Posts Tagged ‘opinion writing’
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.