Regent community accepts the ice bucket challenge, to glorious results

Regent community accepts the ice bucket challenge, to glorious results

Yesterday at Chapel, Dean Brauch of Regent’s Law School unveiled a video of himself taking the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.  In the video, he challenged all Regent students, faculty and staff to follow in his footsteps. While the unofficial rules ... »

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The best beaches in Virginia Beach

We’re entering into the last leg of the summer season as the month of August begins. The retail stores are already busting out their “Back 2 School” marketing campaigns. While all the clever marketing and the promise of fresh backpacks, notebooks, an... »

Life lessons we learned from Robin Williams

Life lessons we learned from Robin Williams

Robin Williams, adored comedian and actor, passed away in his home on Monday in an apparent suicide. According to his media representative, Williams had been battling a deep depression lately. Robin Williams was a deep man who was able to portray a w... »

Why joyless Christianity completely misses the point

Why joyless Christianity completely misses the point

Lately my book of choice has been Velvet Elvis by Rob Bell, a must-read for anyone looking to get back to the basics and hit the reset button on their faith.  One of my favorite parts so far is when Bell discusses the why of our faith.  Why do we do ... »

3 Social media trends to watch

3 Social media trends to watch

Communication is an ever-shifting field, but the truest definition of what it means to “communicate” has never wavered. God was the first communicator; before the creation of the Earth, God the Father, His Son the Word, and the Holy Spirit communed t... »

Your guide to summer blockbuster season for August 2014

Your guide to summer blockbuster season for August 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy (August 1) Remember when you could watch a Marvel movie without it being a direct tie-in with something larger like The Avengers or Agents of Shield?  When Iron Man was just Iron Man, and the Hulk was just the Hulk?  Things we... »

22 Books to add to your summer reading list

22 Books to add to your summer reading list

As an intern at a literary agency, I get asked a lot about what sort of books I like to read for fun.  Generally I just make up something because that’s a really hard question that I’m still not entirely sure how to answer.  Recently, however, I’ve b... »

Why our bodies simply can’t stand sitting down

Why our bodies simply can’t stand sitting down

By now you’ve probably heard it a hundred times—sitting all day is not doing us any favors. In fact, researchers have concluded that sitting for long periods of time can be linked to a number of different health concerns. And while your average colle... »

4 Reasons why Americans are beginning to love soccer

4 Reasons why Americans are beginning to love soccer

Last Thursday, as I was out on my lunch break, I noticed a handful of people gathered outside every bar, restaurant, and cafe with a television along 7th Avenue.  They were talking excitedly with one another and sharing big smiles — something t... »

Supreme Court rules in favor of Hobby Lobby in contraceptive case

Supreme Court rules in favor of Hobby Lobby in contraceptive case

In a 5-4 decision on Monday, the Supreme Court ruled that certain employers may opt out of the Affordable Care Act’s mandate to include contraceptives in their health insurance plans. According to the decision written by Justice Samuel Alito, this ma... »

How throwing away food is slowly damaging our planet

How throwing away food is slowly damaging our planet

When it comes to social justice, it’s not uncommon to find ourselves weighed down by the utter enormity of humanity’s struggles.  We often tell ourselves that it’s just too much—that we don’t have the time or resources to make a substantial differenc... »

Your guide to summer blockbuster season for July 2014

Your guide to summer blockbuster season for July 2014

Tammy (July 2) After losing both her job and her husband, Tammy (played by Melissa McCarthy) decides to take a road trip with her grandmother.  Viewers can expect plenty of situational humor and general silliness along the way, including the hold-up ... »

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