Posts Tagged 'cornell'



college students

random thought:

There are times when I wish I could just grab some of these college kids by the shoulders and tell them straight to their face that their God loves them, that their God adores them and has gone to such great lengths to passionately chase after them, and that there is a God who is bigger than problem sets and prelims and final exams and if they could just see that, if we could just see that,…. and that I can see myself doing it to youth group kids and seeing how four years later we’re all just that young, oh so very young and in need of our Savior,…

//end thought

News from this Ivy League & Beyond

Most days, I don’t remember/realize that I attend an Ivy League school. Today, however, it seemed excruciatingly clear the type of influence and power the children attending school here have/will have.

Why today? A friend of mine recently published an opinion piece in our local school newspaper that basically preached the gospel. Within hours, all of our Christian list-serves were flooded with, “Check out pg. 9 of the Daily Sun!”

What’s funnier/more interesting? are the comments on the online publication –> http://cornellsun.com/node/26351.

In other news, a teacher from Sudan was recently arrested for “defacing” the name of the Prophet Muhammad. Immediately thoughts of my near eastern class are flooding through my mind and the conflicts within Islam.

Anyway… back to my paper on radical fundamentalist Islam.

acapella

So tonight marks the night of my first acapella concert on campus (barring the all-Christian acapella group) and I must say, it was pretty cool. I especially enjoyed this one song that seemed like it was a critique of the Gulf war — it’s always interesting and enjoyable hearing student and music groups being concerned and involved about politics, morality, and social issues in their music. There was this article I read a while back about how there’s this shift in rap music from songs about big bootys and bling bling into political issues and morality –… though, I’m not sure if that uh, has shifted back or not.

Anyway, point being: I enjoy music with depth =P

Although,… I did enjoy their rendition of It’s Business Time by Flight of the Conchords.  Business time, that’s why they call them business socks.