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Why Dating At Cedarville Is The Worst

By Alex Hentschel Dear readers: I want you to just accept something that is unequivocally true. Don’t contest it, don’t think about it too much, don’t combat it with arguments. I, the Just Sayin’ guru, am here with some wisdom that has been revealed to me that I feel I must impart. Open your minds. Be receptive to this truth, that... ...dating at Cedarville is the worst. Ok. Now that we’ve accepted it, we can do something about it. Let’s talk about why it’s the worst. First, ...

Just Sayin’ – How to Spend Money to Prove Your Love

by Alexandria Hentschel It’s that time of year again — you’ve browsed through Cyber Monday deals and agonizing over whether your significant other really needs another flannel. You’re wondering if you can feasibly knit everyone in your family a scarf, and whether that would really be cheaper. You’re feverishly printing out coupons that are “Good For One Hug!” in the hopes that your mother won’t judge you for being too cheap. We could all use a little guidance for what to get ...

Just Sayin’ – What Your Department (Actually) Says About You

by Alex Hentschel I know you’ve always wondered it — “what does my choice of major say about me?” Here’s a long, slightly judgmental list. The truth might hurt a little bit, so brace yourself... Art, Design and Theater: Your least favorite question is “Oh, nice! So what are you going to do with that?” You probably include your Instagram handle on your resume, because something that beautiful and coordinated requires significant time and effort. Biblical and Theological ...

Just Sayin’ – Brace Yourselves: It’s (Basic)ally Fall

by Alex Hentschel On Friday, Sept. 22, the greatest season began. I love flannels. I love caramel. I love warm sweaters, bonfires, and apple-picking. I love all the discounted candy I get after I celebrate Reformation Day — it’s nice of stores to celebrate the downfall of the Catholic Church by offering the indulgence of 50-percent-off Reese’s. And yes — I’m going to say it — I love Pumpkin Spice Lattes. What I don’t love is all of the judgmental stares when I order one — as ...

Movie Review: “The LEGO Ninjago Movie”

By Hunter Johnson Since the release of “The LEGO Movie,” audiences have maintained their love of the film’s nearly perfect mixture of charm and seriousness. After that, audiences showed up yet again and praised “The LEGO Batman Movie” for its fantastic combination of pure laughter and important family messages. Now, the third installment in the LEGO universe has been released and audiences will soon realize that this one, despite its moments of greatness, inevitably could not hold up ...

Just Sayin’ – A Day Without Caffeine

by Alex Hentschel Relationship status between Alex and Coffee: It’s complicated. “Complicated” meaning that I both love and hate my caffeine. Love, because it makes me bubbly, cheerful and productive. Love, because a good latte tastes like it’s brewed by a chorus of harp-strumming angels. Hate, because without it, I turn into a mascara-streaked monster with a migraine. Hate, because about 50 percent of my discretionary budget goes to cold brews and dirty chais. I evaluated our ...

Just Sayin’ – How A Digital Detox Changed My Summer

By Alex Hentschel That’s it,” I said resolutely, holding down my apps until they trembled with the fear of being deleted. “I’m done.” My dad only looked at me in a “sure, if you say so” way, but I did it — on the car ride back from my freshman year, I got rid of all of my social media and time-wasting apps. Facebook. Instagram. Snapchat. GroupMe. Podcasts. My three — three! — brickbreaking games. I told my friends that all my social media was gone and they could — and ...

Note from an Editor: Memories of Me

by Emily Day Until now, I have spent the majority of my life in a classroom. Shocking I know. The truth is, for the average twenty-something, most of their memories are tied to some form of educational institution, whether with friends or family members. Some memories are good, like meeting your best friend or finally mastering all the bones in the body (cause one day you will NEED to know the difference between the radius and the ulna, promise). Other memories are more traumatic, like ...

In Search of Identity

by Adam Pittman Who are you? What constitutes your sense of self? What gives you purpose and meaning? I have spent this past academic year thinking on these questions, and even before this year these questions were at the heart of seemingly every facet of my life. We live, above all else, in a culture founded on tastes that define identity — music, fashion, literature, films, hobbies, food. It is as if we can craft people based on their likes and dislikes. The danger of this identity ...

Note From an Editor: My Very Last One

by Emily Day From the age of 5 to 18, we are placed in a building with at least 20 other kids around our age all there for the same purpose: to learn. We learn how to read and write and the power words have to influence entire nations. We learn about numbers and formulas and how they have the power to create everything from the chairs we sit in to shuttles that send people to space. We learn how the world works and how everything from the smallest bumblebee bat to the largest blue whale has an ...