyler Childers

Pickin & Screamin is a local article and podcast that focuses on amplifying and exposing local musicians/artists that are based out of the Appalachian region. This week’s episode spotlights the regional talent of singer/songwriter, Tyler Childers. Tristin Cunniff is an 18 year old student who hosts a weekly radio show on WMMT. He also produced a […]

Proof of the Good

Letcher County – Many people would think poorly of my home. Letcher County is many things, many of them bad, but the good outweighs the bad. These pictures are proof of the good. These photographs were taken over a three-day period. When you look at these pictures, just forget everything bad about Letcher County, and take […]

It’s Lit..erature!

What Is Literature? A lot of teenagers tend to be intimidated by reading older books. They stick to what is popular. They read authors like John Green and Sarah Dessen. There is nothing wrong with this, of course, but there is so much more to be found in older novels. They hold secrets that cannot […]

The Appalachian Mountains and My Father

When I was eight years old, my father was diagnosed with colon cancer. He had a long battle, and to cope with the pain, he turned to nature. I can’t remember how many summer nights we drove aimlessly, underneath the tree tops and shinning stars. We didn’t care where we were driving to, or where […]

Cross That Mountain

Whether it be the journey through the winding roads of Pine Mountain or those endless roads to Harlan, something reminds me of home. Whether it’s the taste of my nanny’s grilled cheeses or the sound of my family sharing jokes around a Thanksgiving table, something reminds me of home. Whether it’s the smell of the […]