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volume one

essays from spring & fall 2000


From Whence I Came
Brian Kohring

Let us look at our lush forest one last time. Is it any less beautiful if we remove the hand of a Creator God?


Jae Yoo

Even though none of my relatives that I know of were killed or tortured by the Japanese, I am still afraid. I am afraid that my vicarious wounds still linger inside me, affecting everything I do.


Unanswered Questions
Jobi Jones

For the longest time it never occurred to me that I actually did have a mother. The facts I had just weren't enough, I needed more evidence.


The Atrocities of War
Mary Connell

Goya's painting has historical significance, as well as a social message that he wanted to send to generations to come.


Why My Spirit is Christian and My Logic is Not
Mehdi Djadali

If I assume God exists, I must also assume the existence of extraterrestrials, unicorns, dragons, and so on.


Condom Distribution—Who is Benefiting?
Shannon Kelley

"I am confident that if we took the time to ask why so many teenagers are sexually active today, we would discover the solution is not a simple one."


What a Woman Wants
Katie Jansen

He looks at me with big puppy dog eyes and says,"Kate, do you really want me to stay?" HELLO! Now, you have to understand that I don't want to make decisions for him, and I don't want to be controlling, so I say, "It's your decision." Wow, that is the number one clue; if you get that line you'd better stay with her.


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