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Life in the COVID-19 hall

By Shannon Overcash, Kendall Hall residence life coordinator Nothing could have prepared me for what I was walking into when I was offered the position of residence life coordinator in Kendall Hall. COVID-19 was still relatively new, and I had not been exposed to anyone who had the virus. Before I knew it, I said yes and jumped in with both feet. I’m glad I
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End note: Just give it a chance

By Andrew M. Braxter, director of church outreach Growing up, I was a very picky kid, and honestly, I am a very picky adult — I hate trying new things. I’m a creature of habit, and normally when I find something I like, I stick with it. My father would tell me that I would never know the difference between what I liked and what
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The power of a nudge

By Dan Williams, vice president for church relations Once he met Jesus, the first thing Philip did was find his friend Nathanael and excitedly inform him, “We have found the one Moses wrote about in the Law and about whom the prophets also wrote — Jesus of Nazareth.” Upon learning of the hometown of Jesus, Nathanael dismissively replied, “Nazareth! Can anything good come from there?”
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The distinguished teacher

By Raymond Muncy Jesus is the world’s most distinguished teacher. It was not an award that men presented to him but a recognition by millions who have sat at his feet for nearly 2,000 years.  He had no classroom, except the one the moment provided. It might be a hillside, a boat or a garden. He received no salary, and when John’s disciples asked for
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The importance of one

—Stephen D. Eckstein Jr. In July 15, 1945, I arrived home to Kansas City, Missouri, on a 30-day furlough before I was to ship out to Japan for the invasion. On Aug. 6, the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan. We stayed around the radio and heard three days later the second atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki, Japan, and soon the war
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Stepping out of the ordinary

On the cusp of beginning the summer before my senior year at Harding, I was lost. I had quit the major with which I had begun school, drastically altering my eventual career path, and I had lost sight of why I was even studying Spanish in the first place. I recognized that I was in a rut, and what I wanted more than anything at that
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Withstanding hurricanes

Written by Daniel Cherry | Hurricane Michael hit Oct. 10, 2018. For two intense hours I fortified our house against wind that howled like a freight-train whistle. Fifty-year-old oak trees that provided our home with shade and shelter threatened to attack us and render us vulnerable. Roof shingles, once a shield from rain, moved like shrapnel, attacking vehicles, windows and garage doors and stabbing into
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End Note

Like others who have traveled abroad, I often find it challenging to choose a single memory or event from my time in Europe that is my favorite. However, I can say with confidence that the Lord used the three months I spent in Florence, Italy, to grow and challenge me in ways I never thought were possible. My experiences abroad helped me grow individually in
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A time for reflection

I had the whole summer to prepare and plan and think about the year. The day I got elected I started scheduling meetings so I could be prepared — so the rest of the Student Association would have a solid direction moving forward. I didn’t want 
students to see us as a representation of thought but of concrete action. In the fall, my energy had
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Arkansas’ brush with the Beatles

It was 53 years ago that Walnut Ridge, Arkansas, met four mop-topped boys from Liverpool. In 1964, the Beatles came to America, and they appeared on “The Ed Sullivan Show” on Feb. 9. More than half of the American population watched the Beatles’ performance that night, and that’s what pretty much single-handedly launched Beatlemania in the United States. Later that year in the first week
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