Journalism majors are notoriously bad at math. But after hearing the motivational speaker who rolled into Chapel on his motorcycle a few weeks ago attempt to encourage us by saying, “We chase big dreams because we are constantly surrounded by mediocrity,” it indicated that some math needed to be done in [...]
After five wonderfully hectic semesters, my time at the Optimist has come to a close. Walking into the newsroom three years ago, I couldn’t have fathomed the impact this magical institution would have on my life. This place is my home and leaving it is like leaving a small piece of me behind.
I have come [...]
December is finally upon us.
Now that it’s socially acceptable to listen to Christmas music and decorate an Evergreen tree, it’s time to remember why we celebrate this time of year. One of my favorite ways of doing this is to re-read Christmas stories my parents and grandparents read to me when I was a kid. [...]
Come December, couples will be found lingering under laden doorways.
Couples not yet coupled will avoid it like the plague, for under it demands the “Define The Relationship” discussion.
The culprit is in the mind of every preteen boy, or rather, over it. But whether you are the kisser or disser, harmony can be found in dealing [...]
Duck Dynasty needs to visit ACU because it just so happens to be “no-shave November,” resulting in the best display of beard-ness all across campus.
I don’t know about you but, at this point, I’m feeling a little left out considering the Duck Dynasty brothers have visited everyone but us. Duck Dynasty has visited Rochester College in [...]
I used to be a motivated, disciplined person. I turned things in on time. I never missed a class. I actually did the assigned reading and had never laid eyes on the demonic destroyer of literature that is Sparknotes.
That was before. It was before Fall Break, when I was hopeful and naive, telling myself that [...]
I’m pretty tired of people trying to motivate me.
Now before I explain, I do believe we all need people who encourage us to create dreams and go after them, especially at this formative stage in our lives.
But, if it isn’t coming from someone I know wants the best for me, personally, it’s empty. If you’re [...]
I’m single. As a matter of fact, I’ve always been single. I’ve never had a girlfriend in my life.
So, since I am a third culture kid, an illustrator and single, I think I can offer a special look at dating and relationships.
Is it just ACU or do all colleges push students to start dating? It [...]
Back in August, I wrote a column called “Real life is not like TV.” I love TV as much as the next person and keep up with several series religiously. And, since I know that my real life will never resemble a TV show, I can let my imagination run free.
In a perfect world, this [...]
The scenario is all too familiar. You push a button and pace until the elevator arrives. Doors open, revealing you won’t be alone on your trek to the eighth floor. You nod to your fellow passenger, step inside, press the button, and fumble with your phone or watch while a looped track of bland jazz [...]
There’s no denying that the Oct. 1 rollout of the federal healthcare exchange under the Affordable Care Act has been a debacle. As Americans struggle to register for Obamacare, they find themselves wondering, how could it be so hard for the government to build a website? Why didn’t they just hire some of the big [...]
I haven’t read my Bible in almost a year. It glares at me, mocking me from its dusty spot on my nightstand, but no matter how many Church services I attend or how large my internal conviction grows, I cannot bring myself to open it.
An intrinsic cynicism, years of my own questioning and two years [...]