The Liberty Of A Liberal Arts Education

After four years of working in admissions and giving campus tours to prospective students, you could say I have my general tour “script” down to a science. I never fail to bring up some of our hallmark clichés: “Becoming Responsibly Engaged in the World”; the liberal arts education developing you as a whole person; and…
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ALS: Holding On To Hope

One of the greatest blessings we often take for granted is our privilege to be able-minded and able-bodied. We live our lives boldly, making life goals and holding expectations that often rely on our current functionality. The reality is that one moment can change everything. Unfortunately for some, that moment is their diagnosis with a…
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Marijuana: Recreational Advocacy Sabotages Support For Medicinal Research

The taboo topic of marijuana is splitting America at state lines. While the drug is illegal on a federal level, Individual states are taking opposing stances on its legalization in regards its use, psychoactivity, and possession incrimination.   I would venture to say that the debate of recreational v. medicinal use is actually stigmatizing marijuana…
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Concussions: The 12th Man Perspective

A flag thrown, a player down on the field, a stretcher carrying them off the field, a game that moves on while a player is tested for concussions. The NFL is progressively taking concussions more seriously, so it is essential for you, the 12th man, to understand the impact of concussions (for all our non-football…
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Death Before Death: Alzheimer’s Disease

The ability to think is quite remarkable, and one that we often take for granted. It enables us to make decisions, to express our concerns, to giggle at our favorite jokes, to share memories, to express our love for one another…   And yet, here we are: every 66 seconds, this is taken away from…
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