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The Power of a Hug

by Allison October 3, 2011

There are no words that can be said to compare to a hug. There is something special about embracing someone that is unexplainable. We hug when we are excited, we hug when we are happy, and we hug when we are sad; and they all help in some way. I read an article a while [...]

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Looking Forward to Friday!

by Marielle February 23, 2011

I’m sure this is a common thought for most people during the workweek, but I happen to be extra excited because I’m planning on hitting the mall! And while I do happen to love shopping, I’m more interested this weekend in the St. John’s Hospital “Heart to Heart Fair,” which is being held at West [...]

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Fred Who?

by Alumni Posts February 21, 2011

Let me begin by stating that I do not associate myself with either political party. I strongly oppose our bipartisan form of government, believing that it creates as disharmonious “us-vs.-them” mentality. As a believer in unity aware of the divisive effects of American politics, I am politically unaffiliated, registered to no party. However, I still [...]

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Stan “The Man” Musial and Maya Angelou Honored

by Angela February 16, 2011

These legends were recognized today 2/15/11 with the Medal of Freedom, the highest honor that can be bestowed upon a civilian in America.  They both play significant parts in American history and both come from different walks of life. I’m impressed by them both.  I’m a St. Louisan, born and raised, so of course I’m [...]

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Chilean Miners Rescue

by Angela October 18, 2010

It’s a beautiful day as the world watches while the miners are being rescued after 69 days of being trapped underground. From what I have seen and heard, they are all in presumably good health. That is absolutely great news. It was feared they could possibly have panic attacks on their way up but that [...]

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Spreading the Word: Denim Day at Fontbonne

by Alumni Posts May 3, 2010

Fontbonne University student La Keesha participated in the university’s first Denim Day on Thursday, April 22. Sponsored by the Student Human Environmental Sciences Association, Denim Day is a global movement to build awareness of sexual violence. La Keesha documented the events and activities of the day, and discusses them in her own words in the [...]

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Set up…

by Alumni Posts April 21, 2010

I finished Chaim Potok’s The Chosen.  It was really good.  I kind of cried, but you know, in a manly, sort of, way.  I really want to discuss ideas in the book, but talking about silence seems somehow counterproductive… Set up…punch line. (now you laugh) Remember, I’m pulling for you.  We’re all in this together.

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Why did the chicken cross the road?

by Alumni Posts April 6, 2010

I think the title will actually be the topic today. What on earth is a chicken doing crossing the road?  Shouldn’t there be zoning laws on a minimal distance a farmer can keep his chicken house near traffic?  Shouldn’t the chickens be in an enclosed area anyway?  Or, if it is a free range farm, [...]

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Learning to Dance in the Rain

by Erica March 12, 2010

Here’s a common anonymous quote that I’ve learned to live by: “Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass; it’s about learning to dance in the rain.“ I’m all about motivational quotes such as the one above. In a literal sense, I thought it to be appropriate for the current conditions, seeing as [...]

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What do you call an avid gardener?

by Alumni Posts March 12, 2010

I have recently begun reading Chaim Potok’s The Chosen. There is a quote about the main character’s father.  “Anything that brings the world together he called a blessing”.  He was talking about a radio.  Hmm, anything that brings the world together is a blessing.  That could mean many things.  What brings the world together for [...]

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