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OPINION: Dig deeper into your classes

  Picture this: you’re sitting in philosophy. The professor’s talking about Plato, going on and on about sophists and dialectic, and you’re wondering how any of this is going to help you tomorrow. Ten minutes of the lecture pass and you realize you spent more time thinking about the next episode of The Walking Dead [...]

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OPINION: Budget cuts in athletics risk long-term losses

   I consider Malone a school that stands out from the rest when it comes to acting in a Christian way, whether it is in the classroom or on the playing field. This was an important factor in my decision to attend Malone. These Christian core values became apparent to me when I met the [...]

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OPINION: Don’t take AVI for granted

As a freshman arriving on campus for the first time, campus life was a whirl of excitement, mystery, tradition, and freedom. It was a culture we were all thrust into: some crying and clinging to their bags, drawing in the fading scent of home as they watch their childhood minivan disappear over the Johnson Center [...]

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OPINION: Mission trips allow God to change your heart

  Mission trips are so much more than just a trip. They are an open invitation for God to mold and shape your heart, to create the ongoing masterpiece of you. My youth leader always told my group that we needed to break out of our comfort zone and just go for it. Okay, like [...]

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OPINION: Healthy dining options are limited

Over the last few years, many improvements have been made in respect to AVI service, as well as the cafeteria and the cafes here on campus. These improvements come in the form of physical changes like new paint, tables and chairs, and most notably the revamped setup and layout of the cafeteria four years ago. [...]

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Opinion: We are called to tell the world

  Last Thursday evening I decided to take a stroll around campus. As I followed the sidewalk along the back of Blossom Hall, I passed a steady line of empty parked cars. Then I came to a car that was very much occupied. Its driver was waiting patiently, windows down. We made eye contact; after [...]

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Opinion: Second-time Open Frame director shares experience

  I have the inexplicable issue of having a multitude of stories, ideas and pictures in my head that are all competing to move to the front of my thoughts. Most people would appreciate these creative notions, but where can one release them? I have tried drawing and painting but that didn’t work out. I am a wannabe [...]

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Opinion: First-time Open Frame director shares insight

  I always thought creativity was a bit self-indulgent. Unless, of course, you were an artist, musician, or someone who had otherwise devoted his or her life to producing beautiful, complex things out of simple elements. To these people is delegated the right to create, and they pay for it in carving out meager subsistences, [...]

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OPINION: It’s a matter of perspective

  It is a seemingly inevitable part of human nature to neglect the positive things we are surrounded with and to dwell on apparent obstacles to our own happiness. We college students aren’t immune to this sort of pessimistic outlook on life. I consistently find myself wondering, “What if things were different?” or “If only that were improved.” [...]

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OPINION: How Forensics changed my life

  I think that it would be safe to assume that most people who have gotten to know me in the last four years would likely view me as a confident, successful, and secure young woman. I think it is even safer to say that I would agree with them. However, if someone had come up [...]

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