Blonde Jokes and Hillary Clinton: Beauty and Worth

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This past Wednesday, I was able to attend Dr. Nichols’s presentation on the concept of beauty and worth in a contemporary setting. Going into the presentation, I had a few intuitions about the issues but at best my explanations of the subject would barely scratch the surface. It is almost odd to think that something as occurent and popular as “beauty” would have such deep, philosophical implications and yet we see scholars such as Dr.…

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Living Options

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I ran across Cassie Atchley, a Philosophy student in Dr. Panza’s Free Will course, and asked her who her favorite philosopher was. “I like a lot of philosophers but haven’t read enough of any of them to decide who is my favorite,” she said. I liked her answer. It suggested an openness to new ways of thinking, and a comfort level with uncertainty, but I suppose I admired it because it differed drastically from my…

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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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