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“How Are You Single?” And Why That’s the Wrong Thing to...

I used to think the most uncomfortable thing to hear as a single person is the question, “How are you single?”

In Praise of a Nonelite Education

The recent college admissions scandal and all the news-media coverage surrounding it has sucked me in. I find it both salacious and disturbing.

The Gift of Singleness

“Singleness is a gift.” I had heard it one million times. I was lonely and I was afraid I would be single forever. I felt like my feelings were invalid or uncalled for because I was ungrateful for this “gift.”

Hope Heals

My childhood was as dizzying, backwards, and upside down as Alice spiraling down the rabbit hole. Always in fight-or-flight mode, I never found equilibrium.

Building the Church Together: PLNU Spring Break Build

This year's Spring Break Build project was structurally larger than anything PLNU or our partners had attempted before: a 50 x 48 foot multi-purpose room on the property of Primero Iglesia del Nazareno in Tecate, Mexico.

How Dissenters Became Supporters: The Story of The Blunt

In 1976, a group of 14 PLNU students asked themselves questions that still resonate today: How can we challenge the status quo without destroying the system? How can we speak our truth and not be expelled from school?
PLNU Basketball crowd

Ready for More: The Historic Run That Was Just the Beginning

The campus was adorned in perfectly hued forest green and sunset gold while students and staff rallied and celebrated the truly victorious season that had come to an end. What a run.

Jim DeSaegher: A Legacy of Literature and Love

The LJWL Book & Bake Sale sale became a special event – a place where students could gather, browse, enjoy a pastry, and expand their personal libraries.

Creating a Safe Space to Ask Ignorant Questions

This is the power of a dinner table – or a potluck or a lunch date. Every shared meal is an opportunity to broaden our understanding of people through respectful and unguarded conversation.
PLNU mens basketball team celebrates winning the PacWest Championship

X’s and Arrows: We’ve Come a Long Way From Golden Gym

Last week I watched my college team make history. They clinched the NCAA Division II West Regional Men’s Basketball Championship and punched their ticket to the Division II Elite Eight.

The Challenges of First Time Home Buying in California

Why it’s important to be aware of what the housing situation currently looks like in California, especially if you have plans to buy a home in one of those areas in the near or not-so-near future.
Val Christensen works in a lab with a PLNU student on an experiment

The Legacy of Valdemar J. Christensen

About a week before he died, Val was sitting in his living room easy chair, but not saying much. Raul was trying to talk chemistry with Val. “What’s the most electro-negative element in the Periodic Table?” he asked him.