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The Student News Site of Bob Jones University

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The Student News Site of Bob Jones University

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Olivia Thomas November 15, 2021

Before I was Olivia Jeanne Thomas, my name was Hai Rong Liu. In 1999, I was found at Bus Station 19, taken to an orphanage and made eligible for adoption. In 2000, I was adopted by American parents who...

Solomon discusses a group editorial assignment with juniors Ruby Manville and Jewel Schuurmans and
senior Victoria Vaughan in her Opinion Writing class. Photo: Mark Kamibayashiyama

Journalism professor advises students for over four decades

Olivia Thomas November 20, 2020

Anyone who has stepped into the journalism department may have met Betty Solomon, a faculty member in the department of journalism and mass communication, as she walks through with a Diet Dr Pepper in...

Hannah Guerrant signs with BJU Bruins womens soccer in 2019.
Photo: Derek Eckenroth

Bruins seek athletes to fit BJU

Olivia Thomas November 6, 2020

BJU coaches work diligently all year to recruit prospective student-athletes for the University’s intercollegiate sports and 12 varsity sports teams, offering the athletes the chance to strengthen both...

Sophomore Joshua Stauff rehearses his role as Poet.
Photo: Mark Kamibayashiyama

Senior capstone play Fog explores life’s meaning

Olivia Thomas October 30, 2020

BJU theatre students present a conversation about class differences and power, who deserves to live or die, and the meaning of life in the play Fog performed Thursday and again tonight at 7 and 9 p.m....

Officer Bryan Stock is a sophomore. Photo: Mark Kamibayashiyama

Public Safety highlights protocols after CVS fatality

Olivia Thomas October 16, 2020

After a man was fatally shot Oct. 5 in the parking lot of CVS just a few blocks from BJU, Public Safety has encouraged students to review safety procedures for active shootings. Public Safety sent a campus-wide...

The Public Policy Organization organized the streaming event and estimates 450 students attended.
Photo: Olga Manyak

Biden, Trump trade insults at first presidential debate

Olivia Thomas October 9, 2020

BJU students packed the Activity Center on Thursday Sept. 29 to watch President Donald Trump and former vice president Joe Biden debate major political issues in the first U.S. presidential debate of 2020....

David Veatch, Katelin Orr, James Zhang and Wilbur Mauk rehearse the play. Photo: Mark Kamibayashiyama

Flute Dream staged on boat in fountain

Olivia Thomas October 9, 2020

The graduate theatre students of Bob Jones University made their thesis project, Flute Dream, a unique theatre experience that traveled from Rodeheaver Auditorium to the Bridge of Nations. Performed Oct....

The voter registration deadline varies for some students’ home states.
Photo: Mark Kamibayashiyama

Students exercise civic duty by casting absentee ballots

Olivia Thomas September 25, 2020

Election Day 2020 is fast approaching, and absentee voting is making it possible for many Bob Jones University students to cast their vote. Voting allows citizens to choose between candidates and policies...

The game show finished taping Aug. 29.

Homecoming to be held virtually

Olivia Thomas September 25, 2020

Bob Jones University is preparing to bring students and alumni together during Bruins Spirit Week and virtual “Homestaying.” Coinciding with Bruins Spirit Week Oct. 5 through Oct. 10, Homecoming will...

Human trafficking victims, treated like merchandise, cant always reach out for help. Illustration: Alicia DeMott

Human trafficking rises in state of SC

Olivia Thomas September 18, 2020

Human trafficking is on the rise in the Greenville area, and BJU students have opportunities to help stop it. Students can start by educating themselves on the issue. According to statistics from Lyn...

Students and faculty preview fall theatre department season

Olivia Thomas September 11, 2020

Bob Jones University’s theatre department is preparing a wide variety of productions, which will begin to premiere in early October to delight the students of BJU. The theatre department is finding creative...



Olivia Thomas September 11, 2020

“I’m tired.” Every college student in existence is probably best friends with that phrase, and I am no exception. Like some of you, I am your classic Type A overachieving personality. The Myers-Briggs...

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