Plant Moms

By: Mary Krauss Aren’t allowed to keep a pet in your dorm? Can’t handle the cost of dog food? Too busy to keep up with fish that seem to constantly die on you? Well, fear no more: there’s an alternative for you. Instead of adopting a pet, you can adopt […]

Party-Goers and the Enneagram

By: Mandy Pennington My personal favorite free Enneagram test can be found at The most fun descriptions of your types can be found at I encourage you to go take the Enneagram and learn more about you!

Our Heroic Journey—The Monomyth

By: Josiah Mohr Life can easily be defined as a series of encounters, an endless cycle of innumerable decisions and possibilities, ultimately ending with the same single result for each of us. So is this cyclic life really all about the results of a universal sequence of endings—the end of […]

On Self-Care & its Importance

Abi Hillrich Self-care is a term commonly tossed around everywhere we look—in blog posts, in conversation with friends, and all over social media. If you’re unfamiliar with what this term really means, all of the various information can be extremely overstimulating and confusing. Even if you know what self-care is, […]

Love in Action

By: Josiah Mohr Hold on, just sit tight, and don’t you dare roll your eyes. I want to have a real, genuine discussion on the most significant—but also the most overused—word in the English language: love. I do not intend to have a conversation about love in the context of […]

Life-Changing Literature

By: Abi Hillrich Mikey Ward – CRE of Joy/Janssen Jayber Crow by Wendell Berry and The Cross and the Lynching Tree by James Cone For the latter, I would recommend students to come have a chat! I recently re-read Jayber Crow by Wendell Berry. Besides being totally refreshed by Berry’s […]

Letter-Writing: A Lost Art Form

By: Mandy Pennington Dear Reader, You are living in a time when letter-writing is on its deathbed. The beginning of its demise came with the invention of the telephone, followed by the computer, the internet, e-mail, and the cell phone. This is a mournful death, as letters were a huge […]

La Vida Madrileña: Adventures in Madrid

Summer Mengarelli It was 7:30 on a Thursday evening, and the green line metro was packed. I had grabbed a seat when a commuter vacated it a few stops before, and now I was sandwiched between a man in a suit talking on the phone and a woman with her […]

Kick off your Sunday Shoes: Wild Country

By: Carrie Baker It’s a cool, crisp Thursday morning and we’re all walking to class. The weekend is upon us and everybody is bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, ready to conquer whatever this Friday-eve has in store. Well, mostly everybody. You see, there are two kinds of people on a Thursday morning: […]

I Chose You out of Love: The Journey to Adoption

By: Carrie Baker “The Christian religion is a religion of adoption. The Gospel tells us that one becomes a father or mother only if one adopts our children. One does not become a father or mother, even if one is a natural father or mother, until the day when one […]