What’s In Your Anything?

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As college students, we are intrinsically compelled to market ourselves. This isn’t to imply we blather about our own achievements above the din of everyone else’s. Rather, we find niches and fill them. We discover and play to our strengths. Drury’s size is intimate enough for us to cross-pollinate, taking knowledge, skills, and individuals from one discipline to another. The way of the world is diversification. We’ve got that down pat. We’re not good at…

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A Story of First Loves: A Language-Learner’s Journey

In this season of expressing love, I write about a topic near and dear to my heart: Languages. I could quote articles justifying the importance of knowing other tongues, but I am not going to. Why? Because falling in love with a foreign language, and comprehending why studying one matters, cannot be fully understood nor appreciated through talking points such as “languages will make you more marketable” and “languages will broaden your horizons”. It is…

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An Inquisitive Practitioner

I’ll preface by stating my belief that people learn continually despite the surrounding or stimulus, intentionally or not. As with most, my learning has included a public education and years at universities. Not like most, perhaps, but along the way and in between, I acquired a “street” education. The content of the former ranged from one disciplinary horizon to another, but primarily within the humanities. That deepened a thirst for knowledge, for information concerning the…

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Hearing, Harmony, and the Humanities

Last month I listened to an NPR story on Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. It was about one man’s journey to document how Beethoven’s final symphony has been received since it was first performed. The history of the Ninth Symphony is a stirring story. Written at the height of the Romantic Movement in Europe, it marked the completion of a struggle that Beethoven underwent in the last period of his life to reach the pinnacle of artistic…

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