From the St. Joseph River to the Living Water

Andrews University has quite a few water fountains on campus. I have been tasked with ranking these water fountains on three criteria, the total allotment towards each category which will add up to a total of 10 points. I will award up to three points for aesthetic/visual appeal, up to three points for convenience, and up to four points for taste. For reference, a 1 on this scale is equivalent to the St. Joseph River, and a 10 on this scale is the Living Water that is Jesus Christ. So, keep reading if you want to know which fountains to drink out of and which to avoid.

One Week

By now, most of us have seen the video, “#ItIsTimeAU,” but for those who haven’t here is what is being asked for. Not only is an apology by university administration for past and present racial discrimination at Andrews University being requested, but a formal written apology that will be available on the university website.

With the second annual Service Gala taking place this Sunday, Feb. 26 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., I caught up with Andrews University Student Association (AUSA) Executive Vice President Jessica Yoong (who as of Feb. 21, is next year’s AUSA President), who conceptualized and planned the first Service Gala as part of an AUSA Initiative Project last year.

Are You “Black Like Me”?

Any two people from the same cultural background are bound to share similar experiences with each other. On Saturday, Feb 18, Andrews University students met at the Howard Performing Arts Center lobby to note those experiences unique to the black community at the Black Like Me II: Story Slam.

AUSA Election Results

The results are in. The 2017-2018 Andrews University Student Association (AUSA) officers have been elected. Each officer outlined his or her goals and hopes for the new school year at the forum held in the Howard Performing Arts Center on Feb. 16 at 11:30 a.m.

"In recent years, the development of the English language has been socialized and decentralized...languages undergo regional transformations. Californians get “stoked,” but not Texans. New Englanders think “wicked” in the same way as cool, but Marylanders will use “tough” as cool."

The press told us the attacks were enacted by terrorists hailing from Muslim-majority countries, and we began to culturally associate the idea of terrorism with the religion of Islam. We became fearful of Muslim people and wished to partition ourselves from them.

The Divide

“Commencing at 9 a.m. on January 20, 2017, the day of the inauguration of the 45th President of the United States, the public is invited to deliver the words ‘HE WILL NOT DIVIDE US’ into a camera mounted on a wall outside the Museum of the Moving Image, New York, repeating the phrase as many times, and for as long as they wish.”

Banding Together: A Muslim Perspective

There was a time where that could’ve been the case, however. I was driving on the highway, and a cop stopped me because I did something wrong. He asked where I was going, and I said I was going to the mosque. After that he asked if I had drugs or bombs in my car. I was surprised!

In the days following the initial showing of the “#ItIsTimeAU” video, which has as of 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 21 amassed 145,000 views and more than 2,200 shares, supporters ardently heeded the call to share the video on whatever social media platforms were available to them, the most popularly utilized being Facebook and Twitter.