Opinion

Column – 3/17/17

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Imagine living your life in pain. Every. Single. Day. Your muscles feel as if you had an intense workout the day before. Your neck, back, shoulders and hips ache. You get up in the morning from a sleepless night and have zero energy. Everyday tasks—getting dressed, making breakfast, washing dishes, feeding the dog—can be incredibly

Don’t let difficult circumstances deter you from your passions

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By 8 years old prodigy rock climber Hugh Herr had scaled the face of the 11,627-foot  Mount Temple in the Canadian Rockies. By 17 he was acknowledged to be one of the best climbers in the United States. However, Herr’s life changed drastically when at 17 he and a friend got caught in a blizzard

Stop judging, comparing—base your worth on what God says

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Confidence. Beauty. Self-esteem. These may come naturally for some, or not so much for others. We live in a country obsessed with how we look and how we feel about ourselves.  We rate people’s level of attractiveness in our minds, or worse, aloud. We compare our beauty to theirs, making ourselves feel better or worse.

Column – 3/10/17

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The summer of my freshman year I was a hostess at a brick oven pizza restaurant. The pay was minimal and I didn’t make tips, but I slept till 9 a.m. and had unlimited bread rolls. Located in Boston, the restaurant shared a plaza with a local ice cream chain, a liquor store, a CVS

Column – 3/3/17

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Can I be brutally honest? Life hurts. Sometimes we pretend it doesn’t. We paste a smile on our face and go about daily tasks with the pain silently locked inside. Only God sees the bleeding of our hearts. But are we meant to grieve alone? Is pain supposed to be hidden? My family is broken.

Stop waiting for your “next big break”: start giving your all now

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Recently, a man in Melbourne, Australia, “accidentally” became a multi-millionaire by winning the lottery twice. He said he accidentally entered the drawing twice with the same number—the number that was worth $1 million in the U.S. When’s the last time you accidentally won $2 million? Oh, never, you say? Even more surprising is that this

National Day of Unplugging: disconnect and recharge

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“Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.” I have given a great deal of thought to these words from the book of James recently. It is not always easy as a college student to think the

FINDING AN INTERNSHIP

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For certain majors, internships are required for graduation. Internships can be done for academic credit or for the benefit of experience, but for some, the process of locating and applying for internship positions may seem overwhelming. Jane Smith, director of the Center for Advising and Career Services, is ready and willing to help students looking

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