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Long Reads Shantel-Ann Pettway

The Move Toward Her Dreams

By Shantel-Ann Pettway

Tears of defeat were flowing through Lauren Cunningham’s fingers as she explained to her mother figure, Lynne Holland, how she’d lost sight of her vision when she lost her dream job in 2009. In hopes to comfort her colleague and friend, Lynne, a co-worker at Housing and Residence Life at the time, leaned up from her chair and pushed a box of tissues to the edge of her desk as she gave Lauren counsel.

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Essays Shantel-Ann Pettway

The Lesson Pop-Tarts Taught Me

By Shantel-Ann Pettway

With my 10-year-old hands attached to the side of the grocery cart that my god-mother pushed, I suppressed the urge I had to pick up items that weren’t on the grocery list. I loved going to the grocery store as a child because I always had a chance to get my favorite sweet, bubblegum.