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Opinion: Your Rose-tinted Nostalgia Isn’t Helping America

Opinion: Your Rose-tinted Nostalgia Isn’t Helping America

September 19, 2016 – 3:17 pm | No Comment

By Abigail Moellering
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are both widely discussed and widely distrusted. It is almost impossible to have a conversation about the upcoming election without hearing someone mention how they don’t like either …

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World Suicide Prevention Day

September 19, 2016 – 3:11 pm | No Comment

By Abigail Moellering

            Over 800,000 people in the world die by suicide every year. In the United States, suicide rates are at a 30-year high (according to a study done by the New York Times). Millions of people are affected by this epidemic. There are families, friends, co-workers, students and faculty on this campus who have had their lives deeply changed by suicide.

The statistics are daunting, yet they are constantly ignored, for some inexplicable reason. Sept. 10 is an incredibly important day, as it sheds light on a very real and very detrimental issue, one that doesn’t disappear when we stop talking about it. Mental illness is hushed and swept to the side nearly every other day, so I want to use this opportunity to yell out love and acceptance so loudly that the echoes can be heard through the rest of the year.

To those who have struggled with suicidal thoughts, who have depression, who feel isolated in their pain, I want to let you know, I’m writing this for you.

I’m writing this to let you know that you are not alone.

I’m writing this to let you know that there are people who love you and are ready to support you however you need it.

I’m writing this to let you know that you don’t have to fight this alone. There are other people in the world, in this country and on this campus who have stood where you stand. Talk to the people you trust; they might surprise you.

I’m writing this to let you know that no one else can play your part. Your role and your voice and your story are all completely unique and immeasurably valuable.

I’m writing this to let you know that life gets better, and then it gets worse, and it gets better again. Life is full of sadness and joy and grief and wonder and all of that is waiting for you on the other side of tomorrow.

I’m writing this to let you know that the reasons to keep living are so much greater than any argument the darkness may have.

I’m writing this to let you know that suicide is a lie, a lie that steals your future and your chances of hope and healing.

I’m writing this to let you know that you are loved.

I’m writing this to ask you to stay. I’m asking you to place your bet on hope. I’m asking you to keep fighting, and to find people who will fight with you and for you. I’m asking you to stay alive.

Get to Know the Student Body President, Jonah Pettet

September 4, 2016 – 1:18 am | No Comment
Get to Know the Student Body President, Jonah Pettet

By Lydia Gard
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Year: 4th year senior
Hometown: Bourbonnais, Ill.
SB: What is your favorite aspect of Grace College?
JP: I really love the intentionality of the community here… both students and staff really care about …

Can God Fix This? (Hosea 14:1–9)

April 18, 2016 – 1:49 pm | No Comment
Can God Fix This? (Hosea 14:1–9)

by Tiberius Rata
“Return, O Israel, to the LORD your God,
For you have stumbled because of your iniquity”
Hosea 14:1 
Have you ever sinned and wondered if God can still forgive you even though you have rebelled against …

Opinion: The Movie “Believe Me”

April 4, 2016 – 12:11 pm | No Comment
Opinion: The Movie “Believe Me”

by Jordyn Stowers
One life skill that I appreciate is the ability to be able to laugh at your own foolishness instead of taking offence. If you need help in this skill, the movie “Believe Me” …

Opinion: The Movie “Believe Me”

April 4, 2016 – 12:08 pm | No Comment
Opinion: The Movie “Believe Me”

by Kylie Tester
The film “Believe Me” proved to be more thought-provoking than I had initially expected. While it was full of offensive stereotypes regarding the Christian faith that I admittedly caught myself laughing at, there …

Ventured into Unfolded Places

March 21, 2016 – 2:45 pm | No Comment
Ventured into Unfolded Places

by Emma Mitchell

Matthew had to adapt to several cultural traditions, one of which was eating 12 assorted ethnic foods. He also visited an Islamic mosque, learning about how Muslims pray. “I felt intrusive sitting in …

Mock Draft: Part One

February 12, 2016 – 3:09 pm | No Comment
Mock Draft: Part One

by Andrew Weidman
The following article is a mock draft in which I paired ten of the top college graduates pursuing a career in the National Football League, with an NFL team. The actual draft will …

Opinion – What’s Up with Gun Control?

February 12, 2016 – 3:07 pm | No Comment
Opinion – What’s Up with Gun Control?

by Grace Beight
Umpqua, Ore. Chicago, Ill. San Bernardino, Calif. What do all three of these cities have in common? A mass shooting incident occurred in each one of them in 2015. Now how is it …

Boycotting the Oscars

February 1, 2016 – 9:12 pm | No Comment
Boycotting the Oscars

By Brooke Biggins
For the second consecutive year, no African American or ethnic minority actors have been nominated in any of the four Oscar acting categories.
A controversy has arisen once the Oscar nominations for the 2016 …

January 16, 2016 – 12:22 am | No Comment

The Most Interesting Person in Your Neighborhood
Dr. Jeff Peck
Frankly, my life is rather routine. Some might call it boring. I don’t jump out of airplanes, climb mountains or dive into caves. I haven’t hiked the …

Election Update

January 16, 2016 – 12:21 am | No Comment
Election Update

Election Update
Opinion by Andrew Weidman
           If you read the last election article published in the Sounding Board, you’ll have found out that there are four major candidates for the 2016 presidency: Donald Trump, Ben Carson, …


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