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  • Holidays at Home During a Pandemic

    An Opportunity to Give Thanks in the Stillness

    Katherine Faulkner — 

    As the year 2020 comes to a close, we can recognize that this year has been different. Whether you had hoped to live in the dorms, off-campus with...

  • Kelsey Jimenez — 

    There’s nothing more defeating than receiving “no” after “no” in your job search. After countless hours and dozens of applications, another...

  • Ryan Dea — 

    Applying to jobs and internships can often feel like its own job with an endless cycle: Search for job leads, craft a resume and cover letter, fill...

  • Bailey Giersch — 

    In this season of remote learning, we have spent more time in our living spaces, perhaps with our family back home or with roommates in different...

  • Redefining Academic Achievement

    As we approach finals week, let’s reevaluate what college is truly about.

    Clarissa Chan — 

    Let’s admit it: Many of us are stressed out. Finals week is coming up and you might feel like a heavy load of assignments and tests are on your...

  • Lessons from a Creek

    Student learnings about life through interactions with nature

    Sarah Morgan — 

    Ever since I was young, I have lived near a creek with a stunning greenway trail. When my siblings and I were little, we would swim in the creek,...

  • Sam Winslow — 

    The benefits of physical fitness have been proven time and time again. While the messages about physical fitness may vary, the core of the message...

  • Katherine Faulkner, Kate Fitzpatrick — 

    With almost half a semester of remote learning under our belts, while sometimes it feels like we have the hang of it, there are times where it...

  • Sarah Morgan — 

    The year 2020 hit us unexpectedly with a pandemic that we cannot ignore. Our schooling has been changed by it. Our housing has been changed by it....

  • Lisa Igram — 

    This week, create your routine and foster connections.

  • Jennifer Fanning — 

    Everything is normal, yet nothing is. We get up in the same bed every morning, drink from the same coffee cup and stare blankly down at the bottom...

  • Sarah Morgan — 

    Weeks ago, I would not have imagined that I would be sitting at my dinner table in Washington, getting ready to start remote learning. But there I...

  • Katie Powell — 

    During the different chapters in my life, animals were always a part of the story. I have sweet memories of running through the sprinkler with...

  • Todd Pickett — 

    Being “home for the holidays” has a nice ring to it, but for many college students emerging into adulthood, these returns to or extra time in our...

  • Louie Chong — 

    During the holidays, families, co-workers, ministers and friends often talk about being thankful. In many communities people are being more charitable and willing to serve their brothers, sisters and even strangers.

  • A Herd of Scapegoats

    a blog response to The Biola Hour on technology

    Samantha Lyons — 

    As a way to continue the conversations in The Biola Hour, we've invited Sam Gassaway to blog her thoughts after each episode. This is a response...

  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

    Resources & FAQ for the Biola Community

    Brenda Velasco — 

    Find informative resources on immigration and how to process this sensitive subject from a biblical perspective.

  • Lisa Igram — 

    “I don’t want to think about the hard things; I just need to trust God.”“I need to stop crying about it and just be strong.”“I feel dumb for...

  • Todd Pickett — 

    Joy is not quite the same as happiness. Happiness is an enduring mood state (sometimes called “well-being” or contentment) and comes to rest over...

  • Norlan Hernandez — 

    Whether you are a recent high school grad or a full-time employee and mother of three, procrastination has no reserve.

  • John Tuttle — 

    10 ways to keep Finals Week from turning you into a zombie.

  • John Tuttle — 

    Why being blessed is better than being happy.

  • John Tuttle — 

    Resources to help you get a handle on personal finance

  • Sarah Schwartz — 

    On having better discussions about Christian sexual ethics...

  • John Tuttle — 

    "Believe me, every heart has its secret sorrows, which the world knows not, and oftentimes we call a man cold, when he is only sad.” -Longfellow....