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BJU to observe 90th commencement

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May 5 marks the 90th BJU commencement. As students in the senior class look forward to the highly-anticipated graduation day, many seniors reflect back on the ways they’ve changed throughout their college experience. For Jordan Walraven, a senior math education major, one of the biggest lessons she learned during her four years at BJU was

Language hall participants reflect on experience

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The closing of an academic year is a figurative “closing of the books” for many areas of campus life. For about 45 students living on language halls, this year marks the completion of BJU’s first-ever language hall program. The University created language halls as a part of an overarching effort to connect various aspects of

Consider the future: budget, save for retirement

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For many college students, it’s difficult to think about saving for retirement. The primary financial goal of most students is to graduate college with the least amount of debt possible. But in today’s economy, it’s ideal to start considering retirement sooner rather than later. Bill Burkholder, a professor in BJU’s School of Business, is familiar

Column – 4/7/17

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“Remember this, had any other condition been better for you than the one in which you are, divine love would have put you there.” That’s a deep Spurgeon thought, isn’t it? Especially for someone who’s always living for the next best thing—for someone like me. I’m a busy college student surrounded by 2,500 other busy

How should the Christian approach depression?

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What is it like to feel so sad or lonely to the point that you cannot get out of bed in the morning? What is it like to have no appetite, no motivation? Inability to sleep? No desire to socialize? These are symptoms common to 44 percent of American college students, according to healthline.com. Depression

Miracle Hill to honor foster care workers, families

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Miracle Hill will be hosting its 80th Anniversary Fundraising Gala on March 21. The event will be from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the TD Convention Center in Greenville. Miracle Hill helps underprivileged families in Greenville and the surrounding areas. This banquet will honor the foster care workers and other families involved in Miracle Hill’s

Bruin Daze

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During the entire week of March 6, BJU is launching its first Bruin Daze. The event was created as a reinvention of the Gold Rush Daze many BJU alumni celebrated years ago. Several campus events will be held throughout the week, including a blood drive, a food drive and a campus-wide game of tag. Student

Sidewall: handcrafted pizza with charitable cause

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Sidewall Pizza Company offers a unique, open atmosphere as an alternative to other crowded restaurants. Located at 35 S. Main St. in Travelers Rest, this modern, garage-style restaurant is popular among many college students in the community. The interior is simple—a boat mounted to the wall, a few nature-themed pictures and small pendant lights above

Student teaching offers real classroom experience

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With graduation just a few months away, many senior education majors are in the midst of fulfilling one of their degree requirements—student teaching. Student teaching allows students to apply what they’ve been studying to real-life teaching situations in a classroom. Jordan Walraven, a senior mathematics education major, completed her student teaching last semester at Eastside

Column – 2/10/17

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At the beginning of Christmas Break, I went to Washington, D.C., with some friends. As you’d expect in a big city, we saw several homeless people. Occasionally, they would walk up to car windows to beg. That’s always a difficult situation. Awkward. Also as you’d expect, people avoided eye contact and sped away as soon

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