Author: samanthacarvall

Caps & Cuts

Frozen Brain and Frozen Train

Snowstorm Izzy made a last-second appearance in Doe River Gorge just as Garrett Stafford was packing up his car to leave his Air BnB. His girlfriend made his stand next to the train to take a picture as worry struck him. He did not mentally prepare for the five hour drive ahead of him in 7 inches of snow. Was taking the Honda Civic a wise choice to take on this trip? Probably not. Is his car okay? Honestly, Garrett doesn’t know but it still works!

Man Falls Off Cliff?

Garrett Stafford recently took a hiking trip in Hampton, TN. Little did he know that his girlfriend needed pictures for her photojournalism class and ran out of ideas. He made the decision to lie down along the hill and pretend to fall as he yelled at her to take a picture of him “holding on for dear life.” Garrett considered himself a genius in that moment.

3 Day Weekend in Tennessee

This weekend, Garrett and I took a trip to Doe River Gorge and stayed at a large property hidden in the valley. We had over 100 acres to ourselves to explore.
The property had historical train tracks that created a hiking trail that was about three miles long.
Along the trail, we came across several large icicles that were hanging off the sides of the mountain.
This is our Harry Potter and Voldemort reenactment.
The end of the line.
The Little Red Caboose was where we stayed. You can book your stay here on Air BnB.
On our last day, it snowed as we were packing up to leave the property. It was a beautiful cite to see.
Here is footage of the property as the snow was falling.

Photo Autobiography

Samantha Carvallo

Hey everybody! My name is Samantha and I am a Junior Graphic Design Major and Mass Communications Minor here at Piedmont University.
My Mom (right) and Dad (left) met at Ohio State University while they were getting their Master’s Degrees. They ended up moving to Talca, Chile and got married in 1992.
I am the middle child in my family. My sister (bottom left) is 23 years old, I (bottom right) am 21 years old, and my brother (center) is 17 years old. My sister and I were born in Chile, but my brother was born in Virginia.
I graduated from Mountain View High School in 2019.
While in High School, I ran Track and Cross Country. I was actually good enough to win medals here and there!
I came to Piedmont mainly focused on running as well, however, times have changed and I have realized there are more important things in my future I need to work about.
I am now a part of The Roar and am the Magazine Design Editor alongside Rowan Edmonds (left). Here you can see us drained from staring at our laptops all night.

I am in a relationship with Garrett Stafford and we have been together for the last 2 years. We love to travel and one of our favorite trips we took was to New Orleans for our anniversary.