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Who says growing up means you have to become boring? Everyone has activities they enjoy in elementary school: playing on swing sets, watching Cartoon Network or maybe reading Superman comics. My two favorite activities back then were playing with Legos and video games. But as people grow up, there is a sense that you have

Find your identity in God’s truth, not people’s opinions online

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Cyberbullying shows itself in different forms on social media. “Fat shaming,” harassment through comments or private messages, impersonation and denegration (distributing derogatory, false information or edited photos of a person through the Internet) are just a few ways that cyberbullying manifests itself. Those of us on social media have most likely experienced some form of

Avoiding the news makes a bad problem exponentially worse

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Some people avoid reading and watching the news because they claim it is depressing, boring or inflammatory. They see the nightly news as nothing more than a show designed around ratings instead of a respectable report giving important information. According to them, the good news is never talked about, and the bad is always blown

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  In high school, I fractured my right wrist during volleyball practice. My wrist healed nicely after the injury, but it’s never been quite the same. I can’t carry very heavy objects with my right hand. I can’t maneuver my wrist any way I would like. And I can’t play certain sports without my wrist protesting.

Student Voice: Facebook emojis can’t show human emotions

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If you find security in Facebook, your life just got seven times more complicated. As of a couple of weeks ago, instead of simply “liking” a post, Facebook users can “react.” This seven-option choice allows people greater freedom to express their emotions. Or does it? “Facebook said it wanted to give users more authentic ways

Work comes as purpose from God, not a product of the Fall

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As students, we feel like we are in the same, monotonous routine. Monday through Friday we wake up, get ready for the day, go to classes, go to chapel, go to more classes, and, for some of us, work after classes or mixed throughout the day. In our daily routine, it’s easy to not think

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Have you ever unplugged in the middle of a semester? As a class assignment my junior year, I had to track my media usage for 48 hours, then take a media fast for another 48 hours and journal my experiences. The fast didn’t cover just social media, but all media and recreational technology, including books,

Keeping our reactions humble in a world that is anything but

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Carolina Panthers’ quarterback Cam Newton recently found himself in hot water after abruptly leaving the podium after the Panthers’ Super Bowl 50 loss to the Broncos. Though not technically required to speak to the press at all, Newton’s curt, one-word answers and sudden exit two and a half minutes into the conference was enough to

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Sometimes life is not altogether exceptional. In fact, most days are ordinary. Each day is the same as the one before. At least, that’s what it feels like. But I’ve been learning to treasure the little moments. The mundane, day-to-day “stuff.” Does that mean I’m a sentimental person? Definitely. Does that mean I’m overly emotional?

Student Voice: Generation Authentic wants validity

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Scrolling through Facebook the other day, I saw something that read, “People used to keep diaries, and get mad when anyone read them. Now we post stuff online, and get mad when people DON’T read it.” As someone who has kept diaries regularly since the age of 5 and now loves to blog, I think

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