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. . . the Spirit to Soar

Whether in athletics or the arts, some of the most important lessons in college come when students are allowed to let their spirits soar.

Whether in athletics or the arts, some of the most important lessons in college come when students are allowed to let their spirits soar.

Some of the most enduring lessons of my life I learned at the 50-yard line of a football field. In high school, I played sports for the Boiling Springs (Pa.) Bubblers. That’s right . . . we were the Bubblers—unabashedly, our mascot was a bubble. Our school colors were purple and gold. As I look…

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A Study in Empathy

 

In my younger and more vulnerable years as a college English teacher, a student in my World Literature class asked why he had to take a General Studies literature course. Up to that time, I thought the truth was self-evident—literature was important in its own right. I gave him the best response that I knew:…

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