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The busyness paradox: the universal disease and the cure-all excuse

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You’re not that busy. You’re a college student, but you’re not that busy. We’ve all heard each other say it in the dining common, on the sidewalks or over text: “I really wish I could, but I’m just too busy.” Normally this sentence is followed by how much homework’s due the next day, how many

Homecoming activities to enliven campus

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Bob Jones University’s third annual Homecoming promises a wide array of events geared toward alumni, current students and their families and friends from the community. The weekend from Oct. 12 through 14 will give BJU alumni a chance to revisit their alma mater with their families. Randy Page, President Pettit’s chief of staff and director

‘No ‘Poo’ movement convinces some, disgusts others

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Most people believe shampooing their hair at least several times a week is necessary to maintain a luscious, healthy mane. But a select few believe the very shampoos designed to protect hair end up damaging it. In pursuit of healthy hair, a movement defying the culturally acceptable practice of shampooing has emerged.  The ‘No Shampoo’

Society sports evolve after creation of Bruin Athletics

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Five years ago, Bob Jones University witnessed a change in the campus’s athletic culture. With the introduction of intercollegiate athletics, intramural sports began to play a different yet still significant role at BJU. According to Mike LeViere, the director of Intramurals, the purpose of intramurals has changed since the introduction of the intercollegiate sports teams. 

Hwy 55 brings ‘50s diner-style burgers to Greenville

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Although the ‘50s ended almost 60 years ago, a taste of the decade is only 10 minutes away from campus. Hwy 55 aims to convey the feel of a ‘50s diner in a modern world. Customers first expereience that feeling when they enter the dining area, which boasts bright pink and green vinyl furniture, a

Vocational ministry training realized in Ministry Chapel

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At the beginning of the semester, all students had the opportunity to choose to attend Ministry Chapel every Tuesday in place of chapel in FMA. Ministry Chapel focuses on topics relevant to both full-time and vocational ministry. For the past few years, Dr. Nathan Crockett, director of Ministry Training, encouraged students interested in learning about

In light of Christ’s sacrifice, live to spread Gospel Truth to dying world

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In Tuesday’s chapel message, director of the CGO Mark Vowels challenged the student body to fulfill the Great Commission. Vowels discussed the reality that so many die each day without Jesus, calling the audience to action. As Vowels said, it’s easy to become desensitized to the Gospel because we’re so familiar with it. Many of

Students to experience life of persecuted church

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Have you ever wondered what life is like for Christians in nations of the persecuted church? Global Opportunities Week, Oct. 2 through Oct. 6, will offer multiple opportunities for students to gain perspective on the persecuted church and learn how to minister to persecuted Christians. Mark Vowels, director of the Center for Global Opportunities, said

Pettit affirms BJU’s commitment to safety

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In an ongoing effort to protect campus, the Department of Public Safety (DPS) has implemented a new bike patrol this semester. Student officers are now able to choose between patrolling campus in a car or on a bike. According to Commander David Champ, assistant  chief of DPS, the new bike patrol, in some cases, can

Column 9/29/17

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Over the summer, I asked my pastor from my home church for ways I could help in the children’s ministry at church. He asked me to oversee the children’s time on Wednesday nights. I was surprised, honored and excited to get started. I knew I enjoyed working with kids, but I didn’t realize that God

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