Finding the Right Fit for U

By Amanda Barsky, intern

Summer always seems to pass too quickly. As usual, it’s about that time where we have to trade in our vacations and lazy afternoons by the pool for school supplies and a studious attitude. And for this year’s high school seniors, that includes picking the perfect college, which sounds a lot easier than it really is.

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From Student to Teacher

By Eva Freeburn

I first came to Bright Sky Press as an intern in my last year at the University of Houston, then I became Publishing Assistant and finally PR Director. I remember how nervous I was to be interviewed, how vulnerable I felt—after all, I was leaving the cocoon of living life by semesters and syllabi, where I was still safe from real life, to join the glamorous, bustling world of editors and books. In my head it was something like Glenn Close in Fatal Attraction, minus the big hair, the bunny, and Michael Douglas. I was wrong—about all of it—especially in my definition of glamour.

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Beating Summer Blues with Baseball

By Irene Vazquez, intern

Summer is in full swing, and with it comes a baseball season full of excitement. Whether you’ve followed every game or just go to the games for the hot dogs, baseball is America’s pasttime, and it’s part of what makes summer so special. While the Houston Astros weren’t anything to shake a stick at for while, many die-hard fans are seeing their commitment pay off.

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Caps off to you!

By Leo Bulaev, intern

Graduation is upon us, whether it be from high school or college, it is certainly a huge life milestone for many students For those graduates who may be pondering the path forward, here are three books that are perfect for the class of 2016, no matter the age. Whether they are contemplating what to major in or what the next steps will be in their budding career, these three books are sure to inspire.

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My year (as an intern) at Bright Sky Press

By Aries Jones, intern

Before I started interning at Bright Sky Press, the only impressions I had about the publishing world came from movies like 13 Going on 30 and The Proposal: I imagined people frantically running about from desk to desk, trying to get to meetings on time, hundreds of deadlines that would need to be reached, piles of manuscripts that would be scattered about the office, and phones continuously going off the hook. My reality check came when I walked through the door to find that Bright Sky Press is a lot (and I mean a LOT) more peaceful than that. Of course, everyone here still has their meetings, deadlines to reach, manuscripts to read, and phones to answer, but the women who work here work together to make sure everything that needs to be done, gets done—no anxiety included. Naturally, it’s started rubbing off on me. All of the big and challenging objectives I have, both inside Bright Sky Press and out, seem miniscule in comparison to what I would have considered them before. I guess that’s the biggest takeaway I have after being with these lovely ladies for a year. I can now take on challenges under a time crunch with stride, without even stressing. Deadlines? Bring it on!

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¡Feliz Cinco de Mayo!

By Sara Boyle, intern

Hola and happy Cinco de Mayo! Everyone knows that Cinco de Mayo is an excuse for Americans to drink margaritas and indulge in too much queso. What one may not know is the history behind the day: it celebrates Mexico’s unlikely victory over France in the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. This calls for celebration! Here is a refreshing horchata recipe from Hugo Ortega’s Street Food of Mexico for you to enjoy Thursday night:

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How to Learn History

By Sara Boyle, intern

As an English major and humanities nerd, I am fascinated by history. It was never my favorite subject in school because I had trouble putting the sequences of events we were taught into relevant context. However, in recent years, through documentaries, plays, and historical fiction novels, I have discovered that I love history for one of the same reasons I love a good story: fondness for a complex character. Whether it’s Julius Caesar, Emma Bovary, or even Walter White, a character with contradictions leaves me thinking about them long after I finish reading (or watching). One character I have learned about extensively in the last few months is Lyndon B. Johnson, the 36th president of the United States.

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An Easter Feast!

By Amanada Barsky, intern

Easter is coming, and for some, that means a religious holiday. But no matter what your religion, Easter is a celebration of spring and renewal, a time where everyone can gather with family and enjoy the flowers, food, and sunshine.

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Rodeo Reads

By Sara Boyle, intern

March in Houston means two things: spring break and rodeo season. During a week-long break from classes, what better to do than gorge yourself on barbecue or take in some mutton bustin? This week as you and your family partake in the festivities, read one of these picture books celebrating the spirit of Texas each day.

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Saucy Spring Cocktails

By Kyndall Krist, intern

Spring is around the corner, which means warmer temperatures, blossoming flowers, and new life all around us. It’s also a time of year that many of us enjoy relaxing outside on the patio with a refreshing drink. Along with a variety of delicious food recipes, The Sauce: A Celebration of the Flavor That Changed Everything also shares unique cocktail recipes that utilize Fischer & Wieser’s Original Roasted Raspberry Chipotle Sauce, lovingly nicknamed “The Sauce.”

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