Student government is made up of several of moving parts, just like the Lariat. There is a hierarchy. There are workflows. There are policies and people to enforce those policies. Everyone has a job to do.
Long story short, I took the class, got a heck of a lot better at running, and now I actually enjoy the activity. It showed me that I was more than capable of training for something and seeing myself improve over time, and it was much more of as stress reliever that I thought it would be.
If you ask any one of my high school classmates, they will probably say that I did everything in high school. It’s true; I was in 18 school activities, including five Academic University Interscholastic League events while still staying in the top 10 percent of my class.
At the National Prayer Breakfast on Feb. 5, President Barack Obama compared the recent atrocities committed by the Islamic State to actions of Catholics during the Crusades and Americans through the Ku Klux Klan and Jim Crow. Not many were happy about this analogy.
I was struck when I heard the news of three students being murdered in Chapel Hill, N.C. I read the initial police report and saw the Craig Stephen Hicks’ testimony about how the killing came after an ongoing parking dispute.
Journalists have many different reputations, but the most common is that they are the “bad guys.” People see us journalists as people who are digging only to find bad or hurtful information. This could not be farther from the truth.
Everyday we see the fruits of education through technology, increases in the standard of living and most importantly, social change. Former South African President and revolutionary Nelson Mandela once said that “education is the most powerful tool you can use to change the world.”
“Be the standard.” All throughout society we aim for perfection. We aim to not only to succeed, but to triumph. Hardly ever does anyone just want to be standard. These short words that carry no value to others, inspire, encourage and drive Baylor as a whole.
Penland Crossroads is wonderful. It feels too big though. What’s the other side of the room, opposite to the dessert station even being used for? Some people tell me the bathrooms are over there, but I don’t really know because I’ve never had time to check. Why would I go to where the dessert station is not?
College is a unique place. Only in college can deep feelings of accomplishment and independence be immediately accompanied by even deeper feelings of frustration and disappointment. And though thousands of undergraduates attend, it can also be a lonely place for several reasons.