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Stacy Rohan

Stacy Rohan

Stacy Rohan is a staff journalist for MBU Timeline. Majoring in journalism with a psychology minor, Rohan is a member of the MBU lacrosse team and also coaches lacrosse part-time at Westminster Christian Academy. Stacy holds many goals for her future, but publishing a novel and coaching a college lacrosse team are at the top of her list.

Adderall Nation: Perfectly Dangerous

As final exams kick into full speed at college campuses nationwide, if only there was something that could help students kick into full speed as well. Medical studies show college students are using the drug Adderall, both legally and illegally, more than ever as a way to stay alert during those all-nighters.

Photo by Stacy Rohan

Studies show that approximately two-thirds of college students are offered Adderall and other prescription stimulants between their freshman and senior years, and about half of those in that group accept the offers.

A Distinguished Display of Humility

When diagnosed with stage 1 breast cancer in 2015, psychology professor Dr. Holly Brand had one thing on her mind: Her students. After working extra hours to record lectures in assuring her students’ success, Brand fought cancer for over a year, and she won. 

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Teaching her Advanced General Psychology class, Dr. Holly Brand explains the dos and don’ts of interviews. Brand underwent radiation every morning of the fall 2016 semester, followed by a full day of teaching at MBU. The incredible effort won her the respect of her students, and also the university’s Distinguished Faculty Member Award.

Pursuing Hope After Career-Ending Injuries

Missouri Baptist University lacrosse goalkeeper Alexis Womble has been forced to support her team from the sidelines as too many concussions and other various injuries have led her doctors to recommend she no longer play the sport she loves most. And the MBU senior is exhibiting mature Christian faith in how she deals with the setback.

Photo by Stacy Rohan

Alexis Womble keeps a contagious smile on her face even though she is no longer able to protect the goal she has been used to guarding as a lacrosse player for several years, as she has learned to “let go and let God.”

Stringing Together Intricate Works of Art

Inspired by complexity and possibility, John Wood spends hours pursuing his passion to create abstract string art with big aspirations for the future.

Photos by Stacy Rohan

John Wood carefully attaches a piece of thread to a nail anchor while working on one of his thread art designs, which he hopes to continue on even larger scales as he moves forward.

Several Vehicle Break-ins Reported in C Lot

Earlier in the semester eight vehicles were broken into in C Lot, but it appears the burglar has moved on to greener pastures after Public Safety stepped up their patrols of the lot.

Photo by Stacy Rohan

Several vehicle break-ins were reported throughout the month of January by commuting MBU students who park in C Lot, sparking concern across campus.

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