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Kneeling for Acknowledgement

As the NFL season winds down, it’s worth revisiting this issue: NFL players kneeling for the flag isn’t meant to disrespect the country or the people who fought and died for it, but to bring awareness to injustices against African-Americans.


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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.

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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.


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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.

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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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@TrevorChaney Or even farther back when coaches would actually use water as some sort of reward. Glad those days are gone.

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