Imagination Could Be Your Greatest Tool

Today, we are a technological world. Addicted to the internet and everything it offers. It more or less seems as a “game” or “competition” to see who can receive the most likes and “friends”. Many people are being sucked into this lifestyle and become more depressed from dwindling esteems. The desire to be better than everyone eats away at us until there is nothing left inside leaving us as empty shells. Our draw to the…

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The Challenge of Making the Humanities Relevant

It’s no secret that the humanities are suffering a bit of an image problem. Word on the street is that the humanities do little more than to train future baristas—much to the embarrassment of baristas everywhere. Mind you, these remarks aren’t limited to those outside the humanities. My primary school history teacher once remarked that a history degree is only good if you want to go to law school, teach history or appear on the…

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The Value of a Traitor

Last Friday, the Humanities House hosted members of the Latino Writers Collective from Kansas City. José Faus, Gabriella Lemmons, and Miguel Morales spoke about diversity and read some amazing poetry. It was awesome to hear so many references to my hometown, KC, and each of the writers offered different perspectives and advice about life and writing careers. The humanities always get criticized for their lack of “practical application.” It’s tempting for us to act like…

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