Category Archive: Interviews

Justice and Cat Videos: A Guide to Social Media Activism by Mary Jo Goosmann

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Editor’s Note: The following article is by Mary Jo Goosmann, Academic Services Administrative Assistant here at NCU. Here, Mary Jo reflects on the potential dangers and the positives effects of social activism on social… Continue reading

A Rad Place: Reflecting on a Semester in Nashville by Chelsea King

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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

Created to Create: Reflections on Art and Worship by Gabrielle Herron

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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

Jesus & Community: Local College Groups to Check Out

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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

Church and the Idolization of Marriage

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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

Radical Authenticity: an Interview with Stephanie Tait

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Editor’s Note: The following interview is a spotlight on Stephanie Tait, an author, speaker, and blogger who the Northwest Christian University community had the opportunity to hear speak in chapel last year. Here,… Continue reading

Behind the Scenes Experience Christmas

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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

Bloom: A Short Story of Poverty & Identity by Gabrielle Morales

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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

NCU Students Share Thoughts on Being a First-Time Voter

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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

You Don’t Have To Go It Alone…

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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

What’s Your Secret?

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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

Introducing Bryce and Tomás

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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

Life as…a Custom-Made Person

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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

This is how the Force works: State of the University Address 2016

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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

Record Breaking

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The Beacon Bolt is a publication of the student body of Northwest Christian University. The 2015-2016 season was a historic one for our Women’s basketball team. With many players being honored for their athletic… Continue reading

The Marks of NCU

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The Beacon Bolt is a publication of the student body of Northwest Christian University. Tattoos are an interesting way to get to know people and quickly jump into a deep conversation with someone… Continue reading

Unheralded Cross Country will make presence felt at Nationals

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The Beacon Bolt is a publication of the student body of Northwest Christian University. On Wednesday morning, the NCU Cross Country teams will travel to North Carolina (they are flying there, not running)… Continue reading

Actually Appreciate Their Service

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The Beacon Bolt is a publication of the student body of Northwest Christian University. November 11th, a day that comes and goes every year just like any other day. You get up and… 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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!

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

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