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Feminism or gender equality?

Feminism or gender equality?

Feminism isn’t a dirty wordBy Kaitlyn Duchien | Contributor Feminism is a dirty word that carries negative connotations. Feminists are man-haters. Feminists don’t wear bras in public. Feminists aren’t grateful for the privileges they already have as women in society. At least, that’s what many assume about feminism. In reality, feminism […]

by · February 10, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
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Silent griefs

Engage with the griefs of the third worldBy Luke A. Wildman | Opinions Editor We sat in a circle in my college dorm’s lobby, chatting after Bible study. “Did you hear about the explosion today?” someone asked. “Ten people killed. Terrorism. Isn’t that horrible?” Inside, I screamed. Death is always […]

by · February 10, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
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Practical ways to help refugees

Christians should engage with the world’s sufferingBy Joseph Mosse | Contributor Four years ago, I was in Ukraine. It was a tense time. A revolution threatened to spark a civil war while Russia stirred ominously across the border. A heavy sense of uncertainty and fear settled on everything and everyone as […]

by · February 10, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
Equality goes both ways

Challenging the lies

Women should fight for their right to truthBy Becca VanHorne | Contributor When I was in ninth grade, a male peer told me I was “not hot enough to rape.” Not only was this statement crude and hurtful, it also communicated a false truth about me. Sexism is an act of […]

by · February 3, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
Equality goes both ways

Grateful, not hateful

My rights are safe—but who fights for men?By Kait Bedel | Contributor In light of the recent women’s marches, I’ve heard a lot of talk about the equality between men and women. I’m constantly told that this country treats women so poorly. But honestly, I feel many feminist activists today take for […]

by · February 3, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials

Roommate versus roommate

Roommates go head-to-head over Christmas musicBy Rebecca A. Schriner | Echo Christmas should be “The Most Wonderful Time” of year. You’re supposed to “Deck the Halls” as a family and venture out on a “Sleigh Ride” with your “Santa Baby.” And you’re more than welcome to do that—on Christmas. Some […]

by · December 9, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
Christian movie madness

Christian movie madness

The good, the bad and the uglyBy Rebekah Hardwicke | Contributor As a film major, I try to see the benefit of different genres and styles of movies. Christian films are unique in that everyone recognizes when they have seen one but no one can comprehensively define what they are. After […]

by · December 2, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
How can we listen to America's disenfranchised? Photograph provided by Michael Vadon

Should I go home?

Fear, faith and the power of empathyBy Robert E. Aronson | Faculty Contributor This article is adapted from “‘Should I Go Home’ and Other Utterances,” published in Global Health Now A Bahamian student stopped me in the hallway on Wednesday morning, just hours after the election results came in. “My […]

by · December 2, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
Followers are as necessary as leaders. Photograph by Elyse Horb

On being a follower

Not everyone loves the spotlight—and that’s okayBy Katherine Hiegel | Contributor Whether in school, the workplace, politics or even church, we hear a lot about the need for leaders. When did followers become second-class? Not being a leader doesn’t automatically mean you don’t have ideas and skills worth contributing. It […]

by · December 2, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
America needs loving Christian voices amidst all the fear of the future.

This point forward

Give unity a chanceBy Alex Horb | Contributor “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best . . . They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.” – President-elect Donald J. Trump This is just one of the many controversial things […]

by · November 18, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials