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Friday, December 8, 2023

Austin Price

May 18, 2023
Engineers Without Borders’ Impact and Mission

Shawn Rantung, a senior engineering major, is the project manager of the Walla Walla University chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB), a group that focuses “on making the maximum positive effort for our community while ensuring that projects are sustainable and genuinely beneficial for everyone involved, in accordance with EWB-USA’s project process.” [1]  

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May 11, 2023
Mother’s Day Advice

Four students discussed the best advice their mothers have given them. This Mother’s Day we implore readers to think about one piece of wisdom your mom has given you over the years and why that advice is special.  Freshman biology major Joash Jano-Edward recalled this:   “With Mother’s Day approaching, there are many pieces of advice my […]

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April 20, 2023
Combating Environmental Nihilism

The urge to help the environment can be overwhelming and complex. So, we need a realistic focus on simple solutions for healthy change. The goal is not to “save the world,” but to take action that will bring immediate and positive change. 

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April 13, 2023
Jaime Jorge

Jaime Jorge is a professional Seventh-day Adventist violinist who shares his faith through his music. He performed at the Walla Walla University Church on April 8, 2023, and in the following interview with The Collegian, he discussed how he found his purpose through God and music.   

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March 2, 2023
Aunt Flow Project with ASWWU

Aunt Flow is a company that started in 2016 that supplies free feminine products in bathrooms. It was started by Claire Coder, who on their website described, “At 18 years old, I dedicated my life to developing a solution to ensure businesses and schools could sustainably provide quality period products, for free, in bathrooms.” [1] […]

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February 23, 2023
Ashley Amparano

Ashley Amparano is an international student from Mexico and a transfer student from Pacific Union College. She has not only gone through challenges, but also many successes throughout her journey.  

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February 16, 2023
Music in Church

What kind of music people believe is appropriate for church varies widely among many Christian denominations, including Seventh-day Adventism. In the Adventist church, many believe there are principles to maintain when listening to music in general, and especially when listening to music that praises God. 

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February 9, 2023
Boundaries and Your Time

Dr. Jim Boyd, a social work and sociology professor at Walla Walla University, highlighted the importance of boundaries, which allow for healthier decisions regarding our time and our values.   Where do you derive your personal value? This determines many of your decisions regarding what you will say yes to and what you will say no […]

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February 9, 2023
Beyond Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.

Excellence in thought and generosity in service are two of the four core themes at Walla Walla University. If students adopt these two themes in their own lives, they have a responsibility to learn about Martin Luther King Jr. He is a character much more complex and more important than solely the speeches he gave […]

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February 2, 2023
Black Scientists who Helped the World

This month we celebrate the achievements in science led by Black scientists by diving into a specific realm of Black history.   We begin this small journey of celebration with George Washington Carver. Born in the 1860s, he was a groundbreaking botanist, inventor, and teacher. He is responsible for the success of many farmers who used […]

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January 26, 2023
Walla Walla Blue Zones Project

Walla Walla’s Blue Zones Project aims to benefit their community by providing more options for living a healthier life. The project is titled “Walla Walla Valley Blue Zones Project” with the intention of making Walla Walla one of these unique places in the world.  

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January 19, 2023
The Spring Festival

The Chinese New Year, Lunar New Year, and Spring Festival are all names of the same celebration, a celebration that has specific colors, special foods, family reunions, fireworks, and many more traditions to celebrate. A joyous feeling is present throughout the festival. The celebration has no set date but returns with the same vibrancy each new year.  

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December 5, 2022
Justin’s Secrets to Happiness

There aren’t many students on campus who don’t know Justin Corral, senior biology major. Those few who don’t are missing out on knowing a person who is filled with a spirit of warmth and positivity and who values connecting with people. Corral understands how to deal with disappointing days by remembering what is truly important. 

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December 1, 2022
 What’s Important About Christmas 

When people think of Christmas, they often worry about the Christmas gifts they must buy for their friends and family, indicating that Christmas has become an extremely consumerist holiday. Therefore, it’s important to understand what Christmas truly means to individuals beyond the consumerism of Christmas. Students gave their responses on how they remember the important […]

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November 17, 2022
Favorite Movies

There are many movies a student might consider watching when traveling home. Ultimately, the individual decides what specific movie they want to watch. Through the answers of several students, we find out some of the favorite movies to watch when traveling home.   The following students responded to the question, “What is your favorite movie to […]

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November 10, 2022
A Musician’s Humanity

Artists can be easily dissatisfied with their performance and lead unbalanced or depressed lives. However, accepting imperfections—the humanity of art—can help artists regain their belief in themselves and have the drive and courage to perform.   This year’s new chair of the music department, Dr. Karlyn Bond, explored how a musician can live a balanced […]

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November 3, 2022
Favorite Fall Drinks

The variety of students’ choices regarding which hot drink to enjoy during fall is intriguing because there are many differences. However, through the perspectives of multiple students, we come closer to fully understanding what type of hot drink is being enjoyed the most by the student body. In a poll on The Collegian Instagram, between […]

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October 27, 2022
Fall Coziness

Many recipes are dependent upon the colder season shifts in the weather to rise in popularity. One example of this is a pumpkin chocolate chip cookie recipe, which honors director Professor Cynthia Westerbeck found in Taste of Home Magazine and has since generously and consistently made for students. [1]  One word that describes these cookies […]

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