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Just Sayin’ — Misadventures of Off-Campus Living

By Alex Hentschel This year, my senior year, I decided to live off campus. Our campus is expanding rapidly and there’s barely enough room, especially for girls — so me and some pals decided to pay the relatively low rent and move to a small blue house somewhere in Cedarville (privacy reasons dictate that I won’t give you my address — email me privately if you want to bring me goodies). We were so excited, but it’s been a definite adventure that made me realize we take several ...

Just Sayin’ – Things you learn from living abroad

by Alex Hentschel As you may or may not have known, I’m living in Valencia, Spain this semester. And yes, still taking the time to write Just Sayin’ columns — the miracle of the Internet! I’ve learned so much about myself and life in general just being here, and I thought I’d share some of the general revelations from my time on the Mediterranean coast. 1) You are shaped by your geography. You don’t realize until you get somewhere new that all of your basic needs — human ...

Which Bible Character Are You?

by Alexandria Hentschel Oh boy, do I have something for you to try! Settle in! Grab a pencil! Avoid the self-revelation that you could find by reading the actual Bible, and instead waste your time taking my quiz! When I register for classes, I try to pick: A. The easiest ones possible that fulfill my requirements. Blogwriting 101? Sign me up. B. Ones that will edify me spiritually and emotionally. C. Whatever the Lord tells me to pick. When I go to chapel, I: A. Sometimes ...

Just Sayin’ – Some More Unsolicited Advice For Ya

by Alex Hentschel “When I was a freshman, I talked like a freshman. Then I became an upperclassman, and I put aside my freshman ways.” — Cedarville Proverbs Welcome to college. Time to forget everything about your old life and who you used to be. It might sound like an exaggeration, but it’s actually crazy how you’re about to build a whole new identity for yourself with a group of people that you’ve never met before. It’s time to find out who you are. You’re like Ty from ...

Just Sayin’ – Women & Jesus & the Church (Oh My)

by Alex Hentschel Who am I, as a Christian woman? This is a nuanced question, and a weighty question, and I bet you’re wondering, “Why is that opinion column girl who wrote about dating and fake New Year’s resolutions about to discuss an actual issue with real consequences? She should stick to Buzzfeed-esque listicles.” I understand your concerns. Don’t worry — this will still be snarky. I’ll still crack some jokes. But I want to focus our attention a little bit on something ...

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’ – 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 ...