As a young child, seeing your parents split up never really hits you until you get older and you realize all the damage it has done to you, but as time goes along you learn to accept that you can’t fix a broken home.
Photo by Ben Randolph — Graphic illustration by Austin Worrell
The effects of growing up in a divorced household are eternal. Despite the scars of witnessing her parents’ divorce at 6 years old, junior Alexia Duncan has learned to move forward in accepting that God is ultimately in control, and He is with us through every battle.
No. I don’t get homesick, even though I am nearly 2,000 miles from my hometown of Turlock, California. In fact, St. Louis reminds me of California in a weird way. Nothing is the same between the Midwest and the West Coast, but the love I have for them individually is identical.
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The view from this little known spot along the California coast, called Sunset Beach and located 40 minutes north of Monterey, is incredible and one of a kind, but somehow the prairie views and rolling hills of the Midwest have grown on me, too. And the Arch is certainly something to behold.
Like keeping several balls in the air similar to a circus juggler, our lives involve keeping several activities managed all at the same time. So, how do we do this without letting something fall through? How do we maintain all that we do while also maintaining a level of excellence?
Photo by Lauren McLaughlin
It’s a question that has been presented to college students for as long as there have been colleges: What do you plan to do with your life after you graduate? And, of course, it is a difficult question to answer because, when it’s all said and done, we often do not know exactly what we will do upon graduation.
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HLHS is something I’ll live with forever. In a way, it makes me who I am, but I don’t let it define me.
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The American Heart Association states that congenital heart defects are present in 1 percent of live births. Within that 1 percent, HLHS ranges from 4.8 to 9 percent. I have lived my life with little to no limitations after surviving this rare defect.