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Here’s what you might’ve missed on campus during J-term

Students head to J-term classes in the cold and snowy conditions. (Photograph provided by Carsyn Reynolds)

Students head to J-term classes in the cold and snowy conditions. (Photograph provided by Carsyn Reynolds)

By Braden Ochs and Hannah Stumpf | Echo

— J-term Chapel

During J-term, chapel speakers discussed the four stages of community: pseudo-community, chaos, emptiness and true community. The speakers on this subject included Jon Cavanagh, Dan Blosser, Scott Barrett and Wynn Coggin. Other speakers who spoke about the importance of community included Skip Trudeau and Jay Kesler.

— Intramural Volleyball

Many teams played against each other in volleyball. The champion for the A-league competition was the faculty team “Empire Spikes Back.”

— Take A Knee Questionnaire

The men and women who kneeled during Silent Night led a discussion during J-term about why they took a knee. Many people came to listen, ask questions and respond.

— Coffee and Canvas

For $5, students had the opportunity to paint a canvas and listen to fellow

students perform jazz music, while drinking a drink from the Jumping Bean.

— Taylor Basketball

Both men and women’s basketball played nine games during the month of January. The men’s team had four wins and five losses, while the women’s team had seven wins and two losses.

— Library Board Game Learning Series

Zondervan Library has developed a fairly substantial collection of board games which students can borrow for three days, or they can play them in the library. The library has offered first time players an opportunity to play together while being guided by an experienced player. This event focused on the game Scythe.

— J-term Weather

The lowest recorded temperature during the J-term month was -8 degrees on January 5.

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