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    Editor’s Note: Fall 2011

    Written by Kelsey Osterman Like many other imaginative, nature-loving kids, there was a time in my childhood when my greatest dream was to have my very own treehouse. Yet I didn’t want just any treehouse; my arboreal residence was a veritable mansion in the sky, a castle in the leafy canopy. I spent rainy days scribbling blueprints on scrap paper, drawing a spiral staircase here, a rope ladder there and trapdoors everywhere. Each multi-level floor plan was more preposterous than the one before, but I was blissfully unaware that my dreams were so implausible. Much of our world is formed and controlled by expectations. We believe the world around us…

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    Coast-to-Coast Fashion: Student styles from across the nation

    Written by Cassandra Gonzales Biola sophomore Madison Krueger was walking into class when a girl stopped her mid-stride to compliment her outfit. Another girl, pointing to Krueger’s sweater asked, “Where do you get your style ideas from? You’re always dressed so stylishly!” Krueger shrugged and replied, “I’m from Washington; I just shop at the local stores.” In a community of more than 6,000 students from all across the country, Kreuger is just one example of how students represent their hometowns through their personal style. Biola, like almost any other college, is a social melting pot, and in many ways, students share more and more common ground with each other as…

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    Editor’s Note: Spring 2011

    Written by Melissa Gutierrez I want to frame the following set of works with a fact: people take up time and space. Your body occupies a certain volume in the universe, and your actions occur across a series of seconds, minutes, hours, and years. This is simple stuff, but stuff that’s hard to remember in an increasingly busy world that tries to ignore basic physical limitations; a world that is constantly trying to be more and do more with less effort and less time. It’s a sort of environment that sets the standards for success in our culture today: getting the best things the fastest, or overcoming the hardest obstacles…

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    Meet Our Staff

    Spring 2011 has arrived and so has our new Point Magazine staff. We have expanded to better this next issue and have begun work. Melissa Gutierrez is once again leading the team as Editor-in-Chief and she has brought together a great team to work under her leadership.

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    Christmas Gifting: Biola Style

    The Christmas season, as all of us Bible-believing Biolans know very well, is not about gifts, Black Friday, or Santa Claus. It’s clearly about the Creator of the universe becoming a helpless human child. Still, that doesn’t mean we can’t all spread a little love and joy (and imitate the generosity of God the Father in the process) by giving and receiving a few presents here and there. So to help you out in the process, here’s a quick list (make sure to check it twice) of the top seven gifts Biolans can give to one another. Biola-Themed Winter Survival Kit: The weather outside is frightful, and the Biola bookstore…

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    The “Point-n-Shoot”

    Untitled from The Point on Vimeo. Fall 2010 “Point-n-Shoot” Magazine Photo Contest Video By: Alisha Andrews No matter what type of photographer you are, your honored Point Magazine staff invites you to participate in our very first, bi-annual photo contest! The photographs chosen should reflect our magazine’s theme. Winners will be displayed on the front page of our website and printed inside our FALL 2010 issue. We can’t wait to see your work! Photo Eligibility To enter, you must be a Biola student (part- or full-time). All photos must have been taken within your time at Biola, whether that was four years ago, four months ago, or four hours ago. The photo…