Wednesday , August 23, 2017

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  • There was no me without you. Really.

    There was no me without you. Really.

    It’s storytime, kids. When I came to  ORU, I didn’t want to be a journalist, but one day a random conversation with my predecessor and friend, David Sauer, sparked an interest. “Ru ...

  • Letter from the Editor: An Oracle Farewell

    Letter from the Editor: An Oracle Farewell

    Just a few short months ago when I couldn’t see beyond my books, tests, papers, homework and job, I asked myself “Do I really need a degree to fulfill God’s calling on my life?” My ...

  • Writing to my of right of passage

    Writing to my of right of passage

    “Victoria Wutserfayse:” that was printed as my byline on my very first article  for the Oracle. No, it wasn’t a unique spelling of a foreign name. It was literally a glorified spel ...

  • A letter from the Director: A year of change

    A letter from the Director: A year of change

    A year of transition – a year of change, and ultimately progress and championship level performance – the Oracle gained new leadership, a new look and a new feel.  Many great stori ...

Women’s history makes a stronger future

Women’s history makes a stronger future

Since March 1987, Women’s History Month has been celebrated across America. From International Women’s Day, which is held annually on March 8th, to the celebration of famous femal ...

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Fasting for more than the status

Fasting for more than the status

Ash Wednesday fell a few days ago. This marked the Lenten season and about six weeks until Easter. The Lenten season is one of preparation through prayer, repentance and self-deni ...

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It’s about more than just knowing the signs

It’s about more than just knowing the signs

One out of four college students in the U.S. suffers from a mental illness. Forty-four percent of American college students report having symptoms of depression. Seventy-five perc ...

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Is chivalry dead or just changing?

Is chivalry dead or just changing?

Somewhere out there is an old wagon weighed down by a pile of dead practices like removing a hat during a meal or curtsying and tipping hats as a manner of greeting. But chivalry ...

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Not settling for church, but the right church

Not settling for church, but the right church

We all come from different backgrounds, all over the nation, all over the world and from all denominations. Transitioning into this season of college life, many are new to the are ...

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“Christianity often slow to see the light”

“Christianity often slow to see the light”

On his way to the airport in Iraq, the cab pulled over for a pit-stop. The driver pulled out bags of white powder from underneath his seat while getting out of the car. It was the ...

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Discovering black history through literature

Discovering black history through literature

Black History Month is upon us, and so are the pictures of Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, Malcolm X (my personal favorite) and many other well-known faces among the black com ...

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Coming back to the heart of worship

Coming back to the heart of worship

Every Wednesday and Friday, students flock across campus to Christ’s Chapel to partake in praise and worship, followed by a message from a speaker. But during praise and worship, ...

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Trading success for significance

Trading success for significance

Dictionary.com defines success as “the attainment of wealth, position, honors, or the like.” What does success mean to the average person? Success seems to bring dollar signs to m ...

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Unapologetically Alyssa

Unapologetically Alyssa

“You’re Alyssa LaCourse?” she said to me. “I have heard your name and never knew who you were. I was expecting someone different.” “I’m Alyssa,” I replied with an awkward laugh. I ...

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