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.
In the 2017-18 school year, 20,545 students in Oregon’s K-12 public schools lived in homeless situations at some point, and the Newberg School District has identified 185 students in grades K-12 as homeless, or 3.5 percent of the total enrollment, according to the Newberg School District website.
Last year’s KFOX radio managers, Joshua Bell and Nicole Hagen, were told in the spring that when they returned in the fall, interviews would take place to hire new KFOX managers. However, when classes began this fall, the KFOX studio had already been dismantled without any notice.
Every year the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) fundraises money in order to put together a “12 Days of Christmas” for families identified by local churches who need some extra love during the Christmas season. Then, SAAC buys presents for each family member for the 12 days leading up to Christmas, including fuzzy socks and a disposable camera.
Next semester, President Robin Baker will be taking his first sabbatical since he has been at George Fox University (GFU). He was encouraged to do so by the Board of Trustees who feel that the break will be beneficial to both him and GFU.
Friday afternoon kicked off the home openers for basketball in Wheeler Sports Center at George Fox University (GFU). First was the men’s game, which started at 3 p.m. Playing against the Poets from Whittier University, the game was tight, and the two teams were always within ten points of the other. By the end of the first half, the Bruins were scraping by with a 49-46 lead.
In the attic of Coffee Cottage, up a narrow staircase of creaky floorboards and dusty windowsills, there is a small attic room. Posters scatter the ceiling, covering the wood paneling underneath, and Christmas lights brighten the dim room. A large table is in the center with multiple computers and notebooks on top of it. George Fox University (GFU) students are furiously typing away at the keyboard or scribbling down notes, but they are not working on homework. They are working on something bigger.
Early first semester, an informative meeting was held by Plant Services regarding the state of George Fox University’s (GFU) recycling, specifically the reasons for the removal of mixed recycling on campus. What came out of the meeting was not only answers and information, but a potential solution: the Stewards of Sustainability club.
Among college undergraduate students, 23.1% of females and 5.4% of males experience rape or sexual assault through physical force, violence, or incapacitation, according to the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network. This obviously puts women on college campuses at a much higher risk of sexual assault.
It’s finally week fourteen. At this point in your academic career, you can barely hold on. Projects, essay and meetings are piling up as your overall health deteriorates. One of the last lights to hold onto is the fact that after you finish finals winter break is here. You need a break now.
Meet your candidates for Student Body President and Vice President of Associated Student Community (ASC) for the 2019-2020 school year at George Fox University (GFU)! Alexa Hamaker, a political science and philosophy double major, is running with Kevin Tshilombo, a marketing and management double major. Kokanee Ellingson, a psychology major, is running with Meghen Elford, a sociology major.
On Jan. 26, Foster Parents’ Night Out (FPNO) had its monthly babysitting service for foster families in the area. Because babysitters for foster families must receive background checks and be trained in how to work with foster kids, George Fox University (GFU) partners with Every Child Oregon to train volunteers and run FPNO.
I won’t lie. I was a little disappointed to find out that Odd Moe’s Pizza was, in fact, not Mod Pizza, but the disappointment didn’t last long after I took the first bite of a cinnamon dough dunker. Odd Moe’s Pizza, a franchise that began in May of 1999, recently opened on Highway 99W across from the Newberg Chevrolet.
This past week was intended to be Random Acts of Kindness Week here at George Fox University (GFU). Put on by Student Activities, the purpose of the week was “to promote gestures of gratitude and kindness to peers, faculty and members of the community.”
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.
Black Friday is quite the holiday phenomenon. Highly anticipated by bargainers and shopaholics alike, this post-Thanksgiving event provides the perfect opportunity to snag typically-expensive products and purchase Christmas gifts on a budget. While Black Friday may be considered a delightful, deal-driven outing to shoppers, it’s a very different experience for store employees.