November 18, 2016

Column – 11/18/16

Sometimes people like to tell me about Mozart, the genius who started composing musical pieces at the age of 5. Which is true. He would sit […]
November 11, 2016

Column – 11/11/16

Pornography. This column just got awkward. That word itself can bring out a nervous laugh, a slight blush or—more likely—awkward silence. “Silence” is a word that […]
November 4, 2016


According to Merriam-Webster, the definition of a friend is “a person who you like and enjoy being with, or a person who helps or supports someone […]
October 28, 2016


We all have goals and dreams in life. When I was a child, I saw myself becoming everything from a police officer and teacher to President […]
October 21, 2016


Finals were over and summer had officially begun. Unlike many of my friends, I wasn’t heading off to counsel at a camp or fly overseas on […]
October 14, 2016


As human beings, we like to pride ourselves on being innovative. We like to pride ourselves on how far we have come as a society and […]
October 7, 2016


My name is Elisa Crawley, and I am a foreigner. An immigrant. My family left the coastal beauty of Belfast, Northern Ireland, for the hip metropolis […]
September 30, 2016


Tongue-pierced, blue-haired and broken-hearted, one by one they shuffled into my classroom. My nerves had me running on two hours of sleep. This was my first […]
September 23, 2016


In this fast-paced college life, there’s little time to waste. We go about campus, dashing from one class or appointment to the next. This we do […]
April 26, 2013

Column: Memories

Just as athletes retire or their careers end, I’ll never write another column for The Collegian. Ever. As my college career comes to a close, I look back and remember some of my favorite athletic experiences: organized sports with my twin brother, Chris.
April 26, 2013

Column: Here’s to the mundane

What are the moments that comprise our deepest formulation of senior sappiness? What makes up that sentimentality that oozes out of even the best of us at this time in our lives?
April 19, 2013

Column: The weather

All of you “Greenvillians” or probably any South Carolinian knows that the weather here is about as constant as a junior high dating relationship (and those of you from elsewhere are quickly learning this fact).
April 12, 2013

Column: What do we love?

When I was growing up, my greatest fear was not under my bed, in my closet or at the front door — it was outside. Several large dogs had come to have free rein where I lived, and they terrorized all the neighborhood children. I had always been a dog lover, but a one-dog lover.
April 5, 2013

Column: Getting to the top of the mountain

God will guide me up, and when I reach the top and look back, I won’t regret learning to trust Him. I will be better prepared for the next mountain.
April 5, 2013

Column: Role models

As Christians, we can see the danger of putting athletes on pedestals because we understand man’s sinful condition. Instead of making athletes into role models based on the success of their careers or their popularity, we should appreciate athletes who lead upstanding lives — especially Christian athletes with an unashamed testimony for Christ.
March 29, 2013

Column: March Madness

March is almost over, and another wild month of our favorite college basketball tournament is wrapping up. As usual, it's historic, unprecedented and magical.
March 29, 2013

Column: Chinese culture

The smells wafting around me on the day I stepped out of the Shanghai airport will forever be etched in my memory. The faces of the people surrounding me were unlike my own.
March 22, 2013

Column: Jayhawks

Eleven years ago on Feb. 24, 2002, the television was on in my parents' bedroom as my family was preparing to leave for church. I, as a 12-year-old, stood in front of the set and watched a basketball game between the Nebraska Cornhuskers and the Kansas Jayhawks.
March 22, 2013

Column: Masks

Call me odd, but I love riding the subway whenever I'm in New York City over break.
March 14, 2013

Column: FAQ’s

What's on your FAQ list? We have all seen the "frequently asked questions" sections on websites, but all of us have our own personalized lists of FAQs.