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Choose to speak

– Westley, The Princess Bride The world is not a perfect place. While that’s probably not any grand revelation to most people, I’ve noticed a tendency in American culture to act as though everything’s great. That is a lie that comes at a steep cost. I lost a close friend […]

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Rethink adoption

On Valentine’s Day, I remembered the anniversary of one of my birth parents’ death – just a few days after my own birthday. The day was filled with inexplicable grief, exhaustion, and me wondering what my life would have been like if I hadn’t been adopted. Growing up, when I […]

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Surrender an unknown future to God

Learning to surrender my trust to the Lord is the hardest thing I have ever had to do. I have always enjoyed having a step by step plan, a daily planner to keep track of my tasks and a predictable future. Coming to college changed me. When I was a […]

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Local artists need your support

If you’re like me, sometimes walking by the guy playing guitar on a street can cause you to pick up the pace a little bit. Even if he’s well-dressed and sounds good, we sometimes have an aversion to listening to this guy because it seems like a hassle to appreciate […]

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 […]