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SEMESTER OR QUARTERS📚🗓
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Top 5 Study Places Around MNU
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Who Are You Texting? IDK, My BFF Jill…
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Already/ Only Halfway Through
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Trapping the Mouse
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Taking a break from community, but not breaking away from it.
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10 Questions College Students Are Tired Of Hearing
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Who Done It?
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Discovering the MidWest Part I
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Diversity: The Road to a Smarter Church

SEMESTER OR QUARTERS📚🗓

Why are colleges set up differently then others? As in, why are some colleges set up as a quarter system, verse’s some are set up as a semester system? What makes them, so, different from one another? Well, the difference, for those that do not know, a semester is 14 to 16 weeks and a quarter is 6 to 8 weeks. There would be 2 quarters for 1 semester. I go back and forth if, I like semesters or quarter systems better. I like that there is only 8 weeks, which makes it crunch time all the time. I also, like,[…]

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Top 5 Study Places Around MNU

1. Black Dog I don’t like coffee, so I really enjoy getting the smoothies and chai teal lattes here. They have quality stuff! “Black Dog has the best toast in the universe! Literal manna from heaven.” – Wyatt Stark, sophomore  Kinesiology major Miles from campus: 9.3 miles 2. Sweet Tee’s  I’ve only been here once, but it’s very spacious with lots of seating for those many hours of homework. It’s never really busy which is also good. Miles from campus: 0.6 miles 3. Groundhouse This place has a variety of table seating and comfy seating. “It’s a good place to[…]

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Who Are You Texting? IDK, My BFF Jill…

“God made us best friends because He knew our moms couldn’t handle us as sisters.” -Unknown When I decided to move away from home for college, I didn’t have a best friend to think about. My best friend and I had a huge falling out because she wanted to date my brother and I was unsupportive of that decision. I ended high school with one friend and my heart set on becoming a pioneer. The summer after freshman year, I went home and became the chauffeur for my siblings and their friends, which meant awkward car rides with my brother[…]

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Already/ Only Halfway Through

Midterms! We all associate different thoughts with these exams. One might think positively and say it is already halfway done or think the negatively “only halfway through”. Whenever I hear midterms, I happily realize that the class that I am taking only requires two instead of five tests: Midterm and Final. But honestly, it is the busiest and most stressful time, especially in the spring semester. My theory is that teachers as well realize that it is already/only halfway through the semester and they try to make you do all the projects and read all the chapters they don’t want[…]

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Trapping the Mouse

This last weekend I got the opportunity to play Mollie in Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap. It’s a murder mystery set in post WWII era England and is probably my favorite show I have been in. The hair and makeup alone for this production was so incredibly fun. It took almost two hours for me to get fully ready with my makeup, hair, and costuming. Quinn and I had a lot of fun with it though. I just thought I’d share some of our pictures from dress rehearsal week as well as some pictures of the actors and the set.     This[…]

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Taking a break from community, but not breaking away from it.

I love being around people. I love all the sharing that goes on. From sharing stories, frustrations, weird dreams, class discussions, passions, desires, who’s cute, who’s not, the list goes on and on. I believe community makes us better for each other. But could there also be a season of cutting back on people time, and increasing solitude time. In the book of Ecclesiastes King Solomon has reached old age, and writes what I would call a  “this is what I’ve learned” book. His guidance sound much like one a grandfather would give his grandchildren. My favorite chapter in the book,[…]

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10 Questions College Students Are Tired Of Hearing

Hey friends! So I have been thinking lately and I have no idea what I want to do with my life.  I am majoring in sociology and I have some ideas about what I want to do, but I have not fully committed to anything.  I am only 21!  Sometimes I tell myself that I am young and I have plenty of time.  But other times I feel so old and that if I do not figure this out soon, I am going to die sad and miserable!  I was asked a few days ago what I am majoring in[…]

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Who Done It?

We open TONIGHT! The Mouse Trap by Agatha Christie is being performed by the MNU Theatre Department in the Sunderland Theater in the Bell Cultural Events Center! Show dates are Thursday (7:30 PM), Friday (7:30 PM), Saturday (2:30 PM & 7:30 PM), and Sunday (2:30 PM). Tickets are $5 for Students, $10 for MNU Staff, $15 for Adults, and $12 for Senior Citizens! Join us for a night of murder mystery fun, and find out Who Done It! 🙂

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Discovering the MidWest Part I

I made it a challenge to myself to see as much of the USA as possible. I love travelling and I love adventures! Of course, I am limited to my college student budget as well as to my ability to go places and the terms of my school semesters and soccer. That is no reason though to stay in the room and just complain (which became quite expensive to me lately because of the challenge). Therefore I planned to discover the surrounding. It is fascinating how many places I already found that even locals didn’t know about. I completed the[…]

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Diversity: The Road to a Smarter Church

Dr. Cindy Peterson, one of my Communication professors, posted an article on our “Decision Making in Small Groups” class Moodle site entitled “How Diversity Makes Us Smarter” published by Scientific American. Around this same time that she did this, Dr. Dean Flemming talked to my Book of Acts class about diversity in the church. Learning these two things side by side, along with this being Black History Month, got me thinking…why can’t we combine these two concepts? The article mentioned above basically states that a good mixture of factors such as race, age, sex, and background bring a variety of different[…]

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