Tag: communication

Symbols and Symbolisms in Culture

Written by Dylan Deppe. Media by Joey Unger. Symbols are everywhere.  They can be on flags waving in the air, smacked on the back of...

Unconforming to be Transformative: Part 2

Written and media by Bradley Stubbs. The way we fight being conformed to the world is through a real relationship with Christ. If we want...

Testimony Series: Long Distance Relationship

Written by Kristin Knudsen. Media by Taylor Harpster.  I have an old, close friend who I do not get to see every day because we live...

Taylor Meyers In LA LA LAND

Written and Media by Mitch Thompson. On April 13, I had the opportunity to have Taylor Meyers sit down with me and talk about her amazing semester...

The Reward of Rest

Written and Media by Maggie Schoepke. "Sleep is for the weak." "I don't need rest; I need caffeine." If you have been around the Greenville campus...

Bible Journaling

Written and media by Maggie Schoepke. The key to any good organization is communication. People skills such as psychology, sociology, and business are often requirements...

You’ve Got Mail

Written by Carrie Baker. Media by Kayla Morton. “I turn on my computer. I wait patiently as it connects. I go online. My breath catches...

Technology: Help or Hinder Our Community?

Technology is a wonderful thing for so many different reasons. I personally like it so much because it makes talking with my family and friends all the way back home in Massachusetts that much easier and faster. It helps when I’m feeling homesick, and I can just get on the phone or get on Skype and talk with my loved ones. Technology is great because it puts so many resources at our feet; so many ways to connect, to share, and to learn through technology.

Word of the Week: felicity

Say it out loud. It's a delight. Just look how happy Keri Russell is with that dog. I bet its name is "Felicity," and she named it that just because of how wonderful it is to say the word, and how she missed out on getting to say it all the time because that was her character's name, and people rarely refer to themselves in third person. (I'm sorry. I'll try and keep the Keri Russell '90s TV show references to a minimum...)* That light "l" sound in the middle (which is a liquid consonant known as an alveolar lateral approximant) just creates a feeling of fun. Say "la la la la" over and over again, with the tip of your tongue tapping that ridge behind your upper teeth. That's just fun. That's what this word creates. It's also very light and pretty-sounding. It's sort of the word version of Keri Russell's delicately-featured face. It is full of everything that is pleasing without being too much or too overwhelming. To me, when consonants are spaced out with vowels one right after the other, those vowel spaces create an openness that is comfortable and pleasant to speak and hear. Fe-li-ci-ty. This vowel spacing is especially fun in words with four or more syllables. It's all the fun of a big long word without getting bogged down by a change in rhythm or tripping over consonants.