One of the most valuable and perhaps unexpected ways to expand your knowledge of the world around you is to get outside of your bubble and travel, whether that equates to traveling the world, traveling the country or just exploring your own state.
A mountain view from a clear and beautiful day at the University of Colorado at Boulder. While a photo of mountain ranges like this are beautiful, there is nothing quite like seeing it with your own eyes. Photo by Hannah Leahy
Being an athlete comes with no shortage of challenges and Coach Ben Johnstone recognizes that. Throughout his time at Missouri Baptist University, Johnstone’s goal for the MBU women’s soccer team has been to inspire players to not only be the best athletes they can be, but the best people they can be.
Coach Ben Johnstone is known at MBU, Whitfield High School and various additional club soccer teams for his honest approach to the game, both encouraging and inspiring players to reach their best and settle for nothing less. Photo courtesy of Hannah Leahy
“BlacKkKlansman,” Spike Lee’s absolute masterpiece of a movie, was incredibly timely when it was first released in 2018 and actually could be even more relevant now, two full years later. Dealing head on with racism and discrimination, the brilliantly written film offers commentary and insight on contemporary racial issues.
The cast of “BlacKkKlansman” and director Spike Lee premiered their movie at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival. Photo courtesy of Georges Biard
Whether you’re a fan of Travis Scott’s rap or not, “Astroworld” is 100% an album worth listening to. The extensive 17 track record appeals to many different hip-hop and rap tastes since one of your favorite musicians is likely among the 18 guest artists who make an appearance.
Travis Scott performs at Openair Frauenfeld, considered one of the largest annual hip-hop festivals in Europe, in 2019 in Switzerland. Photo by Frank Schwichtenberg.
There’s an idea prominent in the business world that proclaims “the customer is always right.” This overused company framework has led to a toxic sense of entitlement and a need for instant gratification among consumers, which in turn, has made working in customer service a dreaded job among many.
Ratna Rani Das works at the Dhanmondi branch of retail super shop chain Meena Bazar in Dhaka, Bangladesh. She is working during COVID-19 and considers her work to be an essential service to help customers during the pandemic. Photo and caption courtesy of UN Women/Fahad Abdullah Kaizer