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Student Blogger: Allie Pruett


Student Blog: New Semester, New Challenges
January 17, 2023

My first week of my second semester of junior year was...long and short at the same time. It did pass by quickly, since half of my in-person classes were cancelled for most of the week, but slowly also, because most of that free time was spent sitting around, waiting for something to come up to entertain me.

Student Blog: Another Year Has Come and Gone
December 31, 2022

Ah, 2022, what could I possibly say about you? You introduced me to photography, something I had previously enjoyed but developed a deeper appreciation for just because I learned the craft.

Student Blog: A Look Back at First Semester of Junior Year
December 28, 2022

First semester of junior year at MBU was probably the most notable of any semester so far of college. For one, my best friend, the one on the right in the picture, started working at the university and will be starting school there in a couple weeks.

Student Blog: Falling for Fall
November 23, 2022

Usually, when I think about fall, I think of crunchy leaves that make a mess of our deck and bitterly cold temperatures whenever the sun's not out. This year, though, that changed, if only a little bit.

Student Blog: The Ghost of Halloween's Past
November 1, 2022

Two years ago, little ol' freshman-in-college me was struggling to figure out what to go as to my choir's Halloween party. I didn't have anything planned.

Student Blog: Wake Me Up When September Ends
September 26, 2022

Dropping this picture here purely because I just got the chance to download it, so here's a little gift for you. Anyways, this month has been full of revelations and such for me.

Student Blog: Another Summer Has Come and Gone
August 22, 2022

As I sit here during the first day of my junior year of college, I can't help but reflect on the last three-and-a-half months.

Student Blog: Runnin' Against the Wind
August 8, 2022

The music in the movie Forrest Gump was a central part of the plot, believe it or not.

Student Blog: A Look Back at Two Decades, And Looking Forward to More
June 16, 2022

Even four days after the fact, it still has yet to dawn on me that I've left the teenage years behind.

Student Blog: My Journey Further Into Photography
May 24, 2022

Having a major in the Fine Arts department can mean many things, but for me, it means being able to express myself through multiple outlets, including photography, which I just realized I have a new passion and appreciation for.

Student Blog: Being in the Room Where it Happens
April 18, 2022

Picture a history buff high school freshman, who is hypercritical of this new musical that had just come out a year before about one of the Founding Fathers and is griping about all the historical inaccuracies. Flash forward to 2020, when said musical debuts on Disney+. That newly graduated high school senior had just had her perspective changed.

Student Blog: Bubble Gum Love and the Like
March 22, 2022

Picture a somewhat-windy Sunday afternoon in South St. Louis County. Can't do it? Well, I'll help you out there.

Student Blog: A New Passion on the Rise
February 8, 2022

I used to only see myself in the performing arts, having been in choir for the majority of my life and having been engulfed in writing for the past several years. Now, I finally find myself branching out beyond what I thought I was capable of.

Student Blog: Looking Back and Looking Ahead
January 10, 2022

This year, I'm going to my first real musical. Yes, I saw a couple in high school and performed in many in my children's choir at church, but I've never been to a professional performance. Thankfully, my mom gifted me (and herself) Hamilton tickets for when the U.S. tour stops in St. Louis.

Student Blog: For Unto Us a Child is Born
December 6, 2021

Every four years or so for the past...probably twenty years, MBU has been performing Handel's Messiah. This year is one of those years. Needless to say, it's not an easy work. It is several hundred years old, after all, and some things have been lost in translation, so to speak, but it's still a fun work nonetheless.

Student Blog: Dealing With Family Over the Holidays
November 3, 2021

All in all, this time of year is just a time to wind down and reflect. If that means cutting some toxic people in your life out, that's perfectly fine. If it means bringing new people in, that's also great!

Student Blog: A Look at Fine Arts at a Christian University
October 12, 2021

I know what you're thinking now, that all we sing is stuff about God and Jesus. While that is definitely in there, it's not all we do. We just had our fall concert on October 1st, which was just over a week ago now, and most of our lit centered around the bicentennial of the state of Missouri, as the state was established in 1821.

Student Blog: That Mental Health Conversation
September 22, 2021

How do I manage my anxiety and get college done at the same time? It's easy. Don't pile too much on yourself at one time. Take it easy on yourself and don't overdo it. Find ways to manage your time that don't leave you in a panicky mess later.

Student Blog: Balancing College With a New (And Slightly Cliché) Obsession
September 9, 2021

The moral of the story here is that it's normal to go through phases where all you can really think about is this one fictional character you have a massive crush on. What you have to avoid is letting that take over your entire life. That leads to bigger problems, and trust me, you know you're not ready to deal with those.

Student Blog: An Open Letter to the Awkward College Freshman
August 23, 2021

I'm hoping this year is off to a good start. Of course, you're gonna have first day jitters, like not knowing where your classes are and living in a new environment, but you got this. You'll make good friends in no time. Trust me, I've been in your position. The friends you make in these next few years will be around for a lifetime. They will hype you up when you need it and will be a shoulder to cry on when you need one of those.