Hey everyone! This past Friday we had our annual Beacon Night event, Mr. Beacon! For those of you that do not know what it is, it is a male pageant show to raise… Continue reading
It is a truth universally acknowledged that most people want to travel more—or, at least they say they do. In my conversations centering on anything travel-related, a consistent statement I’ve encountered across a… Continue reading
Hey Everyone! This past week, Katy Noel opened an NCU Prayer Room right down the hall from L203. For those of you who do not know Katy, she is a student here at… Continue reading
Hello fellow readers, In this article, Bryce and I just wanted to show you what it means to us to be making videos at the beacons and how we associate it with art.… Continue reading
Hola Amigos, If you missed chapel last Tuesday, then you missed a great speech by Rebecca Bender. To sum up her personal story for the purpose of this article, Rebecca spoke about human… Continue reading
Editors’s Note: The following article is by Chelsea King, a Northwest Christian University alum and music student. Here, King reflects on her off-campus study experience last semester at the Contemporary Music Center in… Continue reading
Editor’s Note: The following article is by junior Gabrielle Herron. Here, Gabrielle, a music major from Olympia, Washington, shares her experience as a worship leader, musician, and visual artist, and how her art… Continue reading
College is stressful—it’s a universally acknowledged fact, highlighted by social media, reiterated by memes, and pervading much of student culture. It seems that much a college student’s daily life is spent frantically working… Continue reading
Hey Everyone! This past week I put together a video that promotes our missions teams! Particularly we’d like to invite you to the Dessert Auction that is March 3rd. There is a $10… Continue reading
HAPPY VALENTINES DAY! Shivonne and I hope that if you are in a relationship, you will enjoy your time with each other and go out to dinner or go watch a movie! PS.… Continue reading
I write this now on an airplane bound for Eugene from Seattle. It’s a small plane, only two people to a row, and since it isn’t very full, I have two seats to… Continue reading
In this article, Shivonne and I just want to touch on the topic of how the church can sometimes idolize marriage. Right in time for Valentine’s Day, right? Our view on marriage, whether… Continue reading
Hello Everybody! My name is Tomas Carradero, and my amazing friend Shivonne Robinson will be helping me out with this article. This will be the first of three articles that we like… Continue reading
When ordering drinks in NCU’s campus coffee shop, the Beacon Beanery, most students opt for the classics—mochas, lattes, chai lattes, and smoothies. While these tried-and-true favorites satisfy the need for some morning caffeine… Continue reading
Christmas karaoke is a thing.
Hey Everyone! This past week I put together a behind the scenes look of Experience Christmas! It includes videos and interviews of the people involved in Experience Christmas! If you did not see the… Continue reading
Editor’s Note: The Beacon Bolt is honored to publish the following short story by sophomore Gabrielle Morales. Here, Gabrielle, an English major, writes from the perspective of a conversation between her and her… Continue reading
For many, college is the first time students get to dip their toes into adulthood. That might come in the form of many things: paying bills, making doctors’ appointments, doing laundry, and, perhaps… Continue reading
As a college student living away from home, heading back to your hometown for Thanksgiving break can be a magical moment. After almost three months away, a long weekend of visiting family, seeing… Continue reading
Hey Beacs! This week I found some really cool people who have interesting Thanksgiving traditions. I asked around school and was able to interview 5 people. Here is the first, and one of… Continue reading
It seems, sometimes, the world is divided into two camps of people: those who love to exercise, and those who loathe the very idea of the activity. If you happen to fall into… Continue reading
Election Day, the culmination of months of research, televised debates, and Facebook arguments, is here. Many college students are facing their first presidential election unsure of who to cast their vote for, and… Continue reading
I had the privilege of interviewing alum, Tauna Nelson, who graduated from Northwest Christian University in 2007. She has been an powerful participant in youth ministries across a wide scope of organizations, serving… Continue reading
As November comes upon us, fall begins to wane, and the semester starts to wind down, most students will start to make their travel plans for the Thanksgiving holiday break. While coming together… Continue reading
Tools to make your life easier.
Hey fellow Beacons! My name is Tomás Carradero, and I am the co-video editor and producer at the Beacon Bolt! Along with the video above, I just wanted to share how homecoming week… Continue reading
In honor of Alcohol Awareness Week at Northwest Christian University, Student Programs will be hosting a “Float and Facts” gathering in the cafeteria on Thursday, October 27 at 12 PM. According to Student… Continue reading
By Gabe Piechowicz As the fall storms start to stack up on the coast range and roll through the valley, our hoodies have come out and the march of old man winter has… Continue reading
The departments of Campus Ministries and Student Programs will collaborate this week to launch a revival of the “Post Secret” project at Northwest Christian University. “Post Secret” originally began as an art initiative… Continue reading
“Pumpkin spice is nice, Drink it hot or even iced, Pumpkin spice is life.” –Taylor Irons, sophomore “Don’t fall for my charms, I’ll only leaf you alone, All flat jokes must… Continue reading
Gardening is an art form. We have to acknowledge that God is a creative God and He created nature first!
Hey All, My name is Bryce Reese Michael Hagan, and I’m youngest of two in my family from Center Valley, Pennsylvania. I’m as new to Oregon as I am to NCU this year,… Continue reading
Hi! My name is Britnee Joaquin, and I am a sophomore here at NCU. I went on a mission trip to Nicaragua last year and the experience challenged and encouraged me to see… Continue reading
Having participated in 8 trips, each about a week long, I feel qualified to reflect on my favorite reasons to participate in a mission trip – particularly with your friends at NCU. First off,… Continue reading
NCU students share about their favorite restaurants in Eugene.
Editor’s Note: The following interview is the first installment of the Beacon Bolt’s new series, “Life As”, a series documenting the unique lives and perspectives of NCU students, faculty, staff, and alumni. This… Continue reading
Northwest Christian University students, faculty, and staff attending chapel today were first greeted by an iconic clip of Han Solo and Finn in the 2015 blockbuster Star Wars: The Force Awakens before being… Continue reading
Books in libraries, schools and bookstores in the United States are often challenged and removed from shelves, restricting the accessibility of information that should be available to readers everywhere.
Dear Reader, No, that’s not right. Because you’re not just a “reader” (although you are reading this). “Reader” implies that this is a one-way relationship. I write stuff, you read it, and that’s… Continue reading
Honestly, there’s not much to say. There are just a couple school days left before another year is in the books. The first for some, the last for others. Each year has had… Continue reading
The Beacon Bolt is a publication of the student body of Northwest Christian University. Camping is by far my favorite thing to do during the summertime. I absolutely love getting a group of… Continue reading