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The case for independent school newspapers 

A student-led newspaper from Pittsburg High School in Pittsburg, Kansas has gained wide attention and praise after they broke a story that uncovered a scam. As the story goes, the Pittsburg Community Schools announced it had hired Amy Robertson as the high school principal, but the students had some concerns about her credentials. The school´s newspaper, The Booster Redux, led a journalistic investigation, and found out several discrepancies in Mrs. Robertson´s experience. She allegedly got her masters and doctorate degree from Corllins University, a questionable institution with no physical address and several complains of illegitimacy. She claimed to have earned her bachelors of fine arts in the University of Tulsa, but the student checked and found that the university does not offer that type of degree. The story was featured in The Booster Redux and less than a week later, the board of education announced that Mrs. Robertson had resigned.


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Get to know Mars’ Hill’s new Editor-in-Chief! An interview with Katie Maryschuk 

What are you most looking forward to next year?
I would be lying if I said I wasn’t looking forward to working with the team that is coming together, seeing and editing the amazing work that is submitted and producing the paper in general. If you want me to be more specific, I would say I am most excited for the potential that I believe the paper holds. It has potential to grow, expand, and declare truth.



OneTWU: Maintaining constant change 

Kelsey Tuffin
OneTWU: Some may groan at the name, or be aggravated by the perceived “gay agenda” moving among the students at TWU. Groan, if you so choose. But it is done at the expense of others. The “others,” who aren’t really an other but your peers who differ in perspective and sexuality.



Research in Relation: TWU student researches experience of sexual minorities on campus 

You’ve probably seen the video. It’s been played in your classes, assigned as homework, and mentioned in chapel. If you haven’t seen it then I might actually doubt your admission and participation at this school. It’s Brene Brown. It’s “The Power of Vulnerability.” It was a first-year acting class and I remember being enamoured by the way in which she described research. “I’m a qualitative researcher. I collect stories; that’s what I do. And maybe stories are just data with a soul,” she said. A year ago this month, I walked out of Chuck Macknee’s office with a fat stack of research articles in my arms and a vision of Brene in my mind as I embarked upon my senior thesis project. I would be studying the experiences of sexual minority students at Trinity Western University. One of my fellow thesis students posted an article in our Facebook group about the ways in which writing a thesis is like being in a relationship. It’s true in many ways. While the relationship hasn’t been smooth sailing all the way, it’s nestled its way into my heart and has made itself a home. I hope it occupies a corner of yours as you consider the ways your life has been affected by your sexual minority peers and, in turn, how your life has affected theirs. In a nutshell, here is what my advisor and I found through talking with ten sexual minority students (past and present) from TWU.



Language & Culture Discovery grant “added incentive” to try a Linguistics course 

Becky is like many young people who are faced with the conundrum of choice—she’s intrigued by a subject area, but how can she know if she enjoys study in that field until she tries it out? For now, Becky has declared her Major as Biblical Studies, and she’s considering pairing it with a Minor in Linguistics. This would be to at least begin a career in Bible translation, but she’s not yet sure if this is where her passion lies.



The Ban 2.0 

On March 22, the United States Department of Homeland Security released the news that if you are flying on a direct flight to the United States from ten airports in predominantly Muslim countries, you will no longer be allowed to take any electronic devices larger than a smartphone into the cabin. This means that passenger now have to check in laptops, handheld games, cameras, and tablets of any kind, including iPads, Kindles etc. The ban is owed to fears that terrorists could contain bombs in such devices, and seems to be indefinite. There also seems to be no clear outline as to how this will be implemented.