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Just Sayin’ – Is Twitter the New Fireside Chat?

By Alex Hentschel How has the use of Twitter by the presidency affected our political landscape? I know, I know, history and politics is not as interesting as the other fun topics I’ve submitted this semester. But, having done a ton of research on this for my capstone, I found it super interesting – and a lot of people I talked to at least pretended to be interested when I mentioned it to them. Since this is my column, you just have to listen to what I have to say. Heh. Twitter has an ...

Just Sayin’ – Galentine’s Day Manifesto

By Alex Hentschel This year, in our house of girls, we did a Galentine’s Day ­— though we’re a whole mix of single, dating, engaged and confused, we wanted to take a moment to celebrate each other. And so, for a newly established holiday, we need a newly established procedure. I give you the Galentine’s Day Manifesto. We, the women of the United States, in order to form a more perfect holiday, establish kindness, ensure relational tranquility, provide for the single and the taken, ...

Just Sayin’ – Mourning and Dancing: Reflections on my Last Semester

By Alex Hentschel I had a sudden realization as I headed to my capstone research course on Tuesday morning: This is it, my last semester of undergrad. As anxious as I am for the new season of my life to begin, it caused some hard reflection as I realized that my time as a bachelor student — who isn’t expected to have everything, or rather, anything, figured out — is coming to a rapid close. Before I know it, I’ll be packing up our small house and leaving this tiny town, maybe forever. ...

Just Sayin’ – Caffeine Away from CU

By Alex Hentschel A few years ago I did a Just Sayin’ column on trying to cut my caffeine habit, but it clearly didn’t work. I love the atmosphere of a coffee shop for “studying” (let’s be real, who studies in a coffee shop?) or catching up with friends. If you’re a caffeine-loving person, Orion and Beans and Cream are great in a pinch ­— but there’s a world to offer within a 30-minute driving radius of Cedarville. (Especially if you’re going to take someone on a date and ...

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 ...

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 ...