Editorial

Listen well and walk with faith
Editorial

Listen well and walk with faith

Think about some moments in your life where you felt called by God to do something and you didn’t know what the outcome would be. What is it about these moments that make them significant for you? For me, these moments involve conviction. When you have conviction about something, you […]

America’s Identity Crisis
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America’s Identity Crisis

A few weeks into this semester, I was tasked with giving a presentation on Chile for one of my classes, and I was really excited because I’d never actually studied South America before. I feel like it’s a part of the world that we don’t normally learn about. I did […]

Sexual assault in Hollywood
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Sexual assault in Hollywood

Harvey Weinstein, Oscar-winning movie mogul, sexually preyed on female movie stars, models, producers and journalists since the early 1980s. Due to his power and influence in their lives, these women held their tongues in fear for many years. However, the silence shattered when nearly 50 women raised their voices against […]

Dear Senator Pat Roberts
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Dear Senator Pat Roberts

As a student who has studied and personally seen the impact of stress and stigma on marginalized groups’ abilities to succeed socially, psychologically, and economically, I encourage you to vote “Yes” on the Dream Act of 2017. The recently proposed Succeed Act offers a fifteen-year pathway to legal residency for […]

Taking steps in activism
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Taking steps in activism

When Barack Obama became the 44th president of United States in 2008, some Americans believed this was the last page turned in the history of racism in America. Surely, electing an African-America man as president signified the beginning of a new age of integration. This was the position I unquestionably […]

Editorial

Trump disregards Puerto Rico

When hurricane Maria passed over the United States territory of Puerto Rico, tearing through with winds of over 157 mph and leaving over thirty inches of rainfall, it would leave with 10 souls plucked too early from 10 homes. The storm also destroyed the island’s electrical grid, leaving over 80,000 […]

Know yourself to lead well
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Know yourself to lead well

This summer, I learned a lot about how to lead with vulnerability through a process of recognizing my own imperfection. To lead others, we must first know how to lead ourselves. Only after we can identify our brokenness can we point others to Christ in leadership. Introspection of this sort […]

What to do with the statues?
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What to do with the statues?

On the foundation of the General Robert E. Lee statue in Emancipation Park in Charlottesville, Va., someone spray-painted the words “Black Lives Matter.” Although city workers scrubbed away at the paint, a faint outline of the words can still be read. This is just one cry out of thousands of […]

The church’s blind spot
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The church’s blind spot

For a body that promotes love and acceptance of trials, the church seems to have a large blind spot centering around the LGBTQ+community. These individuals are not fully accepted within the church and are judged for the decisions they make. After landing in the spotlight when former president Barack Obama […]

Editorial

Biblical Community

Dear privileged white friend, Today you spoke to my heart but not in a positive way. Ironically, Trump was elected president the same week our college decided to celebrate diversity. Ironically the day I proudly decided to wear my traditional clothes you made me feel so scared of being Mexican. […]