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The Damage Done By A Broken Home

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.

Freedom in Fellowship

Since the beginning of time, humans were designed to depend on one another. As we journey through life, especially our toughest seasons, we can find freedom and relief in letting our guards down and reaching out to those who love us the most.

Photo by Ellie DuBroc

After their 13-3 win against Lindenwood-Belleville, women’s lacrosse players Audrey Frost, a junior communications major, Maggie McDaniel, a junior history major, and Stacy Rohan, a junior journalism major, celebrate their undefeated fall season. True victory is found in fighting through life alongside loved ones. 

Falling Out of Love With “Love”

Many spend their lives in search of love, but do we as a society understand what love truly is? Contrary to popular belief encouraged by modern culture, love is more than the initial feel-good emotions and increasing heart rate, love is a long-term commitment that often takes hard work, and it’s work worth doing.


Photo by Dani Jo Stevenson

Love is a curious dance, sometimes flowing carefree with the melodic music of life, sometimes starting and stopping like a needle bouncing across an old scratched vinyl record, but true love continues moving in rhythm between two people who are committed to the end of life’s beautiful song. 

Sports, a Second Parent

Kids from poverty stricken neighborhoods and broken homes can learn the qualities of good character through athletics. Kids learn how to work in teams, to be hardworking, to set goals and even understand responsibility for the first time.

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Growing up in inner-city areas can have detrimental effects on adolescents, but those who choose to pursue athletics may find themselves able to overcome their demographic struggles and develop strong character traits along the way.

Come out from the Dark

In a society expecting us to hide our demons, we ought to find the courage to own our stories and start viewing vulnerability as a sign of strength, not weakness.

Photo by Maggie McDaniel

Missouri Baptist University is hosting “Your Mental Health Matters” Monday, Oct. 22, 1:30-3:30 p.m. in the SRC, in recognition of National Mental Health Awareness Day.

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