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“A Religious Man with a Scientific Mind”

Written by Samantha Paulin. Media by Kelsey Kuethe. This past Wednesday, Greenville College had the great privilege of hosting a colloquium by Dr. Jack Collins, a renowned Intelligent Design proponent, as he presented his views, both scientific and theological. Now I, along with 40 other students in Dr. Iler’s COR 302 class, were familiar with this concept of Intelligent Design, or ID, before attending the colloquium and Q&A with Dr. Collins later that evening in class, so I was extremely curious and more than a bit skeptical when it came time to listen to this man discuss his personal beliefs and opinions. ...

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Practicality: The Evil Preventing One’s Career as the First Firefighting Nuclear Physicist on the Moon

Written by Halie Miller; Media by Kelsey Kuethe. “I’ll be a writer,” my ardent self pledged only four short years ago, “I just know I will. No matter what it takes, my name will be on the cover of at least one book in Borders someday. I will be published, and I will not stop until I am!” How easy it is to be idealistic at 16. When you’re a 20-year-old “adult” counting down four semesters until graduation, imagining a wedding a few years away and a child or two before you’re 30, you’re saddened to realize that there’s this thing stopping you from chasing your dreams outright while there’s still time. Oh, what is called? What is that word again…? Yeah, its practicality, and it’s the enemy of dreamers worldwide. ...

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Did You Read That Correctly?

Written & Media by Kevin Dunne. “What an astonishing thing a book is. It’s a flat object made from a tree with flexible parts on which are imprinted lots of funny dark squiggles. But one glance at it and you’re inside the mind of another person, maybe somebody dead for thousands of years. Across the millennia, an author is speaking clearly and silently inside your head, directly to you. ...

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On “Kids Today”: Becoming an Old Codger at 20

Written and media by Halie Miller. Enter the stereotype, stage left. Picture an old man: tall, short, slim, heavy, hunched over or walking tall, it doesn't matter, so long as he’s clear in your mind. A look of disgust or bitterness mingled with disappointment is plain on his face. “When I was your age,” he says, “I had to walk 10 miles to school every day…barefoot in the snow…uphill both ways!” He shakes hi ...

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“Jesus Stomping” at FAU is Stepping on Toes

Written by Erica Siddle, Media by Kelsey Kuethe A South Florida professor was placed on administrative leave after an in-class activity exploded into a media controversy following a student complaint. According to the student, who also notified the media of his professor’s insolence, he was unfairly suspended from class after refusing to write the name “Jesus” on a paper and stomp on it during the class activity. The assignment came from a classroom exercise in the instructor’s guide of the textbook, and according to its author Jim Neuliep, has been used in classrooms for the past 30 years without complaint. Deandre Poole, the professor of an intercultural communication class, defended himself by saying that first and foremost he asked the class to step on the paper, not stomp on it. He said the activity’s purpose is to show the power of symbols, not to disrespect Christianity. ...

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