Author Archives: Rachel Wagner

The Dangers of ‘Facebook Activism’

With the spread of information so easily accessible through social media sites, a rise in misinformed Facebook petitions rile people up with little or no facts to back them. On Sept. 7, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos anno...

CNU Myths

Despite being relatively young, CNU has accumulated quite a few myths and legends. From what orientation leaders tell their students during Welcome Week, to darker rumors about ghosts, secret societies, hidden tunnels, and even Pa...

Controversial Elections

The CNU Center for American Studies presented its tenth annual “Controversial Elections in American History” conference last week. Featuring prominent speakers from multiple colleges and universities, the conference focused on fiv...

The dangers of assumptions in politics

I’ll be the first person to openly say that I dislike Donald Trump. His policies are atrocious and full of empty promises, he comes across as a bigot who hates anything different from himself, and nothing is more unattractive than...

Campus life isn’t exactly kosher

Some Jewish students feel a little out of step with CNU’s culture, as they attempt to observe religious holidays and steer clear of awkward conversations with some Christian students. The conversion conversation Some Jewish studen...

The atheists among us

About a month into last semester, a peer approached me, speaking of the discomfort they were experiencing on campus because they were an atheist. They were saying “I just feel like there’s something wrong with me, and I’ve never f...