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Editorial- Helping From Home With a Christian Attitude

 Co-written by Caralyn Geyer and Jared Boekenhauer Covid-19, or the coronavirus, is dominating the news cycle and has put a halt on a large portion of the international economic system. The United States recently took the lead in confirmed coronavirus cases, with Spain and Italy close behind.  South Korea has flattened the curve. According to CNBC, flattening the curve means

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Lending a Helping Hand

By Sarah Williams   During Spring Arbor University’s (SAU) spring break, SAU students went on mission trips to Guatemala, Las Vegas and North Carolina.   Post-Undergraduate Outreach Ministry Intern (PUOMI) Cecilia Said, helped plan and coordinate SAU mission experiences and encourage students to become involved in the community.    The mission trip locations were chosen based on different types of service opportunities provided

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Black History Month

The following are two excerpts written by Spring Arbor University (SAU) members sharing their feelings about Black History Month: I believe that it’s important to intentionally expose our community to African American culture and achievement throughout the year and not just during the month of February.  We are working to do that through various events and chapel speakers throughout the

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SAU Hosts Art Exhibit of Refugee Mementos

By Jasmine Harper The traveling exhibit “What We Carried: Fragments and Memories from Iraq and Syria” opened in the Ganton Art Gallery at Spring Arbor University (SAU) on Feb. 9. The art pieces were on loan from the Arab American National Museum in Dearborn, Michigan. Photographer Jim Lommasson said his goal with the exhibit was to personalize objective statistics about Iraqi and

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Thrift Shopping on the Rise

By Kaelyn Hale The second-hand shopping industry reached a record high of $24 billion in 2018. Sales have been on a steady climb from $11 billion in 2012 and are projected to reach $51 billion by 2023 according to ThreadUp, the leading online resale company. The modern-day ‘thrift shop’ is a relatively new concept which emerged after the Industrial Revolution

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Recycling is Not the Solution

By Kaylee Clayton Until 2018, the United States shipped roughly 7 million tons of plastic to China each year. In China, the plastic was sorted, broken down and reused to create new materials. Paper and aluminum was also shipped over from the U.S. Not just the U.S. but about 70 percent of the world’s plastic waste went to China according

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Concluding the composition: chair of the music department to retire after 34 years

By Libby Koziarski After 34 years of teaching, Dr. Jonathan Bruce Brown, Spring Arbor University’s (SAU) music department chair, is set to retire.  His first encounter with SAU was 44 years ago on March 31, 1973, when his sister was married on campus. Ten years later, he heard about a job opening, “and the rest is history,” he said with a smile.  Dr. Brown

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Kicking Off Spring Semester

By Caralyn Geyer On Thursday, February 1, 10 students dodged punches and blocked kicks as they attended the newly emerging kickboxing club at Spring Arbor University (SAU) for an hour-long session of fight training. The club started in the fall of 2016 when two students in associate professor of physical therapy Mitch Zigler’s HPR101 class expressed interest in learning techniques he taught

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The Art of Spoken Strength and Celebration

By Caralyn Geyer Three judges, two poems, one microphone. What’s at stake? Two movie tickets to the Jackson 10 and 50 dollars in cash. On February 24, Spring Arbor University’s (SAU’s) Office of Intercultural Relations (OIR) held the semi-final and final performances of “The Spoken Word” in the White Auditorium at 7:00 p.m. to finish out the school’s celebration of Black History Month. Five students

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