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  • Why I Chose Biola

    Understanding God’s Will in Finding a College

    Noa Melendez — 

    Choosing Biola Stepping into the Spring of my senior year of high school, I knew I was one tiny step away from making the decision of a lifetime...

  • Maggie Segarra — 

    Hope you all are having an amazing week! I just wanted to share with you how my experience has been moving out of state. Ever since I was young I...

  • Why I Chose Biola

    From North Carolina to California, My Journey to Biola

    Jessie Zangmeister — 

    What would you think if I told you that I have wanted to go to Biola University since I was 15 years old? Well...It’s true! Biola has been my...

  • Anna Gustafson — 

    So, you are applying to college. YAY. This is a mixture of the most exciting, the most overwhelming, the most confusing, and the most...

  • Hunter Kennedy — 

    Hey guys, what’s up? It’s Hunter here with another blog, hope you all have had a great week. Oregon Road When I was looking atcolleges, I never...

  • How I Chose Biola

    . . . 13 College Applications Later

    Maggie Segarra — 

    In the beginning of my senior year the pressure began to grow as it was time to figure out where I would spend the next four years. Truthfully, I...

  • Anna Gustafson — 

    By definition, I’m an overachiever. So when I received the invite to apply for the Torrey Honors Institute when I was in high school, I saw the...

  • Noa Melendez — 

    So hey, as you probably know by now, my name is Noa Melendez. I am a Sophomore Studio Arts Major from Bellflower, CA and I will be one of your...

  • Jessie Zangmeister — 

    Oh hey, what’s up! Jessie! My name is Jessie Zangmeister, but my close friends call me Jess. Let me start by saying: WOW! I am beyond excited to...

  • Maggie Segarra — 

    Hey guys! I’m so excited to introduce myself to you all! My name is Maggie Segarra and I am one of your Social Media Representatives this year....

  • Anna Gustafson — 

    Hey friends, my name is Anna Gustafson! Nicknames include (but not limited to): Anna Gus, Little Gus, Gus, Coach Gus, Anna Banana, Banana Head,...

  • Hunter Kennedy — 

    Hey guys!! My name is Hunter Kennedy and I am a sophomore Public Relations major here at Biola University. I am from Grants Pass which is a small...

  • Bye from Fiona!

    Graduation...and Looking Ahead

    Fiona Gandy — 

    I guess this is it…Wow, you guys. I cannot believe that I am writing my last blog ever for Becoming Biola. I have loved this experience so much....

  • Bye from Noa!

    My First Year at Biola and How God has Grown Me

    Noa Melendez — 

    What this school year has brought me thus far Coming to Biola as a Freshman and new student to this university, the Biola family welcomed me with...

  • Bye from Jess!

    Reflections on my Year and Things I've Learned

    Jessica Nissen — 

    What a Year! Can I Tell You About it? Hey guys! I can’t believe this is my last blog of the school year! I’m a very sentimental person, so...

  • Bye from Tony!

    My 3 Bits of Advice

    Salvador Rangel — 

    Hey everyone! It is Tony again :). It has definitely been a great time sharing with all of you. So before I go I just want to share a little more...

  • Bye from Max!

    Reflections on my Journey and Growth

    Max Klaiber — 

    WHAT A YEAR! It is always so weird to reflect on the college journey, especially with such a job as “ambassador” under my belt. It has been a...

  • Bye from Aubs!

    And That's a Wrap!

    Aubrey Dela Cruz — 

    And that’s a wrap! Ahhhh—here we are friends! The final blog. Just like that, a whole school year has already flown by! For the most part, my...

  • Bye from Meag!

    Last Thoughts and Final Words

    Meagan Chung — 

    This year was a weird year for me. It was a year of savoring, a year of mourning, a year of catching up: y last year. It has been an absolute...

  • Fiona Gandy — 

    Hey guys! You’re almost there!! The final stretch! The end of the semester is near and approaching. Soon, you’ll be done with high school and will...

  • Letters with my Parents

    Reflections From a College Freshman

    Noa Melendez — 

    Our Dearest Noa, We have thought about this day ever since the day you were born. We just never thought it would come so quick. As we get ready to...

  • Furnishing Your Dorm

    Some of my Shopping Recommendations!

    Jessica Nissen — 

    Recently some soon-to-be freshmen asked me what items are most essential to live in the Biola dorms. In response, I’ve decided to make this post be...

  • Salvador Rangel — 

    Hey everyone! So there are a lot of things to think about when thinking about moving into a dorm. Everyone is unique in the ways that they...

  • Max Klaiber — 

    I never know how to start a testimony, nor how to approach the topic: I usually kinda spew it out in some weird or awkward manner. I have tried and...

  • ReTREAT Yo' Self

    My Experience with Retreats at Biola

    Aubrey Dela Cruz — 

    HIIIII! It’s May and that is WILD to me! With the end of the semester comes celebrations for what has been done, as well as prep for the year to...