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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. “Russ, you know sports better than most. You’d be a great writer. I’m the ...

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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 dad’s voice popped in my head saying, “Alyssa, I did not just invest ...

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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 spelling of “What’s-her-face.” Judging from my first printed article, you ...

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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 stories were told and awards recognizing the Oracle and staff were numerous ...

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Taking on the challenge of change

Taking on the challenge of change

I bid you farewell. This is my last semester here at ORU. In a little over two weeks I will be graduating. This is the most exciting time of my life. During these last couple of years, I have received the most support and encouragement from you all. ...

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Walking across the stage with no where to go

Walking across the stage with no where to go

Graduation is four weeks away. Many of us have spent our time at ORU being told to “make no little plans here,” and God has big things in store for us after graduation, but what happens when those big plans have yet to come to pass and seem far off? ...

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More to college than ring by spring

More to college than ring by spring

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a second-semester ORU senior, must be in want of a good wife. Most of us have heard the term “ring by spring” before, but for those fortunate enough to have not, “ring by spring” is a phrase cultivated to ...

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Where are the uttermost bounds?

Where are the uttermost bounds?

“...to the uttermost bounds of the Earth.” That phrase has been echoed in chapel service after chapel service, empowering those who seek to do missionary work as a profession or even go on a few mission trips. But it inspires a small amount of uninte ...

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Introvert or extrovert: what it really means

Introvert or extrovert: what it really means

Just when we, as the human race, hadn’t quite divided ourselves enough, we began to find a certain pleasure in stereotyping ourselves furthermore as either extroverts or introverts. German psychologist, C.G. Jung, introduced the first idea of introve ...

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Nursing inspires beyond the hospital

Nursing inspires beyond the hospital

Throughout this year I have spent many days in cramped study rooms with anywhere from four to seven of my closest friends, all coincidentally nursing majors. Complicated anatomy terms and drug names fill the air as the students quiz one another and d ...

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