End of the Year!

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Join the Bolt as we ask the NCU Student Body what advice they have for next year and some of their favorite moments of this year!

NCU Speaks

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WRITTEN BY: CHELSEA TAYLOR This year the Beacon Community had the chance to participate in a student led TED Talk Event which gave current students the opportunity to publicly speak openly and honestly… Continue reading

“Give Him All the Glory, Honor and Praise.”

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WRITTEN BY: JORDAN ALEXANDER NCU has what seems to be a great track and field season. With multiple people qualifying for the Cascade Conference Championships and few others qualifying for Nationals, NCU track… Continue reading

Top 5 Graduation DIY’s

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As graduation fast approaches, I am excited for my senior friends, but am also sad to see them go. To celebrate their huge accomplishment I want to give gifts, but because of finals… Continue reading

Steven’s Eats: Maple Garden

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WRITTEN BY: STEVEN RAY Welcome to Steven’s Eats! This is the first of many articles where I, Steven Ray, will traverse around the various eateries close to the NCU Campus and in Eugene… Continue reading

Beacons Hit It Out of the Park

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WRITTEN BY SHERRY REEDER The NCU softball team finished the 2014-2015 season with a lot of firsts, and a lot of lasts. Overall, the Beacons had a great season with 13-33 and 10-18… Continue reading

College Student Wisdom: Lessons Learned This Year

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I am completely confident that everyone has their countdown going, so I don’t need to tell you that summer is around the corner. We can finally see that light at the end of… Continue reading

Behind the Scenes: NCU Caf

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It’s mealtime. You head to the cafeteria, hoping they’re serving one of your favorites. As you enter, you wait in line and glance at the display screen trying to decide what you want… Continue reading

Play Your Own Game

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WRITTEN BY: TIERRA DAVIS I stepped up to the white tee blocks with a cobra blue driver in my right hand and a ball and tee in my left. I looked down the… Continue reading

Easy, Healthy Diet Swaps

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As summer advances and more sunny days appear, I am reminded that lake-days and tanning dates with my girls are ahead of me. Living in a small lake town, leads to almost all… Continue reading

National Acclaim, Sierra McClain

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WRITTEN BY: JOE LAURENDEAU Easter weekend was an exciting weekend for many reasons; Easter egg hunts, spending time with family, celebrating the resurrection and for some people attending the Speech and Debate Nationals… Continue reading

Bash-Whisler 2015

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WRITTEN BY SHERRY REEDER On Friday, February 20th, 2015 NCU staff, faculty and students filled the Chapel to experience a time honored NCU tradition, the Bash-Whisler Bible Reading Competition. Each contestant in the… Continue reading

Ambitious Artists Chase After Their Aspirations

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Hey there all you music majors! Or those even relatively interested in music. Did you know that NCU has put some bands/artists out into the world of music? Some of these past alumni… Continue reading

New Bench, Former Tree

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BY: EDWARD FRYREAR Did you know that once upon a time there was a tree in the quad?! A Blue Atlas Cedar tree no less! I don’t mean over by the library or… Continue reading

The Freshmen Experience

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    As a student-athlete and the Editor-in-Chief of the Beacon Bolt, I learned a lot of valuable lessons during my freshmen year. I have compiled a list of the top ten non-academic… Continue reading

Harry Isn’t the Only Potter You Should Know Of

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The first year, Executive Director for the Center for Leadership & Ethics and BTH professor, Keith Potter, was hired in July 2014, but his roots at NCU go back much further. Potter grew… Continue reading

Lent in Review

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This year I decided to take part in something I had never done before, Lent. I was a little apprehensive because it was not something my family had ever partaken in, but I… Continue reading

#projectintern

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Internship can seem like a scary, daunting word but really it is something for which students should be excited. Without regard to how one might feel about internships, they are a requirement and… Continue reading

Maple Bars, Milk and Discussion

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There were donuts, students, faculty, and as you might have guessed discussion, on April 7, 2015 as NCU held the biannual event, Donuts and Discussion. Students had a few weeks to submit questions… Continue reading

Be a Beacon: Fan Challenge

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Hey there Beacons! How would you love to cheer on your fellow students as they compete in various sports and win prizes doing so?  There are four upcoming opportunities to become a Beacon… Continue reading

Playing 100% Until The Buzzer Sounds

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The Beacons went 13-15, collecting the most CCC wins in school history, took sixth place in the CCC, and advanced to the Conference Semifinals for the first time. This successful season ended on… Continue reading

8 Stress Relievers

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Spring Break was filled with road trips, sleepovers, adventures, lazy mornings, family dinners and much more. All of these exciting events make it difficult to come back to school and readapting a difficult… Continue reading

#dayofhappiness

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Have you ever had feelings of anger that were overshadowed by laughter? Like when you’re trying to be angry at someone and you just can’t because they’re making you laugh. Proverbs 17:22 says,… Continue reading

Grab a Local Cup of Java

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Getting out of bed already poses a challenge for the typical college student whose schedule consists of late nights and early mornings.  After enough consecutive nights in that routine, the struggle to lift… Continue reading

Talks with Name in Progress | St. Patrick’s Day

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Follow Joshua Higashi and Steven Ray as they venture around campus discussing the upcoming holiday with NCU!

Meet Suran: Daring Adventurer and International Student

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Junior, Suran Cha is an international student from South Korea. She comes from a family of four, with just her parents and younger sister. She is pursuing a major in English Language and… Continue reading

Beacon’s Buzzer Shot Rallies School Spirit

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The 2014-2015 Men’s Basketball team had the university hoping, praying, pacing and even yelling for at least one more game on February 25th, while the Beacons battled for a playoff win against the… Continue reading

Take a Hike!

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Oregon natives are spoiled by the beauty that surrounds them. NCU is very fortunate in its location, being surrounded by a multitude of amazing outdoor opportunities, including hiking. Students have a chance every… Continue reading

Lovin’ Uganda Days Part 2

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My time in Uganda taught me so many valuable lessons that have affected me personally and spiritually and will stay with me forever. The new and foreign cultural experiences, rough times, classes and… Continue reading

Midterm Stress Relief, Disney Style

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I’m thankful for a childhood of playing outside with bare feet, swinging a little too high on the swing set, jumping off and getting a few bruises, playing hide and seek for hours… Continue reading

Interviewing Ethics

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BY: JOE LAURENDEAU This last Friday I had the privilege of sitting down to lunch with Dr. Mic Bollenbaugh for an interview. The cafeteria was loud and crowded like it always is on… Continue reading

Dear Future Husband

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This week I am going to do something very personal. Whether you are single or dating someone now, I encourage you to write a letter to your future spouse. This little exercise can… Continue reading

I Don’t Always Make Memes, But When I Do it’s For NCU

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From Grumpy Cat, Overly Attached Girlfriend, Trollface, Philosoraptor, and Bad Luck Brian all the way to Alex from Target, memes have grown in popularity. Scrolling through your facebook meme, you are bound to… Continue reading

5 “Off Campus” Study Spots

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I love Northwest Christian University’s campus, especially its location. The proximity to the University of Oregon definitely makes for a larger population of people in a few mile radius, but it also brings… Continue reading

What’s Your Vision?

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Hey everyone! This week I wanted to do something crafty and inspiring. I have had a small case of the blues lately and needed something to boost my spirits and get me motivated.… Continue reading

Lovin’ Uganda Days

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In August of 2014 I lugged my 50 pound suitcase into the Portland Airport and got on a plane headed to Uganda. I had no idea what I would find there or who… Continue reading

Hi, My Name is Chelsea and I’m Addicted to Netflix

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I love watching movies and television shows, but I have always been super old-fashioned about going to the theater or tuning in once a week to watch my favorite shows, until now. Going… Continue reading

Give It Up Already!

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This coming Wednesday is known as Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent. Lent is a great way for everyone to put aside any obstacles in life that are a hindrance on your relationship… Continue reading

A Valentines Day Special

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Join student Steven Ray as he interviews the student body about their love lives and Valentines history!

Starts With “E” and Ends With “-mily”

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Well hello there! My name is Emily Sanders. I am a sophomore here at NCU, but some of you may not know me because I have been gone for the last 4 months.… Continue reading

Cute and Crafty Valentine’s Day DIY’s

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There is only one day a year when people can’t make fun of you for being a hopeless romantic, Valentine’s Day. Whether you are in a relationship, in that awkward “what are we?”… Continue reading

Beacon Fan of the Game

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On Friday February 6, the women’s basketball team will play at 5:30, followed by the men at 7:30. In their first match against Warner, the NCU women’s team won 71-61 and NCU men… Continue reading

Ambitions of NCU

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For this weeks video I was inspired to go out and talk with the student body about dreams, goals, and aspirations they had. The thought provoking question asked to break the ice was… Continue reading

Camer1

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Cameron Moberg, better known as, Camer1 is a self-taught artist from San Francisco who is in love with hip-hop culture. He became interested in art in fifth grade, when his brother Josh gave… Continue reading

NCU Cribs | First Edition

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Join the Beacon Bolt as we take a look into the lives of some of NCU’s finest!

3 Local Eats

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1. Manola’s Thai Cuisine is located on 652 E. Broadway in Eugene and serves a large variety of Thai cuisine very close to campus. Its location is obviously a huge positive, but it is… Continue reading

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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Hey Everyone! For Martin Luther King Jr. Day the Beacon Bolt decided not to post an article, and to celebrate the wonderful meaning behind the day instead! Today I would just like to… Continue reading

Jesus>Religion

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Jefferson Bethke is known for his variety of religiously focused videos on YouTube. Without even realizing it, most of you have watched one of his videos, because during fall semester Pastor Troy showed… Continue reading

5 Budgeting Tips

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Hello Everyone! Coming back to school in the New Year means implementing my resolutions into a busier lifestyle. I have challenged myself this year with a resolution of budgeting my money and creating… Continue reading

Speakin’ Beacons

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ARTICLE BY: JOSEPH LAURENDEAU Did you know that NCU has a Speech and Debate club? The Speakin’ Beacons are headed up by Doctor Doyle Srader who has a PHD in Argumentation.  This Semester… Continue reading