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Chris Holmes Q & A

September 20, 2014

English and journalism teacher Chris Holmes of Hazelwood West High School in Hazelwood, Missouri, is the second Truman graduate to receive the Missouri Teacher of the Year award. From changing his major to finding his […]

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Reflections of an outgoing senior

April 17, 2014

If we’re to believe the categories found at greeting card stands, life is lived in stages. We let occasions define our lives, one big moment following another. Moments like birthdays, graduations and weddings are the origins for the stages of life that will stand out as markers on the timeline of our existence.
Perhaps this is why I’d say I’m not necessarily looking forward to graduation this May — the curtain is closing on a stage of life that I feel the world is forcing me to say goodbye to, and I’m quickly finding there’s no intermission before the next act. […]

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Seminar courses should offer multiple options

April 3, 2014

Sitting in a circle with my fellow philosophy and religion majors, I soon realized after five people said they were going to graduate school that I was in the minority. It happens that I am not going to pursue a post-graduate degree and it got me thinking — could I be doing something better with my time than taking a class for pre-graduate school students?
As my time at Truman State comes to a close, I am moving deeper into the capstone of my philosophy and religion major. I realize every major has something different for their seniors. For example, I know psychology deals with conducting research. However, I think the variety for the philosophy and religion major is lacking.
To clarify, I am not disagreeing with a capstone class or project — I think it is important to gather all of your skills from your time at college and put them to one final test. […]

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Student Senate gathers student surveys

March 27, 2014

Truman State’s Student Senate sent a survey to students March 19 regarding current issues up for debate in the Senate and the Board of Governors. The survey consisted of questions about specific issues followed by […]