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Meet Erin Duncan An Interview By Jennica Wlodarczyk

ter is Aven. We grew up knowing that family and the people we love are one of the most important things. At times it was all we had that was familiar as we moved.

it’s the truth. All I have asked since I was very little is “can I help”. When I was in my early teens I heard a sermon about the love of God and something that was said stuck with me. “Asking God to help you to love others as He loves there is the most dangerous and adventurous thing that you could ever do. Jesus went so far as to give His life in that love. Are you willing to?” Ever since then, I have prayed that God would help me to love as He does.

What kind of things do you enjoy doing in your spare time? – ReadWhere are you from? – ing. Cooking. Working with the aniB.C. Canada mals. Crafts. Working with youth and kids. Teaching Sunday school. Where do you live now? - Right Art. Gardening. Swimming…etc. I now I am staying at my Grandpar- am really not that competitive so ents farm close to Osoyoos B.C. sports have not been a huge part of my life. What is one of your fondest memWhat was it like growing up as a ories? – Playing on the streets with missionary kid? – It is hard to de- How did you first become in- kids in the slums of Thailand. They scribe what being a missions kid volved in Heritage? – As a MK we can be so poor to the world, but are (MK) is like because it is the only life had to get up and go a lot of the so very rich in love, joy and caring. that I have known. It has both good time, traveling all over. I needed to and bad aspects. I have gotten to so be able to do school at the same Can you give us one reason that some amazing places, been ex- time. HCOS was an easy way to do explains why Jesus Christ is so posed to interesting cultures and this. I was one of the kids who start- important in your life? – I have the have met some amazing people, all ed with HCOS the first year it honor of saying that I grew up in a of those are great things. I had very opened. Christian home, which in itself is a little that was a constant in my life. testimony to God’s grace. I have alAlways leaving behind people, What is it that you do with Her- ways been told of His love even places and things, stuff like that is itage now? – Now I am part of when I did not know Him for myself hard. I would not trade the life I HCOS staff working on the Discus- yet. On another note, I would not be had; I love it, though it has had its sion Forums and NING. alive if it was not for Him. I could tell hard moments. My family and I of other times when I know that were laughing just the other night What was one of the best mo- were it not for His direct intervenabout the interesting aspects of our ments of your life? – Now that is a tion, I would not still be alive today. life. We were watching a documen- very hard question, to pick just Though that may have to be stories tary on South America, I saw some one…. Meeting my newborn sib- for another time. friends from a remote village that lings or going to Bible dedications they were filming. ‘’You know you and getting to see people having What is a random fact about yourare a missionary kid when you see the word of God in their own lan- self that the readers wouldn’t people, places and cultures you guage for the first time are both up know? – The question “where did know in a national geographic doc- there. you grow up?” is one that I don’t umentary’’!! have a straight answer to. Where What would you say is your pas- are you from is also hard. Though I What is your family like? – My fam- sion above all else? – Loving others was born in Canada, it is not the ily is very close. I am the oldest of 3 and doing my best to help and country that I remember in my earlikids. My brother is Chris and my sis- serve. I know that sounds cliché but est memories.


Literature Corner A Place to Showcase YOUR Writing!

Chasing For Refuge - Part 3 A Short Story By Samara Paine I wonder how long I had been out, and how I’m still here. I come to the conclusion that the officials must’ve thought I was dead when they saw the slit on my forehead and left me alone. Attempting to stand up, I realize, once again, that I am unable to. Cautiously, I start making my way into the woods, pulling my useless leg along, getting the blood back into my frozen body. Once I get into the ditch, I use the buried roots to pull myself up and over into the trees and plop down behind a bush, thoroughly exhausted. I’m struggling to stay awake as my head feels like it’s spinning around, and around, and around… My left pant leg has been ripped up the side all the way to my midthigh. I roll the other side of my jeans up passed my damaged knee and again feel my dripping head wound and think, I’m either going to bleed to death or freeze to death. I’ve never really learnt how to treat wounds like this, so I simply place a light amount of snow on my throbbing knee and haul myself over to a scrap of a shirt a few yards away and wrap it around my forehead. The rest of my body is dotted with bruises, cuts, blisters, and burns.

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I can’t bear to think of my family right now. My courageous mother, Amalia, my quiet father, Trent, and my reckless 16-year-old brother, Owen. All strong, yet helpless at the moment. For all I know, they could be…

in surrender as they come closer… closer…

All at once I realize how light the footfalls sound. As if they’re scurrying. They don’t sound like the bulky, steel-toed boots the officials wear. Slowly, I bring my hands No. down and turn around to see a group of women hurrying towards I don’t know what to do. I don’t me. Three of them wear backpacks even know what to think. and they all have cross-body bags slung around their torsos. I can’t go back. A rescue team? It couldn’t be… I can’t walk. And then I knew what was going I’m not safe… anywhere. on. A trick! It is at this moment that I realize I Panicking, I try my best to scurry don’t stand a chance. back to the forest. I don’t know why I even bother to try, because I’m suddenly shivering, teeth chat- the four women are kneeling betering as furiously as a sewing ma- fore me in a matter of seconds. chine on full speed. I need an extra jacket… a thick woolen sweater TO BE CONTINUED... over a thermal long-sleeve is hardly enough cover to last in this -15 degree weather. I could grab a coat blown off of someone in the explosion… is it safe to venture out into the open street? The only beings within my sight are dead or halfdead. I decide to first test the abilities of my formerly deafened ears, in fear of not being able to sense someone coming from behind. My right ear’s hearing is fully restored, while my left can only hear the loudest sounds- shouts, sirens, crashes. I slide back down into the ditch and peer out onto the road, staying low. Spotting a beige jacket under a smashed pickup truck, I A Poem manage to get myself across the By Melody Brocke pavement and obtain a few scrapes on my uncovered leg. I tug He made everything below and the oversize jacket on, pulling the above; collar up to my nose, breathing in its warmth. Suddenly, I freeze to the mightiest eagle, the meekest the sound of quick footfalls coming dove from behind me. I raise my hands

He Made It All

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He made the towing trees, and the gentle breeze. The stars so high, He made every single cloud in the sky All you've got to do is look, inside His book It's there, if you only look He made the majestic mountains, oh so tall


He made the mighty waterfall. The grassy meadow, the delicate rose petal. He made it all— all you've got to do it look, inside of His book Someone wise once said, He who has an ear, let him hear!

A Show Review By Davin Van Urk

the company of a robotic dog known as ‘K9’. Because ‘Time Lords’ regenerate instead of dying, the Doctor’s face changes a fair bit throughout the years.

Doctor who is a long running British Sci-Fi show that originated in November of 1963. It was originally a radio show that jumped to television. The story revolves around a ‘time lord’ called ‘The Doctor’ that travels through space and time in a blue police phone box, crazy I know. The most interesting thing ABOUT this show is that the Doctor has been played by many different people throughout the years, and often, they look nothing alike.

Objectional Content



Doctor Who is a very clean show with a very modest sprinkling of H*** and D*** in the occasional episode. As far as sexual content goes the show still keeps very modest with content restricted to kissing and a VERY small amount of hidden nudity and sly references. The occasional alcoholic drink appears but again; Doctor Who manages to stay relatively clean in these immoral days.

Listen to the sounds of the earth proclaim who He is. As previously stated, Doctor Who The sound of a gentle breeze, revolves around the adventures and heroics of a ‘Galifreyan Time the sound of the cool mountain Lord’ known only as ‘The Doctor’. spring, In his time and space ship lovingly dubbed ‘The TARDIS’ (Time And the sound of rustling tree leaves, Relative Dimensions In Space) he jumps from time frame to time And His birds when they sing! frame, saving people and destroying enemies along the way. He usuHe made it all, yes He did. ally travels with a human companion but has on one occasion held

Doctor who is a very friendly show for young teens and up, though I would recommend checking with your parents to determine exactly what is allowed in your household. Keep in mind that as it IS a science fiction show you can expect evolutionary themes at times, but in no way does it seem about to convert people to the way of thinking shown.


Cool Facts For Your Warehouse of Useless Knowledge By Jubilee Chiu Broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, and cabbage all were created by humans from a single plant, wild kale. People say "Bless you" when you sneeze because when you sneeze,your heart stops for a milisecond. In a study of 200,000 ostriches over a period of 80 years, no one reported a single case where an ostrich buried its head in the sand. They can also run faster than horses, and the males can roar like lions. Guinea pigs and rabbits can't sweat. The duckbill platypus can store as many as six hundred worms in the pouches of its cheeks. Upper and lower case letters are named 'upper' and 'lower' because in the time when all original print had to be set in individual letters, the 'upper case' letters were stored in the case on top of the case that stored the smaller, 'lower case' letters.

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Beetles taste like apples, wasps together a group of friends? Or do like pine nuts, and worms like fried you think of something else, somebacon. thing deeper? You are always able to see your What I’m talking about is the love nose. Your brain just chooses to ig- of God. nore it. No matter what people say, our It is physically impossible for pigs God is the God of love. He is comto look up into the sky. prised of love. His very nature and personality is that of love. It is beLike fingerprints, everyone's cause of this loving nature that tongue print is different. God saved us from our wrongs and short-comings; our sins. The crazy A crocodile can't move its tongue thing is, not only is God the God of and cannot chew. Its digestive love, but 1 John 4:8 tells us that, juices are so strong that it can di- “The one who does not love does gest a steel nail. not know God, for God is love.” He is love. Hot water is heavier than cold. So by saying, “all you need is love”, Sound travels 15 times faster you’re actually saying, “all you through steel than through the air. need is God.” It’s a cool thought, isn’t it? Not only does God love, If you electrically shock a person’s but he is love itself. brain, their math skills can greatly improve for up to 6 months. All you need is love. All you need is God. It’s impossible to hum with your nose plugged. "Lethologica" is a word that describes the state of not being able to remember what you were about to say.

League of Legends Art

All You Need Is Love

Celery has negative calories! It takes more calories to eat a piece By Jennica Wlodarczyk of celery than the celery has in it to begin with. It's the same with ap- “All you need is love.” Whether ples! you’ve heard the song or not, I’m sure that you’ve heard this phrase Chewing gum while peeling onions before in some way or another. will keep you from crying! When you hear the saying, “all you need is love”, what is the first thing The glue on Israeli postage stamps that you think of? Do you think of is certified kosher. the love between a boy and a girl? Do you think of the love that holds Teemo - LoL art By Jesse Ongkili

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Prayer Warriors


You will be judged on:

• Theme Pray for: • Creativity Good health, speedy recovery, and • Composition successful surgeries/treatments • Skill level • Is the image crisp or clear? Productivity, focus, motivation and • Is the focus adjusted approefficiency for school priately? • Lighting? "Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for There will be Amazon or Best Buy this is God’s will for you in Christ Je- prizes awarded to the top 3 An Advice Column sus." - 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 entries. The winning entries will be By Kristina Fedorov displayed on the ning, and in the campus learning commons! Why does the sky never turn green? WHEN: Now until the November 22nd. The judges will decide the -Greenlover last week of November and will announce the winners. Dear Greenlover,

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WHERE: group/so-you-think-you-can-photography-competition-2013-

Note from the Editor

Well, actually the sky does turn green. Sometimes, in the tornado prone areas of the world, the sky will turn green just before a big storm. It isn't the vibrant, grassgreen colour we all imagine. It's a dark, gloomy, olive coloured green. If you want to go even more in depth, it's actually not even green! It's a reaction your eyes make to the light in the sky!

Verse of the Week - By Megan F.

By Jubilee Chiu

Events WHAT: HCS Digital Photography Competition 2013/14 “So You Think You Can Photograph” with the theme: "Seen Through the Eyes of the Creator".

Need advice on something? Ask Dr. Wise! You can also submit your poems, stories, funny pictures, art, and practically anything you'd like to see in the paper! We also have Contributing Writers positions open, so don't hesitate to send us an application email with the following info: Name, age, possible contributions, and availability.

Here are some of the criteria for HCOS, ACOS and HCS participants wanting to enter: You may use photos you have al- If you have any questions about ready taken, but we encourage you the paper, shoot the Editor a mesto go out and create new content. sage at Keep Calm and Read On!

Hope this helps, Dr. Wise Why isn't there another word for synonym? -Anonymous Dear Anonymous, Unfortunately, no one has invented another word for synonym. Why? I don't exactly know, but maybe because the word is fulfilling enough? Sorry for the disappointing answer, Dr. Wise


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Clone Confusion - By Joshua Wlodarczyk

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