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Everlasting Love

Out of all the days of the year, Valentine’s Day boasts the slush and snow of winter. A second Valentine’s Day should follow when green leaves and chirping birds exit their winter escape.


The Twilight Question: Edward or Jacob?

It’s the phenomenon that is sweeping the country. Girls everywhere are putting up posters and picking out Valentine’s cards for their new crushes, Edward and Jacob. Now, this is a very heated topic to debate; just ask any girl on campus, or even some of the guys.



College students usually find themselves in a constant state of disillusive lack of desire, drive, and motivation. We get tired beginning mid to late October and do not wake from this coma until Christmas break. The weight of projects, tests, quizzes, presentations, papers, and busywork all start to amass as we see the end (of the semester) in sight. Alas, all of the other portions of our life (work, church, ministry, relationships) all tend to take a hit in this uphill climb to the end of the year. How must we combat our desires to buy a one-way ticket to XYZ and indefinitely define our education as a “work in progress?” Simple: here is a top ten list.


Skip the cookie, grab the grapefruit

You’re in line at the deli and the time comes for that important decision: which sides to get with your fried chicken sandwich. Do you go for chips and a cookie, or maybe a banana? Or should you dare to go uber healthy and select both veggies and a side salad? The answer to all of these questions is—no! You should instead opt for a grapefruit.


Christmas on a budget

The semester is coming to an end, and Christmas is just around the corner! It’s the time of year for colorful lights, perfectly wrapped packages, and the smell of pine trees. It is also the time of year where people may blow their budgets; so hopefully this article will give you some helpful tips on saving money, as well as some neat gift ideas that cost less.


It’s beginning to look a lot like SACmas

With the holiday season in full swing, the Students Activities Committee (SAC) has been getting festive! With Operation Christmas Child finishing up, students were encouraged to get excited for SACmas. SACmas is the combination of Christmas events that SAC puts on. This year it consisted of a floor decorating contest and a Christmas party.


Operation Christmas Child becomes personal

Have you ever wondered what a shoebox donated to Operation Christmas Child has done in the life of a child? As items are specially picked out, placed in boxes and sent out with a special prayer, it is everyone’s hope that the gifts would be received knowing the love behind them.


Cross-Cultural Caf Staff: The story behind the faces

What is your reaction when you notice how privileged your life is compared to another’s? Do you force those thoughts out of your mind, or do you chalk it up to the fact that everyone has their own troubles to bear? Do you slip them a five dollar bill and then go on your way, feeling pleased because you evened life’s playing field by a whole paper Abe?

A few weeks ago I got the opportunity to interview five of our cafeteria workers, who are Ecuadorian immigrants. They all agreed to sit with me over their one o’clock lunch hour and share their life experiences, which I was more than eager to do.


Trials and Triumphs: An Unforgettable Volleyball Experience

I wanted to be a part of a family that wouldn’t let me give up, no matter how weak and tired I was. I wanted to slide across the floor, roll over my shoulder, and be up the next minute to hit the ball down at my opponent. I wanted to show people the love of God through my passion for a game that God gave me the ability to play. I joined the North Central Volleyball team.