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

Academic Creativity and Excellence

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ACE (Academic Creativity and Excellence) Day was on Wednesday December 3rd, 2014. Students had various reasons for completing an ACE Day presentation or poster including class assignments, projects, senior capstone and honor program… Continue reading

Talks with Josh | Christmas

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Here is the second video in the series “Talks with Josh”. It is a festive video that will hopefully get you in the spirit for Christmas. I wish everyone safe travels and a… Continue reading

5 Simple and Cheap DIY Christmas Gifts

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Are you looking for a quick and inexpensive gift for the holidays? Well I have rounded up five of best holiday DIY projects of the year. I hope you find some inspiration from… Continue reading

Finals Week Survival Tips

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Finals week is probably the most anticipated week of a semester for any student. Most have studied, completed homework and learned tons of new information that is then put to the test during… Continue reading

Cross Country Wins Big Across the Country

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The NCU’S Women’s Cross-country team has accomplished some outstanding things throughout this Fall 2014 season. Placing third in the nation and first in our conference is something the whole school should applaud. These… Continue reading

A Night of Words

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WRITTEN BY: DELIA HOUSE-LOPEZ A week ago, the power of spoken word moved many to tears of shared sorrow, joyful laughter and earnest thought as NCU held its second Poetry Slam. After successfully… Continue reading

Beacons Shine Through the Season

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The NCU Men’s Soccer team had a roller coaster ride of a season with an ending record of 4-12-2. The team was also the first to ever win back-to-back games in the Cascade… Continue reading

Talks with Joshua Higashi |Thanksgiving

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The first of many to come! Here is the Beacon Bolt’s new video Segment titled “Talks with Joshua Higashi”. Our host goes around campus asking the students of NCU about various topics! Enjoy!

No Shame November

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Here is a video about the social movement #NoShameNovember. Thank you to everyone I interviewed for sharing your thoughts with me and for being willing to share with the school. Hope you enjoy!

“New Era of NCU Volleyball”

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The Women’s Volleyball team started with a fresh team this season with hope of starting a new era of NCU volleyball, with five departed seniors, five returners and seven newcomers. They finished the… Continue reading

A Hole Lot of Discussion

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Last week’s article was a review of the Donuts and Discussion event hosted by ASNCU, this week the Beacon Bolt was interested in hearing the students’ response to what had been discussed. The… Continue reading

United By Team, Driven by Passion

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The NCU Women’s Soccer team wrapped up the 2014 season at the Cascade Collegiate Conference with two home wins against Oregon Tech and Eastern Oregon, ending 7-11 overall. For some of these women,… Continue reading

Overview of Donuts and Discussion

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What happens when you put Joe Womack, Michael Fuller, Corey Anderson, Greg Brock, Gene De Young, and Elyse Crichton on a panel together? You end up with some great laughs and interesting dialogue.… Continue reading

#100happyncudays

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The theme for Chapel this year is to create, and after sitting in on a few of the sermons I knew I wanted to write an article intertwined with the concept of create.… Continue reading

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