The Adventists

Adventists are unique. When I talk about uniqueness I’m not referring to that time I Googled “TEDTalk alternatives.” As Adventists we are set apart from most Christian denominations because of our theology, doctrine, and cultural distinctiveness. I realize this isn’t a startling realization or sudden enlightenment — we are used to being somewhat on the outskirts. When asked, “What’s an Adventist?” I usually begin by naming off all the things that makes us different, the…

The Importance of Difference

50 years ago, there was a phrase widely used in the Adventist church that has since fallen out of use. My grandparents would have known exactly what was being talked about if someone said, “God blessed our meetings and 12 people came to The Truth.” When was the last time you heard “The Truth” used in reference to the specific set of beliefs held by the Adventist church? Probably not recently. Why? Because our culture…

Editor’s Letter 0

Over the course of nearly a hundred years, The Collegian has played many different roles. It has informed students, entertained them, and encouraged critical thought on important issues. More recently, it has expanded its audience by establishing an online presence and by tackling tougher discussions without hesitation. Under my direction, The Collegian will strive to uphold its reputation and to push the envelope yet again. Since this is a 16-page issue, consider it merely a…

#yesallwomen: Why This Outcry?

Seven dead and many wounded at the hands of a University of California student.  The individuals of this nation need to listen, think, cry, and cry out for the litany of injustices involved in the Santa Barbara shootings. National outcry is necessary, if only for the cathartic value of expressing anger and facing grief.  There comes a point, however, when the outcry following a tragedy ceases to actually concern the tragedy at all.  When this…

Read Between the Lines

Hi, everyone. My name is Abigail, and I’m excited to be the Creative Writer and Columnist for next year. One thing I’m known for in my friend circle is my love for reading. I can talk your ear off about just about any book genre, and you can find me anywhere on campus with my nose in a book, including the cafeteria. However, I feel like there’s a general rule of conduct that is forgotten…

A Great Beginning

The letter below is a complaint against the recently hired Humor Writer of The Collegian, Lauren Lewis. Dear Collegian Hiring Committee, Oh my gluten, why the haystack would you hire this woman for the Humor page? What the fri-chick was The Collegian thinking when they hired a woman who has “omphalophia,”  the fear of having one’s bellybutton touched? She even sings off-key to her favorite “band,” Nickelback. The girl is a lawsuit waiting to happen…

Spring Jam

Walla Walla University’s annual Spring Jam took place on Sunday,  June 1.  The planning for the event began about a month in advance so t-shirts for the event could be designed and ready by the first.  Besides the audition process, the ASWWU Social Team spent many hours planning Spring Jam.  When asked about the hardest aspect of Spring Jam, Carly Yeager, ASWWU Social VP and the event planner, replied, “The stage! Those stage pieces are…

The Case for Landon Donovan

I was thinking back to June 2010, and before I really spent much time in thought, I felt as if 2010 wasn’t really that long ago. As I went deeper into my memory, I recalled a specific day in early June when I had decided I wanted to buy FIFA World Cup 2010 for Playstation 3. A few of my friends and I all piled into the car and my mom drove us to Shopko….

Call Me Maybe

I was in the middle of an intense stair stepper workout the other day, really going ham, getting swoll, feeling pretty pumped on working out. My legs were tired and I felt my heart racing faster and faster, but thanks to my music, I kept pushing through. My pink ear buds swung with each step up I took, and I found myself clicking the volume up on my phone repeatedly to get the most out…

Library Asked, You Answered

Library survey shows positive results. A campus wide survey invited all students to give feedback on the library systems at the Peterson Memorial Library and their staff, as well as the library located at the Portland campus. The overall survey results indicated that 66 percent that responded were satisfied and 29  percent were very satisfied with WWU Libraries. “The library’s staff is well regarded. 86 percent of the respondents indicated that they were satisfied or…