Thoughts & Opinions

What’s Really The Matter With Eastern Kentucky

I wrote this essay in December 2017 to use for a college application. I rewrote a few parts to reflect what I have learned, felt, and experienced since writing the original piece. This is one of my most passionate pieces I have ever composed. I hope you enjoy it.  --------- June 26, 2014, Annie Lowrey… Continue reading What’s Really The Matter With Eastern Kentucky

Thoughts & Opinions

What “Her Campus: Guide to College Life” Didn’t Prepare Me For

A few days ago, a friend brought me a thoughtful graduation gift: Her Campus: The Guide to College Life. I'll be the first to say I'm not much of a reader -- I can think of maybe two books I have read cover to cover willingly -- but this one has kept my attention. I… Continue reading What “Her Campus: Guide to College Life” Didn’t Prepare Me For

Tips & Tricks

Rollin’ on the River

I'm not one to happily wake up at 6:45 in the morning on a Monday to get ready and go to school. I'm definitely not one to happily wake up at 6:45 in the morning on a Saturday to get ready and do just about anything. But, as my Instagram post* said, if it involves… Continue reading Rollin’ on the River

Get to Know Me

A Little Bit About My Small Town College Life

In the county I have grown up in, everybody knows everybody; as of 2015, we only had around 15,600 residents. In the county seat (Wikipedia also ironically refers to it as the county's "largest city"), we have the option of choosing between three fast food chains and three locally owned restaurants. On weekends, there isn't… Continue reading A Little Bit About My Small Town College Life

Travels

The Ultimate East Kentucky Bucket List

One of my friends from Lexington is coming to visit me for a vacation this summer, so I started thinking of things to plan for her to make her trip to East Kentucky unforgettable. Here’s a list of things that every Eastern Kentuckian (and visitor) should do! Whether you’re bored this summer and planning a… Continue reading The Ultimate East Kentucky Bucket List