Category: Horizons

New ‘Star Wars,’ new fanatic

Those who know me well know I have a tendency to obsess over things I like. Over the years, I’ve had ongoing obsessions with things like “Full House” and the British royal family. Currently, I’m hardcore obsessing over a movie series I never really thought I would be interested in: “Star Wars.” Prior to August, my “Star Wars” knowledge and […]

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Nothing like a dose of Hallmark hope

I trudge into my room after a long day of learning and working. After throwing my bag down on my bed, I immediately grab the TV remote and flick on the Hallmark Channel. This has become a routine that I perform almost subconsciously some days. Watching Hallmark Channel movies has become a new form of entertainment for my roommate and […]

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Concert offered hope and celebration

The day after my 21st birthday, several of my friends and I went to a For King and Country concert in Wichita. To say that it was incredible is an understatement. For King and Country is a contemporary Christian duo comprised of Austra­lian-American brothers Joel and Luke Smallbone. Their songs carry messages of love, hope, service and celebration. They write […]

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New horizons are still ahead

When I inherited this column about three years ago, the name “Horizons” came with it. I don’t think I even realized that was its name until I read my first published column. At that point, there was no way of knowing how fitting that name really was. Dictionary.com provides several definitions for the word “horizon.” The two that stand out […]

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Colorado trip was a great, late getaway

The first vacation that I can remember taking with my family was our trip to Colorado the summer after I was in sixth grade. While we had traveled places before, that was the first trip during which I learned I love to take pictures of and write about my travels and the trip I point to as the initial spark […]

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Summer close to home was well spent

As summer quickly approached at the end of last semester, I heard the following phrases countless times: “Don’t waste your summer.” “You won’t have summers off in a few years (cue smug smiles from all future teachers in the room).” “Be intentional this summer.” And so on. Had I not made the decision to transfer to Tabor in the upcoming […]

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A national debut: Q&A video in print?

When You­Tubers become famous, they usually end up making a Q&A video in which they answer a serious of random questions about themselves. I love these types of videos. I love asking or answering random questions to see what unique (or similar) answers people come up with. I’ve always wanted to make a Q&A video, but the problem is I’m […]

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Four pieces of advice for high school grads

Congratulations! You’ve made it through 13 years of lessons, homework assignments, extracurricular activities, early mornings and late nights. And now you have a diploma to prove it. That’s no small accomplishment. It seems like it was just my turn to walk across the stage, move my tassel and throw my cap in the air, when in reality it occurred two […]

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A tour of TV’s best era for kids

As I was watching a basketball game on TV during March Madness, a commercial for South­west Airlines caught my eye. It was the one where a boy is visiting colleges with his dad and replies “I love it” to each one. I immediately thought, “I know that guy!” I saw it again awhile later and realized why he looked familiar. […]

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Good novels have 5 essential elements

One of my absolute favorite feelings is the one I get when I become totally engrossed in a good book. I’ve loved a good story ever since I was able to read. I remember becoming obsessed with “The Boxcar Children” series in elementary school, which ultimately turned me into the bookworm I am today. Along with reading a good story, […]

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