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At the end of the school year, many students and parents ask teachers how they can help keep academic progress going over vacation. Parents want to ensure their children are reading throughout the summer but they often do not know where to start when it comes to picking the best books for the children. Elementary school teachers love to put together summer reading lists to help solve this problem.

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By Kaylor Jones
Professional Writing and Psychology, Honors College

With a much more sophisticated approach to diagnosing and understanding mental illnesses than was present in the past few centuries, historians and psychologists are able to look back at some of the most influential historical figures and put together the puzzle pieces–what were once seen as abnormal behaviors can often be reinterpreted as symptoms of a retroactively diagnosed mental disorder.

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By Kennedy Lane
Professional Writing Major, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Starting college can be a very difficult and stressful time. You are living on your own for the first time and figuring life out as you go. Here is some advice to incoming freshmen at Grand Canyon University to make your first year of college a bit easier.

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Successful information technology (IT) workers understand that change is one of the only constants in the industry. And to get the most out of this rewarding career path, it’s necessary to adapt and drive the next wave of innovation. Blockchain technology is the perfect example of how quickly the tech world can change. If you’re vaguely familiar with cryptocurrency, like Bitcoin, then you’ve already been introduced to blockchain tech, perhaps without realizing it.

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Kennedy Lane
Professional Writing Major, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

“Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God— this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is— his good, pleasing and perfect will.”

– Romans 12:1-2

Throughout our day we have moments that we often forget to praise God. We forget that He is always with us and always protecting us. We do not always give him the praise that He deserves. Here are some things to do throughout the day to spend your time more intentionally with God.

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Thought leaders are more than just successful businessmen and women. They are individuals who are seen as authorities in their fields. They are go-to resources when someone is seeking expertise. In addition, thought leaders profit, in some way, from being seen as an authority on a topic. This usually means that businesses get more clients because of the connection to the thought leader or that the thought leader’s contributions to the discussion are turned into courses, speaking tours and social media campaigns. These things amplify the message further, making the thought leader even more sought after.

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By Kennedy Lane
Professional Writing Major, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

May 7 is national teacher appreciation day. Teachers do so much for their students, they are feeding the minds of today’s youth, the people who are going to be our future leaders. They are deserving of all of our thanks. Here are some ways that you can show your teachers how much you appreciate them.

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