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April 27, 2018

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“Intelligence plus character—that is the goal of true education.” Martin Luther King Jr. spoke many quote-worthy words. But, this statement seems especially applicable as I find […]
April 20, 2018

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I have the privilege of being in Chorale—and I absolutely love it! But the rehearsals are challenging. It takes staying in a constant state of engagement […]
April 6, 2018

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People give me weird looks when I tell them I’m a literature snob, giving them images of Kate in her happy place, surrounded by dusty old […]
March 16, 2018

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Is anyone else tired of the same old school routine? I just want to experience college – the friends, the events, the freedom – without actually […]
March 9, 2018

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Sleeping on the pavement outside the airport was not how I imagined the first night of my mission trip. Neither had I imagined that I would […]
March 2, 2018

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Thumbing through racks of T-shirts in a popular clothing store, I discovered a bunch of T-shirts with designs for a holiday coming up in about two […]
February 23, 2018

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In the past two weeks, I’ve taken two notable walks across campus, each producing a very different feeling although taken on the exact same path and […]
February 2, 2018

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My family has always been big on memories, both making new ones and holding on to the old ones. One of my mother’s primary hobbies is […]
January 26, 2018

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“My father says you remember the smell of your country no matter where you are but only recognize it when you’re far away,” Romanian author Aglaja […]
October 20, 2017

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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 […]
October 13, 2017

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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 […]
October 6, 2017

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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, […]
October 6, 2017

Comic: Reality hits

September 29, 2017

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Over the summer, I asked my pastor from my home church for ways I could help in the children’s ministry at church. He asked me to […]
April 28, 2017

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“Death is a great price to pay for a red rose,” the nightingale said. “Yet love is better than life, and what is the heart of […]
April 14, 2017

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When I was 12, I learned that I had a deformity. My mandible, or lower jaw, was growing faster than my maxilla, upper jaw. As I […]
April 7, 2017

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“Remember this, had any other condition been better for you than the one in which you are, divine love would have put you there.” That’s a […]
March 31, 2017

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I never thought of myself as a leader. You probably don’t most of the time either. During high school, I certainly didn’t feel it either (and […]
March 17, 2017

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Imagine living your life in pain. Every. Single. Day. Your muscles feel as if you had an intense workout the day before. Your neck, back, shoulders […]
March 10, 2017

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The summer of my freshman year I was a hostess at a brick oven pizza restaurant. The pay was minimal and I didn’t make tips, but […]