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.
March 8, 2013

Column: Healthy eating

I've never been one to go on a "health kick." I used to hold the impression that people who ate only organic, all-natural foods free of genetically modified organisms genuinely thought that high fructose corn syrup was nasty stuff killing our insides.
March 8, 2013

Column: Memories

There are few memories that remain in our minds more vividly than adventures, excursions and mishaps that happen between fathers, sons and brothers.
March 1, 2013

Column: Suffering

It's difficult to keep three concurrent literature classes from blending together in one's mind.
February 22, 2013

Column: Names

Question. How would you pronounce my name? Let me guess, you think it's "Lee," right?
February 15, 2013

Column: The Raccoon Effect

One day last semester, as I was walking to my residence hall, I observed a rather strange phenomenon.
February 8, 2013

Column: Time

What is more precious than gold but cannot be bought, earned or saved? The more you have of it, the less treasured it is, and no matter how much of it we get, we always end up wanting more.
February 1, 2013

Column: Routines

When I was in the 10th grade, I wore all black. Not because I was following a current trend or mourning someone's death, but because I liked it.
January 25, 2013

Column: Imagination

If I were living in America during the 1940s and ’50s and mentioned Yours Truly Johnny Dollar, Our Miss Brooks or You Bet Your Life, people would perk up and start discussing the latest episode with excited fervor. Today, I get blank stares.
December 7, 2012

Column: Student athletes

There are more than 500,000 student athletes in the United States, and chances are, you passionately cheer for a handful of them every week. Whether it’s our very own Bruins or the public college down the road, you loyally support your favorite team and desire to see them succeed.
December 7, 2012

Column: Anxious for nothing

Not that anyone needs reminding, but the semester ends in six days, six glorious days. Of course, most of us still have projects, papers and exams […]
November 30, 2012

Column: Goodbyes

There’s a scene in The Sound of Music (I know I’ve just lost half of my readership already) where all the von Trapp kids sing this long, drawn-out […]
November 9, 2012

Column: Football

“Down … set … hike!” barked the gruff voice of my grandfather as I sprang away from the old shoe serving as the line of scrimmage. […]
November 9, 2012

Column: Names

When I was in kindergarten, I was defined as the kid who liked to pretend to be a dog. I even dressed up as a dog […]