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Is Technology Scrambling Our Brains?

You might be less likely to finish reading this article if you have an iPhone. And it’s not because I’m about to start bashing...

American Ninja Warrior Corey McCoy

PLNU alum Corey McCoy is a ninja warrior – at least after hours. A software programmer by day, McCoy made his debut appearance on the TV show American Ninja Warrior last spring.
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What Disney Gets Wrong About Its Princesses and Heroines

How far has Disney come from its early days of promoting traditional and limiting gender roles? This is an especially potent question today at...

Faith and Hip-Hop: Lindsey Lupo’s Journey to Social Justice through Music

For Lindsey Lupo, growing up in the golden age of hip-hop meant a view into the power behind lyrics, stories, and speaking up about injustice – a perspective she now brings to her students at PLNU.
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What Good is Gratitude? The Role of Thanksgiving in Personal Development

Without effort, feelings of gratitude are often fleeting, passing as quickly as they come.
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Why We Need More Play, Recreation, and Leisure in Our Lives

The author Stuart Brown, M.D., details the intriguing encounter between a twelve-hundred-pound Polar Bear and a Canadian Eskimo sled dog in the book Play: How...

The Great Food Fight: Local vs. Global

Some people say an avocado from the farmer’s market is better for the palate, the conscience, and the planet
Kaena Kekoa As Jasmine in Disney's Aladdin

“A Whole New World” for Kaena Kekoa

A year after graduating PLNU, Kaena Kekoa (18) made her professional theater debut as Jasmine in Disney’s Broadway production of “Aladdin”.

A Partnership That Changes Lives: The Center for Enriching Relationships and...

Amanda Stransky wanted more for her family. Rev. Randy Hasper wanted more for his congregation. Dan Jenkins, Ph.D., wanted more for...

Nathan Kemalyan Works to Prevent Injury and Illness in Zambia

Nathan Kemalyan is developing safe cookstove technology to prevent common burn injuries in Zambia that occur due to cooking over an open flame.
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7 Values of Servant Leadership

What do you leaders like George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Martin Luther King Jr. have in common? It’s not one thing, but rather a...
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Alumnus of Point Loma (APL) Awardee: Sandra “Kainoa” Na’ihe

Sandra “Kainoa” Na’ihe has devoted her life to serving children, including her own six children and three step-children, children of friends...