If Jesus came to chapel

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The time is 11:00 a.m. in Reardon Auditorium and chapel has begun. Announcements are rolling and a few stragglers find the way to their seats. The glow of smartphones slowly diminishes as it comes time for worship to start. Most in attendance stand and participate in worship. Imagine for a… Read more »

On Selective Empathy

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Within the noise of social media and news coverage of the tragedies that occurred overseas this past Friday, there were some particular trends that surfaced; namely, the plea to “Pray for Paris” and later, statements along the lines of, “don’t just pray for Paris, pray for everywhere.” While it is… Read more »

On residence hall community

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Just to clarify, this isn’t an article about which hall is better—a discussion meant to be duked out over a friendly game of tug of war. Rather, this concerns dorm brotherhood during the AU journey. Smith has a stereotype of only catering to athletes, while Dunn hosts the crazies that brandish… Read more »

Feminism is not a dirty word

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Feminism: the belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities. I don’t know about you, but what Merriam-Webster has defined for us here doesn’t make me want to burn my bra and rally in the streets, flaunting angry signs about why men in positions of power are… Read more »

An opinion about opinions

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If you are going to have an opinion, it might as well be a strong one. Whether the majority agrees with your opinion or not, you are staying true to your beliefs. However, this does not mean that outlandish disrespect is required in order to hold strong opinions. For example,… Read more »

Faith without works is dead

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I have often heard it said by clergy and laymen alike that the message of the Bible could be boiled down to a simple aphorism: “Love God and love people.” Certainly, this perspective is rooted in the teachings of Jesus, who proclaimed that the greatest commandment is to “‘love the Lord… Read more »

When to Stop Raising Awareness

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It seems that the world today is practically bursting with “awareness campaigns,” efforts by groups and individuals to spark conversations regarding some social issue about which they feel passionately. Sex trafficking, mental illness, clean water shortages, gender inequality—the number of problems about which most people seem unaware is staggering. With… Read more »

Something’s gotta change

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Andersonian Staff editorial Shootings of any kind are tragedies. There’s a reason why murder is one of the worst offenses you could commit. But widely-discussed shootings always raise the question of whether or not there need to be more laws restricting who can own a gun and under what circumstances… Read more »

A Letter from Dativus

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Dear AU students, faculty and staff: As you might know, Dativus has reconciled itself in the eyes of administration and has therefore been fully reinstated as an AU social club. We have worked hard for this all year, but we cannot take sole credit for our success. Our club and… Read more »

Despierta; Come awake

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Last Sunday, I found myself driving a car full of my sleepy-head friends back to campus after attending a church in Greenwood that my dad recently began pastoring. The drive home was only about an hour long, but the night before had been a long one and all of us… Read more »