Fulfill Happiness, Not Just Resolutions

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The Beacon Bolt is a publication of the student body of Northwest Christian University. We are 27 days into the New Year. What have you accomplished? This might seem steep and you may… 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

NCU Christmas

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The Beacon Bolt is a publication of the student body of Northwest Christian University. Join the Beacon Bolt as we interview students around campus about Krampus and Christmas!

Rewriting Education

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The Beacon Bolt is a publication of the student body of Northwest Christian University. No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) of 2001 was George W. Bush’s signature education initiative, a national effort to… Continue reading

The Do’s and Don’ts of Dog Greetings

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BY: TREVYN DUBOIS The Beacon Bolt is a publication of the student body of Northwest Christian University. When you see a dog wandering around on leash or in somebody’s yard, what’s your first… 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

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

Prayers for Paris

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The Beacon Bolt is a publication of the student body of Northwest Christian University. Thanksgiving has come and gone, we feasted on plates and plates of stuffing, mashed potatoes, turkey, rolls and pumpkin… Continue reading

Season Recap: XC plant Beacon Banner, bring Home the Goods

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The Beacon Bolt is a publication of the student body of Northwest Christian University. The Cross Country teams closed out the fall season for Beacon athletics in memorable fashion on November 21st, with… Continue reading

The Sweet Spot with Samara

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The Beacon Bolt is a publication of the student body of Northwest Christian University. Join the Beacon Bolt as student and RA, Samara Eilert, teach us how to make a pumpkin pie! The… Continue reading

Don’t lose Your Bible among the Texbooks

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The Beacon Bolt is a publication of the student body of Northwest Christian University. As busy college students taking the final transitional steps into adulthood, the amount of classes, work, and various obligations… Continue reading

Bump, Set, Spike.

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The Beacon Bolt is a publication of the student body of Northwest Christian University. This volleyball season started with a bang, an eight game winning streak. In conference the beacons finished eighth in… Continue reading

Soccer: 5 All-CCC and 17 Academic All-CCC

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The Beacon Bolt is a publication of the student body of Northwest Christian University. The Men’s team ended their season 3-14-1, winning two in conference play and scoring sixteen goals. The Lady Beacons… 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

Finding Refuge in God

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Going to NCU has dramatically changed my life and provided me with more opportunities then I can keep track of. This incredible place has a way of breaking you down with crazy workloads… 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

A Theology of Love

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The Beacon Bolt is a publication of the student body of Northwest Christian University. Last Thursday night, over eight hundred people crammed themselves into the bleachers of the Morse Event Center to hear… Continue reading

Can We Go Thrift Shopping?

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As broke college students living in Eugene, we have to be quite frugal with how we spend our money. Shopping at stores such as Nordstrom Rack, Macy’s, and Nike are no longer options… Continue reading

5 Steps To A Holiday Spirit

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The Beacon Bolt is a publication of the student body of Northwest Christian University. Around this time of year I am always trying to make the proper transition into the festive spirit. As… Continue reading

Being Thankful by Being Fit

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“we have an obligation to take care of our bodies and live a healthy lifestyle”

November’s Unknown Holidays

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The Beacon Bolt is a publication of the student body of Northwest Christian University. As October’s end is quickly approaching, I am looking forward to the many holidays that are right around the… Continue reading

Broke and Need a Costume?

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The Beacon Bolt is a publication of the student body of Northwest Christian University. Are you a modest-average-sized-budget-minded-college-student? Good luck finding a perfect costume, on a perfect budget. Last year, I realized the… Continue reading

Harvest Parties: the Halloween Alternative

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The Beacon Bolt is a publication of the student body of Northwest Christian University. We’re now at the end of October. School’s starting to pile up, the sky’s turning gray, the weather is… Continue reading

Taste Buds | Burger Week

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The Beacon Bolt is a publication of the student body of Northwest Christian University. Join the Beacon Bolt as we test fellow beacons on their sense of taste, especially when it comes to… Continue reading

Best Burger? The Wild Duck Cafe

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The Beacon Bolt is a publication of the student body of Northwest Christian University. I would definitely call myself a burger enthusiast. If I’m not exactly sure what I want to eat, burgers… Continue reading

NCU Burger Week 2015: Some Fascinating Facts about the World’s Favorite Sandwich

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It’s a special week here at the Beacon Bolt, folks! This week we’ll be celebrating one of the most iconic foods out there: the burger. Burgers can be found just about anywhere; from… Continue reading

NCU Cribs | Hilyard Edition

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Join the Beacon Bolt as we take a look at the new Hilyard Apartments and hear from the quirky tenants!

Something’s Wrong, Something’s Missing

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“with how much work we Christians, and other well-meaning people are putting into trying to better this world, we ought to be a bit closer to having a heaven on earth, or at least something a little more closely resembling one.”

Goals

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Lately slang terms have been making me rethink the way that we speak. We have strange expressions like “or nah” and “totes mcgoats”. This language became popular by things like Vine, a celebrity,… Continue reading

NCU Loves UCC

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Last Thursday I rolled out of bed, got dressed and headed out the door to work a few hours before going to my one afternoon class and practice. Many of you can relate,… Continue reading

Let’s mix things up a bit

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“there’s a lot more to God than merely his love or mercy…I miss hearing songs that communicated that”

“The Visit” Review

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There’s nothing better than getting your squad together, buying a large, buttery and delicious popcorn, and sitting down in a comfy chair with built in cup holders to enjoy a major motion picture.… Continue reading

Stressed? Go Explore Eugene This October

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It’s almost mid-semester and it might be time to get out and have some fun this October to relieve a little stress and change up your normal weekend routine of studying, eating Burrito… Continue reading

The Love We don’t Like

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I think it’s often forgotten that there are multiple instances of Jesus using tough love.

Embracing our Campus and Community

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The last two weeks around our incredible campus have been filled with opportunities to worship our God in some amazing ways. The week of September 14th through the 18th NCU had some events… Continue reading

I Challenge Language

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BY: CHELSEA TAYLOR Language is such an essential part of everyone’s day to day experience that it’s difficult to even understand how significant it is to communication, relationships, and emotional security. After living… Continue reading

Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

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Nationally the month of September is known as the “back to school season” for most of our population’s youth and even college students, but did you know that September 2015 is also National… Continue reading

Allow Me to Introduce Myself

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Greetings! My name is Kenny Kessler and I am thrilled to be to be making my debut as an Assistant Editor for The Beacon Bolt! This fall marks the start of my third… Continue reading

Definitive Netflix Ranking

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Those who know me know I love television, specifically Netflix, and I enjoy a good binge watching of what I deem a great show. I can spend countless hours procrastinating my time away… Continue reading

#Studyblr

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I have always known that smart note taking and studying is very important and is the key towards boosting a student’s GPA. As I reflect on my first year of college, I remember… Continue reading

Honoring God with Honors

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Last fall, students were given the opportunity to turn any course into an honors contract. This program covers a wide range of courses offered by NCU, and students have already completed honors contracts… Continue reading

Fall Sports Preview

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As the new school year begins, activities, clubs and athletics start up again also. Many teams have had several games, meets and/or tournaments, but are just now getting into conference play and need… Continue reading

End of the Year!

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Join the Bolt as we ask the NCU Student Body what advice they have for next year and some of their favorite moments of this year!

NCU Speaks

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WRITTEN BY: CHELSEA TAYLOR This year the Beacon Community had the chance to participate in a student led TED Talk Event which gave current students the opportunity to publicly speak openly and honestly… Continue reading

“Give Him All the Glory, Honor and Praise.”

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WRITTEN BY: JORDAN ALEXANDER NCU has what seems to be a great track and field season. With multiple people qualifying for the Cascade Conference Championships and few others qualifying for Nationals, NCU track… Continue reading

Top 5 Graduation DIY’s

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As graduation fast approaches, I am excited for my senior friends, but am also sad to see them go. To celebrate their huge accomplishment I want to give gifts, but because of finals… Continue reading

Steven’s Eats: Maple Garden

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WRITTEN BY: STEVEN RAY Welcome to Steven’s Eats! This is the first of many articles where I, Steven Ray, will traverse around the various eateries close to the NCU Campus and in Eugene… Continue reading

Beacons Hit It Out of the Park

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WRITTEN BY SHERRY REEDER The NCU softball team finished the 2014-2015 season with a lot of firsts, and a lot of lasts. Overall, the Beacons had a great season with 13-33 and 10-18… 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