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Escapism: Creative solution to hard times

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Creates opportunity for positive self reflection Throughout our time in college, we all face situations where we find ourselves stuck, and it feels as if we’re in our own burrows underground with no way out. Perhaps you’re in debt with student loans, your grades aren’t as great as you’d hoped, or you have done something

FPU’s sense of security

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How students, staff and faculty feel about FPU’s safety Outside of FPU’s walls, it’s no secret that there are all types of dangers. With this being said, FPU has been able to remain safe until recently, when there was a run-in with a potentially dangerous individual on FPU Property. Students were told to lock and

Domestic violence in the church

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What to do if you are a victim of domestic violence Understanding Domestic Violence: There Is Help, There is Hope Domestic violence affects approximately 12 million individuals annually across the United States, irrespective of age, economic status, race, religion, education, gender, sexual orientation or any other sort of identity. While some may think of domestic

We treat Mother Earth badly because we call her mother

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Using ecofeminism to understand our exploitation of Mother Earth A mother gives everything she has for her children—her energy, money, time and love. The image of a mother is patient, nurturing, gentle and caring. She is committed to the well-being of her children before her own most days, even though she knows that she may

Domestic violence in the church

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Using the Bible to justify abuse is a misuse of the text The article is part of a series on the dangers misinterpreting scripture As a Christian theologian, I take the Bible very seriously. This means that I follow certain rules for interpreting the text. One of the most important rules is to look at

What does Black History Month mean to you?

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Elijah Gonzalex-Chandler|First year Black History Month is a celebration of the progress that the African American community has made throughout history. To ignore it would mean also ignoring this significant portion of history. It helps to show the general public that anything is possible, no matter what obstacles they might face, as long as they

Words for the Weary: Gratitude

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Gratitude for the journey gets you closer to your goal Ambition is what drives us to success, but to enjoy the process of getting there we must learn to be grateful. Within the university, you can find some of the most focused and dedicated people around; amidst the foot traffic, the crowded coffee shops and

Dropping the ball after the ball drops

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How to make SMART New Year’s resolutions We have officially entered into 2019, which means that for millions of people New Year’s resolutions are currently underway. The concept of setting a goal or making a lifestyle change at the beginning of the year is nothing new. In fact, the tradition of setting New Year’s resolutions

The myth of reverse racism

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People of color face racism, white people do not Last semester, The Syrinx published an opinion piece focusing on reverse racism and sexism (“Too Much Diversity,” Volume 34; Issue 4, pg. 8). When I first read it, the hurt and pain the writer wrote about experiencing reminded me of the hurt and pain I feel

Reverse racism is not real

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As we all know, in 1776 the country that we now inhabit was founded by a very large group of white men. They all signed their names to a fancy sheet of paper, writing into existence the authority of the white man in this nation. All of those powerful leaders built this government to benefit their needs and dreams, their exact wishes and specifications for this country. Unfortunately, those dreams came at the great and unjust expense of others.