Vertical Thought: October - December 2007

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In This Issue

  • by Bruce Gore
Perhaps you've heard the phrase. But do you know the real story? Here's the explanation from someone with experience.
  • by Amanda Stiver
Presidents of 46 liberal arts colleges have refused to participate in parts of the U.S. News & World Report annual survey of higher education institutions in the United States
  • by Amanda Stiver
Texting, the routine typed messages zipping between cell phones, has become the latest emblem of the teenage world.
  • by Kristin Yarbrough
Not observing popular holidays and keeping the Sabbath were awkward for me. When I was young, I talked big; later, a conversation with my parents helped me understand.
  • by Vince Szymkowiak
Playing computer games is a common pastime for many young people. Unfortunately, there are pitfalls to some cyber fun.
  • by Ken Treybig
In the 1980s the self-esteem movement began sweeping through society. It was assumed that people needed a healthy dose of compliments—regardless of their performance or actions—in order to be happy and successful.
  • by Sean Yarbrough
As a college student, I found that my core beliefs were seriously challenged. How would you respond to the question of whether there is absolute truth or not?
  • by David Treybig
What seems like a good idea at the moment doesn't always turn out to be good in the long run. So it is with the theory of evolution.