Praxis makes Perfect? Basic Themes from Subverting the Norm

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This past weekend, Drury University contributed its dutiful share to the general “corruption of the youth” by hosting the third Subverting the Norm conference. A gathering of contemporary philosophers, theologians, sociologists, and broadly interested individuals alike, the conference summoned a large community of passionate thinkers and joined them under the common objective of investigating postmodern theologies and their present-day implications. Presenters worked to reexamine commonly accepted norms as they shared alternative perspectives on humanity’s relational…

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Halloween, Women, and Sexy Costumes

With Halloween right around the corner, costume ideas have been on a lot of people’s minds. While there is a plethora of possibilities out there for men, women are boxed into the “sexy” Halloween costume corner. I checked out the Top Costumes category for women and men, on Party City’s website and I was pretty let down by what I found. Of the 50 plus costumes designated “Top Costumes” for women, over half of them fell…

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How the Humanities Found Me at Drury

Given what has been happening on campus lately, I feel compelled to write about what the Humanities, here at Drury and in general, mean to me. As a child, I abhorred reading. I though it was a waste of time, so I never took the time to read like I should have. I regret having that attitude when I was younger, but I am glad I am finally catching up. During my junior and senior…

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Saving the Humanities at Drury University

I’m sure everybody is well aware of the events going on here at Drury. Twelve faculty members will not get their contracts renewed at the end of this year or next year. Most of these faculty members specialize in the humanities, which means that many departments in the humanities are not going to receive as much attention as they used to. While all of this is going on, new classes in animation, graphic design, and…

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