She God

A number of times last weekend I got asked about my use of feminine pronouns for God. After reading or hearing some of my material many of you came up an d asked me, “Why are you calling God a she?”1 This may have caused a bit of confusion. Throughout the Bible, God is referred to as male, yet I took the liberty of referring to God as a woman. At first, it seems clear…

Quantifying the Benefits of Cycling

  Since moving off-campus I’ve been riding my bike to class. After all, cycling is cheaper, better for the environment, and healthier than driving, right? Lately, though, I’ve become curious as to exactly how beneficial it is, and the exact amount I pay for being lazy and driving. Let’s use some math to find out, and while we’re at it, see how much the benefits of cycling vary based on the length of commute. Saving…

Wolfpack Teamwork

This past week was successful for Walla Walla University’s soccer and volleyball teams. Both played Multnomah University of Portland, Oregon, and came away victorious. The final score for volleyball was 3-0 (25-13, 25-9, 25-14) and the soccer team won 6-0. Here are a few highlights from each match. On the volleyball court, freshman Perri Shanko had a major streak with her serves, finishing the match with eight aces. Her sister, Lexi, finished the match with five…

Collegian Wisdom: Issue 4

UP: More people have married Kim Kardashian than have died from Ebola in the US Would still choose Ebola DOWN: Bank of America accidentally double charges Apple Pay users iQuit UP: Man accidentally texts probation officer in pot deal Wrong reeferal SIDE: Man who faked coma for two years exposed by supermarket camera Food comas don’t count UP: Construction workers find 11-foot python “I said pyLON!”  

College Place and Beyond…

Intro: When students first arrive in College Place, the weather is still warm, and leaves are just starting to change color. By the time classes start, the dorms and campus housing are full to the brim, and students reunite with friends all over campus, seeing each other for the first time since Spring quarter. Students think of the upcoming year: tests, group projects, and late nights — piles of colorful leaves, frigid intramural football games, and the…

A Look Into “prim + brave” with Jen Negoescu

Many of you have probably seen Jen Negoescu around with her shining smile and contagious laugh, but did you know she has started her own style blog along with her sister Brenda, former Collegian fashion editor, and their friend Theresa? I have asked Jen to give us an insider’s look at what it takes to manage prim + brave. “prim + brave, it’s our definition. We believe in the importance of standing out in a…

Travel like David Crawford

Often, there are so many people in an airport that it’s impossible to move from one gate to another, let alone to the bathroom, trash can, or source of over-priced food. For an agoraphobe—someone afraid of crowds—this is their worst nightmare. If they are unfortunate enough to hear the sentence, “Ladies and gentlemen, this is a full flight and there will be limited space,” they probably die a little bit inside. Besides that, we can all…

The Road I’ve Taken

I was recently asked my opinion about the validity of different faiths. The question posed to me referred to specific branches within faiths (Protestantism vs. Catholicism) as well as to entirely different branches of faith (Christianity, Buddhism, Islam, etc). In trying to formulate an answer, a few things stood out: firstly, my answer is only an opinion and therefore has little authority beyond myself; secondly, I am drawn to analogy, which is an imperfect way…

Top Tofu

Asian dishes are definitely some of my favorite foods. Most of the time they are fairly simple to prepare and budget friendly. They often pack a flavor punch, yet feel like a comfort food. I usually have the ingredients for these particular recipes on hand. To test these recipes, I made them for my mom and we both loved them. These sauces could be added to just veggies or used as a topping for whatever…

Creative Writing 4

I know what you’re thinking: “Abby, this is the Creative Writing section, not the Music section,” (or, probably more accurately, “Why am I reading this?”). Let me explain. The best music, I think, incorporates not only artistic melodies, but also creative lyrics. This week is the first installment of hopefully many wherein I feature a WWU student’s original music. A link to the musician’s page is included so you can give their songs a listen…