Level the Playing Field

Athletes in the NBA, MLB and NFL are rewarded with a higher average annual salary than any other profession in the United States.  While Cam Newton was paid 41.1 million dollars by the Carolina Panthers in 2016, some government employees including police officers, firefighters and public school teachers struggled to provide for their families. In an…

Hello Apple, Goodbye Pumpkin

  When October rolls in and the temperature drops, society typically starts celebrating the beginning of fall with an overload of everything pumpkin and pumpkin spice. But today I’m going to tell you why apple is the better flavor and should be crowned as the flavor of autumn. Apple pie is a classic, first being…

For the love of cupcakes

My first meeting with Dr. Pittaway as my independent study advisor was like a spring thunderstorm: I waited forever for it to come and prepared as much as I possibly could, but when it hit, it knocked me off my feet. In our initial meeting Dr. Pittaway discussed deliverables with me (and I spent the…

For the love of cupcakes

Somewhere between buttercream icing and blissful dreams I realized I had no idea how to get a business off the ground. I continued with classes, work and small orders for a month or so and I made the decision to keep up with orders as long as they were in demand. The orders began to…

For the love of cupcakes

I tore into the package, and when I saw the gorgeous red fabric staring back at me, neatly folded in the box, I knew I could never give up on my cupcakes. It was a week after my birthday, and I had been anxiously waiting for this package from my boyfriend. It was my very…