In the midst of our toughest battles, our biggest losses, God is at work. He enters into the chaos, and instead of allowing that pain to be the end of our story, He makes miracles. All it takes is a little hope, and a lot of fight.
Photos by Trevor Chaney
Waiting for her next turn, junior Stacy Rohan looks down Spartan Field as her teammates continue a cross-field passing drill. Rohan returned to the game this fall after suffering an ACL tear in October 2017 and learning what it means to be a teammate from the sidelines.
As final exams kick into full speed at college campuses nationwide, if only there was something that could help students kick into full speed as well. Medical studies show college students are using the drug Adderall, both legally and illegally, more than ever as a way to stay alert during their all-nighters.
Photo by Stacy Rohan
Studies show that approximately two-thirds of college students are offered Adderall and other prescription stimulants between their freshman and senior years, and about half of those in that group accept the offers.
When diagnosed with stage 1 breast cancer in 2015, psychology professor Dr. Holly Brand had one thing on her mind: Her students. After working extra hours to record lectures in assuring her students’ success, Brand fought cancer for over a year, and she won.
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Teaching her Advanced General Psychology class, Dr. Holly Brand explains the dos and don’ts of interviews. Brand underwent radiation every morning of the fall 2016 semester, followed by a full day of teaching at MBU. The incredible effort won her the respect of her students, and also the university’s Distinguished Faculty Member Award.
Missouri Baptist University lacrosse goalkeeper Alexis Womble has been forced to support her team from the sidelines as too many concussions and other various injuries have led her doctors to recommend she no longer play the sport she loves most. And the MBU senior is exhibiting mature Christian faith in how she deals with the setback.
Photo by Stacy Rohan
Alexis Womble keeps a contagious smile on her face even though she is no longer able to protect the goal she has been used to guarding as a lacrosse player for several years, as she has learned to “let go and let God.”