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The Dance

By John R. Erickson
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Essay | From politics to theatrics, how a campus courtship began

‘You can’t know something until you know it’

By Chelsea Boes
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Parenting | In college I had a mentor who taught me many things I cannot put into words. But one of those things she put into words herself, and I have never forgotten…

Schrodinger’s dog

By John R. Erickson
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Science | A canine’s understanding of physics

Pondering the shopping cart

Pondering the shopping cart

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Essay | After the initial psychological hurdle, I thought the shopping cart system at my local Aldi supermarket was a good idea. (For those of you who haven’t…

Art at its most basic level

Art at its most basic level

By John R. Erickson
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Faith & Inspiration | Flights of imagination inspired by a small-town church and its congregants

Bolstered by a banana and Luther’s lyrics

Bolstered by a banana and Luther’s lyrics

By Chelsea Boes
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Faith & Inspiration | In the last several weeks I’ve learned to sleep with a banana beside my bed. They say insomnia comes as a normal part of the pregnancy package, and mine is…

Mary and me

Mary and me

By Chelsea Boes
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Faith & Inspiration | Our little Pennsylvania town really is little . The borough’s boundaries contain a pizza place run by genuine Mediterraneans, a Lutheran church with real…

Thankful for public school

Thankful for public school

By Chelsea Boes
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Faith & Inspiration | In one of my happiest memories, I was on the living room floor of my childhood home writing a long report about Martin Luther for my ninth grade English…

Becoming a child again

By Chelsea Boes
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Media | Every day when my husband Jonathan comes home from work, he asks me what I wrote about that day. I never give the same answer twice. For example: “Today I…

Fears of a first-time mom

Fears of a first-time mom

By Chelsea Boes
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Parenting | Just one glimpse into the newborn care classroom—a sterile upstairs rectangle in the local hospital—made all the feelings I associate with public…

It’s in their blood

By Chelsea Boes
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Faith & Inspiration | Last week, a gaggle of busy movers descended on our house—my mother, grandmother, brother, and father. They brought with them a U-Haul stuffed with a new…

Hope for a better life in Batam

By Sophia Lee
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Travel | It’s hard to miss the blatant poverty on this fast-booming Indonesian island

 
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