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What they don’t tell you about the last weeks of school
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When all you need is love but all you have is work
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All It Takes is Faith, Trust, and More Faith…
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When strangers become friends and friends become family
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The Story Behind “All About Lewis”
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Counting Down The Days Until Summer
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King of All Fruits
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Student Directed One Act Festival
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Easter in the eyes of a child
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Gratefulness…Outside of November

What they don’t tell you about the last weeks of school

24 days left! That doesn’t sound much, does it? My motivation? Summer, travelling, and going home! BUT there are other things that should get my attention, too. So don’t make the same mistake I did last year. The ugly truth is that fall semester basically started already. We had to choose our classes and meet with advisors. All these things seem pretty unimportant when you are in the only-24-days-left-until-break-mode. So here my three advices of what mistakes to avoid during Spring Semester, so your transition to fall is less difficult. Apply to classes on time Don’t wait until the last[…]

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When all you need is love but all you have is work

You know there’s a problem when you trudge up the steps of Smith on a Monday morning after having slept for three hours, get to the top of the stairs, realize your 9am class is on the bottom floor, walk down the stairs, realize you’re having small group Bible studies in place of class…and yours is happening in your office…on the top floor, so you sigh and accept your fate and trudge back upstairs only to realize that you left your backpack in the bathroom…downstairs. There is no amount of coffee in the world that can solve April. On top[…]

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All It Takes is Faith, Trust, and More Faith…

On Tuesday, I left my “Decision Making in Small Groups” class in Smith and was immediately bombarded with pastors from the surrounding area offering me free Chipotle if I came to the Tipping Point that night. Of course I went, but not before going to my weekly small group. We’ve been talking through the Armour of God, and this week was the shield of faith. We spent the session discussing what faith is and how we live it out, especially in a world full of non-Christians. I headed to the Tipping Point for free Chipotle with Sara and we had[…]

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When strangers become friends and friends become family

My second year here is almost over and the relationships I have built are amazing. From coming here knowing only the faces of my coaches to calling my roommate a sister, it was a great journey. Now, we are again at this time of the year when I realize that it is almost over and another class of seniors is about to leave. Do you know that feeling when you walk into the class for the first time and you try to find familiar faces you can sit next to? Then you play awkward name games like throwing the ball[…]

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The Story Behind “All About Lewis”

This last week I performed in two of MNU’s student directed one acts. One of these one acts was a play called “All About Lewis” and stands to be one of the most interesting creative collaboration processes I have gone through to date. I first wrote this script, about an egotistical talk show host named Lewis Daily and the plots of his producer, Debora, to get him fired, my freshman year with three of my best friends. Since then I have adapted the script several times to make it more of my own but the original heart of the show and[…]

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Counting Down The Days Until Summer

It’s officially April… which means we only have a month of school left… which also means that I’m counting down the days until summer. Ever since coming to college, I’ve spent every summer living and working at Youthfront Camp West. That’s all I’ve really known when it comes to summer. However, this summer I’ll be doing something a little bit different. I’ll be working for Youthfront again, but this time I’ll be doing a marketing internship with them! I’m super pumped about this opportunity to work for Youthfront in a different capacity. It’s going to be great experience for me,[…]

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King of All Fruits

Hey friends! So those of you who know me know that I like adventure.  I also really like Asian culture.  So if there is an Asian market, you best know I’ll be there buying all sorts of amazing foods.  A few nights ago, me and my roommate/best friend decided to try something new together.  We wanted to eat the King of All Fruits.  Also known as the Durian Fruit. Drove to an Asian super market that is about 15 minutes from campus to purchase the fruit.  They are rather large fruits.  About the size of a water melon and the[…]

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Student Directed One Act Festival

It’s that time again! More theatre performances! This time, there are 6 students (myself and 5 friends) who decided to take a class titled “Directing and Play Production”. And you guessed it! We have to put on a show! Now, you may be wondering, what is a One Act Festival? That’s easy! It’s a group of one acts (or really short plays) that are all performed one after another. This festival only happens every other year here at MNU and it’s quite fun to put on. This year ended up being made up of 6 comedies, “Check, Please” (Jonathan Rand),[…]

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Easter in the eyes of a child

Coming from Spring Break is always kind of difficult for me for the following reason. First, no one likes it when a break is over and the work starts again, but there is also another thing that bothers me and that is when people ask me if I went home for break. To hear all the great stories and adventures from my friends sure is not easy. They talk about how they had homemade meals, surprised their siblings, celebrated with their grandparents, or went on a walk with their dog. I am lucky that I can go back every now[…]

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Gratefulness…Outside of November

As Americans and as college students who are privileged enough to be able to attend a private university, I feel that we forgot to be thankful and to count our blessings. I know November is the “Month of Thankfulness” because Thanksgiving is at the end of the month, but why do we just stop with November? We should always be thankful, even for the little things. This week, even though it’s a short one, has been a terrible week and I’m stressed out. I’ve complained about at least one thing every day. But I haven’t stopped to say thank you.[…]

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