About Amanda

Amanda graduated from Texas Christian University in May of 2022 with a B.S. in journalism and a minor in writing. She is a published journalist currently looking for opportunities to write for a magazine.

Here are a few of my personal favorite articles, more can be found in my journalism portfolio in the sidebar.

The McBride Sisters Are Redefining Wine

This feature is in the March/April Next Wave Issue. Click here to subscribe. The McBride sisters, Andréa McBride John and Robin McBride, merged two worlds with their wines and life story. Before meeting in 1999, the siblings grew up not knowing the other existed. Andréa was raised in Marlborough, New Zealand, and Robin was raised on the other side of the globe in Monterey, Calif. They have the same father, whose wish before he died in 1996 was for them to unite. Although the sisters led separat

Fort Worth Fashion Week: Bringing together fashion and community

New York, Milan and Paris are some of the places one would typically think of when referring to fashion. However, creatives in the Fort Worth area are building a name for the fashion scene by showcasing what the community has to offer at the first semi-annual Fort Worth Fashion Week. Phillip Maximillian, the creative director of Fort Worth Fashion Week, is one of those creatives spearheading the fashion movement. “The integrity of Fort Worth Fashion Week was to create a platform for fashion a

Faculty Senate calls special meeting to discuss response to Rep. Roger Williams

The Faculty Senate has called a special session for Thursday to discuss its response to comments by Rep. Roger Williams, R-Texas, who said TCU faculty are trying to get rid of free speech and teach socialism. Williams, who is on TCU’s Board of Trustees, and some faculty members have been at odds since the unrest at the Capitol on Jan. 6. In the aftermath, Williams voted to object to the certification of the electoral votes from Arizona and Pennsylvania. In response, some faculty called for his