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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-denial. Lent was traditionally described as lasting 40 days to reflect Jesu ...

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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 percent of college students do not seek help for mental health problems, an ...

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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 is slung over on the top and it’s crying out, “I’m not dead yet!” In th ...

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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 area and begin the avid search for a church. They feel the desire to call ...

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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 then it all became clear. Not only was Terry Law in danger by Al Qaeda, wh ...

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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 community. But Black History Month isn’t just about the revolutionaries wh ...

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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, something strange happens. The crime isn’t revealed when the students a ...

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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 mind. It seems to conjure this picture of a man in a suit with a large o ...

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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. It certainly was not the first thing I wanted to hear when meeting someo ...

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The truth about ‘fake news’

The truth about ‘fake news’

Before now, there was news and then there was “not news.” But as Facebook and Twitter have become the main sources for news and the spreading of international information, a new brand of news known as “fake news” has evolved. Fake news has virtually ...

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