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Category: Well-being

  • I’m Graduating and I Have No Idea What I’m Doing

    Why the Movie “Soul” Made Me Sob

    Sam Winslow — 

    My parents helped me move into Biola my freshman year. I was an Alpha West girl ready to rock this Biola world, and I did what I could to walk my...

  • Katherine Faulkner — 

    As a child, I recognized Easter as the holiday of jelly beans, Peeps marshmallows and wearing matching dresses to church with my sisters. As I grew...

  • Kate Fitzpatrick — 

    My birthday is at the end of February, so as a 2000’s baby, that meant I was welcomed into my twenties with a global pandemic and a lockdown. Happy...

  • Doug Daugherty — 

    This past year has been incredibly challenging for all of us. We share a common experience of disruption and loss that has been unsettling for many...

  • Healing Through the Pandemic

    Perhaps, we can take this extra time to heal from our past.

    Clarissa Chan — 

    Normally, I would consider myself an introvert who relishes physical solitude and, therefore, the inherent recharging brought by the pandemic....

  • Am I Really Resting?

    Needing Rest to Handle the Mess

    Sarah Morgan — 

    As Biola begins Sleep Week this year, you may be thinking that you have conquered the art of sleeping during the past year. In general, many Biola...

  • Zhengming Liang — 

    Have you ever encountered a fictional character that you hated in the beginning of the story, but when you eventually learn the character’s...

  • 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...