Written by Laine Thomas Rest. The divinely decreed command calling the chosen people of God to set aside their daily agendas and redirect their focus to Him. Yet, this Biblical push for stillness opposes the bustle and drive of American culture. Stemming from the concept of the American Dream, modern society continues to hold self-achievement in high regard. This value has become especially prevalent in the corporate and educational realms, undermining habitual rest. The American College Health Association reports that 57 percent of college students felt overwhelmed by all they had to do over the course of two weeks, and 55.1 percent felt exhausted from non-physical activity in 2018. This…
Motivation to Move-The Comparison Trap
Written by Addi Freiheit “Looking good naked is a great side effect. I mean, people love that. It’s not what should be your priority of exercising, if that makes sense,” freshman business marketing and military science major Cameron Huelin said. Looking at Huelin, that sentence might surprise you. Huelin is currently on scholarship at Biola University through the Reserve Officer Training Corps and regularly practices CrossFit – an exercise practice that includes high-intensity functional movements. Simply put, Huelin is buff. But while Huelin carries his bulk of muscle with the utmost confidence, wisdom also marks his stride. “I think healthiness and happiness are intertwined. And I know I for one…
Squad Goals: The Science Behind Friendships in College
A photo series on the benefits of friendship by Janelle Mejia (photos) and Morgan Mitchell (captions).