Which personality test is best: Myers-Briggs Type

Though the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator is the most recognized personality type test, many varying tests have succeeded it. Among these assessments is another commonly recognized test known as the Enneagram test. Yet, there are several characteristics of the MBTI that make it superior to its counterparts.  The MBTI strives to offer people a comprehensive understanding of their minds. There are […]

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The FDA should rethink what ‘safe’ means

Congress established The Food and Drug Administration in 1906 when it passed the Pure Food and Drug Act. The purpose of the administration was to regulate the additives placed in food and to “prevent the manufacture, sale or transportation of adulterated or misbranded or poisonous or deleterious food, drugs, medications and liquors,” according to Weill Cornell Medicine.  Over a century […]

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The struggles of attending a Christian university: The temptation of stagnation

There was a reason I didn’t want to attend Liberty University. Actually, there were three. When college-hunting during my senior year of high school, I was primarily looking at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia. I was a Virginia resident and loved the idea of its nearness to my family, the beautiful stone that comprises the school’s halls, the academic challenge […]

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Enlisting in the spiritual battle

There is a war being fought in Christian universities. It is the same war raging within every Christ-follower’s heart. It is the war between good and evil, light and darkness. This war is what separates Christian universities, Christian-in-name-only universities and secular universities. Satan targets true Christian universities and the Christians inside them as they attempt to fulfill the commission given […]

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Timeless truths from the champion that span generations

Editor’s note: The staff relates past Champion op-eds to the present day. From Kim Valcanoff’s “Academics do not a student make” (Vol. 1, No. 1; October 1983): THEN “(W)hat constitutes good academics? Certainly, the quality of professors and the basic structure and position of an institution are major factors; however, the single greatest factor in determining the quality of education […]

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Relief for the helpless

Afghanistan endured a 20-year war that claimed the lives of thousands of Afghans starting October 2001. In August 2021, the United States withdrew its troops from Afghanistan, signaling the end of the longest war in American history.  However, though the war ended, Afghanistan was not relieved of its peril as a new threat began to emerge. According to the Pew […]

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A shift in snapping pics

Have you ever used the terms focal length, noise reduction, ISO or hot shoe? If not, your photography experience has most likely been limited to pointing your phone in the general direction of a subject, touching the screen and letting the app do its magic. If you are an advanced fruit-user, you tap-hold and slide down the exposure a bit to […]

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Tithing as a poor widow (or student)

If you are a committed member of a church body, it’s most often expected that you tithe. And to be honest, sometimes that expectation is off-putting. If you’re a college student struggling to make ends meet, the idea of relinquishing your hard-earned, needed pennies is daunting. Perhaps that’s where the difficulty begins, with a perspective that labels tithing as a […]

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