Month: April 2011

Bamboo Blade

Bamboo Blade is a show about a high school kendo club. Hence the name “Bamboo Blade.” Toraji Ishida is the club’s instructor. He makes a bet with a friend of his, who is the kendo teacher at another school. They would each get five girls and have a match with each other. And if Toraji […]

Do You Have What Colleges Are Looking For?

By Cody J. Lettau It’s time to start thinking about your future after high school. When the time comes for high school students to apply for college, many students will worry about whether or not they will be accepted into the institution of their choice. With so many colleges to choose from, how can a […]

When You Reach Me

The Bookshelf, by Rebekah Hall. Genres can be misleading. Their sole purpose in life is to categorize stories into particular little slots, so that their labels can glisten from a utilitarian shelf.  Of course, that’s not to say that they are useless, but most people tend to take them far more seriously than they should, […]

Career-of-the-Month: Professional Athlete

Athletic people often dream of getting a job as a “pro” athlete. However, few athletes ever make it that far. It’s a good idea, then, to have another job in mind as well. Professional athletes include baseball, football, basketball, and tennis players; golfers, ice skaters, skiers, surfers, stock car drivers, and rodeo riders – basically […]

Oklahoma Baptist University

Established in 1910 by the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma, OBU is a small co-educational Christian liberal arts university in Shawnee, Oklahoma. The main OBU campus, referred to as “Bison Hill,” contains over 30 buildings on 200 acres. Located about 35 miles east of Oklahoma City and surrounded by acres of vineyards, Shawnee is rich in […]

Ein Avdat: Water and History in the Desert

By Micha Banschick Perhaps, even for major couch potatoes, there are more mesmerizing things in the world than a forty-inch flat screen boob tube. Personally, I think all wonders of nature feel more real and alive up close and in person as opposed to anything on the small screen. Not only does being there give […]

Bethany Hamilton

Bethany Hamilton, a homeschooled surfer girl, had high hopes for making surfing her career. Then one day she was attacked by a shark that bit off one of her arms. Less than a month after the incident, the 13-year-old returned to surfing with an unbelievably positive attitude. Overcoming all odds, Hamilton went on to win […]