Category Archive: School

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

Missions Trip Promotional Video

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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

Valentines Day? A Reflection by Tomás and Shivonne

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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

Donuts and Discussion Recap

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Hi everyone! I wanna dish out the dirt, as they say, regarding the recent ASNCU-organized Donuts and Discussion event that was goin’ down last Wednesday.   Firstly, I find it necessary to address… 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

Friendships and Community: Article Series by Tomás and Shivonne!

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  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

Intramural Basketball!

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Hey Everyone! Here is a short promotional video for our Intramural Basketball Program! Come join us! you can join with or without a team on Mondays, 9pm at the MEC! Contact Taylor irons if… Continue reading

The Top 5 Barista-Recommended Drinks in the Beacon Beanery

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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

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

Dance Your Way to Fitness with PE 107

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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

Meet NCU’s New English Professor, Dr. James Watson

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  Author’s Note: I interviewed Dr. James Watson; he shared about his experiences as an author, how he became a professor, and expressed a great deal of love for his family. Could you… 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

10 Reasons to Mission Trip!

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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

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

Final Thoughts

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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

Ivy League Admissions

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The Beacon Bolt is a publication of the student body of Northwest Christian University. CBS reported on April 1, 2016 that Ivy League schools are getting harder to get into than ever before.… Continue reading

NCU Speaks Recap

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The second annual NCU Speaks featured a fascinating hodgepodge of speakers and topics. The FeMystique-sponsored event, hosted by Kimberly Snyder and club co-founder Chelsea Taylor, had a total of nine speakers (eight female… Continue reading

Book Tinder

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The Beacon Bolt is a publication of the student body of Northwest Christian University. Next Monday will mark the end of the NCU Library’s annual Blind Date with a Book, a month long… Continue reading

Final Countdown to Mr. Beacon

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The Beacon Bolt is a publication of the student body of Northwest Christian University. Join the Bolt as we interview the many contestants of Mr. Beacon!

Dialogue and Taboo. More of one and less of the other

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The Beacon Bolt is a publication of the student body of Northwest Christian University. There are certain topics we feel more comfortable discussing than others, naturally. Some things, often one’s that don’t go… Continue reading

Getting back up to Speed

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The Beacon Bolt is a publication of the student body of Northwest Christian University. Time never stops, and unfortunately we’re sometimes slow to react to it. Three weeks into the new semester and… Continue reading

Lazy Hazy Days

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The Beacon Bolt is a publication of the student body of Northwest Christian University. Everyone has that morning when you wake up and just know that life isn’t going to happen that day.… Continue reading

Though Cramming lasts through the Night, Winter Break comes with the Morning

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The Beacon Bolt is a publication of the student body of Northwest Christian University We’re so close, folks. We’ve survived dead week and spent nearly every waking hour studying for finals, writing papers,… Continue reading