Monthly Archives: April 2015

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Things I Didn’t Expect to Be Doing in College

ollege newcomers have many general expectations of what their school lives will be like: filled with classes, studying, new people, and new experiences. What they may not anticipate, however, is just how surprising, beneficial, and transformative these experiences can be. Without knowing anything about the college that you might attend, forming more specific expectations is…

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Holi: A Blast of Color

Every spring, people all around the world celebrate Holi, the festival of colors and love. The festival originated as an ancient Hindu tradition that celebrates the end of winter and the beginning of the agricultural season. During the festival, children and youth spray colorful powdered paint at each other while elders smear paint on each others’…

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What Isn’t Considered in College Rankings

olleges rankings are made based on several measurable factors, such as affordability, acceptance rates, four-year graduation rates, test scores, and average GPA. However, while there is merit to using these factors as assessment tools, we couldn’t help but wonder what important factors rankings fail to measure about the college experience. By asking our students why…

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DESIDERATA PT. 3: THE PEOPLE

This is part three of Desiderata, a project that aims to share a glimpse of reality – what do students of Truman State University desire? Why do they do what they do? If you haven’t had the chance, check out our Desiderata video and part two of Desiderata! Ognjen Ilic   Isabelle Woollett     Did you…

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Finding Independence and Meaning in Life

  f you had to identify the question of a lifetime, what do you suppose it would be? Without being exactly rhetorical, this question conveniently answers itself. The question of a lifetime is this: This is the question that people ask themselves, in one way or another, every single day. In fact, it’s more of…

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