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I survived inauguration day
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I survived inauguration day

Military trucks, riot police, a sea of red hats and perhaps millions of people full of adrenaline. At first glance, an average American may not associate any of these words with any relatable experience. However, not only do they represent a recent American experience, but arguably the most important part […]

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Defend suffering strangers

“We don’t lock the doors to our house because we hate people outside. We lock them because we love the people inside.” I have heard this a lot recently. To me, it seems that this idea contradicts what it means, at its core, to be a Christian. Recently I have […]

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Stand against verbal abuse

When someone takes away your ability to believe in yourself, or to speak up for yourself, or even to tell others your struggles, they have abused your individual freedoms and they have abused you. Verbal and emotional abuse are not talked of as often as physical abuse but they occur […]

Representation matters
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Representation matters

It was Monday morning, and I woke up suddenly thinking that I had missed my 8 a.m. class. Soon I closed my eyes again, comforted by the fact that I was able to enjoy my morning in bed. Christmas break had just started. Later that day I put my Star […]

Enjoy challenging classes
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Enjoy challenging classes

Last semester I took a class that I struggled in. It was part of my major, but it focused on something that I probably would never use. I also knew that it would definitely not be my best class, and I knew that I would more than likely face challenges […]

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Don’t keep hurt to yourself

Everyone likes having good days. Everyone likes the days filled with smiles and laugher. We delight in being able to say that all is right with the world and that we are okay. But what do we do when that’s not how it is? What do we do when a […]

The importance of silence and solitude
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The importance of silence and solitude

  “By the end of this semester you will spend two hours in silence and solitude for this class.” These were the first words I heard from my professor, Dr. Lanker, in my Discipleship and Evangelism class. One of the main themes of the class is to sit alone in […]

Feminists combat social inequality
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Feminists combat social inequality

  Let’s talk about the F-word. I am a proud feminist and over the years I have heard multiple misconceptions about what this term means. Feminism is not about women violently taking control of the world and ruling over men. Feminists seek social equality of the sexes, and I believe […]