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The Collegian Walla Walla University


Volume 101

Issue 04 20 OCT 2016

If salvation is not exlusively for adventists,why be one?



dear reader,

Editor-in-chief Matthew Moran

Use a QR scanner to take the survey on religion and politics!

my life, although I remember very little from that time), I recognize that a traditional You may or may not have noticed that answer to that question would entail this week’s cover photo is not related to our pointing people to the Great Controversy four-part election series. Although I am and to the precious truths that we can find excited about the discussion on economics in the Bible and in Jesus. However, Bryan as it relates to America, especially since highlights three key points that emphasize we as college students are about to enter a similar yet different approach towards the an uncertain economic future, I am also reason for being an Adventist. I encourage intrigued by the sermon Alex Bryan you to let us know what you think by taking presented on Sabbath. His sermon addressed the survey embedded in the QR code to the following question: “If salvation is not the left or in our social media outlets. You exclusively for Adventists, why be one?” I will also have the opportunity to give your am personally enticed by his unique answer opinion for next week’s feature regarding the to this difficult inquiry. As someone who relationship between religion and politics. has spent most of my life in the Adventist For further information regarding Alex faith (I was technically baptized Catholic Bryan’s series entitled “Ask. Anything,” read and went to mass for the first five years of the devotional article in this week’s issue or

news writers Kyler Alvord Lauren Epperson

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If you are interested in contributing to The Collegian, speak with one of our illustrious staff members. The Collegian is enhanced by regularly incorporating a wide range of campus perspectives.

Devotional writer Christina Moran Fashion writer Angelica Chan Culture/travel writer Darling Su ACA/SM Editor Stephanie Septembre Science writer Jordan Brooks

Cover Credit: Kai Kopitzke The Collegian is the official publication of ASWWU. Its views and opinions are not necessarily the official stance of Walla Walla University or its administration, faculty, staff, or students. Questions, letters, and comments can be sent to aswwu. or This issue was completed at 3:00 A.M. on Thursday, October 20, 2016.

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national security: two policies,Your Choice cont. YsaBela ramirez Feature Editor

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the conclusion for last week’s feature was not included in the issue. Here is the completion of last week’s feature. We at The Collegian apologize for the inconvenience.

Hillary Clinton has proposed a detailed plan for foreign policy and has experience working within the United States government. Her record shows that she wants to allow in more Syrian refugees and is likely to support U.S. intervention in regime changes in the Middle East. Her record is less than stellar and her time as Secretary of State has been marred by incidents such as the Benghazi attacks and her lack of judgment in dealing with top secret

information as revealed by her use of a private server for her emails. Trump has proposed a plan that is focused on creating stability in the Middle East and safety at home. He is against U.S. involvement in regime changes and nation building. His original view on the Iraq war is disputed, but he was definitely not all for it as demonstrated in a 2004 interview with Esquire.1 Donald Trump has less of a record to point to when it comes to

foreign policy because he has not lived his life as a politician, but as a private citizen. It will be up to the voters to determine whether he means what he says in regards to his policies. This has been a brief survey of only one of the many issues that face our nation as the elections approach. I encourage you to be as informed as possible as the elections approach—do some research of your own and listen to more than the soundbites. 1. donald-trump-esquire-cover-story-august-2004/

typhoon songda sends high winds to college place boba for refugees lauren epperson News Writer Every Thursday in the SAC the Global Service team will be selling boba to help support the global service project for this year. The goal for Walla Walla University is to help 45 Congolese children get through academy in Rwanda. Six hundred dollars can support a child to go through school for an entire year. These children would not be able to go through school without sponsors. These Congolese kids are refugees who ran for their lives after their families were killed. They have had rough lives thus far and are eager to get an education

in order to have a better future. These kids are currently living in refugee camps and will go to school until their first year of high school. In order for them to finish school they have to leave to go to boarding school, but most cannot afford it. Global Service is helping these kids have the opportunity to go to Adventist boarding schools to be able to finish their schooling. This allows them the chance to be able to leave the refugee camps and break the cycle. These kids have been through unbelievable situations and have run for their lives. They deserve the chance to finish their schooling.

Kyler alvord News Writer A typhoon-induced storm tore through the coastal Pacific over the weekend, bringing high winds and rain to the Walla Walla Valley. While hurricanes Matthew and Nicole garnered attention across the nation, Typhoon Songda hovered over the Pacific Ocean and disrupted the northwest coast. Thousands of Washington and Oregon residents were left without power Saturday as winds of up to 80 mph slammed the mainland. Despite the damage, darkness and a few reported injuries, the wind force was not as historic as originally predicted. Though the brunt of the storm hit the shoreline, the impact of the remnant typhoon was felt at Walla

Walla University. High winds and steady rainfall dominated the weekend, putting a damper on students’ outdoor plans, and fallen branches littered the campus lawns, tripping unobservant students. Typhoon season is wrapping up toward the end of the month, but the Office of the Washington State Climatologist predicts that Eastern Washington will see above average precipitation levels in the winter. Along with the increased rainfall, students should prepare for an influx of pink galoshes and infinity scarves on campus over the coming months. Walla Walla County encourages residents to prepare for future weather emergencies and sign up for their free Emergency Management Citizen Alert system. Registration is simple and can be found on the county website (www.




oct 20

oct 21

oct 22

After Hour/Boba Tea 7:30-9 p.m. SAC

Friends of the Walla Walla Library Book Sale 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Walla Walla Public Library

ASWWU Outdoors 10 a.m. Echo Oregon Bike Park

Studio Articolore’s 2016 Collegiate Pop-Up Exhibition 5 p.m. 226 E. Main St.

CABL Bonfire Vespers at Tiger Canyon 7 p.m. Meet at Jesus statue



Evensong 5:30 p.m. University Church Hike with ReNew Sabbath School 2:10 p.m. UBookstore parking lot

coming up Friday, Oct 28 CABL Applefest 9-10 p.m. University Church Sunday, Oct 30 AGA Breast Cancer 5K Fundraiser

oct 23

oct 24

Studio Articolore’s 2016 Collegiate Pop-Up Exhibition 5 p.m. 226 E Main St.

LLU Health Info Session 6-7 p.m. KRH 325

Friday-Sunday, Oct 28-30 Family Weekend Friday, Nov 11 2016 Distinguished Scholar Lecture: Marilynne Robinson Nov 5, 6, 10, 12, 13 Little Women: The Broadway Musical Village Hall








senate The 68th ASWWU Senate held its first regular meeting this week. The hip happenings are as follows: News and Updates: • Micah Hall has been appointed by the Senate as the EVP Pro Tempore. • Gabrielle Pahler has been appointed by the Senate as the chair of Finance Committee. • Joshua Huh has been appointed by the Senate as chair of Personnel Committee. • William Johnson has been appointed by the Senate as chair of Governance committee. • Hannah Chabeleu is running for District 4 - Conard Hall. Bills on the table: P.L. 1 - Administrative Employees P.L. 2 - Atlas Employees P.L. 3 - Collegian Employees P.L. 4 - Global Service Employees P.L. 5 - Marketing Employees P.L. 6 - Outdoors Employees P.L. 7 - Photo Employees P.L. 8 - Social Employees P.L. 9 - Spiritual Employees P.L. 10 - Tread Shed Employees P.L. 11- Video Employees P.L. 12 - Web Employees Be on the lookout for an email from your local senator containing more information. The minutes from this session will be made available next week.





Beyond Ideologies:

Bettering the Lives of Sex Workers in India Daniel Villarreal Global Service & Global Humanitarian Writer

In India it is currently illegal to solicit the sale of sex in a public place.1 This, however, has not stopped this business that thrives at the expense of the women and men who perform such activities. Encounters between clients and sex workers often lead to physical, emotional, sexual, cultural, and/or psychological violence. In a study led by Shavari Karandikar, Caren Frost, and Lindsay Gezinski, and published in the International Journal of Social Work, the authors brought to public eyes the stories of sex workers who had been abused by their clients. Rani reported that her partner kicked her in the stomach while she was pregnant, causing her immense

bleeding. Sani shared a similar story, “He would force me to have sex with him. He would beat me and kick me if I refused to have sex with him.”2 Sex workers often don’t report the abuses they encounter because of fear of being arrested. This hostile environment towards sex workers, both male and female, compelled many of them to come together to advocate for their rights as human beings and to create the Durbar Mahila Samanwaya Committee. Durbar is a group of 65,000 sex workers whose goal is defending the dignity of sex workers, creating awareness, recognizing sex work as an occupation, and preserving and protecting their occupational and human rights. Originally, it was focused on female sex workers; however, it has recently expanded to male sex workers, and members of the LGTBQ+ community.

Durbar provides support to Indian sex workers through a health education and care. They also offer a school for the children of sex workers because they are often stigmatized and looked down upon in traditional schools. The approach they take to education teaches the kids not to stigmatize the trade their parents are involved in, to respect others, and to never use words or expressions with the potential of demeaning others. Other ways Durbar helps its members is by providing trade training, providing micro credits, leading research to shed light on issues like human trafficking and the spread of HIV, as well as promoting sports and the spread of art and culture. What sets Durbar apart from other organizations present in India is the lack of stigmatization towards prostitution and its efforts to limit the spread of western culture and Christianity. By

helping the sex workers in real, tangible ways without trying to impose a set of beliefs or a code of conduct, Durbar has been able to endure the passage of time. Through local initiative it has created a safe space for sex workers and other marginalized groups. Western influences, especially religious groups, have had little interaction with the group and this has prevented them from making an attempt to change the organization based on Western morals and culture. Durbar has managed to help its community without the need of foreign help. Its success shows that if the model is incorporated into other geographical areas the same results can be achieved. 1. news/2016/05/rita-roy-and-bharati-dey-sex-worker-testimony-india/ 2. ISSN 2332-7278 2014, Vol. 1, No. 1

Worship opportunities Here are some options for worship activities on campus this week.

Heubach Morning Worship – Mon-Fri 7:30 a.m. Heubach Worship – Tues 9 p.m. Fireside Worship – Thurs 9:30 p.m. Hispanic Ministries Worship – Mon 7 p.m. Hall Worships – Wed 9 p.m. Prayer Meeting – Wed 7 p.m. Vespers – Fri 8 p.m.




c i m o Econ s e i c i l Po



Brandon pierce Feature Editor


bryndilynn goodlin Feature Editor


f you missed the last two debates-or in fact the entire preceding year-the projected policies of the presidential candidates have received less coverage than each candidate’s respective brags, gaffes, or scandals (real or otherwise). There has been a lot of talk the last few months about what each candidate does or does not stand for, and at times it’s hard to decipher exactly where each candidate actually stands. However, with a bit of digging, it is possible to find these things out, and since we know you are all busy college students and probably don’t have the time, we have done the digging for you. This week, we present to you each candidate’s economic policies so that when the time comes, you will feel confident in your decision as you march your way into the voting booths (or post office to mail your ballot) to make your choice. This list is by no means comprehensive, (think study guide not cheat sheet) and considering you are taking the time to read this article in a real newspaper, the authors assume 1) that you have an above average intelligence (who reads the paper?) and 2) you are concerned about the upcoming election and want to make an informed, rational decision. Based on these two assumptions, we advocate doing research of your own, perhaps using the handy resources we’ve included towards the end. Without further ado, and in an attempt to ameliorate the bad vibes stemming from this election cycle, here are the major economic policies of the two major candidates. Hillary Clinton’s Proposed Economy: The economic policies of Hillary Clinton largely stem from a single objective: increasing middle-class incomes. In order to increase overall economic growth, Clinton has proposed a number of plans aimed at increasing tax cuts for the middle class and small businesses. Education Stimulus: The proposed College Affordability Plan would facilitate refinancing student debts and the awarding of Federal grants to states that guarantee students would not

have to take out loans to finance tuition at public four-year colleges and universities. This plan, while not as progressive as eliminating all student debt, would be paid for by a new cap on itemized deductions wealthy families can take on their tax returns, a move that would facilitate the plan’s $350 billion price tag-to be paid over ten years at $35 billion a year-without unduly relying on government money by forcing public institutions to keep costs down. This plan would mainly benefit students by allowing them to refinance student loans at lower rates as well as offering protection to veterans on the G.I Bill by penalizing schools who defraud their benefits.1 Infrastructure: The National Infrastructure Plan is Clinton’s stimulus plan to improve our nation’s roads, bridges, rail, airports, water systems, public transit, and Internet infrastructure. This plan would do much to increase the quality of national infrastructure but at a cost of $27.5 billion annually, ruffles the feathers of those looking to cut the national deficit. Clinton’s Energy Plan would also work to improve infrastructure in the energy sector, such as oil pipeline repair and maintenance. In addition to funding healthcore and retirement for coal workers, this plan also claims to reduce carbon emissions by improving existing infrastructure as well as increasing pipeline regulations and investing in newer, cleaner methods of energy production.2 Minimum Wage: Hillary Clinton, a “strong supporter of the ‘Fight for $15’”3 movement has also proposed a raise in the federal minimum wage, to a $12 an hour minimum floor, with provisions to allow and encourage cities and states to better that $12 an hour minimum through cost of living adjustments. Clinton also supports increasing workers’ benefits and expanding overtime, encourage businesses to share profit with employees, as well as supports unions through the strengthening of collective bargaining. Trade: Secretary Clinton is nominally protrade, having helped negotiate the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership during her time in the State Department. Secretary Clinton has since gone back on her position on the TPP-which she once called the “Gold Standard” of trade deals-claiming the deal should be renegotiated in order to facilitate more American jobs. Whether or not TPP will be ratified will depend on whether


Secretary Clinton’s potential administration comes to fruition. However, her true position on TPP is likely part of her private policies and not part of her public policies. Secretary Clinton has stated that she no longer supports the North American Free Trade Agreement-trade agreement signed by former President Clinton-citing its effect on American jobs. She is an advocate of free trade when the price is right.4 These plans, exciting as they may be, are not without their flaws. In order to pay for most of these plans, Clinton has proposed tax increases on the wealthy, with the top 5 percent of income earners shoulding 90 percent of increased tax burden. Even if the plan could generate $1.1 trillion in additional government revenue over the next 10 years, it would be offset by additional spending. Mark Zandi, chief economist of Moody’s Analytics, says of Clinton’s plan “it’s going to hurt spending, saving and investment” based on the fact that most wealthy individuals tend to save instead of spend, resulting in modest impacts on spending and the economy.5 Trump’s Proposed Economy: If a politically correct gentleman/lady is on your list of non-negotiables for the next President of the United States, then Donald Trump will probably not be the candidate you will vote for. From what we have seen during the last year, Trump does not seem to conform to the conventional political mold. However, unlike his opponent, Hillary Clinton, who boasts 30 years in the political field, Donald Trump is attempting to appeal to voters through his status as a political outsider and his experience in the business world. Hence, it makes sense that in creating his economic policies, Trump has drawn from his experience as a businessman and political outsider. Below are a few of his main economic policies. 1. Cut Taxes and Simplify Income Tax Code. One of the main things Donald Trump plans to do, should he be elected, is cut taxes. For all of you who are worried that Trump will be an unpredictable president, this point should give you some relief, as it is a very Republican idea—a very Reagan idea, actually. In fact, these proposed tax cuts have been pointed to as much of the reason Trump adopted Ronald Regan’s campaign slogan “Let’s Make America Great Again” to begin with. Trump is first of all proposing a simplified tax code—going from the




CONT. FROM PAGE 9 complex 7-bracket system we have now, to a much simpler, 3-bracket system. This would separate people into just three groups for income-based taxation purposes: those who made over $250,000, those who made between $75,000 and $250,000, and those who made under $75,000. He would then cut the taxes from 39 percent to 33 percent for the top bracket, 28 percent to 25 percent for the middle bracket, and 25 percent to 12 percent for the lower bracket (and from 15 percent to 0 percent for those making under $25,000 a year—college students anyone?).6 He would also eliminate several other taxes including the death tax and the estate tax.7 8

The National Infrastructure Plan is Clinton’s stimulus plan to improve our nation’s roads, bridges, rail, airports, water systems, public transit, and Internet infrastructure.” Trump also proposes capping or eliminating many of the deductions and loopholes that those in the top brackets (himself included) have taken advantage of, helping to ensure that everyone pays their fair share of the nation’s taxes. The good thing about this plan is that it opens the door to economic growth and rewards the working individuals of America.9 The bad thing about this plan is that it decreases the tax revenue to the government. This could eventually put us in more debt if things don’t play out as, or better than, planned.10 11 2. Bring Businesses Back to America. Another major thing Trump wants to do is fix our trade policies. He has HUGE problems with the North American Free Trade Agreement and the Trans-Pacific Partnership that has been proposed, but not yet finalized. He argues that these trade agreements have been very unprof-

itable for America and very profitable for other countries. He points out that many American companies, such as Apple and Ford, have moved manufacturing to other countries such as China and Mexico because America’s trade deals, heavy regulations, and taxation policies have made it less profitable to manufacture within the U.S. than outside of the U.S. Trump proposes that by combining lower corporate taxes (15 percent instead of 39 percent) and the elimination of unnecessary regulations with better trade deals, there will be a good incentive for not only American companies to bring their businesses here, but also other countries as well, making us more competitive globally and boosting our economy in the long run. 12 13 Trump also believes that this plan will create many more jobs for Americans since the outsourced manufacturing jobs would potentially come back to U.S. soil. 14 The good things about his plan could include jobs and a better economy. The main issue with his plan is potentially creating a trade war, which would work contrary to his promised better economy. 15 3. Cut Regulations and Provide Energy Reform. Donald Trump also proposes cutting down the number of regulations that are weighing down businesses and forcing them to take their businesses offshore. He says that he realizes that some of the imposed regulations are definitely necessary for health and security, but the rest of the regulations that are just there for government control will be cut out. By doing this, he claims that our economy will get that extra boost it needs and send business skyrocketing, which will, in turn, drive up employment rates and entice businesses back into America. Trump also plans to provide energy reform by bringing back coal mining and steel production as well as expanding the oil and natural gas industries which he claims will both internally boost the economy significantly and “unleash an energy revolution that will bring vast new wealth to our country.”16 Again, the positive points about Trump’s plans are the potential economic boost and increased jobs. The negative points about these plans could include increased pollution from the coal industry and less governmental control over which businesses stay in business, which to be honest, would probably only really be negative from the government’s point of view. 4. Build America on Every Front. Mr. Trump believes that if we put in all of the aforementioned policies, “we will open

a new chapter in American Prosperity.”17 He trusts that his policies will significantly grow the economy and job market and produce the money needed to build the military and the country’s infrastructure without burdening the taxpayer. Trump also plans to lower costs of childcare for families by providing tax deductions for the middle and lower classes; creating dependent care savings accounts so that families can put money aside for things such as college; encouraging community-based solutions such as workplace childcare; and providing a guaranteed six-week paid maternity leave that will not increase taxes for the individual.18 He also believes that families should be able to choose for themselves where they

He trusts that his policies will significantly grow the economy and job market and produce the money needed to build the military and the country’s infrastructure without burdening the taxpayer. want their children to attend school and has proposed education reforms that will allow parents a choice. Mr. Trump has also made clear that he is an advocate for law and order, saying that “without security, there can be no prosperity.” In order to establish the security this country needs, Trump advocates for both the funding and support of law-enforcement officials. Donald Trump believes that by providing Americans with a secure and stable growth-inducing environment, America will once again thrive.19 This is not a comprehensive list of what each candidate believes in or stands for regarding economics. This is merely a brief collection to get you started in case you have been as confused as the rest of us during the debates, wondering if anyone is going to say something of any substance. We encourage you to please do further research into what

each candidate believes, instead of just believing what we, the media, your parents, or your great uncle Bob throws at you, so that when you make your decision, you can feel confident that you have made the most well-informed decision possible. Good luck, my friends. And may the odds be ever in our favor.

For your further research on the subject, here is a “short” list of articles to help get you started20: • • • • • • • wp/2016/10/14/who-would-win-and-lose-under-donaldtrump-and-hillary-clintons-tax-plans/ • donald_trumps_seven-point_plan_to_reform_nafta_and_ wto_cheaters.html • 2 3 4 Trade.htm 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 ibid. 16 wp/2016/08/08/donald-trumps-economic-speech-annotated/ 17 18 19 20 I say “short” because I read probably close to 100 articles to find these few that were actually somewhat helpful (though some are definitely more helpful than others so use discretion as you read). 1



Christina Moran Devotional Writer Matthew Moran Editor-in-Chief


n Sabbath morning, Alex Bryan addressed one of the most crucial questions to young Adventists who are re-evaluating their faith: “If salvation is not exclusively for Adventists, why be one?� Before he jumped into his three-point argument, Bryan admitted that this question seemed like a precursor question before a break-up. Bryan recognized that this was a difficult topic to deal with and, from the viewpoint of young millennial Adventists, we respected and admired his unique approach towards a difficult inquiry. Here, we will list and analyze his points utilizing a millennial Adventist perspective.





CONT. FROM PAGE 12 Pastor Bryan’s Perspective: The Adventist church doesn’t solely have the smile of God. Before outlining his reasons for why he is an Adventist, Bryan first sets out an essential disclaimer. Each group or denomination will claim that they have the right doctrine and that every other group or denomination is wrong. However, Bryan notes that Jesus can speak to every person and that every person has the opportunity to be showered with the blessings of Christ. Capitalizing on John 10:16, Mark 9:38-41, and 1 Corinthians 1:11-13, Bryan emphasizes the opportunity every person has to experience Jesus even outside of the Adventist faith. Thus, it is detrimental to tell people that they will not be saved if they leave the church as Bryan pointed out, quoting from “The Subtle Power of Spiritual Abuse” by David Johnson and Jeff VanVonderen.

Our Reaction: I believe in this statement up to a certain point. Yes, who are we, as Seventh-day Adventists, to believe that only we are to be saved? Who are we to say that the Baptists have it all wrong and the Catholics don’t know what they’re doing? Who are we? Jesus looks at the heart and, if the individual is right with Him, I believe they will be part of the remnant. Even within the Seventh-day Adventist church, there will be lost people because they have not invested in a relationship with the God whom they profess they know. Those who love Jesus will be blessed with what He freely gives to those who love Him. However, we cannot stop here. We have to continue to learn more about what the Bible says is true. Yes, Martin Luther’s 95 theses were crucial, but if the knowledge of the truth of God stopped there, we would not know about the sanctuary, or the fulfilled prophecies we know today. We have to continue to progress in the light God is giving us daily. God calls us to learn more about what He teaches in the Bible and the more we dig deep into the treasure house of knowledge, the more we will come closer to the truth that God bids us to follow and the more we will become like Him. Thus, if we truly love Him and want to invest in a relationship with Him, we would want to pursue more and more truth to progress our faith. This is how our heart becomes uplifted to the heart of our Savior.

Pastor Bryan’s Perspective: I am an Adventist because I am tantalized by the possibilities for this church. Bryan admitted that he was both frustrated with the church and, yet, excited for what the church can become. He noted key beliefs held dear by the Adventist faith as indicators of how the church could become a key leader in current day issues. He noted the Adventist belief in “Sabbath for the Land” as an indicator of Adventists being at the forefront of stewardship towards the Earth. He noted “Sabbath for the Economy” as an indicator of Adventists being at the forefront of economic justice. He noted “Sabbath of Community” as an indicator of community construction. He noted “Conscientious Objection” for peacemaking; “No Eternal Torture” for a better understanding of who God is; “Most Diverse Religion” for the leaders in diversity; “Ellen White” for respectful treatment of women; “The Health Message” for freedom from addiction; “Present Truth” for critical thinking; and many other beliefs such as “Open Communion,” “No Creeds,” and “The Desire of Ages.” He is frustrated with how the Adventist church has all these beliefs which would be very attractive to the world they were presented in a better light. The church struggles with irrelevance and the inability to talk with young people on subjects that matter to them. Thus, authentic Adventism should be able to play a key part in the rich conversations that all people want to participate in.

Our Reaction: I wholeheartedly agree with Bryan’s deduction of the state of the church and the possibility of the church. Any Seventh-day Adventist Christian would vehemently agree with the assertions of a “Sabbath for the Land,” “Sabbath for the Economy,” etc. as indicators of the possibility of the Adventist church’s ability to be a leader for Christianity in these discussions. Christians would also agree that the church could be doing more to be more attractive for people since our beliefs are founded in Christ, who draws all men unto Himself. However, some people would argue that they could still hold all of these beliefs and not be a Seventh-day Adventist. Why would they want to be a part of a church that remains irrelevant to issues they want to discuss? Why would they want to be part of a church that doesn’t take advantage of the precious truths that they have come to know? In response, we turn to Jesus who still made His sacrifice on Calvary despite His disappointment with His church at the time. He didn’t abandon His church or His people. Rather, He forgave their misdoings and offered them peace and love. Similarly, we too must offer Christ-like love and support for our Adventist church community. The church does have potential. Yet, that potential will remain untapped until people become part of the church community that they believe in. If the Seventh-day Adventist church has all of these beliefs embedded within their web of doctrine and practice, it has the God-given tools to become something great. According to the views held by the writers of this article, the Adventist church has arisen from the long journey of the Great Controversy. As God continued to show people more and more light, they tended to plant their flags where they were and refuse the additional light God was offering them. However, God is patient and loving, and He works with us where we are. Thus, the Adventist church has arisen from this journey of faith as a church that has all the tools to become the “Jesus people see on Earth.” While some people may not subscribe to this view of Adventism and Christianity, every scholar can admit that if what Bryan is saying is true, then the Adventist church does have the tools to become a leader in both Christianity and the world at large. However, if the Adventist church is to

become a leader in both Christianity and the world, it must stand at a somewhat precarious position of being both different from other church denominations and, yet, accessible to different church denominations. Some people might feel that Bryan’s argument undermines the uniqueness of the Adventist faith. They would argue that the Adventist church could play a part in the larger, worldwide church community without becoming a part of the worldwide church community. This concern doesn’t seem like an issue for people who would claim that Adventists can maintain their beliefs while participating in the larger conversations of the worldwide congregation if the Adventist beliefs are truly valid and true. Others would view the pursuit of truth and knowledge as being a more noble goal for Adventists to aspire after. Thus, Adventists should be participating in the discussions to give feedback, learn, and grow. While there may not be a definite answer as to how the church can attain a balance between being a part of the worldwide church community but not necessarily of the worldwide church community, one can turn their eyes to Jesus, who was able to be a part of the world but not of the world. Similarly, according to our personal opinions, the church should be able to participate in the larger conversations without losing their integrity as a unique denomination. If the beliefs of the Adventist church are in fact true, then Adventists should be able to participate in discussions while maintaining their beliefs. It is important to note that this statement is made with the disclaimer that we believe the Adventist faith to have unique and well-supported views on various topics. However, as Bryan noted, opening up discussions is a good thing in order to come about truth. The Bible welcomes believers to come and reason together. By doing so, we allow Christ to lead us into greater light.

IS BLOCK Pastor Bryan’s Perspective: I am an Adventist because I have been blessed to be a part of church communities that have been drenched in grace; forgiving when mistakes were made; caring for the poor; and celebrating, grieving, and communing together as a church family. Bryan recognizes that many people leave the church because it didn’t offer them the community of loving believers that they desired. The church is supposed to be a place where sinners can come together to recognize that they are in desperate need for a Savior. Thus, for Bryan, the future of Adventism isn’t in the structure of the church conference. Rather, the future of Adventism is found in the sisterhood of local church congregations who care for each other. It is at this basic level that people can come together and experience Jesus Christ.


Our Reaction: I can testify to the fact that some Seventh-day Adventist congregations have been in “rivalry” with one another-disagreeing with many doctrines and disagreeing with one another personally. Those who do not manifest the love of God do not know God. How dare we say that we are the only ones who are part of the remnant if we do not even know how to love each other? The main factor that distinguishes an atheist and a Christian is the love of God in our lives. God calls us to be loving towards one another. Once we manifest this love, others will be attracted to our caring communities. They will see that we have something they do not have. Our love for others will be the hook that brings people to Jesus and the anchor to keep us from wavering throughout storms of disagreements among our local congregations.

However, I would dare to suggest that you should go to church because you want to look to Jesus instead of looking at people’s weaknesses. Regardless of whether you have the best congregation which abides and shares Christ’s love or the worst congregation which judges and rejects people of different opinions, church is supposed to be a place where you can worship Christ with a group of believers. Whether or not those believers reflect the beautiful character of Christ is irrelevant to Christ’s calling to be part of a community of believers. If you don’t like a certain church community, there are numerous other church communities you can be a part of. This is the beauty of the Seventh-day Adventist faith. For instance, in a small city like Walla Walla, you have the ability to choose from more than four Seventh-day Adventist communities. With Christ’s leading, you will be able to find people who exemplify the love of Christ towards you. Although you may eventually find problems in any church community, it is important to exemplify the same Christian love towards others as you want them to give to you. Christ’s love is a two-way street that requires cooperation between each and every individual. If the church community hurts you and isn’t willing to reciprocate Christ’s love, then turn the other cheek and move on. Don’t allow yourself to get bogged down with the fact that there are imperfect human beings in the church. Look to Jesus-the only perfect author and finisher of your faith. Thus, you will be able to forgive humanity’s failings and allow Jesus to guide you to the community that you can contribute to and that will embrace you in Christian love.


Ultimately, although we felt Bryan could have expounded upon certain points and explanations, we appreciated the answer he provided within a very short time constraint. We believe Bryan subscribes to the Adventist doctrines and the Adventist church as an organization. Although he used untraditional methods to arrive at the conclusion, he provided new insight towards the discussion in defense of the Adventist faith. If you have any comments or questions, please email us at aswwu.collegian@gmail. com. Also, feel free to submit your opinions on the survey form found on the QR code or an our social media. You can also submit your opinions regarding religion and politics, which will be discussed in next week’s feature.



What your red hat TELLS ME ABOUT YOU joshua huh Opinion Writer


ince last school year, I have seen a handful of students on campus audacious enough to sport their red “Make America Great Again” caps in support of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. Until recently, I largely disregarded these statements as irrelevant or ironic, thinking that the majority of our student body would undoubtedly denounce Mr. Trump, with his hateful rhetoric and demeanor. I have since discovered, however, that a growing number of my friends and acquaintances are in fact open to the idea of a Trump presidency. This bothers me deeply. As a minority in several regards, and especially as a person of color, I feel threatened by Trump’s longstanding oppressive bigotry—the accusations against him of misogyny, sexism, racism, xenophobia, and homophobia are not without ground. Trump has repeatedly objectified and dehumanized women.1

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never knew how to talk to people Christina who had just lostMoran a loved one. It Devotional Writer confused me, it made me uncomfortable, and I just didn’t know how to comfort them so I decided to just not ask. I would get slightly anxious about how to treat that person and it Angelica Chan made me sad that I never knew how to talk Fashion Writer to them. In July of this year, my grandmother died. She was one of the best humans that Macearth, Fordin my opinion. I never ever walked the & earth and met someoneCreative quite so Writing down to Contribution Editor quite so beautifully blunt and quite so close to God. She and I were very close and I love learning from her life. When mentioning my grandmother, I can tell that people feel Katherine Beckner Copy Editor

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Even if you claim that you only support his political policies, I can only conclude from your choice to wear it visibly and conspicuously that you also support and stand by Mr. Trump’s wrongful attitudes toward women, racial minorities, Muslims, immigrants, LGBTQ+ persons, and other oppressed groups. I take personal offense by your gesture, which to me speaks volumes about your personal ideals and beliefs. Your support for Trump’s campaign and platform tells me that you support him personally. I would hope that our student body is educated and informed enough to recognize and denounce Trump’s problematic existence. Regardless of one’s political alignments, it is crucial for any morally thinking person to be able to identify evil in whomever she or he decides to follow. To me, anyone who expresses the (literal) backward illogic of “Make America Great Again” is guilty by association. Disclaimer: Just because I am antiTrump does not necessarily mean that I am pro-Hillary. I personally believe that she belongs in prison, although I admit that this

sentiment may be too harsh. Another disclaimer: I had a conversation earlier this week with a certain Trump supporter (you know who you are) regarding this topic. While I do not take back anything that I have written here, I would like to mention that this piece was written before we had spoken face-to-face, and that this piece is not a personal attack on the aforementioned individual. 2 is-anything-that-trump-says-about-african-americancommunities-true/ 3 4 5 6 7 donald-trump-says-hed-absolutely-require-muslims-toregister/ 8 1

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He has persistently blamed America’s problems on black and Latino communities, spewing made-up facts and figures about violent crime, unemployment rates, and poverty.2 Trump has repeatedly referred to himself as the “law and order candidate,” which is a term that has historically been used to perpetuate fear of black crime in America, despite crime rates having fallen to a historical low.3 He has on numerous occasions retweeted white supremacist accounts on Twitter.4 Trump has openly mocked Asian people at his rallies.5 He has called for the complete ban of Muslims entering the country.6 He has proposed to infringe completely upon the civil rights and liberties of Muslim Americans by requiring them to register in a database.7 In recent years, Trump has been a strong, unwavering opponent of marriage equality, in addition to his consistent support of anti-LGBTQ+ legislation.8 For these reasons and many, many more, your red Trump hat screams hatred and oppression at me, regardless of what your motives for wearing it might be.

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some people would rather not talk about their loved ones in these situations and other people feel the need to talk about them more were very nice and comforting. I have experienced many conversations often than not. Grief is something that every person goes through differently, and it’s not where we are all gathered and wondering Joni Harris Emily Huso what to say to those who are grieving the expected for two people to grieve the same Columnist Columnist death of someone they know. Here are some way. We just wouldn’t be human then. So far, I’ve only spelt out what not to that we came up with: - “I’m so sorry.” do. Let’s focus on the practical. Darling Su Instead of focusing on what to say or Mason Neil- “How are you feeling?” Culture & Travel “Were you close?” what not to say, the best way to comfort Food Writer Writer Now, let me make it clear that although someone in this situation is to simply say one thing and then listen. That’s all. the first is very nice and polite, the last two perhaps are better to exclude from the Listening to that person is usually one of Daniel Villarreal conversation. These can bring upJordan intenseBrooks the most valuable things for them. Before Global Service & Science & Tech feelings in the person you’re talking to you listen, all you have to say is a simple, “I Global Humanitarian Writer that they may not want to focus on at the would love to hear you talk about _____.” Engineering Writer moment. It’s better to be safe than sorry. That’s all. Offer your ears and you don’t have Also, something to keep in mind is that to worry about saying anything else. Lindsay Luna Copy Editor

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If anyone has gone through losing a loved one and just wants to talk about it, please look me up. I would love to hear about them. If I can do anything for you— prayer, lending an ear, jumping in a pile of leaves just for the fun of it—it would be my absolute privilege. Remember this: God’s love surpasses all human understanding and He has a great plan that isn’t too easy to see right now, but He’s got something great in store for you and your loved ones.

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s a country girl, there is one cardinal rule of existence: Don’t fall in love with a city boy. Why? Because there is nothing worse than being more manly than your boyfriend. When I came to “Western Wedding University” my family had one goal in mind for me: to finally get in a relationship. I don’t do well with romance, and so every time I turn around, they are trying to set me up with some guy with whom I have nothing in common. I came here with no intention of romance, yet the

RELIGION/SM PERSPECTIVE unthinkable happened: Not only did I fall in love, but I fell in love with a city boy.1 Flashback almost 3,000 years to the land of Israel. Hosea was doing the unthinkable: He was going to get his wife back. He had known what he was getting himself into. He knew that she was a prostitute, yet there he was, money in hand, ready to not only search her out, but to buy her back. Into the streets he went, knowing she would probably be back at the same place he had discovered her the first time. Why couldn’t she have stayed? Wasn’t he good enough? Hadn’t he risked his reputation loving her? Weren’t their children enough? Why did she have to go back? It was easy finding her. He saw the look in her eyes as she turned away, subconsciously covering herself. He cringed

knowing what she had been doing, but he loved her. He couldn’t stop loving her, and now he knew that he had to take her home with him. He paid the price, and as he took her arm he seriously questioned why God had led him to her, why he had been given this love for a woman who so clearly liked the old life she had lived. Yet, as they walked home, he knew that he would do it all over again. Gomer was his beloved wife, no matter what she did. God did the unthinkable: The Creator of the universe fell in love with a corrupt, worthless planet. He saw the runt of the galaxies, the most unworthy place in all His creation, and the first thing that came to His mind was love. Love for the lowest of the low, for people that hated Him, for the people whom He knew would one day


crucify His Son. And as He hung on the cross, Jesus showed love for those that were inflicting the pain on His earthly body by asking God to forgive them. They were killing Him. Forgive them. Hosea and I have something in common: as humans, we both had no idea what would be the end result of our endeavors. When God came down, however, He knew exactly what He was getting Himself into, but He didn’t back down. He gave everything. That my friends, is love. “So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.” (1 Corinthians 13:13) While he is a city boy, he has a lovely country flare, so I’m content.


the adventure of a lifetime morgan sanker Contributor


he adventure of a lifetime." That's what they said. But this isn't typical adventure. This wrecks. This cuts deep. It beautifully ruins— passions, fears, hard-held beliefs, crutches. Every day is one giant struggle: fighting the waves, reminding my lungs how much they love the taste of oxygen. This is the hardest thing, ever. I'm stuck on an island in the middle of the Pacific. Majuro, to be specific. You probably have no idea where that is—I didn’t. In fact, I was only able to point out where I was going two months before I was going to leave. But I chose this—I chose to take a year off from college. I chose to dedicate a year to 370 boys and girls at the Delap SDA School on this 25-mile-long island with over 27,000 people. In doing so, I chose homesickness. Discomfort. Heartbreak—it's everywhere. This is hard. Usually, I don't know how to feel, where to even begin when asked, "How are you doing?" Everyone assumes this is easy. "It's awesome and perfect and amazing because you're on an island—paradise!" But the pictures are only so accurate. The love of these kids only takes you so far, because I'm still American; I'm still a college student figuring life out; I'm still Morgan, with all my passions, fears, hard-held beliefs, and crutches. “

Forget everything you’ve heard about being a student missionary in the islands because it is hard. The culture is not motivated and that directly reflects in our kid’s performance in school. We just had finals this week. Multiple times I had

even try wrecks me. I want the best for my students. Because they aren’t stupid—they’re lazy. They are brilliant; but they just don’t feel like trying. They don’t realize how much it hurts us to give them zeroes, to have to fail them.

Where I won’t be dripping salty sweat at every turn. Safe again. Comfortable again. But I’m learning the Christ-mandated call on my life—a life of discomfort. We are called to a life that pushes us, that makes us gasp for air, to constantly reach and jump and cry and in doing so, we find Him, ready, waiting to catch us, to hold our hands. We find Him in the pain, the heartbreak, the good times, and the happiness. To quote Bob Goff, “When we decide to drop everything that’s typical, all that’s left is just a bigger idea about an even bigger God and a world that’s worn out from the way everyone else has been doing it.”1 Life—we are called to do it differently. Push forward. Jump higher. Reach out and around. Do life differently. It’s scary, terrifying. But it is 100 percent worth it. So this is my adventure. This goes beyond fall quarter, a vacation. This is my life, changed forever. This is my adventure. What's yours? Find more information about inspirational speaker and New York Times Bestselling Author Bob Goff at his website:


instances where my kids flat out laid their heads down on their desks and just slept instead of even attempting the final. This would be unheard of in the U.S. Here, a lot of the kids don’t care. This breaks me. The fact that so many of my students are failing purely because they did not


I keep having to remind myself, “Morgan, you can’t help them if they won’t help themselves.” But it hurts. It hurts. Everything hurts. The culture. The distance. The poverty of my kids. The inability to fully appreciate each day as a blessing and constantly looking toward June 2 when I’ll be in America again.




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his week, I picked out some of my favorite books to go to when I’m feeling uninspired. Hopefully, these will help you spark some extra creativity and fight off writer’s block! 642 Things to Write About by the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto This thick, journal-style book is packed with prompts like, “A storm destroys your uncle’s shed and kills his six-year-old son. Describe the color of the sky right before the storm hit” and, “Something you never told your mother.” It gets you writing, even just

a sentence or two, and it’s also fun to look back see what you forgot that you wrote. The Steal Like an Artist Journal: A Notebook for Creative Kleptomaniacs by Austin Kleon This handy little notebook is full of exercises that have you forging signatures, making lists, listening in on conversations, and following prompts like, “Turn on a radio. Switch the station every 10 seconds. Transcribe everything you hear.” Story Starters: A Workbook for Writers from Fiction Attic Press I got this one on Amazon when I was feeling motivated to get back into writing every day (which, honestly, lasted about five days). This workbook is mainly intended as a 50-day challenge to write for at least


20 minutes a day, but the format is open enough to skip around and use as you feel inspired. These prompts are great and give you lots of space to write, both literally and figuratively. Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert This book might not be for everyone, but to me it felt like the best talk over coffee EVER with a cool, thoughtful, and experienced mentor. Even if you don’t agree with Gilbert’s ideas about creativity and spirituality, the concepts are fascinating, and I finished this book feeling basically ready to write an 800-page Great American Novel.


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oday we’re going to talk about the root of all evil.1 That’s right— moolah, cheddar—those bad Benjamins we all pretend not to love. Now, we know bad financial advice comes at a dime a dozen, and the last thing we want to do is be the cause of your economic ruin. So we’ll be honest: we don’t have that much experience with money—or

at least, not as much as we’d like to have and neither of us understood even half of what happened in “The Big Short” (2015). But we’ll still try to give ya some advice because who doesn’t like to pretend they have all the answers and can fix everyone else’s problems? When it comes to our personal finances, we like to think of money management as more of an art than a science. If you’ve spent any time pondering how to ask your parents or your great aunt once removed for money, I think you will agree. The number one correlation between art and money? The color green. Art uses colors and money is the color green. They

(you know who) say that green is the color of balance and harmony, spring and renewal. But I’m not sure they’ve read any statistics about divorce…. Money makes for some tricky business. Green is also the color of grass stains, and what do you do with grass stains? You wash them out in the laundry. What does that sound like? Money laundering. So there’s our case for treating your personal finances as art. What does this mean? How should you move forward after reading this highly informative article? We’ll tell you: 1. Just like when you’re creating a work of art, follow your heart. Don’t worry about what the critics say

or your monthly bank statement, just do what feels right, spend freely. 2. When making art, it is important to take care of your tools. For example, when you are done painting, you need to wash out your paint brush. In the same way, if any paint gets on your money, say a dollar bill, you should There’s some tips you can take to the bank! (#sorrynotsorry) 1 Timothy 6:10 (KJV)




Collegian Wisdom Rolling Wheel of Cheese Blamed for Infant’s Broken Leg Not gouda. Carjackers Leave Man’s Car Behind After Discovering it has Manual Transmission Really grinds his gears. Ryanair Passenger Fined for Defecating on Runway at Italian Airport He was trying to avoid the carry-on fee. Wall of Taco Trucks Built Outside Trump’s Las Vegas Hotel Just as Trump predicted. Cyclist says his pool noodle makes the streets safer for him. Sources confirm that he has never drowned.

5 places to visit under $30 a day DARLING SU Culture/Travel Writer


he world is full of many beautiful destinations, the tricky part is finding a destination to go which is actually affordable. Especially for us, because we college students have something in common: We are all kind of broke. Some people say traveling outside of the U.S. is simply not an option, or have the idea that travel is always expensive. But with a little effort, you can find plenty of travel destinations that will not break your bank once you’re there. So here are five places to travel on less than $30 USD per day. Not all of them will stay cheap in the years to come, so if you’re inspired to go, you should do it soon. 1. Colombia. The country still suffers from its reputation as a dangerous and violent country, but the reality is that the situation has much improved since the 1990s. Don’t let others fool you, this place is amazing. Most hostels cost between $10-15 USD a night, you can easily find food for less than $10 USD, and attractions can be cheap too. For $5 USD you can visit their coffee plantations, and taste the world’s best coffee.

2. Greece. Even before it almost went bankrupt, Greece was already one of the cheapest destinations. Even as the country deals with a continuing financial crisis, the tourism industry

it makes up just a fraction of places to visit in the country. Though it can take some pre-planning, flexibility, and different thinking from the majority of tourists, there are still boundless

Europe, Prague is ridiculously cheap. Many of the better attractions in the city are free or very cheap, except for tours of the Prague Castle itself, so set aside some money for that must-do. 5. Central America. Most of Central America is pretty cheap and you can travel on less than $30 USD a day. However, you’ll need to exclude Belize, Costa Rica, and Panama as they are more expensive. (At about $35-40 USD per day) But throughout the other countries in Central America (El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Guatemala), you will find most budget hotels for around $10 USD per night, meals for $3 USD, and most bus journeys for the same price.

is still there, ready and raring to go. Gyros cost around $3 USD, you can get a huge lamb dinner for $10 USD, and single rooms can be found for under $15 USD. 3. Thailand. Despite this giant tourism scene that “seems” to be taking over in Thailand, in reality,

opportunities for taking advantage of traveling cheaply in Thailand. 4. Czech Republic. One city in particular: Prague, City of a Hundred Spires, a UNESCO monument and one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Compared to other major cities in

Even though you might have to consider prices for flying tickets, once you get to these destinations you won’t have to spend a fortune. If you want to go somewhere else, here’s how to pick a cheap place: Avoid the major tourist destinations, think outside the box, use an economic crisis to your advantage, or get off the beaten path and you’ll find value throughout the world.1 1 thailand-travel-tips/






I recently went on Facebook and was pleasantly surprised by the vast amounts of informed political discussion that was taking place. One of friends shared a political meme1 which showed Jim Carrey looking upset because someone had shot arrows into each of his knees. This meme then compared those troublesome arrows to the two major presidential candidates: Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. The implication was that the poster was not happy with either choice, just as Jim Carrey was not happy with either of the arrows that had been shot into his knee. What really caught my attention was the comment section.2 An enlightened commenter said, “You realize there are more than two choices. You should research them and be an informed voter.” This caught me off guard. I hadn’t thought about looking at third party candidates before. This was a truly unique, empowering idea. I shall now present you the results of my research on third-party candidates. These results will be in a list and have jokes. At the end of each section, I will have a conclusion so that you know what to think.

Jill Stein

Gary Johnson

My research into Jill Stein was cut short because I felt like I was getting dumber by reading things she said. My list about her is technically not a list because it has only one item. I don’t care. Jill Stein is basically a significantly worse version of Bernie Sanders. Jill Stein does not deserve a real list.

A lot of my Facebook friends think Gary Johnson is a good choice. I did a lot of digging to see if he is the right choice. If you are a liberal, you probably won’t agree with most of his ideas. However, if you are conservative, you also probably won’t agree with most of his ideas. This leads to a confusing situation as outlined in the upcoming list.

1. Jill Stein does not know what science is (also she said some sexist things). Jill Stein has a lot of weird views on science. She said that nuclear power plants are weapons of mass destruction.3 She thinks WiFi shouldn’t be in schools because it might be bad for kids.4 She also tweeted that she didn’t think Hillary should be president because she is not a good mother. 5 Conclusion: Do not vote for Jill Stein unless you agree with everything Bernie Sanders said except the parts about science being true and women being held to the same standards as men.6

1. Gary Johnson thinks pot should be legal. I guess this is fine. As a student at Walla Walla University, I am deeply offended, but he is not subject to the student handbook, so I will let this pass. Gary Johnson also used to be the CEO of a cannabis company.7 This is something that is obviously uncool. If he wants to be president, he needs to find better ways to have fun without the influence of the devil’s pesto.

4. He has almost no foreign policy. I am always happy to not bomb people.10 However, Gary Johnson doesn’t really have any foreign policy at all. He has stated multiple times that he does not have a plan. When asked to name a foreign leader who he admires, he could not think of a single person.11 This is ridiculous. Especially now that Justin Trudeau is the Prime Minister of Canada and everyone has read at least a half-dozen Buzzfeed articles about him. Conclusion: Right now, Gary Johnson is projected to get about 6 percent of the popular vote. 12 This makes sense because I would guess that about six out of every 100 people agree with his ideas. You probably shouldn’t vote for him. If you would like to protest your terrible choice between Clinton and Trump, please vote for Vermin Supreme.13 He has promised every American a free pony.

2. He thinks there should be no minimum wage. I am almost certain this is bad. I really like the minimum wage. Gary Johnson thinks that it is a non-issue and that you can make well over the minimum wage just by dressing up.8 In addition to this being untrue, it also seems like it would be a bad policy for people who need to pay for goods and services. 3. He thinks there should be absolutely no restrictions on guns. Gary Johnson said there should be absolutely no restrictions on guns.9 This seems really bad for most people. It is probably good for criminals I guess. It is also good for children who want guns. Since I do not fall into either of those categories, I must disagree with this position.

1 Political memes are the first sign of a well-constructed Facebook post. 2 Facebook comments are like pictures of boobs. If you look at them and enjoy them, you are probably going to hell. 3 4 5 This tweet has since been deleted because it was sexist and bad. 6 If you love Harambe, you may want to vote for Jill Stein. She is a huge Harambe supporter. http://tinyurl. com/ripharambeneverforget 7 8 9 10 Recent studies have shown that bombing other countries often kills people. Those same studies have also shown that those people tend to be dead forever with their hopes, dreams, and memories lost for the rest of human existence. 11 12 13





wicked good wassail mason neil Food Writer


y favorite places to visit during the fall are the apple orchards. I love apples fresh off the tree, crisp and full of flavor. But the real star of the show is apple cider.

I don’t mean the kind sold year-round in the grocery store, but the stuff you get from a spigot attached to a large wooden drum on a farm. And when you see the workers pressing the fallen apples nearby you know what you’re getting is the real deal. Here’s a recipe to help give your apple cider an extra little sparkle. I’ve called it


Ingredients: 1 gallon apple cider 1 quart orange juice 2 oranges 2 peeled apples, thinly sliced 6 cinnamon sticks whole cloves

wassail because it’s vaguely based off of the beverage medieval Anglo-Saxons would have drunk while wassailing, a ritual meant to guarantee a good apple harvest the following year. Over the centuries, however, wassail has been repetitively appropriated and adopted many different forms. Give this drink a try next time you want to warm up

from the cool Walla Walla weather. Combine the apple cider and orange juice in a large pot and leave on medium heat. Add the apples and cinnamon sticks. Stick the whole cloves into the oranges and place them in the pot with the cider and orange juice. Let the mixture mull for an hour on low heat, not letting it boil. Serve hot.




How To: tips for online shopping like a pro angelica chan Fashion Writer When you’re bored or procrastinating (no judgement here), sometimes you just happen to find yourself feeling the urge to shop online. The process of online shopping seems self-explanatory, but believe it or not, there is an art to online shopping. When you have so many options literally at the click of a button, it can be overwhelming sometimes. How do you know what to buy or not buy? 1. Avoid impulse buys. Shopping online can be much quicker than buying in person, but there can be some drawbacks. When shopping in-store, there is plenty of time between you picking up a cute top, looking at other items, waiting in line for the fitting room, trying on the top, waiting in line again, and finally paying at the cash register. Throughout that time, you can decide whether you want the item. But when you’re shopping online, you can have something purchased and on its way after just a couple clicks. In order to avoid spending money on things you don’t really need, try taking a step back from the items. Put the items you really want in your “cart” and wait for at least a few hours. I often leave it for several days if I don’t think the item is going to sell out within that time. Really think about why you’re buying something. Just because it’s cheap doesn’t mean that you really need it. Would you still buy it if it were $10 more expensive?

2. Have an email account specifically for mailing lists. Email offers are often the best way to keep up with your favorite stores’ special deals and offers. You can be notified of sales, or get sent exclusive coupon codes you can apply when you check out. However, retailer emails can quickly fill up your mailbox if you’re not careful, which is why I set up an email account specifically for shopping sites. I don’t have it connected to anything on my phone so it doesn’t send me any annoying notifications, but I can easily look for current offers when I’m in the mood to shop. It’s an easy way to keep my regular email uncluttered and organized for when I get important messages. 3. Know what to buy online. There are certain items that are great to buy online, and some that should be bought in stores. Things like jeans from brands you haven’t tried before, expensive jackets, and highend makeup should be tested in-store before purchase, just so you know that it’s going to work out. Other clothing and accessories, especially jewelry, is great to buy online. Just make sure you’re buying from a trusted website so you get your money’s worth. 4. Browse the sale section first. Sale sections of online stores are much more organized than those of physical stores, which can often be overwhelming. Because of the filtering options available on most online stores, you can easily scan through the discounted items without the hassle of sorting through racks and racks

of clothing only to find the perfect shirt in the wrong size. Plus, you can get the items you want while saving money! 5. Look at item details. See if you can find information on the material of the clothing. Check to see if it needs any special handling, just like you would if you found it in a store. For college students, dry clean or handwash-only materials might be too much of a hassle to maintain on a regular basis. Also, try to zoom in on the seams of the clothing item. You can often tell the quality of the piece is from the seams. Make sure they look straight and even. 6. Read customer reviews. Whenever possible, I spend a lot of time reading the reviews left by other customers. Many reviews note the quality or fit of an item, which can be helpful as you consider buying it. Pay attention to when reviews note whether the piece is “true to size.” Keep in mind, though, that everyone has a different sense of style. Just because one person didn’t like the design doesn’t mean you won’t. 7. Make use of coupon codes and sales. Online stores often have special holiday sales, or monthly discount codes. Sometimes all it takes is a quick Google search


to save 20 percent on an order, which, if you’re planning to get a lot of items, can add up. I have a browser extension called Honey installed in Google Chrome on my computer, which automatically finds and applies coupon codes when you’re checking out online. It can save you time and money, if used intelligently.








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218,959,000 Total number of Americans eligible to vote

58.5% Total number of Americans ages 18-24 who are registered to vote

1.4 million Immigrants acquire citizenship and the right to vote each twoyear election cycle


The year ethnic minorities will become the majority in the U.S., according to the U.S. Census Bureau

57.5% Total number of Americans who voted in the 2012 Presidential election

146,311,000 Total number of Americans registered to vote





WOLVES UPDATE Marissa Rosales Sports Writer


his weekend the Wolves took on the Northwest Christian Beacons and the Corban University Warriors. Women’s volleyball traveled early Friday morning to Salem, Oregon to play their first games against Corban University. This game was tough as expected since Corban is ranked 24th in the United States. The final score was 0-3 and the sets included 13-25, 11-25, and 15-25. Saturday night’s game against Northwest Christian University was tough but our Lady Wolves fought back hard. Defensively, the Wolves had a total of eight blocks and Melissa Barton had the most blocks with a total of three. Lauren Barlow played great defense with 11 digs total in just that one game. Way to go Lauren! For this weekend, Emily Allen led the Wolves with a .286 hitting average

for both games. Nilah Mata’afa and Krista Shafer led the team in setting, Nilah with 14 and Krista with 15. Men’s soccer stayed local this weekend playing against Corban University on Friday afternoon and Northwest Christian Saturday night. Corban is ranked 11th in the United States for Men’s soccer, establishing the

difficulty of play the Wolves had to face. The game was a great struggle and sadly ended in a loss. The Wolves didn’t let that loss affect their play for the game against Northwest Christian the following evening. However, Friday night’s rain affected the field the following evening according to Anibal Castillo: “The field was like a swamp!” Castillo then

revealed that he actually enjoyed the mud and was excited to get down and dirty to fight against the Beacons. In this game, the Wolves’ defense was “on point” the entire game and Josh Fry again had three saves to keep that score low toward the end of the game. The final for the Wolves was 0-2 for their last home game, which was also their senior night. I would like to recognize those seniors: Foluwasomi Oyefeso, Edwin Munoz, Arnoldo Caldera, David Lindsey, Josh Fry, and Martin Chinn. Way to go Wolves! Seahawks Update Seahawks final this weekend was 26-24 against the Atlanta Falcons and the overall games streak is 4-1 for the NFC West! Don’t forget to watch this coming Sunday, October 23, at 5:30 p.m. on NBC against the Arizona Cardinals!

SUPER soybeans vs. WORLD HUNGER Jordan brooks Science Writer


esearchers at Washington State University have made an agricultural breakthrough that has the potential to improve farming practices and decrease world hunger. Chronic undernourishment is a complex, global problem composed of agricultural and economic failures. While the development of agricultural tools has been exponential over human history, there is still a global undernourishment problem. From 2014 to 2016, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization estimate that one in every nine people on earth are suffering from chronic undernourishment.1 This indicates that the problem is more than just agricultural and perhaps has a large economic component as well. It turns out that a significant limiting factor to farming is the availability of nitrogen. Nitrogen is the most abundant gas in the atmosphere and it is necessary for plant development, but it is unusable

in its atmospheric form. Atmospheric nitrogen is only usable by plants after it has been converted to ammonia by bacteria that exist in the root nodules of legumes such as soybeans, alfalfa, and peas. Besides converting nitrogen to ammonia for their own use, legumes enrich soil with nitrogen while other crops fully use it up. Luckily, mankind developed a synthetic way to fix nitrogen through the Haber-Bosch process. The development of the Haber-Bosch process was responsible for the population increase from 1.6 billion in 1900 to 7 billion in 2000, leading it to be described as “The Detonator of Population Explosion.”2 While there seems be little doubt about the benefit of the Haber-Bosch process, it is not perfect. The process is energy-intensive and is not ecologically healthy or widely available to developing nations, which have the highest rates of chronic undernourishment. In other words, an economic barrier to increasing food availability in poor countries is their access to nitrogen fertilizers. While the Haber-Bosch process has been the answer for fixing nitrogen on a large scale, scientists have recognized its

limits, economic cost, and environmental detriment, and have been looking into more ways to increase the availability of nitrogen. Biologists Mechthild Tegeder and Amanda Carter at WSU published an article in August 2016 that describes their development of a new variety of soybean that is hyper-efficient at extracting ammonia from the nitrogen fixing bacteria in its roots.3 After inserting a gene responsible for the transport of nitrogen from a common bean plant into a soybean plant, Tegeder reports, “They are bigger, grow faster and generally look better than natural soybean plants.”4 In addition, it seems likely that these developments can be readily translated into other legume varieties to make this technology more accessible to a wider variety of agricultural climates. The next step is to optimize these nitrogen extracting and fixing abilities and translate them into other crops that are not naturally nitrogen fixing— enabling an even bigger agricultural boom worldwide. The long term goal of such research is to more fully develop super transgenic legumes and other crops and begin to

routinely plant them in both industrialized and developing countries. In industrialized countries, such as the United States, the utilization of super legumes has the potential to decrease the amount of energy used to make ammonia, decrease greenhouse gas emissions, and decrease the overall cost of farming. In developing countries, the presence of super crops has the potential benefit of making food more accessible to the poor and catalyzing more effective economies. While these possibilities are big “ifs” at this point, the breakthrough made by Tegeder and Carter instills hope for continued development in this field of research and future agricultural application of this knowledge. Smil, Vaclav (1999). "Detonator of the population explosion.” Nature. 400: 415. doi:10.1038/22672. 3 Carter, Amanda; Tegeder, Mechthild (2016). “Increasing Nitrogen Fixation and Seed Development in Soybean Requires Complex Adjustments of Nodule Nitrogen Metabolism and Partitioning Processes.” Current Biology. 4 1 2










t this point in the election, any talk of politics just makes me want to run for the hills. Okay, maybe not the literal hills cuz 1) they’re pretty far away and 2) I’m not the best runner. But still, I’m definitely walking/jogging a short distance away from the next person who tells me that a certain candidate I won’t mention by name1 wouldn’t make that bad of a president. It’s not that I don’t like debating; I just don’t like it when I start saying phrases like “my argument for why they shouldn’t hold office is tri-fold”. Like ew, who even talks like that? I do, when I get riled up about politics. So I’m done. However, I don’t want to be left out of this debate season altogether, so I’ve made a list of somewhat controversial topics (that have nothing to do with

Del Taco vs. Taco Bell Del Taco is my default food run. It’s closer, it’s cheaper, and the nightshift lady acts like we’re bffs2. Like, I contemplated giving her a grad announcement. The only thing Taco Bell has going for it is the cute drive-thru guy, but he hasn’t really seen me at my best considering I usually go around 1 a.m., wearing my pjs and looking like a hot mess. So if you happen to know him, feel free to put in a good word for me. Bless. Snapchat vs. Instagram I am so overwhelmed by Instagram. Even if I was a photographer (which I’m not), you’ve still gotta worry about your aesthetic, timing, filters, and hashtags. It’s just too much work. That’s why Snapchat is my jammm. Looking terrible? Choose a filter that distorts your face and you’re

good to go. Posted a stupid story? It’ll go away in a day, and the chances of someone screenshoting it are very low cuz no one wants to seem like a creeper. Plus, what better way to tell your friends you love them than by sending them superuglysnaps highlighting your three chins? Halloween vs. Christmas The only thing I like about Halloween is the candy. I can go into a store and buy a ton of candy without judgment because I can just lie to the cashier and tell her I’m preparing for the trick-or-treaters. She won’t know I’m really planning on eating it all by myself way before Oct. 31. Christmas on the other hand, is fabulous. Family. Caroling. Skiing. Presents. Hot chocolate. Cookies. Matching flannel pjs. Christmas wins. Plus, no one pressures you to go to a haunted corn maze on Christmas. Early Bird vs. Night Owl People who wake up early are not to be

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trusted. Like, why are they up? Why are they not in bed if they could be…in their bed? Plus, why do people say the phrase “the early bird catches the worm” like it’s a positive thing? Worms are super gross. Ya’ll can keep yer nasty worms. Google vs. Bing Tbh I don’t know if this is the best topic to debate…does anyone even use Bing? I feel like the only people who prefer Bing are those that work for Bing and are forced to like Bing. I don’t get why it’s even around. Bing sucks. Unless of course, we’re talking Chandler Bing, in which case I’m 100% #TeamBing. <3 1Hint:

some might say that this candidate has small hands...and an even smaller brain. 2I’ve met three other students who’ve also hardcore bonded with nighttime Del Taco lady. If you need a best friend, go to Del Taco after 11 p.m.


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Volume 101 Issue 04  

The second part of our election series + a review of Alex Bryan's sermon installment of "Ask. Anything."

Volume 101 Issue 04  

The second part of our election series + a review of Alex Bryan's sermon installment of "Ask. Anything."