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Quitting not equivalent with failure

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“Winners never quit and quitters never win.” “Pain is temporary.” “It never gets easier, you just get better.” No doubt these quotes are not new to you. Plastered onto scenic stock images, motivational quotes permeate our social media feeds. Hard work and perseverance are highly-praised qualities in American culture. From our youth, we’re taught  that

Column 10/20/17

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Cold. Tired. Wet. These were the first few words that came to mind as I awoke surrounded by the morning dew. While daybreak pushed through the darkness of the  previous night, the blades of grass I had once embraced now seemed less inviting after five sleepless hours. Nearly 200 students slept, scattered around the lower

Value of beauty, the arts diminished by modern society’s political agendas

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In an article on the devaluing of the arts in modern Western society, English philosopher Sir Roger Scruton made a saddening though insightful observation. “Beauty is vanishing from our world because we live as though it did not matter,” he wrote. Even at a place as dedicated to the arts as BJU, you don’t have

Column 10/13/17

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I started my car, ready to head home after a long day of schoolwork.  Except, the Toyota Prius hybrid didn’t start.  The lights on the dash came on for a few seconds, and then flickered off. Perhaps you’ve had the experience of accidentally leaving your headlights on and then finding your car needing a jump. 

Column 10/6/17

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I have a confession to make: I lied to two RAs in the past week. Of course, this shouldn’t be surprising to anyone, considering that I, like the rest of humanity, have a fallen nature that wants to sin. While I didn’t think it was necessary to confess my fib to them on the spot,

The busyness paradox: the universal disease and the cure-all excuse

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You’re not that busy. You’re a college student, but you’re not that busy. We’ve all heard each other say it in the dining common, on the sidewalks or over text: “I really wish I could, but I’m just too busy.” Normally this sentence is followed by how much homework’s due the next day, how many

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