The One Where Raegan Introduces Herself

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Hey everyone! My name is Raegan White, but I often go by Ronald, Ronnie, Raego, and Ragu. Yes like the spaghetti sauce. I am a freshman majoring in Teacher Education and my dream… Continue reading

Chelsea Roberts, Editor-in-Chief Welcomes You to the Beacon Bolt

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I am 18 years old and am a freshman from Lowell, Oregon a very tiny, rural town thirty minutes southeast of Eugene. I graduated from Lowell High School on June 6, 2014 with… Continue reading

Thank Someone

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I imagine your life has gotten a little bit busy as the school year comes to an end. With everything you have left to finish, you probably aren’t looking for another assignment, but… Continue reading

The Twining and Cutting of the Ivy

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As the spring term is coming to a close, NCU’s seniors can start looking forward to a special event: the Cutting of the Ivy. This event is the conclusion of a bookend experience… Continue reading

Jars of Clay, Fireflight, and More Take to Pledging Tactics

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Twenty years ago OJ Simpson ran from police, Richard Nixon passed away, and Jars of Clay began making music together. Five years later, in 1999, Fireflight formed their band in Eustis, Florida. Two… Continue reading

Lions, and Books, and Self-Publishing! Oh My!

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I will come right out and say it, I love books. Reading has long been one of my favorite pastimes, transporting me to others worlds and times. There is a certain magic to… Continue reading

Student Preachers Dominate NCU’s Chapel

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This last week the NCU community was blessed to have four student preachers speak in chapel. On Wednesday, Lars Coburn shared a message about the importance of Jesus in his life and in… Continue reading

Somewhere Beautiful

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Spring has officially arrived in Eugene. I know some of you non-natives are probably looking at the rain and thinking “What is she talking about?” Just trust me. The first duckling of the… Continue reading

The Parker Brothers Album Review

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I recently had the chance to listen to the new album Close to Home from The Parker Brothers, a local Christian band from here in Eugene. The album mixes folk, indie and pop… Continue reading

A Shakespearean Event

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Some of you reading this probably hate Shakespeare. I can understand that; reading a Shakespeare play is not the most fun thing in the world. Watching a well-produced play, however, is one of… Continue reading

The Invisible Things

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A few weeks back I was walking across the quad in my own world thinking about my day when something caught my eye. I wasn’t sure what it was at first, but looking… Continue reading

NCU’s First Poetry Slam

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What Kind Of Voice Do You Have? What kind of voice do you have? Is it cheap and easy? Does it bemoan the trials and tribulation Of a world constructed by our foreign… Continue reading

Join the Orientation Team

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Think back to your first on-campus experience as a student at NCU. For many of us, this was the whirlwind of events that is Orientation. I have been a part of Orientation three… Continue reading

A Cat for Your Monday

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Mondays, right? Well, here’s a video that might make your day a little better.   I hope you like cats… and AWOLNATION.

Noah Review

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About half way through the Noah movie, I decided to imagine that the story occurred on another planet, and thus did not have anything to do with the biblical tale told in the… Continue reading

My Spring Break Update

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As some of you already know, I spent my spring break on a mission trip to San Francisco with a group of my fellow Beacons. We stayed at the San Francisco Mission Outpost… Continue reading

Some Post-Break Encouragement

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Regardless of whether your spring break was a relaxing get-away or merely a slightly less busy catch-up week, school is back in session. You may be returning to campus refreshed, or you may… Continue reading

Luke Jackson Interview

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Well if you have been paying attention to the men’s basketball team here at NCU, it has been quite a wild ride. The team qualified for the NAIA National Championship Tournament for the… Continue reading

Lend More Ears

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By Andrea Baber First of all, thank you to Rebekah for raising awareness about National National Awareness Month Awareness Month. As another member in Doyle’s Listening Behavior class, I too had the idea… Continue reading

NCU’s First EP: From Dusk To Dawn

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By Jared Keeth. NCU’s music program has recently recorded their first-ever EP! Students from the university got to take their turn in front of the microphone this spring and be a part of… Continue reading

Titanfall Review

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Disclaimer: for this week’s post I decided to do a short review on the recently released hit game Titanfall. I tried to make it accessible to everyone, yet it is most likely going… Continue reading

NCU Track Athlete Qualifies for Nationals During First Meet

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On Saturday March 1st Allison Duvenez qualified for the NAIA nationals in her very first 5,000-meter race at Linfield College. Allison was automatically qualified for nationals when she completed her 5,000-meter (5k) race… Continue reading

Enter the Race

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Are you interested in serving a term as a member of the Executive Cabinet of ASNCU? Well, now’s your chance to run for office. Positions up for vote are Student Body President, VP… Continue reading

Lend an Ear

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Did you know that February was National National Awareness Month Awareness Month? I didn’t. I’m not sure how anyone would participate in it. Maybe by picking a different awareness month to be aware… Continue reading

Bash-Whisler 2014 Roundup

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The typical music-homily pattern of chapel was set aside last Friday to make way for the time honored NCU tradition that is the Bash-Whisler Bible Reading Competition. While it is unknown exactly when… Continue reading

Top Ten Local Restaurants

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I will come right out and say it: I love food. I also love finding new places to eat, and trying to find that out-of-the-way spot that only the select few know about.… Continue reading

More Fun Things To Do

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Last month I gave you a brief list of some fun, free things happening around Eugene. Most things on the list are still possibilities and so you can never complain about being bored.… Continue reading

Cleaning Up After Winter Storm Damage

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Nearly three weeks have passed since Eugene’s last big winter storm, but NCU is still recovering from the damage caused by the now-melted snow and ice. Kent Willocks, NCU’s groundkeeper, said that the… Continue reading

Mint Personal Finance

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Being a college student is hard on your finances. You have to pay rent, buy expensive textbooks, and let’s not forget your student loans! For me personally I know managing money can be… Continue reading

Thinking About the Future

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Have you figured out exactly what you want to do with the whole rest of your life and which major will get you there? Well, then Major Madness is not for you. If,… Continue reading

The Beacon Bolt will be at the Club Fair

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NCU’s annual club fair will be taking place this Wednesday, February 19th directly after chapel in the rug room and, although we are not technically a club, the Beacon Bolt and its staff… Continue reading

Hollywood Faith?

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One of my all-time favorite pastimes is going to the movies. I love the stories, the action, and the excitement of it all. While I love to watch movies at home as well,… Continue reading

A Bit of Help for Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s Day, or as it is more popularly known “Singles Awareness Day,” is just around the corner. For those of us suffering from the ailment known as singlehood, it is popular to celebrate… Continue reading

Ham on Nye

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On February 4th, Ken Ham, the president of the Creation Museum, and Bill Nye, famously known as “the science guy” from his popular PBS show, faced off in a debate about creation, evolution,… Continue reading

The Great Debate

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Billions of years of ago, nothing exploded. That nothingness slowly formed to become planets and star systems. On one certain planet, primordial ooze developed, and out of that ooze crawled life. Millions of… Continue reading

A Chance to Serve

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Have you looked at the “Opportunities to Serve” board yet? It’s the one next the mailboxes. If you haven’t, I strongly encourage you to go do that right now. Ally Mittleider has posted… Continue reading

Blog Shout Out: Stand To Reason

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As you may have noticed, a disproportionate number of my Bolt postings are about theology and apologetics. While I try to post about such topics in moderation, when I find something good I… Continue reading

Be The Match!

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Next Wednesday from 10-3 in the MEC lobby NCU is having the Be The Match bone marrow drive. To someone who is personally not very fond of needles, I must say at first I… Continue reading

A Few Free Things To Do

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So you’ve been in Eugene for a while now (at least two weeks), and on more than one occasion you have found yourself wondering “what is there to do in this town?” Or,… Continue reading

The Wettest Dry Campus Around

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The December issue of Christianity Today featured an article by Kevin P. Emmert titled “Relaxing Over Drinks.” The article focused on several Christian campuses that recently lifted their alcohol and tobacco ban. Now,… Continue reading

Legal Pot: Yay Or Nay?

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Well it has finally happened. Marijuana is now legal. But only if you live in Colorado or Washington. Which means that those who want to get their fix anywhere else will still need… Continue reading

Calling All BEACONS….we need your HELP!

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At this very moment, NCU’s very own Mr. Beacon is in the midst of an intense competition with the mascot of Evergreen State College. The Cascade Collegiate Conference is hosting the Mascot Challenge… Continue reading

God and Santa Clause

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Originally posted on The Rookie Theologian:
In my online interactions during the holidays I encountered a number of atheists who claimed that, “God is Santa for adults.” They argued that there is little…

2014: Ready or Not

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Well it is 2014 How did this happen? It seems like only yesterday 2013 just started, despite predictions that 2012 was the end of the world. But now we are in 2014. Two… Continue reading

Resolution Ramblings

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Well, 2014 is two weeks old now. If you made any New Year’s resolutions, I would like to offer you encouragement. Even if you haven’t completely stuck with it so far, there are… Continue reading

Welcome Home

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Welcome home, Beacons! The Bolt staff hopes that you all had a blessed Christmas break. We are very excited for the new term and the adventures that it will bring. Things are back… Continue reading

A Christmas History Story

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  Ahhh Christmas time. It is a season for joyous occasions and happy reunions. You can hear Jimmy Stewart proclaiming that it is a wonderful life, or Ebenezer Scrooge declaring a Merry Christmas… Continue reading

Single and not so ready to mingle?

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Hello avid readers! I am currently out of town at the happiest place on Earth for a much needed vacation. I did not have time to write an article for today, so I suggest… Continue reading

Thanksgiving: A Time of Thanks

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Tis the holiday season. You can’t go anywhere these days without seeing the decorations. Soon it will be time for the turkey dinner, a time of thanks and family. Yet in the hustle… Continue reading

Farewell to Our Bonnie Lass

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Today marks the end of an era here at NCU. Bonnie the security guard is leaving us. Before you get too sad, though, know that it’s because she was promoted to a bigger… Continue reading