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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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Bippity boppity adieu: a bittersweet goodbye

Bippity boppity adieu: a bittersweet goodbye

The show is over and the curtains are closing for the December graduates. We aren’t quite done yet. There is the building anticipation of graduation. Finals, unwritten articles, due dates looming around the corner. For me, the “senioritis” continues ...

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Happy Christmas, Merry Holidays

Happy Christmas, Merry Holidays

During the holiday season, many people around the world engage in the debate between the terms “Merry Christmas” and “Happy Holidays.” Happy Holidays sparks an outrage with businesses across the nation, starting boycotts in the name of Christmas. Thi ...

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Generosity is a two-way street

Generosity is a two-way street

The old saying “it’s better to give than to receive” is a shared value among many. People are constantly giving their time, money, resources, attention and physical gifts to others without ever expecting anything in return. When the holidays come, pe ...

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A change in the weather: An Oracle farewell

A change in the weather: An Oracle farewell

Down on LRC 1 lies the windowless Student Publications office. During production weeks I would get to school at 8:45 a.m. and it would be warm and sunny. By the time I left at 2:15 a.m. the next day, the temperature had dropped 30 degrees and rained. ...

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