Are Love and Hate the Same?

This question, whether the things we call love and hate are the same, has been plaguing my thoughts for the previous two weeks, so I have been driven to ask others their opinion and philosophical understanding. Here is a portion of my results. My mental struggle with this concept came from a late night conversation with a friend of mine who claimed that there is no practical difference between love and hate, stating the well…

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Les Amo Por Siempre

I’ve been sitting here, freaking out a bit to be honest, wondering what in the world to write my first blog post about. And as I freak out, a voice in the back of my mind says “write about your heroes”. I know this sounds cheesy at first, but the idea keeps nudging at me because of a recent Spanish assignment on the topic. The sad thing is, my heroes never even got the chance…

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The Value of a Sad Story

It seems I have the honor of writing the first blog post for the year from the Humanities House residents. So, to keep things light I’d like to talk about why I enjoy fiction that others might find depressing. The response I usually get from people when I tell them I like “sad stuff” is confusion, because “there is enough sadness in the world already.” Some people I talk to try to avoid gloomy stories…

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Welcome Back!

I’m excited to finally welcome everyone back to the start of a new semester. Things have got up and running quickly around Drury University and I’m already looking forward to the events and programming that lie ahead. A quick look though Drury’s official Twitter feed (@DruryUniversity) shows plenty of activity both in the humanities and all around campus. The incoming freshman class finished up their four-day orientation with the annual service plunge, where they participate…

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