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Cantos: A Literary and Arts Journal (fiction)

Cantos is a literary and arts journal based out of the greater St. Louis area. In 2017, I had four pieces published in volume 23 of Cantos, including three poetry pieces and a flash fiction piece. The following work is my flash fiction piece. This piece is a ...

Womanhood Series: Bearing the Image of God on Campus

original photo by anna maitlin hughes BY ANNA MAITLIN HUGHES The gospel of Jesus Christ calls us to a womanhood of authenticity and boldness. Wimpy theology will only make for wimpy women. So what does it mean to be solid women grounded in doctrine and theology that ...

Where Should We Find our Sense of Security?

Prompt: On Oct. 1, 58 people were killed and 500 people were injured at a country music concert in Las Vegas. Gunman Stephen Paddock, 64, got on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel, shot a security guard and then opened fire on the concertgoers. For our MBU Timeline ...

A Time to Grow: MBU in Nature Club Buds on Campus

  By ANNA MAITLIN HUGHES Behind a college dormitory on Missouri Baptist University’s campus sits an 80-gallon compost bin full of coffee grounds and banana peels marinating proudly as property of a new science club on campus called MBU in ...

New Year, Same Promises

BY ANNA MAITLIN HUGHES I remember sitting on the floor of my shower screaming. I remember laying on my back in the middle of my college dorm room, wondering when the nights would end. I searched low every evening, high every morning, and in between alcohol stained ...

Guy Shaw

I designed this piece with simplicity in mind. I wanted top to bottom the design to scream boldness and passion. Guy Shaw is a percussionist in the St. Louis area. Musicians in this city are no rarity, so within the design I wanted Shaw to stand out from the crowd. With ...