College Education

Nick Russell on June 10th, 2011

The decision by Goshen College, a Mennonite college in Goshen, Indiana, to not play the National Anthem at school sporting events, has people talking, from Indiana to Arizona. The school has allowed an instrumental version of the song to be played for the last year or so, with no vocals, but now they don’t even […]

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Nick Russell on November 26th, 2010

I’m sure attorneys serve a useful purpose, but I’m not sure it’s actually legal to throw them under your tires for traction when you’re stuck in a Michigan snow storm, so we’ll probably never know. Can you imagine what it must be like to be the parent who helped put a kid through college and […]

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Nick Russell on January 10th, 2010

While dining at a restaurant recently, I couldn’t help but overhear the conversation between two young couples at the table next to us. One of the young men was telling his group that he is considering joining the Army, because he’s been out of high school for three years and cannot find a good job, […]

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Nick Russell on October 15th, 2009

I had an interesting conversation with a young man yesterday who had just dropped out of college, much to his parents’ consternation. But since I didn’t know the young fellow, and had no emotional investment in his future, I think I was able to listen to his reasoning with an open mind. He made some […]

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