Newberg’s popular bookstore and coffee shop, Chapters, is hosting an event so that musicians of all ranges can perform and talk about their music writing process. “Tuesday Night Music Club” is a night full of acoustic guitars, insight and coffee.
Members of the LBGTQ community on the George Fox University (GFU) campus came together Feb. 9 to demonstrate on the Quad. They provided examples of discrimination on campus, but emphasized that they were not there in response to any particular event or issue.
The issue of affordable housing affects George Fox University (GFU) students as much as the citizens of Newberg, Ore. “The availability of affordable housing in Newberg is a long-term concern of the planning commission and the city council,” says Phil Smith, a member of the 2018 planning commission and professor of philosophy at GFU.
Exiting the Bon Appetít cafe, you can see the massive dirt pile surrounded by chain fencing. Construction workers keep busy there during the week building George Fox University’s (GFU) new student activity center.
When you consider the most exciting sports, tennis may not necessarily be the one you first think of. But the leaders of the George Fox University (GFU) men’s tennis team can confidently say that you will not be disappointed if you attend a match this year! “[Tennis matches are] the most fun sporting events at Fox by a clear mile,” said senior Nick Ekern.
New plant house Uflora will be opening soon in downtown Newberg in order to provide floral service and design to the area. Uflora will provide a welcoming environment that includes a retail space, a workshop area and a floral design service for weddings and events, as well as floral subscriptions.
What started out as an obscure late-1980s lawn game grew into what most people are now familiar with as a nationally competitive sport, and it is now offered at George Fox University (GFU) under the banner “Spikeball Club.”
While some students rarely have the funding or the time to attempt a mid-semester excursion into the bountiful Northwest, an annual respite of seven full days of sun and joy shines down on those who are tired of doing homework in the form of spring break. How to spend that respite is up to you.
Flipping through clothes and through several sources of brands, Reagan Swier, who was then just a high school student, traveled down the rabbit hole to understand how her everyday attire was made. Behind the racks of jackets, jeans and jewelry at a store like Forever 21 exists a hidden story of third-party manufacturers in foreign countries abusing their workers.
Rob Simpson willingly, even eagerly, departed sunny California to take over management of the new Student Activity Center at George Fox University. He is passionate about college students, rock climbing, and Haagen-Dazs dark chocolate ice cream bars.
George Fox University (GFU) students host over twenty different hour-long shows each week on the KFOX radio station. Shows can be easily accessed via the GFU website by searching “kfox” and clicking on the first link. From there, simply click on the “stream here” button.
George Fox University (GFU) students and staff participated in the eighth annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service on Jan. 15. Contrary to GFU’s Serve Day during fall semester, this volunteer opportunity is optional yet it is just as meaningful. The Day of Service intends to have students working as a community for justice and the service of others to honor King’s legacy.
I am a professional procrastinator if there ever was one. As cliché as that sounds from a college student, I believe we can all relate on some level to putting off an assignment or reading until the night before its due, then flying into class feeling accomplished for the perfunctory work that we know will land us a solid “A-.”
George Fox University (GFU) junior Lauren Meadow’s love of the Oscars began with some Chinese food and a red carpet. What began as a gathering of family and friends to watch the Oscars soon became a yearly tradition for Meadows that developed her love of films.
There is an issue in today’s society, an unspoken red flag glaring through our phone screens. We scroll through social media and pretend we are not being manipulated in every which way—by our news, by our friends, by ourselves.
One of the first experiences I had at George Fox University (GFU) was during Genesis, when students register for classes and receive information to prepare for the following fall. I remember nervously sitting in a classroom in Hoover, listening to a speaker describe what the next four years might entail.
LGBTQ+ Christians have become an increasingly vocal group who are changing the church from the inside. Staying devoted to a group that generally does not accept the identity or sexuality of LGBTQ+ people is inevitably challenging, and usually results in a denial of the part of the person that does not meet whatever standards of Christianity are being imposed on them or in a loss or questioning of their faith.
With their fourth consecutive win, George Fox University’s (GFU) baseball team is off to a great start this year. They have already won 14 games this season, compared to the two wins this time last year.
Alyssa Gonzalez and Madie Sorensen at George Fox University (GFU) were named Northwest Women’s Conference (NWC) Softball Position and Pitching Student-Athlete of the Week, respectively. This is the first NWC honor for Gonzalez and the third for Sorensen. Their plays were critical in helping the Bruins win five out of six games in the start of their season in February of this year.
George Fox University’s (GFU) women’s basketball coach Michael Meek is the fastest coach in university history to reach 200 victories, with Meek about to enter his eighth season as head coach. But if you were to ask him about it, he gives all the credit to his players and his coaching staff.
After placing first in conference the last two years, George Fox University’s (GFU) women’s lacrosse team is beginning their fifth-ever season and shooting even higher. The team is adjusting to a new coach and new sport-wide rules, but the transition is going smoothly, according to players.
Once a student athlete at George Fox University (GFU), now the new Director of Athletics (AD), Adam Puckett feels right at home here in Newberg. He returns to GFU after 13 years in the corporate finance industry. His wish to one day come back to one of the places he loves most in this world has finally come true.
Four years ago, Julie Litchfield lived in a small town on the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska. She did not know what she wanted to do for college, except that she wanted to be a collegiate athlete. Fast-forward to today and Litchfield is graduating this year with a degree in biology and plans to attend graduate school in order to become a nurse practitioner. She is also one of the captains of the George Fox University (GFU) basketball team and is engaged to be married this summer.
After its 2014 return to George Fox University (GFU), the football team is starting to make its mark on the Northwest Conference, and is currently standing at number 19 in Division Three national polls for the 2017 season.
Maci Jokumsen, a junior at George Fox University (GFU), finished her first cross-country season by securing an all-region honor on Nov. 11 at the NCAA Division III West Region Cross Country Championship, held at Occidental College in California.