The Importance of Language

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Merriam Webster defines language as “a systematic means of communicating ideas or feelings by the use of conventionalized signs, sounds, gestures, or marks having understood meanings.” While I do love that this definition includes not only the spoken language, but also those unspoken languages, I prefer to define language in a simpler way; language is expression. Language allows a form of release that nothing else can match. Whether it is in a speech, a letter,…

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An Open Letter from Student Kris Rose, Drury Student and National Debate Champion

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My name is Kris Rose. I am a member of the Drury debate union and we spent this past week winning the national championship debate tournament, a tournament that was won last year by the West Point Military Academy. My incredible partner, Ameran Link, and I went undefeated to bring home the national championship. Add to this, our squad was named the number one varsity debate squad in the nation. I, along with all of…

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Random Insights on College Life from Dr. Moser’s English 207 Class

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This post is a shared effort. Dr. Patrick Moser asked his Expository Writing students to create writing responses based on a series of short prompts related to their time at Drury.  This writing moves in an experimental direction, one in which we see a version of collaboration within the Humanities classroom. “The Most Romantic Thing” by Morgan Piotraschke (Advertising, Public Relations) “And of course, there’s a good chance you’ll meet your husband or wife while you’re here.” That’s what…

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At the Table: The Importance of a Meal

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When I was a child, my mother and I ate dinner at the dining room table each evening. Sometimes we would have lively conversations; other times we would sit in comfortable silence. Slowly, as I grew older, we began to eat more meals on the living room couch. My mother and I would sit in front of the television instead of having a conversation. Sitting and not communicating was a way to destress after our…

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