Invisibility is Everywhere

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The Invisible Man, by Ralph Ellison, opens with the narrator, stating, “I am an invisible man” (Ellison, 1). The narrator is “invisible” because society cannot see him for who he is; people only see the color of his skin. The narrator goes on to elaborate, “I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me” (Ellison, 1). Its people’s inability to see past their prejudices that has forced him into invisibility. The narrator is…

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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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