As I reach out my hand towards the salty, blue ocean on Hollywood Beach, Florida, I discover that there is a deeper meaning behind it. I live for adventure.

Opinions: The little things: Reaching out for adventure

Leaving my zip code is essential to shaping who I am
Hannah Mellor, repoter March 22, 2017

As the responsibility-free hours of spring break fade from (if we are lucky) our rested minds, I am reflecting on the importance of getting out: out of my head, out of my house, out of my zip code. Getting...

I attending my cousin, Sam's wrestling meet to cheer him on, only to have him shove a bloody tissue in my face after he got a bloody nose.

Opinions: The little things: Up in arms

Dedication and hard work comes from the little things.
Hannah Mellor, reporter March 1, 2017

The University of Missouri held the 2017 Missouri Wrestling State tournament in Columbia, this past weekend. EHS had six state qualifiers this year: Brendan Carter, 220 lbs; Kyle Dickhaus, 182 lbs;...

As a reminder to forgive, I wear my concert t-shirt from Beyoncé's

Opinions: The little things: The final form of love

I vow to forgive; to be strong.
Hannah Mellor, reporter February 8, 2017

  Beyoncé announced that her and her husband, Jay Z, are expecting twins, Feb. 1. This announcement comes less than a year after Beyoncé released her album “Lemonade” which chronicled...

Just like the Obama's leaving office, I look back at some of the happiest memories of my life, I'm reminded of the cool, summer evening where I laid on the grass, taking silly selfies and giggling all afternoon with my goofy, humorous boyfriend.

Opinions: The little things: Just a reminder

When I want to give up and it feels like the world is crumbling down on me, I must remind myself of the happy times.
Hannah Mellor, reporter January 25, 2017

Barack Obama was the first president I remember. I know when I was born Bill Clinton was in office. But after my eighth birthday, it is President Barack Obama’s election I remember. My parents and...

The new staff members put one foot in as they welcome their selves to the Hub.

Opinions: The little things: Relationships worth fighting for

The most important people in my life are the ones I fight with the most.
Hannah Mellor, reporter January 11, 2017

The holidays have come and gone and a new semester has begun. As I start my first weeks back to school, I realize a lot of things have changed. The biggest change for me was the new Hub staff....

In a small shop on Pearl Street, in Boulder, CO, I'm reminded to tell someone

Opinions: The little things: Hello, I love you

I choose to never waste these moments.
Hannah Mellor, reporter December 7, 2016

Chapecoense, a first division Brazilian soccer team was flying on a chartered plane on their way to play in the Copa Sudamericana finals when the plane crashed and killed 71 of the 81 passengers, Nov....

One of the many things I'm thankful for, my loving, silly family sharing a moment of laughter that will last a lifetime.

Opinions: The little things: Half full, half empty

Thanksgiving is the time of year when the half-empty cup perspective flips to half-full.
Hannah Mellor, reporter November 23, 2016

Thanksgiving. Family and friends all over the country will be sharing meals and smiles as they evaluate everything they are blessed with. It’s the time of year where the half-empty cup perspective...

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Opinions: The little things: Seeing clearly

Drugs can turn the most beautiful things into the ugliest
Hannah Mellor, reporter November 9, 2016

Last night’s election determined so many things beyond who our next president will be. For example, nine states had marijuana measures on the ballot. At least seven of those passed with one measure...

At the end of 8th grade, my best friends and I walk across the road hand-in-hand stepping into the next chapter of our lives.

Opinions: The little things: Expiration dates

Some people have expiration dates.
Hannah Mellor, reporter October 26, 2016

You probably have noticed my obsession with the show “How I met your mother” since I keep referencing it in my columns. Last month was the third anniversary of the show’s finale. “How I met...

Beyoncé was larger than life during her performance at the Scottrade Center.

Opinions: The little things: “Me, myself and I”

Independence; the difference between being alone and being lonely.
Hannah Mellor, reporter September 28, 2016

Two weeks ago, I got to be a part of Beyoncé’s Formation World Tour. That’s right: VMA Best Female Video, Best Pop Video, Best Choreography and Video of the Year award winner. I was in the presence...

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Opinions: The little things: All the “whys”

Re-directed to something even better
Hannah Mellor, reporter September 14, 2016

Often I catch myself wondering about the “whys” in my life. Why did this happen? The drama of high school life (boys, mean girls) pressed down on one of my best friends to the point of collapse, and...

My puppy Daisy is both adorable and infuriating. I love her to pieces although that can be hard to remember when she's had yet another accident.

Opinions: The little things: Hello

Excited for no reason, like a little kid
Hannah Mellor, reporter August 31, 2016

This is my first column. I am a sophomore on a small but mighty news staff. Being among the youngest writer, I am excited to be able to voice my perspective here because life constantly surprises me whether...

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