“We Three” is a musical group from McMinnville, Ore., who was a recent competitor on America’s Got Talent. They moved the audience and judges with their original songs that cut to the hearts of everyone listening, making it to the semi-final round.
On March 5, George Fox University (GFU) held its first ever Housing Preview Night. Students toured various residence halls and on-campus apartments and houses in preparation for Housing Selection the following week. Prizes, such as succulents and tumblers, were also handed out to the lucky few of who filled out a bingo card.
On March 9, George Fox University (GFU) gained a new Associated Student Community (ASC) team for the 2019-2020 year, with a voting turnout of 1004 students, much more than the previous year, according to current ASC President Bailey Sauls.
During the school year, students usually prioritize their classes, friends, and work. Anything outside those spheres often goes unnoticed. Although an understandable predicament, many fail to realize the effect seemingly unrelated events can have on them. Take Oregon’s newest legislation, for example.
Before the starting tip off, GFU players Emily Spencer, Lillie Abramson, Hailey Hartney, Haylee Hutzler, and Kylin Collman peeled themselves away from the team huddle and took to the court. Students in Bruin gear sat in the front rows of the bleachers, clutching and waving large face cutouts of individual players. The crowd had never been bigger that season.
Only months after the Portland District Court dismissed former George Fox University (GFU) football player Samuel Wani’s discrimination lawsuit, GFU now finds itself embroiled in yet another civil case; this one pertaining to mental health.
Israel Hammond has always been a performer, but when he began attending George Fox University (GFU), he found a new creative outlet. His freshman year, he discovered the LatinX Heritage Club’s (LHC) Spoken Word event and took a shot at performing. After a few years of practice with the GFU audience, Hammond has now released a spoken word EP and won the Rip City Basement poetry slam in Portland, while continuing to compete locally and nationally.
Joel Martin is a senior Philosophy and Psychology major who transferred to George Fox University (GFU) three years ago from Point Loma Nazarene University. On April 1, Martin released a new album called “Between Suns.”
Few people think of college as a place to learn how to read, but that’s exactly what George Fox University (GFU) student Rachel Marcelia points to as the thing she’ll take with her after graduation this spring.
Once Kyler Schubkegel graduates from George Fox University (GFU) in May, the college will be losing not just a student but also a member of their William Penn Honors program and an enthusiastic participant in their keyboard ensemble.
Regan Hill has never been anywhere longer than she has been at George Fox University (GFU). Growing up, Hill was almost always surrounded by moving boxes. Her father’s job meant they were always going somewhere new, and though there were many things she felt she missed out on, her parents have always encouraged her to explore the world beyond her comfort zone.
Caitlyn Connor, a fourth-year student at George Fox University (GFU), is an artistic force to be reckoned with. A graphic design major and marketing minor, Connor has an impressive skill set — her portfolio includes layout, advertising, illustration, branding design and logo design.
Any scholarship, no matter the field, is competitive. They usually involve a dedicated application process, a particular skillset or a specific field of study. All of which make the recent accomplishments of Kylee Wiseman, a second-year student and studio art major at George Fox University (GFU), even more impressive — this March, Wiseman brought home the Northwest Watercolor Foundation’s Gold Grant Scholarship. She is the first GFU student to do so.
I participated in Tent City this year and while the experience is unlike any other at George Fox University (GFU), it wasn’t one worth the trouble. Tent City exists for students to secure their spots on Juniors Abroad trips. Students are assigned a number through an ASC lottery, which determines where they pitch their tent. They are then required to spend the night before registration in their tent.
On Feb. 26, the United Methodist Church (UMC) rejected a measure that would have made the denomination fully inclusive to LGBTQ church members. The One Church Plan was proposed May of last year by an overwhelming amount of UMC bishops in hopes for LGBTQ members to have the ability to become ordained and get married in the church. UMC rejected the One Church Plan measure in favor of the Traditional Plan, changing nothing.
On Feb. 20, Richard Avramento, political science professor at University of Wisconsin-Madison, gave a lecture called “When Toleration Becomes a Vice: Thoughts from Aristotle,” hosted by the politics department at George Fox University (GFU). Avramento warned against an excess of toleration, arguing that some ideas and beliefs are in fact wrong and should be recognized as such.
Three months ago, I stood on a public bus back in Hong Kong. I mulled over problems that I just cannot seem to answer: who is this Christian God? is he really that perfect? why should I be bowing to a religion that seems more like dictatorship than a friendship? heck... does he even exist?
You likely don’t know many philosophy majors at George Fox University (GFU). That’s because we’re rapidly dropping in number. I happen to be the only remaining philosophy major in the class of 2022. This makes me not only lonely, but bewildered.
Are we allowed to interpret the Bible? Absolutely. I think we can interpret the Bible far more than we realize, because it’s actually impossible to understand without our interpreting it. So, why is it that interpreting the first few chapters of Genesis, or at least looking for a non-literal understanding of them, can come across as taboo?
On Jan. 22, Arthur Milikh, associate director of The Heritage Foundation’s B. Kenneth Simon Center for Principles and Politics, gave a lecture called “Will America Ban Hate Speech?” hosted by the politics department at George Fox University (GFU). During his lecture, he warned against the criminalization of hate speech, arguing that laws against hate speech will infringe upon our freedom of speech overall.