Author: Calah DeLaurentis (Calah DeLaurentis)

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Micro-Offenses

We regularly miss opportunities to discuss and think when we’re more concerned with being right. My mom told me not to publish anything for the last issue that would get me kicked out two weeks before graduation. This initiated thought on what I can say to lack offense to anyone and still fulfill my goals...

Inadvertent pro-life sexism
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Inadvertent pro-life sexism

When men and women are both hot to trot, women get the heat on issues of abortion Within our Christian communities traditional family values flourish for good reason; the proof is in the pudding that the Bible’s model works (albeit it’s not frequently carried out in full). Couples who love God, support each other, treat each...

A few questions before you crowdfund your mission’s trip
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A few questions before you crowdfund your mission’s trip

Of course it’s easier to ask for money than work for it • How much time did I spend in the Carlson lounge watching people play pool, or any other lounge on campus, that I could have spent working? Was my excuse, “BUT, social health is just as important?” • Have I financially supported people...

Kingdom Identity
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Kingdom Identity

“Pull out that mirror and check yourself!” By Michael C Woods What image do I emulate? Amidst the growing unrest in America, we as Christians should have this question burning in our minds. The Bible speaks in many places about dying to self. I never fully realized this until I was in the Marines. On...

Seasonal Scares provide hours of entertainment for all ages
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Seasonal Scares provide hours of entertainment for all ages

Haunted houses convert Valley Fair into a plethora of terrifying activities in tune with the fall season During the fall, Valleyfair turns into a night of chilling (weather-wise and fright-wise) fun. For a relatively low price of $25 you can squeeze up to 13 hours of enjoyment out of the park at ValleySCARE, with their...

A Thanksgiving miracle
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A Thanksgiving miracle

Reminding us what to really be grateful for Before you sit down this Thanksgiving to eat with your family you might be tempted to peruse the endless shopping catalogues that are lying on your parent’s kitchen table. They’ll have stacks and stacks of urgent sales, advertising items that will make you happier, finally fill that...

Negligence in global awareness
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Negligence in global awareness

Students share on the Islamic State crisis and need for dialogue on campus adam kordell • freshman • psychology “I have not been keeping up with it like at all. But I think the reason they are not making a bigger deal about it is that they don’t want to scare people even though stuff...

Community-based change
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Community-based change

Embracing and creating a reformational campus The coincidence of Juice Montezon’s sermon on Sept. 19 with my recent inner monologue made me realize that I had an idea I needed to further develop. I sat expecting a well-delivered exegesis from President Gordon Anderson that Friday, but was unpleasantly surprised to see Juice Montezon step on...

Gang-related shooting alarms Elliot Park community
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Gang-related shooting alarms Elliot Park community

At 3:15 p.m. today, two blocks away from North Central’s campus at Eighth Street and Chicago Avenue, 12-15 bullets were shot off in front of Hennepin County Medical Center’s (HCMC) emergency entrance. Bystanders reported it was a shooting directed at a man released from HCMC that day who was in the hospital for a gang-related...