The Un-Won Victory: A Reflection of the 2013 Spring Golf Season

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By Tyler Falk At the very least it’d be fair to say that the Beacon Men’s Golf team is like a big bag of wildly flavored Chex Mix. As a Beacon over the… Continue reading

Spotlight: Ron Palmer

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Today’s Spotlight is on our very own Associate Professor of History, Ron Palmer! BB: What brought you to Oregon? RP: Family BB: What are some of your hobbies? RP: Traveling. BB: Favorite worship… Continue reading

Powder Puff Beacons Win Big, Have Fun

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By Sarah Halstead For weeks the team gathered together to learn plays, strengthen their defense, and become a team of Champions. This year’s NCU Powder Puff Football team was a force to be… Continue reading

Spotlight: Sarah Halstead

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In this installment of Spotlight we’re looking at another hard working individual here on campus: Director of Student Programs Sarah Halstead! BB: Hello Sarah. First off, what brought you to Oregon? SH: A really… Continue reading

Isaac and Karlie Speak Out on their Preaching Experience

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By Mark Hamilton  Right before spring break started two more NCU students came forward to give the message during Friday chapel. I had a chance to ask them some questions about the experience,… Continue reading

Spotlight: Doyle Srader

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The Beacon Bolt has decided to start a new feature called “Spotlight.” We sent out some questions to various members of the NCU community and each week we’ll be giving you their answers!… Continue reading

Students Show off their Preaching Chops

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By Mark Hamilton Last Friday’s chapel featured two very special guest speakers: our very own Brandon McGinnis and Kelsay Gardiepy. Both students did their best and gave us in the audience a fine… Continue reading

Mr. Beacon Brings Big Success

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By: Taylor Richardson I walked into my first ever Mr. Beacon last Friday not really knowing what to expect. The following names were the nine contestants participating: Michael Gonzales Jordan Miller Cody Gardner… Continue reading

Hashtags can be Hurtful

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By Taylor Richardson Twitter. Most students use it everyday, multiple times a day. We can access it right on our phones at any time, it become too easy to just simply say what… Continue reading

Tuition Frozen Solid, but Unless You’re a Commuter You’ll Still Pay More

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By Mark Hamilton Recently President Womack announced a tuition freeze for the 2013-2014 academic year. That means that during a time when the cost of higher education has been rising steadily NCU will… Continue reading

New Head Coach Brings High Hopes for Men’s Basketball

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By Taylor Richardson            It’s no news that Northwest Christian is a small school. But whenever a step is made in the direction of growing as a school, it is big news. Recently,… Continue reading

The Pink Room

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By Mark Hamilton This past Wednesday the documentary The Pink Room was shown to raise awareness of the horrors of sex trafficking in Cambodia and what some are doing to help, as part… Continue reading

Beacon Bolt Basketball Insider: We may not win a lot of games, but we have a lot of fun…

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By: Tysen Buhler During the season, you all see what happens on the court, but what you don’t get to see the is the what happens once we leave the gym. Picture this,… Continue reading

NCU Observes Ash Wednesday

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By Mark Hamilton Wednesday’s chapel service was dedicated to Ash Wednesday. Students were asked to enter silently, and the usual casual service was replaced with a much more formal and liturgical one. The… Continue reading

The Psych Club Weekly Brainwave 2:Love Hurts (Literally)

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In light of Valentine ’s Day, in this week’s Weekly Brainwave we’ll be talking a little about the psychology of love; or more like how love can hurt! The Psychology We often hear… Continue reading

Beacon Intramural Basketball Fun For All

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By Taylor Richardson Lately I have been going to watch the late intramural basketball games on Mondays and have been surprised at how everyone is so willing to get involved. All the athletes… Continue reading

The Psych Club Weekly Brainwave: What is Psychology, and What’s Up with the Club?

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By K’hala Carpenter   Psychology club is going to start up this week by introducing the Psych Club Weekly Brainwave. Every week we will post here on the Beacon Bolt with interesting psychology… Continue reading

Club Fair Has a Club for Everyone

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By: Taylor Richardson   Beacons, new clubs have been approved and now is the time to get involved. This years club fair is Friday, February 1st in the rug room. Here are some… Continue reading

The Scoop on the Newsboys Concert

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By Mark Hamilton As you probably already know the hit Christian music group Newsboys will be performing at our own Morse Event Center on February 28th. If you didn’t know that then guess… Continue reading

A Christmas Engagement for NCU Senior

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By Taylor Richardson Over Christmas break our very own Brittani Smail got engaged to her hometown boyfriend Luke Cooley.  An unexpected Christmas surprise left Brittani speechless at Multnomah Falls on Christmas Eve. Luke… Continue reading

NCU’s Very Own Heidi Gori Becomes a Published Author

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By Heidi Gori I’ve always enjoyed writing. When I was a little kid I would write lots of short stories about things I liked, and as I got older I began to try… Continue reading

Les Miserables: Hope for the Miserable Ones

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By Mark Hamilton (Note: This post contains many spoilers about the new Les Miserables movie. If you don’t like spoilers, then you probably should wait until after you’ve seen the movie to read… Continue reading

President Begins Semester With a Challenge

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By Mark Hamilton The student body, fresh from break but arguably reluctant to return to studies after a few weeks of relaxation, found that the first chapel of the new semester was anything… Continue reading

Christmas Festival Brings Out the Kid in College Students

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By Taylor Richardson    Sometimes being away from home can make it hard to get into the holiday spirit. That is why NCU put on a little Christmas Festival in the Rug Room… Continue reading

This Year’s Candlelight Carols Best Yet: and Melissa Stock’s Last

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By Mark Hamilton This year’s Candlelight Carols were a smashing success. The sanctuary of Willamette Christian Center, which can hold up to 1,800 audience members, was packed to the brim last Thursday for… Continue reading

NCU Cross Country National Team 2012 Reflections

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By Emily Mclean “It’s not the mountain that we conquer, but ourselves.” –Coach Dan Jackson Being an attribute to a team that has been to Nationals and performed very well both times has… Continue reading

Passing the Candle: The Story of My Engagement With the Most Beautiful Woman in the World

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By Mark Hamilton A few months ago I proposed to K’hala S. Carpenter. I’ve been meaning to write a little article here telling everyone about the experience, and now I’ve finally gotten around to it.… Continue reading