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  • Not Brown Enough

    Happy Hispanic Heritage Month

    Kaile Bravo

    “My parents would be disappointed if they met you” My 15-year-old self could not believe this came out of someone's mouth. I asked the girl sitting...

  • Resilience

    Graves into Gardens

    A season for change.

    Kaile Bravo

    July came and I had what felt like the worst week of my life. My dog died, I got broken up with, I had problems with housing and while all of this...

  • Resilience

    Dear Returning Students

    It's okay if you're stoked, and it's okay if you're not.

    Jenna Wirtz

    I am an upperclassman. How strange! I have only lived on campus for a year, and now I only have another year after this one until I graduate. We...

  • Sophomore Send-off

    saying goodbye to our first year on campus

    Kaile Bravo

    Coming to Biola felt like the first day of kindergarten. New faces all around you, new surroundings, finding your way to your classes was a...

  • Resilience

    Freedom in Jesus

    A guest blog by Emily Hesler

    Zoe Taper

    Trigger Warning: There will be mentions of sexual assault and suicide. Sexual Assault Awareness Month is an annual campaign to help raise...

  • Insight

    Jenna Wirtz

    My camera roll is something I love to look through. It is full of sweet memories of the past few years of my life, but one thing it doesn’t have...

  • Resilience

    Elisha Axelson

    I turned 20 just a couple of weeks ago and as I entered a new decade of life I reflected on how little I know. More specifically, how little I know...

  • Insight

    Zoe Taper

    Most of the time when we think of “bad” relationships, we imagine a romantic, not a platonic relationship. Images of physical abuse, manipulative...

  • Insight

    Rachel McCready-White

    One of my favorite things to do with my childhood best friend is simply sit in the car together, taking turns showing each other our most recent...

  • Kaile Bravo

    New Year, New Me A cliche we hear at the start of every new year. Have you ever been proactive about your new self? I know in the past I haven’t....

  • Insight

    Jenna Wirtz

    We all have edges. Our experiences, preferences, desires, and limitations cause us to exist in a particular way. When we come into a space with...

  • Insight

    United in Faith

    Exploring Catholicism

    Kaile Bravo

    Happy Holidays Everyone! Before we head to break I wanted to bring to your attention some information during this Advent season. What is Advent you...

  • Insight

    Jenna Wirtz

    Rest and reconnection is our theme for GRIT this year. I have been thinking about reconnection and what that means in light of the past year and a...

  • Zoe Taper

    Coming back to in-person school has been such a blessing, but it has come with many challenges as well. Just as we adjust to online schooling, we...

  • Insight

    Jenna Wirtz

    When your gas light comes on in your car, you know you need to stop and fill your tank. It usually isn’t followed by a lot of questioning whether...

  • Resilience

    Now What?

    Wrestling with Disappointment

    Elisha Axelson

    How does one process the inevitable disappointment they feel when God’s timeline doesn’t line up with their own? I have been wrestling with this...

  • Insight

    Hispanic and Latino/a Heritage Month

    Keeping the Celebration Going

    Logan Lusk

    Happy Hispanic/Latino/a Heritage Month! It’s always such a joy to spend this month cultivating an even deeper appreciation for my own heritage, and...

  • Kaile Bravo

    Have you ever had to write that text saying how you forgive someone or how you forgive the situation they put you in? Have you found yourself...

  • Jenna Wirtz

    I don’t know about you but my calendar can’t take one more thing. Between my 18 credit class schedule, my two jobs, and social life, rest is...

  • Insight

    Alea Peister

    In order to rest well, we must learn and honor our limitations. This is true in very simple ways: when I reach my limits, I feel tired. I must know...

  • Rachel McCready-White

    Oh, how lovely it is to welcome you all back to a new semester at Biola. The GRIT team is so excited to see your beautiful faces, get to know you,...

  • Thecla Li

    When interviewing for GRIT in my sophomore year, I told the team that I didn’t know what it meant to be an empowered woman or what I could do to...

  • Logan Lusk

    This April marks the 20th annual Sexual Assault Awareness month (SAAM). You can read more about the history of SAAM and related advocacy all around...

  • Insight

    Tiffany Swafford

    Many thanks to Tiffany Swafford, Biola alum, former RD and current student care coordinator, for this year's Easter meditation. Follow Tiffany...

  • Tenacity

    Women in the Church

    Their Mission, Misrepresentation, and Untold Stories

    Thecla Li

    “My life is full of women: my mother and grandmothers, three sisters, two daughters, two nieces, and countless friends. They’re all so important...