Senior Spotlight: Sam Maxwell

Favorite Subject: Writing Lab

Favorite book read at WA: Adam of the Road

Favorite WA tradition: Running around the halls for random reasons!

Senior Thesis Title:  Culling Cynicism

Senior Thesis Statement:  Societal cynicism has caused much of the disunity and turmoil today, and threatens to do more damage in the future if it is not restrained. 

Brief Description of Senior Thesis:  American politics and culture have grown increasingly divisive over the last decade. Americans have watched as critical pieces of democracy like debate and compromise have lost effectiveness. Both sides would like to blame the other, but what has caused this division is bigger than any policy or controversial figure: it is the subtle rise of an all encompassing worldview, cynicism.

Post Graduation Plans:  To study accounting at Auburn University

What advice or encouragement would you give to younger students at Westminster? If there’s something you want to do, do it.

Favorite Bible Verse: 

“The idols of the nations are silver and gold, the work of human hands. They have mouths, but do not speak; they have eyes, but do not see; they have ears, but do not hear, nor is there any breath in their mouths. Those who make them become like them, so do all who trust in them” (Psalm 135:15-18).

Prayer Request: Please pray that I would find Christian community and set healthy habits in this new phase of life. 

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