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Pandemic 2020 In Myndsight, Shawn Denny May 2020

Pandemic 2020 In Myndsight, Shawn Denny

Reflections, Poetry, Photos, and other Writings

A poem, or rhapsodic reflection if you like, on the experience of being isolated due to the stay-at-home restrictions invoked by the pandemic. As my context is largely influenced by my involvement as a faculty and community member of Taylor University, the thoughts encapsulated also reflect that context.


The Last Mile, Michael Hammond May 2020

The Last Mile, Michael Hammond

Reflections, Poetry, Photos, and other Writings

My desire was to encourage the community as we head into Finals Week.


Statement About 2020 Celebration Of Scholarship, Todd Ream May 2020

Statement About 2020 Celebration Of Scholarship, Todd Ream

Celebration of Scholarship

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The Wedge, Jonathan Knippenberg May 2020

The Wedge, Jonathan Knippenberg

Reflections, Poetry, Photos, and other Writings

This poem is fueled by the emotions of a senior year cut short and living at home again.


Strange April, Joe Ricke Apr 2020

Strange April, Joe Ricke

Reflections, Poetry, Photos, and other Writings

It's an essay about saying goodbye to my isolated April.


Senior Night, Aleyah Rastetter Apr 2020

Senior Night, Aleyah Rastetter

Reflections, Poetry, Photos, and other Writings

This is a letter regarding the loss of my senior year of high school.


Home, Rachel Knight Apr 2020

Home, Rachel Knight

Reflections, Poetry, Photos, and other Writings

I wrote this poem as a way of reflecting on my feelings about being “home” due to COVID-19. The accompanying photograph is my desk in my bedroom at “home” as it was a few weeks ago (it’s messier now).


What Am I Actually Missing?, Jeff Aupperle Apr 2020

What Am I Actually Missing?, Jeff Aupperle

Reflections, Poetry, Photos, and other Writings

I wrote this after seeing other faculty share things they were missing. It prompted me to ask the question: What am I really missing?


Even Sammy Is Complying With Cdc Guidelines, Nancy Dayton Apr 2020

Even Sammy Is Complying With Cdc Guidelines, Nancy Dayton

Reflections, Poetry, Photos, and other Writings

Samuel Morris statue on campus with quarantine mask


Letter To The Student Body, Carey Collins Apr 2020

Letter To The Student Body, Carey Collins

Reflections, Poetry, Photos, and other Writings

Encouragement to students, staff and faculty for thriving and finding meaning during difficult times.


Letter To Taylor Students During Covd-19, Maribel Magallanes Apr 2020

Letter To Taylor Students During Covd-19, Maribel Magallanes

Reflections, Poetry, Photos, and other Writings

This is a letter I wrote for students during COVID-19 to encourage Taylor Students to remain strong in the midst of these trials.


Covid-19: Change Of Plans - A Photojournal, Tim Swanson Apr 2020

Covid-19: Change Of Plans - A Photojournal, Tim Swanson

Reflections, Poetry, Photos, and other Writings

This photo journal was an assignment for one of my classes. From March 20 to April 12 I photographed scenes from my life as it now was due to the Coronavirus, and wrote statements reflecting on the context in which they were taken.


Invest Daily, Impact Eternity, Jacob Gerding Apr 2020

Invest Daily, Impact Eternity, Jacob Gerding

Reflections, Poetry, Photos, and other Writings

We were asked for a class assignment to write a letter of encouragement to the Taylor student body in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis.


Letter To Taylor Students, Josh Meredith Apr 2020

Letter To Taylor Students, Josh Meredith

Reflections, Poetry, Photos, and other Writings

Letter of encouragement, inspired by CS Lewis' "Learning In War Time"


A Letter To The Graduating Class Of 2020, Ryan Kristofek Apr 2020

A Letter To The Graduating Class Of 2020, Ryan Kristofek

Reflections, Poetry, Photos, and other Writings

As a hall director in Wolgemuth overseeing seniors, I wrote a letter to these seniors as they navigate finishing their Taylor experience remotely.


Tradition, Rachel Gist Apr 2020

Tradition, Rachel Gist

Reflections, Poetry, Photos, and other Writings

I wrote in hope that people could relate to the feelings I had during this time. Having Taylor time cut short is hard but also helped me to reflect and be even more grateful.


Seeking The Tomato: Encounters With Beauty In Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God And Zadie Smith's On Beauty, Jessica Dundas Apr 2020

Seeking The Tomato: Encounters With Beauty In Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God And Zadie Smith's On Beauty, Jessica Dundas

English Department: Student Scholarship

When Zadie Smith was first given a copy of Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God, she was reluctant to read it. But once she did, she found herself captivated by the beauty protagonist Janie Crawford is seeking and encountering throughout the novel. Later in Smith’s own novel On Beauty the protagonist Howard Belsey becomes the inverse of Janie as he intellectually rejects the idea of beauty and ignores the encounters he has with it. Thus while Janie finds that beauty decenters her from thinking herself the center of her world, Howard stubbornly refuses to allow himself ...


Day 10, Elise Wixtrom Apr 2020

Day 10, Elise Wixtrom

Reflections, Poetry, Photos, and other Writings

This is a poem I wrote after visiting the supermarket right after classes closed on Taylor's campus.


Authenticity In Glimpses: Framing Art And Identity In Virginia Woolf’S To The Lighthouse And Zadie Smith’S Swing Time, Taylor Budzikowski Apr 2020

Authenticity In Glimpses: Framing Art And Identity In Virginia Woolf’S To The Lighthouse And Zadie Smith’S Swing Time, Taylor Budzikowski

English Department: Student Scholarship

In their novels To the Lighthouse and Swing Time, Virginia Woolf and Zadie Smith communicate that art frames reality for those who choose to pay attention. Art provides a glimpse of permanence and stability for Lily Briscoe, a young woman who paints her reality while visiting Isle of Skye, and Zadie Smith’s unnamed narrator, a young woman who contemplates her mixed-race background through the lens of dance in London and Africa. These observations encourage Lily and the narrator to consider the perspectives of others amid their own visions. Gradually, Lily and the narrator find and foster their identities by ...


Nothing Wasted, Adina Shabe Apr 2020

Nothing Wasted, Adina Shabe

Reflections, Poetry, Photos, and other Writings

As our world is facing unprecedented interruptions to our sense of "normal" I have been pressing in to receive God's perspective for myself during this time. He is a God who wastes nothing, He uses everything.


Purple Paint, Kelly Abraham Apr 2020

Purple Paint, Kelly Abraham

English Department: Student Scholarship

Purple Paint is a collection of short stories comprised of four creative nonfiction and two fictional pieces. The creative nonfiction explores the impact of a family unit on its youngest member and touches on the consequences of her overlooked anxieties. The fictional works portray flawed characters who inevitably have strong influences on one another while suggesting familial dynamics. The collection as a whole serves as a personal insight into what is required of many childhoods - passivity.


Broadening The Feminist Ideal: Female Expression In Kate Chopin’S The Awakening And Kathryn Stockett’S The Help, Hannah Funk Apr 2020

Broadening The Feminist Ideal: Female Expression In Kate Chopin’S The Awakening And Kathryn Stockett’S The Help, Hannah Funk

English Department: Student Scholarship

Feminist criticism can be difficult to navigate, especially given the sociopolitical contexts connected to feminism all throughout history. In literature, idealized feminist characterizations can often leave less dramatically feminist characters behind, relegating them to a category of characters who are “not feminist enough.” But it is important to understand that these characters are still just as validly feminist as their dramatically feminist counterparts. In Kate Chopin’s The Awakening and Kathryn Stockett’s The Help, readers see wonderful examples of women who operate in feminist ways, some within the roles that traditional feminist criticism would see as roles which trap ...


Searching For Understanding: How Hamlet And Frankenstein Inform Humanity’S Response To Trauma, Jonathan Knippenberg Apr 2020

Searching For Understanding: How Hamlet And Frankenstein Inform Humanity’S Response To Trauma, Jonathan Knippenberg

English Department: Student Scholarship

By looking at trauma narratives we are able to learn about the nature of trauma as well as the effective and ineffective ways it has been handled by literary characters. Hamlet by William Shakespeare tells of the young prince Hamlet who, in repressing his trauma, unwittingly falls victim to repeating the anger reinforced by his father’s ghost while he continually allows no one to see anything but the mask of his antic disposition. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley portrays the turmoil between Dr. Frankenstein and his monster—a rejected creation scorned by a tortured creator—which not only consumes them ...


The Adventures Of Mousy And Jasper, James Schantz Apr 2020

The Adventures Of Mousy And Jasper, James Schantz

English Department: Student Scholarship

In my senior project I wanted to explore the world of children's literature that is meant specifically to be listened to. The project is in audio-script form and it is the tale of a dog and a mouse who become unlikely friends, share a nemesis in an evil cat named Mr. Bojangles, and need each other's help in order to get back home.


Learning Or Not Learning To Overcome Trauma: Jane Eyre And A Farewell To Arms, Jessica Cutter Apr 2020

Learning Or Not Learning To Overcome Trauma: Jane Eyre And A Farewell To Arms, Jessica Cutter

English Department: Student Scholarship

In the novels Jane Eyre and A Farewell to Arms, Charlotte Brontë and Ernest Hemingway both display characters that have experienced devastating trauma. In both novels, female characters demonstrate strength and mental support that their male counterparts are unable to reciprocate because they cannot move on from their past. Jane learns that letting go of past trauma will lead to her growth and success in life, which ultimately influences Mr. Rochester to be like Jane, and the novel ends with them happy and mentally healthier. On the other hand, Henry can’t let go of his past traumas and leans ...


Senior Year Cut Short, Caleb Amick Apr 2020

Senior Year Cut Short, Caleb Amick

Reflections, Poetry, Photos, and other Writings

This is my story of what happened to me during the last week of school before we left campus.


Holding My Hand, Marylou Habecker Apr 2020

Holding My Hand, Marylou Habecker

Reflections, Poetry, Photos, and other Writings

This is a piece that I have written to try to give HOPE to others in the middle of this crisis. A story I witnessed taken from another part of the world during a horrendous time of war gave me HOPE. He is Holding My Hand.


Metaphors Of Mental Illness: How Emily Dickinson And Vincent Van Gogh Understood And Expressed Their Personal Battles With Depression, Samantha Moss Apr 2020

Metaphors Of Mental Illness: How Emily Dickinson And Vincent Van Gogh Understood And Expressed Their Personal Battles With Depression, Samantha Moss

English Department: Student Scholarship

Both the poet Emily Dickinson and the artist Vincent van Gogh wrestled with mental illness in their adult lives. There are indications that both suffered from major depression, bipolar disorder, and seasonal affective disorder. Both lived in a time when there was no real understanding of mental illness and there was no language through which people could interpret and explain their pain. Dickinson used her poetry to create metaphors, metaphors centered around death and winter. Van Gogh created nature metaphors – and some centered around dying like Dickinson’s – in his paintings and in letters to his brother. These metaphors acted ...


Uprooted, Grace Meharg Mar 2020

Uprooted, Grace Meharg

Reflections, Poetry, Photos, and other Writings

I wrote this piece on March 31, 2020 reflecting on being home at such an odd time and without closure.


48 Hours, Olivia Winn Mar 2020

48 Hours, Olivia Winn

Reflections, Poetry, Photos, and other Writings

This is a reflection, two weeks after leaving TU for (maybe) the last time.