December 9, 2022

Guest Column: Just Things

“Our neighbors called the firefighters thinking seven people were trapped in our house fire.” No one wants to hear this from a family member. A week […]
November 1, 2022

Column: Yes, you can find rest in college 

Most of us came to Bob Jones University with different expectations, different goals and different mindsets. For some, these four years are to make as many […]
September 30, 2022

Column: Gratitude

Why do you thank God for things in your life? You’ve probably heard dozens of sermons and devotionals on gratitude in your lifetime, so you know […]
May 3, 2022

Column: Living Proof

One minute. That’s how long you have to spend reading the news to see that “the heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked” (Jer. […]
April 28, 2022

Column: Stones of Remembrance

Thunk. The familiar jolt of hitting rock bottom rattled my bones yet again. Didn’t we hit rock bottom just last week, too? I thought. My sister […]
April 22, 2022

Column: The best ways to bracket for March Madness

The National College Basketball Championship was on April 3, and I think everyone has been disappointed with their losing picks long enough for me to write […]
April 14, 2022

Column: A Strange Motivation for Pro-Life Values

I could list many reasons why I’m pro-life, but the strangest and most recent reason I’ve discovered is because of a basketball team. Now, I am […]
April 4, 2022

Column: Variety: The spice and sugar of life

As I stood in line at The Hub last week waiting to submit a request to change my major, I reflected on the last four years […]
March 18, 2022

You see what you are looking at

Tautologies — sayings that are true by definition, such as, “triangles have three sides,” — are notoriously unhelpful, according to my English textbook. But my younger […]
March 7, 2022

Column: A Powerful Tool

Famed British writer C.S. Lewis once wrote: “You can make anything by writing.” As college students, writing feels inevitable. Many of us have struggled to throw […]
February 25, 2022


A college campus gives students many ways to connect, but do these opportunities always work? Despite the possibilities, we regularly have the same inane conversations without […]
February 7, 2022


Have you ever experienced a significant event in your life that seemed to happen at the worst time possible? Even as students, projects pop up or […]
December 13, 2021


Dear Grandpa, It’s been a long time since we’ve talked—a year, maybe. But it’s actually been three, as impossible as that is to believe. It’s taken […]
December 6, 2021


Modern-day Christians struggle to recognize God’s holiness and the ramifications of it, and this error is stealing their joy. Defining holiness is difficult with a finite […]
November 29, 2021


Over the summer, I received a diagnosis that changed my life. Or, more accurately, made better sense of it. I was diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, […]
November 15, 2021


Before I was Olivia Jeanne Thomas, my name was Hai Rong Liu. In 1999, I was found at Bus Station 19, taken to an orphanage and […]
November 8, 2021


“It makes me not want to do journalism anymore.”  When I said those words, I was in the middle of my junior year, sitting in The […]
October 25, 2021


I still remember the first time I made a friend burst into tears. I had casually asked how his parents were doing, but nothing about the […]
October 18, 2021


Attempting to sleep while riding in the car is not optimal, but being awakened from that sleep by a scream is far worse. High-pitched screams of […]
October 11, 2021


While working at a coffee shop this summer, I had the opportunity to talk about my faith with my coworkers. One conversation stood out above the rest. […]