December 18, 2014

Opinion: SWAU Should Open a 24-Hour Gym

Saul Flores

With college getting harder and harder, more and more students have less time to do extracurricular activities. From studying for tests to writing research papers, a college student’s life is always busy. Southwestern Adventist University has a great gym with treadmills and a nice weightlifting spot. It has a nice basketball court and very helpful and friendly staff who are easy to talk to. But some students don’t have the time to go and take advantage of this great gym available on this … [Read more...]

Opinion: The Perks of Being an Intern

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Although internships are not required for communication majors, I strongly recommend students take the initiative and serve as an intern. An internship can be a great addition to your resume and portfolio. I gained experience at the Providence Hospital Foundation this summer that I never would have gotten in a class. Internships are about making connections and getting a taste of the “real world.” I debated for a while whether or not I wanted to do an internship. From what I had seen in … [Read more...]

Opinion: Can We Do More?

David Mwansa

Growing up in Zambia, a small country in southern Africa, was one of the greatest experiences of my life. The culture, environment and people are unique. My siblings and I attended Christ-centered schools and became actively involved in the youth ministries at the local church. Fellowship and Sabbath worship was a full-day event, starting with church service, followed by afternoon programs of beautiful tribal choirs in concert, continuing with Bible study and discussion until the sunset. The … [Read more...]

Opinion: Why We Should Have More Pay Days

Daniel Juarez

(Edited by Jaime Baldwin and Brisa Ramirez) Southwestern Adventist University gives students many on-campus job opportunities. I am grateful that I can find local work and not have to waste my  money on gas driving back and forth. It is a luxury that not everybody has. Although I appreciate most aspects of working on campus, there are a few modifications that I would like to see. One aspect of on-campus employment I would like to change is pay day. Most work places pay their employees … [Read more...]

Opinion: God Works in Wonderful Ways

Blanca Zuazua

(Edited by Angela Mangueira) I was studying for a test on Tuesday afternoon and, I am not going to lie, I was feeling overwhelmed. I checked my phone for a break and I saw I had missed a call, but when I saw the name of the person who called I thought it was a mistake. However, I called back, just in case it wasn’t a mistake. Maricela answered and asked if she was talking to Blanca, and at that moment it hit me that it wasn’t a mistake. The conversation went something like … [Read more...]

From Southwestern to The Real World

Lourenca Mangueira

By Lourenca Mangueira (Edited by Angela Mangueira and B.J. Mondesir) I came to Southwestern Adventist University out of the blue. At first I didn’t know what to expect. I was anxious, nervous and scared all at once. I didn’t know a single soul on campus. Behind all that, I didn’t know what to expect. I asked myself the entire trip to the campus, “Am I going to have any friends? Am I capable of make new friends?” Well, guess what? When I first entered my room I met a kind, loving girl … [Read more...]

A School Where You Can Find Peace

Z'undra Nyree Gilbert

(edited by B.J. Mondesir) Many people come to college looking for different things. Some come seeking to find themselves, their life partner or educated friends while others come to ensure comfortable living for their future. Me, personally, I came to college looking to plunge deeper into my spirituality. Southwestern Adventist University has allowed me to grow not only spiritually, but mentally and emotionally as well. The first step to growing spiritually is to start removing chaos from our … [Read more...]

Opinion: Music At Our Sports Events

Evelyn Rubio

(edited by Brisa Ramirez and B.J. Mondesir) Is our University different from any other school? Is it different from a public or any other Christian school? If not, then what’s different other than just the name? As Adventists we are called to be different. When others come to visit us they should be able to see that difference. We shouldn’t act like we belong in this world because the things of this world won’t lead us home to Christ. We are from this world but not of it (Romans … [Read more...]

Opinion: How has Netflix Affected SWAU Students?

Gus Axelson

(edited by Saul Flores) Netflix has been a big part of University student’s lives from watching their favorite shows and movies to watching a random series that their friends suggested. A study done by Geoffrey Graybeal, professor of media and communications at Texas Tech University, found that nine out of ten students use Netflix on a regular basis. Most of the students binge-watch (watching three or more episodes) of their shows. How has this Netflix phenomenon affected Southwestern … [Read more...]

Opinion: Jewelry–Yes or No?

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(Edited by Angela Mangueira) On our campus, jewelry is a debate that has been going on for many years and nobody is brave enough to debate about it. When I arrived to Southwestern, jewelry was not allowed because it was inconsistent with Seventh-day Adventist standards. However, even though jewelry is not allowed, students still wear it and I believe that this policy is not being enforced, as it should. As Christians we are called to be separate from the world. My question to people is … [Read more...]