One Thing This Summer

6/20/2017

For the average American whose lifespan is 78.8 years, a total of 7 years and 8 months is spent watching TV. Another 5 years and 4 months on social media platforms --- YouTube taking up 1 year and 10 months and Facebook, 1 year and 7 months of that time. That means, on average, 13 years of one’s life is spent staring at glass . . .

More Than A Game

6/13/2017

The Master’s University baseball team sits in the dugout watching their teammate, Aaron Shackelford, at the plate. It’s the top of the ninth in an elimination game against Menlo College at the Golden State Athletic Conference Tournament, and the Mustangs trail 5-7. There are two outs, bases are loaded and Shackelford has a full count . . .

Triggers

6/6/2017

There is no weaker, more cowardly, and fragile category of people than university administrators and professors. It’s hard to imagine graduates under their influence coming out of their self-centered “safe spaces” to have any impact on society, other than to push it more toward socialism . . .

The Stadium of Life

5/25/2017

An Olympic gold medal, the Stanley cup, the Vince Lombardi trophy, the Larry O’Brien trophy, the Commissioner’s trophy, each presented in recognition of unsurpassed excellence. No athlete merely stumbles upon the finish line, whatever it may look like. And yet, physical skill—speed, agility and strength—is nothing without the mind behind it. . .

Professional Fraud

5/15/2017

Clopping around in shoes six sizes too big, wearing a dress that drowned my tiny five-year-old figure and carrying around a notepad with a tangle of crayon etchings on it, I asked my parents in the kitchen, “May I take your order?”

Life in the Promised Land: An IBEX Student's Perspective

5/10/2017

If someone were asked to describe the terrain of Israel, chances are “desert” would be the first word to come to mind. In reality, Israel is a far more varied country than many Americans may assume. Wheat fields, rolling hills, forests, rugged and rocky slopes, and a beautiful coastline along the Mediterranean also comprise a large section of the Promised Land. . .

Senior Memoir: Kailey Richardson

5/1/2017

Master’s was my last choice. Not only was it my last choice, but it was the only choice I tried to run away from. I have been around this school my entire life. I was born and raised in the Santa Clarita Valley. I grew up going to Placerita Bible Church, which is next to Masters, for the first seventeen years of my life. . .

TMU Students Present Research at Nationally Recognized Science Conference

4/24/2017

“Research is the undergirding of science… It is a publish or perish field,” said Dr. Joe Francis, chair of The Master’s University Department of Biological and Physical Sciences. This well-known fact among the science community is the driving force behind the Annual West Coast Biological Sciences Undergraduate Research Conference (WCBSURC for short) held April 22, 2017. . .

Stumbling Across the Gospel in the Jungle

4/19/2017

A few weeks ago, Mark Finster, Mitch Clevidence and I boarded a plane at LAX and flew to Ecuador for our TMU spring break. We planned to rent a car, drive around, shoot video for our video journalism class, eat local food and avoid suffering from altitude sickness. . .

Dr. John Stead Named TMU Provost

4/17/2017

The Master’s University is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. John Stead to the position of Senior Vice President and Provost. With a doctorate from the University of Southern California in the triumvirate of American politics, political theory and comparative politics, Stead has taught at Master’s U as a professor of history and political studies for 47 years, serving as the Vice President for Academic Affairs for over 21 of those years. . .

Senior Memoir: Jason Karkenny

4/13/2017

Deciding where to go to college is one of the most important choices we make in life. Wanting to be successful—which looks different for everyone—can be a driving factor in choosing a school. For the first time we are on our own, every decision impacting the person we will become. . .

Student Focus: Madi Cole '18

4/11/2017

The competitor sprints, approaching the small hole into which she must precisely lodge the high tip of her pole. Pole planted, she presses hard to bend it, hanging at the end like a pendulum, and at the perfect moment she swings her body upside down. At the top of the arc, she shoots up over a bar set more than double her height. She lets go and falls back-first to a mat. . .