Tag - MNU

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MouseTrap: A Behind-the-Scenes Look
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Surgery is Near
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Ask The Trailblazer
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The Truth About Community
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It’s Never Too Late For A Peace Treaty
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It Has Only Been the 1st Week of School
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The Awkward Dinosaur Tries New Things
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My New Year Resolutions
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Is there life after finals?
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It’s OK To Feel Down Sometimes

Surgery is Near

The start of my MNU Track and Field career, has taken a turn. What may, some days, feel like a set back, is actually a step forward in the right direction. It has been a while since, I have talked about track and¬†the new team on campus. This last fall, I¬†was hit with some, saddening news. The news was, that, I was going to need surgery on both my ankles; if I wanted to continue running, and be able to walk in the future. Towards the end of last semester, I found out that my season had come to an[…]

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Ask The Trailblazer

Hey everyone! So, if you didn’t know, I’m video editor for The Trailblazer at MNU. This semester, we’re trying something we’ve never done before. We’re launching a video series called “Ask The Trailblazer,” where students can submit anonymous questions regarding anything (yes, anything) about MNU. Then, The Trailblazer chooses questions to find the answers to. The videographers find the right people to interview, and get the answers to the questions you’ve always wondered, or the questions you’re too worried about asking in public. We’re hoping to launch our first video in the next week or so. I’m really excited about[…]

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The Truth About Community

Going to MNU has definitely taught me a lot about what it means to live in community. Coming into my freshman year, I had a lot of unrealistic expectations about the community at MNU. For example, I expected to be best friends with everyone. I didn’t expect cliques, drama, or really any hardships at all. I’ve now been going to MNU for 3 full semesters, and in that time I’ve learned some simple truths about community. Truth #1: You won’t be best friends¬†with everyone The community at MNU is unique because it’s giant. When I hear the word “community,” I[…]

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It’s Never Too Late For A Peace Treaty

I hate watching the news. It’s full of hatred and anger. I can’t tell you the last time I turned on Fox News and heard a story of peace and love. Why is it that we live in a day and age where my Bluetooth speaker can tell me the weather report and my daily schedule, but I can’t feel safe walking out to my car after dark? This week we celebrated Martin Luther King Jr Day and I sat through a passion filled chapel, but the whole time I was struggling with the concept of “peace”. Dr. King called[…]

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It Has Only Been the 1st Week of School

I love how, on the first day of fall semester, everyone is so excited to start school. Students arrive 3+ days early, setting up their dorm rooms, if they are living on campus. Then fall break comes and everyone is so happy the semester is over! Now, spring semester has began. Everyone is coming back as late as possible. Some students are even arriving on campus a few days after their classes have started. I find this, quite, hilarious. It has only been the first week back, and I am counting down the days, till spring break. It has only[…]

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The Awkward Dinosaur Tries New Things

It’s a new semester, a new year, with new classes, a new job, and a time to try new things and start new habits. This week I have begun all sorts of new things. First of all I began my new job as Managing Editor and News Editor of the Trailblazer. I have a new office on campus and brand new coworkers. I got to decorate my office which was awesome and it’s really nice to have a place of my own to get some work done during the day. I’ve been loving my new classes but probably my favorite[…]

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My New Year Resolutions

Hey friends! ¬†It is five days into the new year and I have been doing some thinking. ¬†Looking back, last year was not necessarily the best year of my life. ¬†It was actually pretty rough on me. ¬†Through all that, I have grown to be the person I am now and I think I have handled this past year very well. I have grown a lot from all of the trials I faced. ¬†I made amazing new friends and strengthened the relationships of friends I already had. I want to continue growing and becoming the person God wants to be[…]

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Is there life after finals?

Yes. Let’s just clear that up. Finals, for all the bad mojo we attribute them, do at least one really good thing. They help us to realize how much we have learned over the semester. I just want to do a quick review of what I’ve learned this semester. I had to shorten it by quite a bit because life happened this semester and life is hard to summarize. Don’t be afraid to be busy. I was incredibly busy this semester but looking back, I wouldn’t have changed any of it. I had incredible experiences in the Honors Program, on[…]

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It’s OK To Feel Down Sometimes

Hey friends! So I wanted to talk about this during mental health awareness week but I obviously missed that chance, but I think that I can tie the subject in pretty well to this upcoming week. “But Isaac! ¬†What are you even talking about?!” I’m glad you asked! ¬†I am talking about depression. “But Isaac! ¬†How does this subject tie into this upcoming week?!” Ok, calm down I’ll tell you. Finals week is stressful. ¬†For some people, probably more than you think, it is a make it or break it time. ¬†For some people, these tests are a matter of[…]

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