The Chimes

To see or not see – that is the question

October 1, 2008

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Every once in a while, one of those “inspirational” urban legends shows up in my inbox. Two teenagers want to see a PG-13 film, insisting that “a little bit” of swearing won’t ruin a good movie. The mother objects by...

Why are we here at Biola?

September 30, 2008

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“School is pointless.” Coming from my respected tutor (playing the devil's advocate) in my sophomore year of high school, those shocking words nearly made me drop my mechanical pencil to the hideously carpeted floor. I had a...

Could there be another Cold War?

September 30, 2008

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The most significant change in Russian/world relations happened this summer when Russia violated Georgia’s sovereign territory. The world is a different place than it was before the conflict – the reaction of world leaders sh...

Biola’s reputation rests on students

September 30, 2008

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Biola has only as much integrity as her students. From the Campus Issues folder on BUBBS to philosophy classes, from Commons to the off-campus parties, a sentiment floats in the consciousness of Biola students. Biola’s administr...

The dollar menu disappearance

September 29, 2008

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I took a few steps forward and I began to place my order. I had only uttered the words “dollar chicken nuggets,” before a slightly dazed employee behind the counter interrupted and said, “We don’t have those anymore.” “I beg your ...

Presidential plan for the future

September 24, 2008

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Written by President Barry H. Corey During my first year here at Biola, I hit the ground listening in order to better assess the needs of this university. While my listening has not ceased, I am pleased to move ahead so that w...

Michael Cera ruined us all

September 24, 2008

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I wouldn't normally consider myself to be a "jealous guy" per-se, but I have to admit, when my girlfriend joined a Michael Cera Facebook fan club the other day, I started to become a bit skeptical. If you don't know who actor...

The truth about chapel overcrowding

September 24, 2008

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Written by Rachelle Klemme On Friday morning, I got to the gym five minutes early and braced myself for a claustrophobic’s nightmare: a teeming mass of tired, cramped, sweaty, fire-code-violating mosh pit of “Biola community...

Facing off: The Democratic VP

September 23, 2008

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Barack Obama’s decision for running mate was an educated choice, unlike McCain’s which was based on strategy. Sen. Joe Biden has demonstrated dedicated service, action, partnership, and humility while serving in congress for...

Embracing the Biola greenhouse

September 23, 2008

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Written by Heather Town Is Biola a bubble or a greenhouse? Well, that depends on your perspective and attitude, because in essence a greenhouse is a bubble with a purpose. This leads me to ask what the purpose of a greenhouse is. It is...

Facing off: The Republican view

September 17, 2008

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Written by John Sirjord There is no learning curve in the Oval Office. In the past 10 years, international politics, global conflicts and economic uncertainty illustrate the vital and crucial importance of candidates' experienc...

Facing off: The Democratic view, part 2

September 17, 2008

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Written by Athena Fleming Change. For America, this is exactly what the doctor has in order. Senator Barack Obama is our ambassador to change and everything about his past has prepared him to represent you and me as our next ...

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