Andrew Budgick

Striking a chord: Student discusses traveling to play marimba

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If you see John Gaal, a senior orchestral instrument performance major, the first thing you might notice is his hands. He has four pronounced calluses: one each on the palms and knuckles of both hands that have developed from his marimba mallets rubbing against his skin during countless hours of practice and performance. Students witnessed

Personal Evangelism Week 2016

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BJU’s annual Personal Evangelism Week held April 25 to 28 will cover the topic of “Reaching our World through Relational Evangelism” with chapel messages from Jeff Musgrave. Musgrave started out as a pastor with a heart for missions. His passion for evangelism continued to evolve into what is called the Exchange, an organization that supplies

Student Voice: Is it virtual reality or fatal fantasy?

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Sony announced the release date of its latest PlayStation Virtual Reality for October 2016, which is more reasonably priced at $399 compared to the HTC Vive at $799, and the Oculus Rift at $599. “Discover a new world of unexpected gaming experiences with PlayStation VR,” the PlayStation website said. “Redefine your expectations of immersion in

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Joseph Overton proposed a theory for policy change that bears his name: The Overton Window. The term may be unfamiliar, but in the recent political climate, the theory has seen a resurgence in popularity. Essentially, what the Overton Window proposes is that, at any given time, there is a limited spectrum of opinion that is

Dr. & Mrs. Guthrie to retire after teaching for 50 years

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Dr. Gary Guthrie and Mrs. Glenda Guthrie, who have each taught at BJU for 50 years, will both be retiring at the end of this semester. Dr. Guthrie, a professor of mathematics, and Mrs. Guthrie, an instructor of English, said they greatly appreciate the time they’ve spent and the generations they’ve had an impact on

Longstanding traditions keep society identities alive

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Every one of BJU’s 35 men’s and women’s societies has its own unique culture, attitudes and traditions. Many of the elements of a society change over the years as different students come and go, but many societies have traditions that transcend from year to year, or in some cases even decade to decade. Here are

Bucky’s Bar-B-Q: a favorite of Greenville BBQ lovers

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With four locations in Greenville and one within walking distance of the University, Bucky’s Bar-B-Q  has become a go-to barbecue place for Greenvillians and BJU students alike. But for as much as Bucky’s has become a mainstay in the Greenville area, the successful barbecue chain almost never existed at all. It took the founder, Wayne

Major major changes: why students drastically switch

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“What’s your major?” It’s a question that comes often for college students, usually coming soon after “What’s your name?” Stating your major tells someone a lot about who you are, what you’re interested in and where you’re going. For some students, the answer to that question stays the same for all four years at BJU,

Theatre project Far Away brings war close to home

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Far Away is the newest play to be performed at Performance Hall this semester. It is a futuristic, dystopian thriller, and the senior project of theatre arts major C.J. McElhiney. During their senior year, theatre arts students are required to do a project based on the track they choose to focus on. McElhiney loves to

President’s Club chapel honors exemplary students

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Back in 1986, five students’ names were called out during a chapel service. These students were the first recipients of the newly formed President’s Club, a designation to honor students for outstanding conduct. Just as those five students were selected 29 years ago, five more students joined the ranks of President’s Club during Thursday’s chapel.

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