Tag Archive: NCU

Missions Trip to Tijuana Reflection

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Hola Amigos, Yes, The Bolt was not suppose to have any postings this summer, but I received permission from P-Fox to post about my missions trip to Mexico. If you’d like to just… Continue reading

Reflection on serving in Mexico for the second year

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Hola amigos! As we all prepare our brains for all the work that comes with the end of the semester, many others here at NCU are also preparing their hearts for a missions… Continue reading

Earth Day! Brought to you by ASNCU

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Hey Everyone! In light of today being Earth Day, we teamed up with ASNCU to create a little video about how to celebrate our earth. It includes VP of Environment, Steven Ray and At… Continue reading

Mr. Beacon Highlight Video

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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

NCU Prayer Room: A Reflection on Katy Noel

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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

Bryce and Tomás: Why do we make videos?

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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

Reflection on Rebecca Bender: Human Trafficking

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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

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

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

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

5 Simple Ways to Give Back

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It can be as heartfelt as writing a letter or donating a box of food.

10 Great Places to Eat at in Eugene

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NCU students share about their favorite restaurants in Eugene.

5 Fun Things to Do Off-Campus in Eugene

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Are you new to NCU and want to know the city more?

The Lockdown on Literature

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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.

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

WHERE’S YOUR BIBLE?

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The Beacon Bolt is a publication of the student body of Northwest Christian University. Where is your Bible right now? Is it in your backpack? On your desk? On a shelf? How many… Continue reading

Dogs We Love

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The Beacon Bolt is a publication of the student body of Northwest Christian University. As mid-semester comes and goes, the stress of school and all that comes with it can become overwhelming. On… Continue reading

HE loved you first

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The Beacon Bolt is a publication of the student body of Northwest Christian University. Valentine’s Day is usually one of those love-it or hate-it kind of holidays. Those in relationships are fond of… Continue reading

How to be Single

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The Beacon Bolt is a publication of the student body of Northwest Christian University. With Valentine’s Day fast approaching we will begin to see many cynical tweets and posts about the single life.… Continue reading

Beacons Stepping Into The Light

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The Beacon Bolt is a publication of the student body of Northwest Christian University. The Northwest Christian University men’s basketball team stands in first place in the Cascade Collegiate Conference, but also #8… 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

I Don’t Always Make Memes, But When I Do it’s For NCU

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From Grumpy Cat, Overly Attached Girlfriend, Trollface, Philosoraptor, and Bad Luck Brian all the way to Alex from Target, memes have grown in popularity. Scrolling through your facebook meme, you are bound to… Continue reading

Starts With “E” and Ends With “-mily”

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Well hello there! My name is Emily Sanders. I am a sophomore here at NCU, but some of you may not know me because I have been gone for the last 4 months.… Continue reading

The Twining and Cutting of the Ivy

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As the spring term is coming to a close, NCU’s seniors can start looking forward to a special event: the Cutting of the Ivy. This event is the conclusion of a bookend experience… Continue reading

Jars of Clay, Fireflight, and More Take to Pledging Tactics

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Twenty years ago OJ Simpson ran from police, Richard Nixon passed away, and Jars of Clay began making music together. Five years later, in 1999, Fireflight formed their band in Eustis, Florida. Two… Continue reading

Lions, and Books, and Self-Publishing! Oh My!

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I will come right out and say it, I love books. Reading has long been one of my favorite pastimes, transporting me to others worlds and times. There is a certain magic to… Continue reading

Student Preachers Dominate NCU’s Chapel

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This last week the NCU community was blessed to have four student preachers speak in chapel. On Wednesday, Lars Coburn shared a message about the importance of Jesus in his life and in… Continue reading

Somewhere Beautiful

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Spring has officially arrived in Eugene. I know some of you non-natives are probably looking at the rain and thinking “What is she talking about?” Just trust me. The first duckling of the… Continue reading

The Parker Brothers Album Review

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I recently had the chance to listen to the new album Close to Home from The Parker Brothers, a local Christian band from here in Eugene. The album mixes folk, indie and pop… Continue reading

A Shakespearean Event

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Some of you reading this probably hate Shakespeare. I can understand that; reading a Shakespeare play is not the most fun thing in the world. Watching a well-produced play, however, is one of… Continue reading

The Invisible Things

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A few weeks back I was walking across the quad in my own world thinking about my day when something caught my eye. I wasn’t sure what it was at first, but looking… Continue reading

NCU’s First Poetry Slam

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What Kind Of Voice Do You Have? What kind of voice do you have? Is it cheap and easy? Does it bemoan the trials and tribulation Of a world constructed by our foreign… Continue reading

Join the Orientation Team

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Think back to your first on-campus experience as a student at NCU. For many of us, this was the whirlwind of events that is Orientation. I have been a part of Orientation three… Continue reading

A Cat for Your Monday

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Mondays, right? Well, here’s a video that might make your day a little better.   I hope you like cats… and AWOLNATION.

My Spring Break Update

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As some of you already know, I spent my spring break on a mission trip to San Francisco with a group of my fellow Beacons. We stayed at the San Francisco Mission Outpost… Continue reading

Some Post-Break Encouragement

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Regardless of whether your spring break was a relaxing get-away or merely a slightly less busy catch-up week, school is back in session. You may be returning to campus refreshed, or you may… Continue reading

Luke Jackson Interview

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Well if you have been paying attention to the men’s basketball team here at NCU, it has been quite a wild ride. The team qualified for the NAIA National Championship Tournament for the… Continue reading

NCU’s First EP: From Dusk To Dawn

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By Jared Keeth. NCU’s music program has recently recorded their first-ever EP! Students from the university got to take their turn in front of the microphone this spring and be a part of… Continue reading

Titanfall Review

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Disclaimer: for this week’s post I decided to do a short review on the recently released hit game Titanfall. I tried to make it accessible to everyone, yet it is most likely going… Continue reading

NCU Track Athlete Qualifies for Nationals During First Meet

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On Saturday March 1st Allison Duvenez qualified for the NAIA nationals in her very first 5,000-meter race at Linfield College. Allison was automatically qualified for nationals when she completed her 5,000-meter (5k) race… Continue reading

Bash-Whisler 2014 Roundup

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The typical music-homily pattern of chapel was set aside last Friday to make way for the time honored NCU tradition that is the Bash-Whisler Bible Reading Competition. While it is unknown exactly when… Continue reading

More Fun Things To Do

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Last month I gave you a brief list of some fun, free things happening around Eugene. Most things on the list are still possibilities and so you can never complain about being bored.… Continue reading

Cleaning Up After Winter Storm Damage

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Nearly three weeks have passed since Eugene’s last big winter storm, but NCU is still recovering from the damage caused by the now-melted snow and ice. Kent Willocks, NCU’s groundkeeper, said that the… Continue reading

Mint Personal Finance

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Being a college student is hard on your finances. You have to pay rent, buy expensive textbooks, and let’s not forget your student loans! For me personally I know managing money can be… Continue reading

The Beacon Bolt will be at the Club Fair

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NCU’s annual club fair will be taking place this Wednesday, February 19th directly after chapel in the rug room and, although we are not technically a club, the Beacon Bolt and its staff… Continue reading

Hollywood Faith?

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One of my all-time favorite pastimes is going to the movies. I love the stories, the action, and the excitement of it all. While I love to watch movies at home as well,… Continue reading

A Bit of Help for Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s Day, or as it is more popularly known “Singles Awareness Day,” is just around the corner. For those of us suffering from the ailment known as singlehood, it is popular to celebrate… Continue reading

Ham on Nye

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On February 4th, Ken Ham, the president of the Creation Museum, and Bill Nye, famously known as “the science guy” from his popular PBS show, faced off in a debate about creation, evolution,… Continue reading

The Great Debate

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Billions of years of ago, nothing exploded. That nothingness slowly formed to become planets and star systems. On one certain planet, primordial ooze developed, and out of that ooze crawled life. Millions of… Continue reading