April 2016 Hilltop Print Edition featuring articles on graduation, BaD Battles, summer missions trips and more.
Rachel Tilgner is relatively new to acting, but through various circumstances, she has found this new path.
Merissa Holliday talks about what she calls 'The Christian cop out' and how telling someone "God has a plan for you," can be unbeneficial to healing.
A picture slide show of the first annual Commuter Hungry Games.
Katie Merritt talks about her experience as a doula, birthing coach and the opportunities it has brought her.
Fusion Art Show video now available online.
Natasha Wilson shares her experience and some advice about how to survive heartbreak and break ups on a small campus.
A look into the life of a Chipotle Mexican Grill employee.
The Hilltop March 2016 Print Edition which features articles on the Spring film festival, the Health Science department awarded a $60,000 grant and a review of "Arsenic and Old Lace."
Chiara Romero shares a testimony about how God used the loss of a friend to make her new.
A feature profile on Paige England, the newly appointed co-leader of the SALT ministry team, as she talks about the opportunity SALT gives students to provide for the physical and spiritual needs of those in need.
Natasha Wilson offers up some advice on how to get the most out of your spring break.
Corban's True North Corps attended Mission Connexion Northwest's Muslim Connexion conference where speakers urged Christians to reach out to those with Muslim faith.
Katrina Delamarter talks about trending Facebook pages that normalize the word "porn."
A restaurant review by Mike Toam of 503 Sushi Bar located in downtown Salem in the historic Reed Opera House.
Angie Knight reflects on how we as a Christian community feel pressure to be in control of our future when in reality God is in control.
Katelyn Perkins gives a recap of the fire-side chat Q&A event about same-sex attraction.
Allison Ehrhardt talks about forgiving even those who are scrutinized by the media such as NBA player Blake Griffin.
Robots in the Bible? Maybe, maybe not. Professor Allen Jones decided to tackle the unusual topic that was the feature of the February Honor's Program sponsored lecture.
Ashlyn Rollins takes a look at the different views on whether or not students should use their laptops or other devices to take notes during class.
Adrianna Schoorl discusses how fandoms has influenced her view of what art is and how art glorifies God.
Lauren Messmer talks about how God has set her free from worry, fear and anxiety.
Chiara Romero talks about her distaste for New Year's resolutions and her perspective of being made new.
Mike Toam talks about the Pathway to English program and the transition the students go through coming to a strange, new country.
Savannah Lesch shares her experience giving blood at Corban's blood drive on Jan. 21.
The Hilltop Print January Edition featuring student testimonies on how they have been set free, a tribute to Dr. Richard Caulkins and more.
A new water fill station in Schimmel encourages the Corban community to be more environmentally conscious and students to take initiative when they see a need around campus.
Natasha Wilson shares how she was set free as a freshman filled with anxieties.
Student, Bronte Brooke shares how some men at Corban feel about yoga pants and other pieces form-fitting clothing, and her perspective on how Christians should respond to this controversy.
Rachel Stadeli discusses how to deal with some relatives you may not get along with.
A look into the Starbucks red cup controversy as Christians during the Holiday season.
Student Charlotte Vanwerven offers us some tips on how to make it through finals week. God's strength to everyone!
Student Rachel Stadeli reflects on her journey and struggle of being a single person in a Christian community.
Meet the PVG brother-sister hall RAs Alaina Goodwin and Justin Holden!
Charlotte Vanwereven shares some great tips on how to have the perfect Thanksgiving break.
The November Hilltop Print Edition with articles that feature a look at Christmas traditions, a movie review of "Woodlawn", students going through mock interviews and a feature on a few students adopted from other countries.
A few samples from staff and students inspired by the creative chapel.
A student led group project aims to bring awareness to human trafficking specifically in the Salem area.
Get to know some of the brother-sister hall RA duos from Fraagard!
Corban's new CarShare program through Enterprise Car Rentals gives students opportunities.
Get to know some of the brother sister hall duos for Balyo and Davidson!
A student decides to boycott the favorite autumn drink, the Pumpkin Spice Latte.
A student gives her definition of being a feminist and talks about her decision to be a Christian feminist.
The proposed Treehouse Project opens up an opportunity for students to voice their opinions.
Meet the Area Coordinator and Assistant Area Coordinator of Prewitt and Van Gilder (PVG)! Area Coordinator: Alex Gowan Hometown? Spring Creek, Nevada What is your major/degree in? Youth and Family Psychology Favorite college memory? “During my senior year as an RA, I planned a princess night for my hall. I bought a bunch of...
A student's guide to surviving the Halloween Basement Bash.
The October print edition of The Hilltop with articles on Biblical Womanhood, the Warrior Men's Soccer team, Corban's 80th annual Missions Conference and much more.
A student studying abroad at Oxford University writes about her experiences so far.
Get to know your Balyo Davidson community leaders!
Al Egg, chaplain of the Portland Trailblazers, speaks at chapel on the importance of faith, assurance of faith and prayer lists.
Get to know some of the Fraagard Resident Assistants (RAs)!
A look at your community leaders here at Corban.
A student contemplates the meaning of the mid-semester study day and the importance of rest.
A student "researches" the lifestyle and culture of the Introvert community.
A student reflects on her journey through depression in a Christian community.
Students Gabby Kupfer and Rachel Stadeli recap last week's King's Kaleidoscope concert.
A recap of last week's Shawn McDonald concert held in the Psalm Center.
Sept. print edition featuring articles on the academic year's theme "Made New," students reflecting over summer activities, the new Kairos program and the best coffee shops in Salem.
Humans vs. Zombies was a few weeks ago at this point, and the zombies won. Here’s a little comic to make all the humans feel a little better and we hope that all humans and zombies alike can share a laugh now that everyone has returned to the land of the living.
A summary of Cineclub's underground film festival awards ceremony.
A recap of the Corban Rec. Camp Dakota trip, where adventure and new friendships were found.
A couple weeks ago I received this text from my former youth pastor: Let me know if you can grab some coffee or something with me today…anytime. After no communication with him for almost a whole year, because of past wounds, countless disagreements, and a “goodbye” to my home church, I wanted to retreat – sink...
A student reflects on the school year's theme and how it applies to a mature Christian's life.
A recap of the Sept. 8 2015, ASB Worship night.
A student recalls the events that happened during 9-11 and touring Washington D.C. years after the attack.
Student reflects on Corban University's academic year theme, "Made New," and is reminded of the beauty of Christ's work in her.
Monday Sept. 7, 2015, Peter Sears, the Poet Laureate of Oregon, came to Corban’s campus for the second time. He spent the afternoon sitting in on classes and then taught a poetry workshop in the Emitte Center that was open to students, faculty, and the general public. Sears began the workshop with a prompt to...
A student wrestles with the question on whether or not Christians should keep the Sabbath holy.
Student depicts four ways you can prepare for the Ocean Rush this weekend.
Senior student recounts the events of a family tragedy and reflects on not understanding God's will.
A summary of the 2015 Convocation ceremony and includes students' reactions and thoughts on the event and this academic year's theme.
Corban welcomes the class of 2019 at orientation weekend.
What happens when you feel a certain calling from God--which could be in conflict with your other dreams and plans?
A student describes her repentant response to her mishandling of education.
As the school year comes to a close, there are mixed feelings. Student Jordan Konkler shares some of her hesitations in going home and leaving behind her Corban community, as well as how she is giving those hesitations over to God.
April 2015 print edition featuring changes to the alcohol policy, debate on Christian response to LGBT, the B.a.D Battles recap and the SEA awards.
A student reviews IKE Box and its positive traits.
Senior Kelsey Leavitt shares her story about being a Christian woman who feels held down by the church's stereotypes about knowledge, secular research, "Christian" ambitions and callings for women.
A student describes the difficulty she had trying to engage in personal devotions around campus.
The Warrior Classic Golf Tournament is scheduled for July 24. Here's more information on the exciting event.
Student Olivia Heisey snapshots her time working in a library before coming to Corban.
A recap of the Justice Conference speakers last Wednesday and Friday.
Students Sarina Girangaya and Angie Knight discuss the different writing style guides in a short, humorous personification piece.
A student explains what gossip is, and how it can differ from venting and ranting.
A student discusses the confusing process of dealing with a close friend's death.
Senior Arsinio Walker talks about some of the benefits of FIFA, as well as the amazing popularity of this video game.
The print edition of the March 2015 issue featuring: the poverty simulation, students hanging out in hammocks, and The Miracle Worker.
Students were left disheartened after Corban's main study abroad program, AMBEX, capped at 12 students.
A student discusses what she's learned from not being photogenic.
Corban's Student Event Team is accepting applications for the upcoming year--read about the benefits of applying, the stories of past participants and the experiences gained by those currently involved.
Seth Danley explains how the world would benefit if people talked less and pointed more.
A student reflects on what she's learned from a concussion that has significantly limited her actions.
Spring Formal is coming up on Sunday. Here are four things you shouldn't do to so everyone can have a fun, clean and enjoyable experience!
The Bird and Botany class offered at Corban reaps a lot more benefits than just learning about nature--it blossoms friendships and creates space to develop a deeper intimacy with God.
A student struggles with ideas of value, identity and feeling known.
8 students had the opportunity to accompany Christian artist Dan Chen to his studio in Eugene, OR, to learn some skills and spend the day shadowing him.
This is really, really, really a music review on Carly Rae's newest single, "I Really Like You." Rebekah Peters dives in head first to dissect the deep, meaningful lyrics and asks the question, "Can it ever compare to 'Call Me Maybe'?"
Internet crashes can lead to frustration, anxiety and utter devastation, especially when concert tickets are involved.
Like so many others across the country, Rebekah Peter's week was made with the re-release of Crispy M&M's. Read this delightful essay, and then go find yourself a bag of that delicious, crunchy goodness!
Angie Knight discusses the lessons she's learned at the toaster in the dining hall.
The life of a fast food employee isn't easy, and Kelsey Leavitt knows this from first-hand experience. This witty and eye-opening essay tells of her experiences, the good, the bad, and the messy.
"50 Shades of Grey" was released on Valentine's Day weekend and the mountains of articles that quickly followed almost broke the Internet. Jordin Lineback addresses the negative attacking of this movie and how it's possible that that could be more harmful than the movie itself.
The print edition of the February 2015 issue featuring: the upcoming poverty simulation, next year's ASB, and the Fusion Art Show.
A student describes the inspiration she has found through people who have persisted through poverty and stayed true to their faith.
"Maybe the co-exist people are right. Maybe there is a simpler solution to the world’s problems. We need to remove opinions — the divisive ones, at least." In this satirical essay, Heather Karle addresses the concept of tolerance and how this can be dangerous.
At a time of busyness and uncertainty, a student reflects on a high school acquaintance's recent death.
Angie Knight discusses what she learned during her time at the Breakaway Retreat.
TOMORROW MORNING, the ASB candidates will speak in chapel, convincing us to vote for them in the upcoming election. Get an exclusive sneak peak here at who is running for which positions and learn some other interesting facts about the candidates.
During the Christmas season, Rebekah Peters fills in as one of Santa's elves at Alpenrose Dairy. While hanging out with kids and wearing curly-toed shoes was expected, what wasn't expected was the amount of spiritual growth she experienced while taking pictures in Santa's workshop.
Farrarian men were forced to evacuate the premises Monday night when a small electrical fire threatened their homeland. Nathan Messmer has provided an exclusive, first-hand account of this traumatizing event turned dorm-bonding.
Corban recently acquired 40 acres of land. Here's how the land was purchased, and the possibilities of use for the new additions to the Corban nation.
Hilltop is offering singing vale-grams for your loved one! Roommate, significant other, you name it! Copy and paste this form onto a Word document, fill it out and send it to Rebekah Peters ASAP for your one-of-a-kind valentine!
Student Life will be hosting an event soon, and the student body needs to know! Exercise your creativity and be a part of this experience.
A student shares some lessons gained from the 2015 Super Bowl commercials.
Stinky Bagels, Corban's poetry club, is filled with aspiring poets desiring to share their artform. Three students stepped forward to have their work featured today: Nathan Smith, Daniel Elkins and Rachel Weinert.
Arsinio Walker discusses reasons why international athletes choose Corban.
Mr. VG 2015 was filled with laughter, surprises and a whole lot of music. Check out this recap video whether or not you missed the competition, compiled by Rebekah Peters and Nathan Messmer!
The current ASB members realized that more could be done with their positions and that something needed to change. Through much research, evaluation and prayer, a new model for ASB leadership was presented to the student body on Jan. 14 in chapel.
The print edition of the January 2015 issue featuring: Cadmar's reveal, ASB changes, and Cathy Down's retirement.
A student illustrates a response to events regarding Islamic terrorism.
Nathan Messmer discusses having a preferred worship style different from what was expressed at his home church.
Mr. VG is a prestigious competition on campus, where men take part in a battle of wits, talent, and hilarity. Take a moment to get to know this year's contestants a little better before coming out to watch them compete LIVE later this week.
There is root beer in the cafeteria! Students got together to sign a petition to bring Root beer to Aramark, proving that students do have the power to make a difference. Photo Credit: Brendan Dettwyler
On January 15, Dr. Matthew Dickerson came to Corban to lecture on the topic, "Can Computers Reason (and Enjoy Sex)?" Sophia Kuenzi writes about the claims Dr. Dickerson made about human intelligence and reason, and causes us to think deeper about this issue.
A student reflects on how the symbols of rain and manna are present in contemporary college students' lives.
Katrina Aman discusses why giving should be encouraged instead of tithing.
What's the basis of a resolution, and why do they so often fail? Rebekah Peters did some studying of the word and some reflection in her own life and has come to look at "resolve" in a new light.
On Sunday, Salem Alliance Church was visited by Westboro Baptist picketers. Here's how Salem Alliance handled the situation.
Emily Abbey discusses purity in this thought-provoking short article, specifically pointing out some of the flaws in the common system of purity rings.
ASB recently put on a Back to School Dance, the PVJAM. In case you missed the party, here is a slideshow of events. All pictures are credited to Rebekah Peters.
In his review of Exodus: Gods and Kings, student Sam Baggenstos discusses what someone familiar with the book can look forward to, or be prepared for, in the film.
Rebekah Straw addresses joy in this short article, claiming that it's really not as far away as we might think in the midst of our trials. She encourages us to seek God and find the joy he provides every day.
Sarina Girangaya goes home for Christmas break every year, not to snow-capped mountains, but to sunny beaches. In this short essay, she discusses some of her family's traditions during the holiday season.
Need some extra motivation to go see Mockingjay, the newest movie installment of the Hunger Games trilogy? Check out this movie review, written by Haley Meili, for an inspiring look at the raw human nature and sacrifice found in this movie.
Rebekah Straw discusses the lessons she's learned from being a professor's daughter.
Sarina Girangaya and Angie Knight tackle Taylor Swift's newest album in this music review. "1989" was released at the end of October and has been bursting the charts ever since--take a look at what Girangaya and Knight think.
Oregon’s poet laureate visited Corban on Nov. 21 and held a poetry workshop for students, staff and community members. Here are some poems students wrote from the workshop.
The print edition of the November 2014 issue featuring: the Turkey Trot, a volleyball player battling cancer, and students helping build homes in Nepal.
In this reflection essay, Christy Berry shares an powerful experience she had with a beggar while training with a mission organization in Bangladesh.
In this short reflection, Rebekah Straw shares about a childhood experience of hers and a lesson learned regarding work ethics and earning money.
Nathan Messmer and Angie Knight provide insight into proper Facebook etiquette.
Are you reading your Bible as the main source of strength in your life, or is it solely for encouragement in the hard times? In this spiritual reflection, Rebekah Peters shares her own struggle and growth in the way she approaches the Word of God and encourages us to do the same.
On Friday, students in Reading the World and Looking for God acted out a play they wrote. The play was about various Greek gods discussing their emotional and relational issues with a psychiatrist.
Corban's partnership with Mars Hill will end on Dec. 31. Dr. Greg Trull and Dr. Matt Lucas discuss the situation and how the pieces will be picked up.
Jessica Snook shares about the struggle of letting go of control in her life, giving her life and plans to God and experiencing freedom through this.
The focus of Wednesday's chapel was Veterans Day. Here are photos, taken by Rebekah Straw, showing what took place.
Did you miss the exciting events held during Corban Experience weekend? You're in luck! Check out this video created by Haley Meili and Emily Brown to see what you missed! Photo Credit: Kristin Aalto and Rebekah Peters
Unicycling isn't a word often heard, nor is it a hobby often witnessed. A few of Corban's unicycling residents discuss their unique hobby with the bicycle's lesser-known sibling.
Ever wondered what your professors were like in their undergraduate years? In an interview, Dr. Tennant shares her undergraduate experience at Ohio State University during the 1970's, where she majored in English.
Corban Experience is coming up quickly (Nov. 9, 10) and students are still needed to host experiencers. Haley Meili shares about her own experiences at this event in past years and the impact her own host had on her.
Emily Brown discusses why it's important to pray for peace.
Simon Howard gives a recap of the "Light it or Fight it" debate that took place on Thursday while reviewing the pros and cons of Measure 91.
Junior Emily Abbey is a pro at having a non-cliché Halloween. Follow in her footsteps and learn how not to go with the flow this Halloween.
The print edition of the October 2014 issue featuring: World Outreach Week, a visit from Dr. Eisenhut, and Humans vs. Zombies.
Junior Johnathan Partridge explains why video games should be treated and analyzed similarly to other art forms like film and literature.
On Oct. 14, three journalism students and their instructor visited Statesman Journal and learned about the insides of a newspaper, what the average day looks like for a journalist, and how to improve the chances of being hired in the journalism profession.
Junior Nathan Messmer shares entertainingly helpful tips to making your semester less stressful.
The second Open Mic Night of the school year occurred on October 21. Here are some photos, taken by Haley Meili, of the performances throughout the night.
Sara Stilwell shares her struggle to find peace in the midst of brokenness and loss.
Rebekah Peters gives some helpful tips on how to make the most of fall now that it's upon us.
Simon Howard discusses the movie "Left Behind," loosely based on the book series, and some of the issues in it.
On Tuesday, a vehicle was broken into and the stereo was stolen in a parking lot. Here's information on the suspect, what took place, and other recent suspicious activities.
Should we, as Christians, listen to non-Christian music? In this article, Emily Brown shares a piece of her testimony and discusses the hindrances that listening to explicit music can cause.
The Shari's on Lancaster is creating a new Warrior Shake, and YOU get to decide the flavor! Click here for more information and to find out how to vote for the flavor you want!
There has been a zombie uprising at Corban University! The apocalypse has begun. Rebekah Peters, along with the help of Haley Meili and Emily Brown, delivers an up-to-date video report on this outbreak.
Former Western Baptist student Reid Saunders gave a talk at chapel on Oct. 6. Here's a recap of what he talked about and what his association's purpose is.
What would you say to insects if they could speak? Armanie Miranda addresses this in a short, clever essay.
Angie Knight discusses how her experience at Corban measures up to how the college experience is depicted in films.
Maddie Beals graduated from Corban this May and is now back on campus working as an admissions counselor. Click here for an inside look at her journey from student to employee, and some of the highs and lows of this.
Sam Baggenstos explains what it means to Bavidson men to take part in the Lumberjack Games.
Nathan Messmer gives an inside look into some of the things that occur in Farrar.
After attending See You at the Pole, Rebekah Peters took the opportunity to think back over past experiences and reflect on the importance of prayer. Her testimony is a great reminder and inspiration to pray continuously.
The print edition of the September 2014 issue featuring: rewording the drinking policy, CLT, and The Maze Runner.
Sarina Girangaya discusses how Campus Care has helped improve the campus and community through recent changes.
Here are pictures of what students did at the Tailgating S'mores Party, hosted by the CLT Public Engagement Team on Sept. 20.
PVG residents returned to school and were greeted by a new dorm mate-- a rooster. Where did he come from? What is his name? Sarina Girangaya dives in to uncover the story behind this mysterious rooster.
Nathan Messmer gives a touching tribute to the sky bridge.
Students interested in event planning will have a chance to get experience in the field- thanks to the new Student Event Team! Here's a summary of what the Student Event Team is all about and how to get involved.
The men's soccer team kicks off the conference season tomorrow at 4:00 p.m. against their rivals, Concordia University. Will you be there to support them?
There's a new dog on campus! Emily Brown gets the information of who Greece is and what her role is.
Whether you missed the Beach Party and want to know what went down or you just want to relive the memories, now you can! Check out the recap video, courtesy of Jordin Lineback, Emily Brown, and Kristin Aalto.
In this short essay, a student describes the lessons her cat taught her.
Learning how to drive is no easy task, and re-learning to drive is no better. In this short essay, Angela Knight discusses some of the oddities of Oregon driving restrictions as compared to driving internationally.
In this essay, Sam Baggenstos discusses what it means to be faithful through the seemingly mundane moments of life.
Are you an extrovert or an introvert? Does that matter when it comes to building relationships? Emily Abbey discusses her thoughts and shares advice on how to see past the labels.
In preparation for the Beach Party on Saturday, students Lacie Wheeler and Armanie Miranda compiled a tiny list of things Corbanites shouldn't do before, or during, the Beach Party. The list may contain realistic, even graphic, illustrations of what shouldn't be done.
On August 27, students, faculty and staff joined together during chapel to begin a new tradition--convocation and the blowing of shofars.
Corban's second annual Block Party happened Friday, Aug. 29. Here's a run-down of what happened.
In this short essay, Armanie Miranda explains the fear of ants she developed this summer, while also discussing what she learned from them.
Jordin Lineback discusses the movie "God's Not Dead" and some of the issues in it.
The print edition of the April 2014 issue featuring: changes on campus, the Noah movie, and the world vision controversy.
On April 4 author Tony Seigh spoke in chapel and made a few big statements about God. For student Quinton Butterfield, Seigh threw some red flags in the air. See what Butterfield has to say here.
A discussion was held outside the library on April 15 dealing with the incredibly difficult issue of abortion after rape. Alexis Millers briefly explains what was talked about and the benefit that came from it.
Zoe Thatcher shares about some of the joys from her junior practicum this past semester.
A resume is an important tool, and most people will need one in their future. Starting with a solid resume now will only help later in life. Tori Cole offers some simple advice for making sure your resume will stand out among the masses.
Stephanie Lanman discusses what she believes to be one of the most overlooked areas of service in the church - those who provide childcare.
Nathan Messmer offers a review on the restaurant famous for their $1 tacos in Salem.
Joshua Austring explains a new training program called VO2 being used by many athletes at Corban to help runners be less nervous and individualize workouts.
A young woman at Corban shares her testimony about same sex attraction, her struggle with pornography and about the love and healing she's found in community.
Hannah Belleque explains her unique view on a hotly debated topic in Christian culture - feminism.
For the second year, Balyo Battles was open to the public. Each hall donned a unique color and fought to the end in an intense dodge ball tournament.
Registering can be a daunting task, but Tori Cole offers one piece of simple advice - register for something you don't need.
When Hollywood turns a biblical story into a production it's wise to be a little skeptical. If you're wondering whether you should see the new movie "Noah" to hit theaters check out what Emily Abbey has to say about the film.
Is the American culture to performance and entertainment driven? Professor Scott Bruce and Shannon Simmons discuss the idea here.
Many Corban students spent their spring break serving in Utah, Mexico, or Chicago. Some of these students share the purpose of the mission and their thoughts.
Corban's men's soccer team is looking to widen their team with the addition of 8 to 10 new players next season.
The print edition of the March 2014 issue featuring: the Balyo/Davidson merge, the new ASB team, and Crimea.
Tori Cole talks in her column this week about the side of tuition that is not often talked about. She discusses how students should approach the matter in a different way.
Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out this video with the cast of Anne of Green Gables to find out why they think you should see the play this weekend.
Heather Karle provides and in depth look at the old time classic, "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance."
The conflict in Crimea has been all over the news lately, but it can be hard to keep up to date with everything that is going on.
In an anonymous interview, a gentleman on campus shares about his struggle with same-sex attraction, how we can help our brothers and sisters in Christ, and why we can't let this topic fade.
In a less serious article, Tori Cole offers a few fun ways to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.
Ben Maison shares about what it's like growing up as the youngest of four boys and how that has shaped him into who he is today.
ASB election chapel is coming up this Monday, the 17th, but while you wait to hear their speeches you can learn a little bit about their passion and vision here.
Hannah Madsen shares her struggle to find freedom throughout her unique childhood as a missionary kid.
As you may know, all school activities were cancelled due to a snowstorm early February—including Corban Experience, which is kind of a big deal. Read more about what happened here.
Jodi Carlson, Executive Assistant to the President, shares some wisdom of things she wishes she knew when she graduated from college.
Jordin Lineback shares her thoughts on the upcoming changes to take place in Balyo and Davidson next year.
Alumni Liane DeHart, 2013, shares a bit of post-graduation encouragement.
CLT has had a lot of changes this semester, with new groups forming and merging together.
Kelsey Leavitt shares a personal story about an interesting character from her past:
There is a new opportunity for students to attend the Portal Young Adult Writing Academy for free. An event team of six students is being formed for the academy in June.
The Riffle brothers recently won a $13,000 prize for their cardboard rendition of the LEGO movie trailer. Watch their winning video here.
On Feb. 20 Corban Intramurals hosted their annual 5 on 5 basketball championships.
Emily Teterud recalls a summer job she once held at a retirement home and the interesting individuals she met during her time there.
Corban had their first talent show this past weekend, check out some photos here.
If you're looking for a good movie to see this weekend Joe Kraft thinks this one might be what you're looking for.
How often do you ask people to pray for you? Jordin Lineback explores this idea here.
Emily Abbey describes the role she played in the human trafficking awareness event put on by The Least of These. She recites the monologue of a woman trapped in prostitution.
Carrie Rasmussen reflects on Corban's recent snow storm, the beauty of God's creation and the joy of His tiny snowfillled blessings.
On Sun. Feb. 16 the Utah Missions team will be hosting a murder mystery party in the Emitte Center. Read more about the coming event here.
Hannah Madsen recounts the story of a unique figure in her life, Mama Naziwa.
Claire Clubb shares her testimony about dealing with depression and being a single mom and how sometimes God doesn't give us the answers when we want them.
Kelsey Leavitt offers a review of the Christian classic: Hinds’ Feet On High Places by Hannah Hurnard.
Hannah Belleque offers some perspective of the idea of "poor college students" and why we aren't as poor as it might seem.
On Wed. Feb. 5 and Fri. Feb. 7 Dr. Gregory Knopf and Dr. Gary Lovejoy will be presenting two special chapels: “Depression Facts and Fiction." Read here to find out more about the two speakers.
The famous Mr. VG extravaganza was held this past week. Men were elected from each hall to compete in a variety of events. Check out pictures from all the events.
Blue and gold flamingos have taken over the President's lawn, and they signal the beginning of a creative fundraising effort by the Haiti missions team.
Hannah Belleque shares a personal piece about what it's like for kids at the end of the alphabet.
The print edition of the January 2014 issue featuring: Spiritual busyness, Snapchat, and student songwriters.
Dr Kersey shares about a new religion focused on worshiping Kanye West. This movement was started by fans who idolize the artist much and create pillars around his unique way of living.
Mr. VG is Tues. Jan. 28 check out this video to see how contestants are feeling for the competition and how they've been encouraged by their halls.
Tori Cole returns to outline a few ways students can make their studying count, and tricks they can use to help with memorization.
Thinking of seeing "The Wolf on Wall Street"? You might want to read this first. Hannah Belleque offers a critique on the movie as well as a Christian perspective on whether every movie has to have a moral.
Katrina Aman sheds some light on how there is more than one way to be an addict.
Celebrating a birthday on a college student budget can be difficult, but Hannah Madsen reveals some birthday freebies which are sure to fit the bill.
On Mon. Jan. 20 over 300 Corbanites spent their day off serving the Salem community.
A listing of local and Corban events happening in the month of January.
Technology is taking the world by storm and so is the lingo that comes along with it. "Selfie" was recently deemed the new "Word of the Year" in 2013.
Hannah Madsen recounts several of her Christmases past and the struggles she faced, and the new outlook she had for Christmas this year.
Due to icy conditions the annual Christmas concert - that students and professors put hours of work into - was canceled.
Intramural volleyball brought in all kinds of students to play either for recreation or competition. This year the competition was tough, but both leagues eventually had a victor.
Senior and comic book buff Jeff Morse gives his review for Thor: Dark World.
Caleb Stultz, a senior at Corban recently had his idea for an iPhone app picked up by an Italian developer and will soon be available in the app store.
Alan Scharn's criminology class had the unique opportunity to see in to the mind of a murderer and engage with real people and situations.
Kelsey Leavitt shares some of her thoughts on what the Bible has to say about encouraging one another.
Distractions are all around us, but in her column this week, Tori Cole offers a few solutions to make studying a little easier.
Emily Teterud offers her reflection Black Friday: Thanksgiving vs. Thanksgetting.
The annual Barn Party was held on Nov 23, at Green Villa Barn. The night was full of dancing, pie, competition, and games.
Ever wonder what fun things there are to do around town on the weekends? Check out this weekly column to find out.
This year Aaron Withe joined the ranks of international students all the way from Birmingham, England. Read his raw interview here.
Heather Karle examines the idea of fairy tale romance in the real world, and how Christ is the true fulfillment when human love fails.
The Turkey Trot race is on Mon. Nov. 25 at 10 A.M. in front of Schimmel. Read more about the upcoming event here.
Lindsey Kariker tackles the difficult relationship between God's holiness and goodness and the evident existence of evil in the world.
Two young women have taken it upon themselves to teach other women how to defend themselves in dangerous real-life situations.
Campus Recreation recently hosted a Hoop for Hope basketball tournament, lasting two days and including a total of nine teams.
Nurse Janie Vohland explains all of Corban's health services and how students can access them, plus the importance of maintaining good health during the busy college years.
On Sat. Oct. 12, five Corban students set out to fight for life by holding loving signs and praying for and with the women and men walking into the Planned Parenthood clinic.
God has given each of His children different gifts, and not just spiritually. Here, you can see how a few different students have taken their abilities to the next level and started their own business.
On Nov. 6, the men's basketball team won against Portland Bible College in the first game of the season.
The print edition of the October 2013 issue featuring: Doubt, the Van-Dyk's new baby, and the "Grocery Fairy."
This week, Tori Cole brings up the important difference between how introverts and extroverts recharge, and gives a few suggestions for those on either side.
Ever wonder what fun things there are to do around town on the weekends? Check out this weekly column to find out.
On Oct. 29. the men's basketball team played their first pre-season game against the Oregon State Beavers, in tow were some of Corban's most spirited students.
Picking a Halloween costume can be a daunting task, but Jordin Lineback offers some unique costumes playing off of some of the most popular trends this year.
From the Lumberjack Games, Haunted trails, and Fanatic games- this weekend was packed. Check out some of the photos here.
Rebecca Reagan describes the unique similarities between Pilates and life, and the things that God can teach through this.
Ever wonder what fun things there are to do around town on the weekends? Check out this weekly column to find out.
Have you ever wanted to procrastinate but you just didn't know how? Have no fear. Check out this comprehensive list of the most important Youtube videos for the Corban student.
In this thoughtful piece, Armanie Miranda takes the idea of "What would Jesus do?" and gives it a new meaning.
Professor Jim Hills shares his thoughts on silence, and why we might need it more than we think.
Student loans are one of the biggest obstacles faces prospective college students. Read about how Corban has just announced the Corban Promise, a loan repayment assistance program, to help aide students.
For years, Corban University has tried to put together a paint-balling event for their students and this past study day, Campus Recreation finally pulled it off. Read about it here.
This week, Tori Cole discusses the importance of taking time to work on skills and hobbies in the midst of a busy schedule, and the benefits they can have.
Read here to find out about the album professor Kent Kersey describes as the "musical version of Instagram."
Ten teams competed for nearly a month in intramural Ultimate Frisbee, with the Big Red! Badgers making it out on top . Read more to see how each of the teams did.
The print edition of the September 2013 issue featuring: SALT, Summer mission trips, and Syria.
College students are always in need of new ways to organize and categorize their lives, and what better way than to use the plethora of smartphone apps that are at our fingertips- literally. Check out this article for a short list of helpful apps for every college student.
Freshman Bethany Janzen and political science professor Tony Caito have teamed up to help Corban students register to vote by coordinating a voter registration drive Oct. 7-11.
In this week's student testimony sophomore Vileka Fisher shares about her rough childhood and how she can now see God's glory in it.
October 5 marked the Inauguration of Corban's tenth president, Dr. Sheldon Nord. Check out pictures from the ceremony, as well as the events throughout the week leading up to it.
Twenty students, staff, and alumni competed in the Intramural 9-hole Golf Tournament on Sept. 26. Check out the results here.
Corban memes have spread all across campus. Hannah Madsen explores the impact of the Corban's Facebook meme page and student's reactions to the phenomenon.
The national award-winning vocal group came to Corban on Sept. 27.
In this week's column, Tori Cole discusses for the second week the importance of building intentional relationships. Find out some habits and actions Cole promotes and the possible impact they could have.
Emily Teterud shares a witty piece about sibling stereotypes and what it's like to be the baby of the family.
42 is about more than baseball - it is a story about overcoming prejudice and obstacles. If you're looking for a sports movie that delves deeper, 42 may be for you.
In this weeks student testimony, Kent Wilson shares about how he struggled finding his identity and how God has used this struggle as a stepping stone in the journey to finding his true identity in Christ.
This week, Cole shares the importance of making the effort to form genuine, deep relationships with those already placed in our lives.
There is a lot of pressure for students to know what's happening in the world. Alana Dietz shares her take on why that doesn't always happen.
Relationships with roommates can be difficult at times, but Hannah Madsen offers some useful tips for avoiding conflict and building trust and respect.
Having trouble finding a new church home now that you've left the nest? See what advice upperclassmen and professors have to give here.
In this week's column, Tori Cole reveals a few of the most helpful and useful smart phone apps available. From budgeting to storing passwords, there are apps to help with almost anything.
On Sept. 10 Oregon's Poet Laureate, Paulann Peterson visited Corban to offer a free poetry workshop.
In her weekly column, Tori Cole discusses challenges many college students face and offers reasonable and practical solutions. This week, Cole discusses the difficulty of finding time for prayer and reflection in the midst of busy schedules.
Need help finding somewhere to serve for your REACH credit? The Hilltop is here to help with this interactive map showing you just where each location is, as well as the contact information needed to get started.
Orientation weekend was full of excitement and activities. Between game nights and core group activities, there wasn't a dull moment. Check out some of the highlights here.
Most students feel a general feeling of safety on campus but an interview with Mike Roth, director of campus safety, shows that students might not be as safe as they think.
In her weekly column, Tori Cole discusses challenges many college students face and offers reasonable and practical solutions. For the first week, she offers tips of how to fight against syllabus shock and keep schedules organized.
See what endeavors will be offered around campus this year and meet the students who will be leading them. From baking to soccer, there is something for everyone.
Wondering what some of your classmates did this summer? Check this out to see a slide show of students going everywhere from Thailand to England and getting married to getting adventurous.
Student Kayli Moser has found a way to mesh her skills and passions to fight for the pro-life cause. Read here to find out about what she's doing.
Want to see what some of your friends have been up to in Europe this semester? Check out their photos here.
Many students choose to work at youth camps during the summer. Sarah Moreau gives her advice and experience, and input from other students about working with youth. Read here for her seven tips.
Lacrosse is a sport slowly gaining support and momentum along the West Coast and this year the intramural department added it to their long list of games. Read here to find out more about the tournament.
Dead week has arrived. Finding beneficial and time efficient study techniques can be difficult, but with today's technology there are resources out there. Read here to see five interactive websites that can help you study and use your time wisely.
When God struck her heart with the tragedy of abortion, Mara McKinney couldn't sit back and do nothing. Last Feb. she began a new club on Corban's Campus: Corban Students for Life. Read all about it here.
Who took home the Intramural Wiffleball Championships? Read here to find out.
Head counselor Stephanie Husk has enjoyed her time here, but won't be returning next year, because God has a new opportunity for her at Salem Alliance Church. Read here to say farewell to Husk and see what her new position entails.
Kate Tracy reflects on what she observed and experienced on her Mexico mission trip through poetry. Read her poem here.
Student Mare Suddarth shares her how she struggled with sexual sin and how God redeemed her from that life, and the guilt that came with it.
Looking for movie to go see with the guys this weekend? Will Bassham suggests G.I Joe: Retaliation.
Have you participated in any of the CLT's this year? Check out these photos in review to see if you made it in any of them.
Eleanor Fazzari gives a review of Youtuber Jordan Taylor's channel Blimey Cow. Taylor covers things from the dreaded friend zone to how to know if you're a homeschooler. Read here to see what Fazzari has to say about this Blimey Cow business.
Have you ever wondered what it's like to see the Vatican? Reporter Katie Wilson takes you on a first hand experience here.
Professor Strauser is leaving after 14 years of teaching here. Professors and students express how he will be missed. Read here to see what Strauser contributed to Corban during his time here and why he says this change will be beneficial.
Over spring break many Corban students left for different trips with the intent of serving others and the Lord. Student April Lindstrom shares how God worked in Mexico with her and her church.
On April 2. Corban Intramurals hosted the Spring Semester Tables Tennis Tournament. Read here to find out how it went.
Read here to get to know the 2013 ASB team through a Q&A.
On Mar. 17 the C.E. Jeffers Sports Center held the Intramural Soccer World Cup. Read more here.
In this week's student testimony sophomore Kelsey Leavitt shares the story about how she no longer belongs to the life of depression and self-injury, even after years of battling it.
Many Corban students spent their spring break serving others on mission trips. Click here to see photos of some students' mission adventures.
On Feb. 22 2013 the annual 5 Vs. 5 basketball league championship took place in the gym, read the results of it here!
The print edition of the March 2013 issue featuring: pranks, Jeff Bethke, and faculty leaving.
Do you feel safe on campus? In the past month crime has increased on campus. Read here to find out more.
This spring break eight Corbanites will be headed on a Utah adventure to spread the word of God to Mormons. Read here to see the student and staff leaders of the team and what they hope to accomplish.
In this month's staff editorial the Hilltop comments on the new YouTube fad, the Harlem Shake.
Randi Donahue, a freshman, shares her poem about how we are all broken, but God uses our brokenness, takes us as we are, and loves us and shapes us into His creation.
Do you know who you're voting for come Mar. 18? Read here to see your candidates and hear why they desire this leadership position.
His name is Bonds: James Bonds. Okay, it maybe it isn’t but it is Joshua Bond and he was the food director for Aramark for over three years before he suddenly left in February. Read here to find out more.
Click here to check out photos of students who performed in last Wednesday's Open Mic Night.
Student Tera McDonough shares about a summer that changed her life, and brought her to Corban.
Corban held its first ever film festival on Saturday Mar. 9 at the Salem Conference Center, followed by a dance. Katherine Hormann's film, "The Commuter," took home Best Overall film. Click here to see her video.
Professor Eric Straw shares an interesting dialogue about the importance of listening and not simply hearing.
It's spring time and as many students wait in anticipation for that ring reporter Katie Wilson turned to Dr. Love for some snapshots of romantic love at it's finest. Professor Trammell also offers his advice for young couples.
The men and woman's basketball teams had their final conference games against Southern Oregon University and Oregon Institute of Technology on Feb. 15 and 16. Basketball player Colin Allen summarizes the outcome of the men's games, and gives a closer look at what a travel weekend consists of for a basketball player.
Two students have taken the initiative to start their own graphic design businesses. Read some of their advice for starting your own here.
Hipsters. They are said to go against the grain, and seem to be in the spotlight of our generation's culture, so why not join them? That's not a paradox is it? Read here to get essential first steps to becoming a hipster. Disclaimer: this may contain satire.
Curious about the new zombie love story that recently hit theaters? Jeffrey Morse gives his review of the movie here.
Wondering where all the glitter on campus came from? Read here to find out the real story, and no, it wasn't Ke$ha.
It’s time to return to the classic age of American film making with “The Ghost and Mr. Chicken”. Adam fields reviews and suggests this 1960s comedy, which is available to watch for free on YouTube.
In this week's student testimony, Kyle Anthony shares about the anger he felt towards God when family illness struck. And ultimately, how He can still reach us even in our brokenness.
Fundraising happens year round at Corban; whether it be for mission trips, organizations, or sport teams. Read here to see what advice students give to have more successful fundraising results, based on their past experiences.
Previous professor Ryan Welsh shares his perspective on theology and why it's important.
Last semester students Jonathan Partridge and Tony Roberts started a new way for students to get involved on campus. This semester their campus-wide game of Survivor will be an official intramural. Read here to find out more about the game.
Stefan Hinkley models after the writing style of that in CS Lewis' "The Screwtape Letters," in which letters are written from the perspective of Satan. Read here to see Hinkley's own Screwtape letter.
On Feb. 19 Corban students were told to avoid Aumsville Highway due to police activity. Read here to find out what happened.
Corban University held it's annual Limelight performance on Sunday, Feb 10. Read here to find out more about the winner and responses from the audience.
"This is my story. It involves a girl and 3 boys. It’s a story that involves innocence, rebellion, danger, charm, betrayal, maturation, infatuation, lust, pain, heartbreak, friendship, pursuit, love, perseverance, acceptance and beauty."
How do you say I love you? Some opt for extravagance with airplanes, carriages, and now even space travel. Read here to see how Corban students have said I love you to their sweeties.
In this weeks student testimony Katrina Aman shares how the world's view of love is skewed and how God's love is the only love sufficient enough to complete us.
Abby Gallaway shares her testimony about her struggle with forgiving someone who damaged her heart, and how God brought her through.
Why should Christians be cautious of fame? Professor Jim Hills shares his thoughts on the matter.
PVG holds their annual Mr. VG competition. Check out this video to see some highlights.
Student Kaileen Korsten shares a new perspective on some widely disliked villains throughout literature's history.
Lack of sleep has a bigger impact on your body than you may know. Read here to find out some of the consequences of sleep-deprivation.
The use of speaking in tongues and prophesy as spiritual gifts has created a lot of controversy in the modern church. Read here to see how some students feel about it.
At roughly 4:30 p.m. Corban University sent out an emergency alert reporting a suspicious package near the entrance of the school. Students and faculty were instructed to remain 1000 ft. away. Read here to find out more.
Guns have been a hot topic lately. Read here to see one student's comical approach to the discussion.
Have you seen the new TVs in the Library? To better engage students new technology already being used in the business world Corban has added these tablet-like TVs for students to work on group projects and presentations. Read here to find out more.
In this week's student testimony, a Corban sophomore shares about her battle with self-image and finding her value in God and not her dad.
The print edition of the January 2013 issue featuring: gun control, piracy, and student life changes.
Student David Hamilton has created the soundtrack for a film that will end up being a semifinalist in the San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival– the Oscars of Christian films. Read here for more information on Hamilton and to see the trailer to the movie.
Professor Colette Tennant shares her hope that students will learn to live in a "bigger kingdom" by taking full advantage of God's abundance
On Martin Luther King Jr. Day Corban students went out into the Salem-Keizer area to do service projects. Check out these photos to see what some of them did.
On Jan. 19 Corban hosted a sex trafficking awareness event including the presentation of Klados Ministry's drama: "Freedom from the Night." The presentation included Corban Students Seth West, Kaileen Korsten, and Jessica Bruggeman. Check out the video of their performance here, as well as the following speak by student Kirstie Walrath.
Attention all procrastinators or college students, or both, because they're one and the same right? Katrina Aman talks about procrastination as an art form and all the complexities that come along with it.
Corban students Kristie Walrath, Hayley Dawson, and Hillary Roeder are responsible for the human trafficking awareness event taking place in the Psalm Center tomorrow night. Read more to see what the event will consist of and what Roeder has to say about the injustice of human trafficking.
Student Kathryn Cleven shares a poem that took first place at one of the poetry slams last year.
As a college student you may feel there is not enough time to stay fit or enough options in Aramark to eat healthy. Read here to see what Shannon Simmons, a human performance professor, and your fellow corbanites suggest.
In this week's student testimony, senior Esther Gallaway shares about her four and a half year long battle with anorexia and how God pulled her out of it and closer to Him.
Thinking of writing a 20th century novel anytime soon? In this article student Lacie Fincher shares how you can write the perfect protagonist.
All students know that Campus Care is here to help, but you may not know some of the tasks they can help you with. Read more to find out all that Campus Care can get done.
Looking to fill up another REACH credit? Read here to find out how students are enjoying being a Corban Mentor and how you can get involved.
The "epic" conclusion to Corban's first-ever Humans versus Zombies game.
Katrina Aman reflects on how Corban has changed her over the course of the semester.
After a tough and draining two weeks of studying and finals, the long drive home many students are facing looks a little scary. But have no fear, just follow these 10 tips to keep you from falling asleep at the wheel!
Corban alumnus Sarah Seibert reflects on the meaning of love while doing her best to show God's love to the children in Indonesia.
It has happened. The zombie apocalypse has arrived. No one can be trusted, not even your roommate. Especially not your roommate. Desperate times calls for eating your friends...or so they say....
In the midst of all the excitement due to the coming break [and the current zombie apocalypse], three students took a moment to reflect on some highlights of this semester.
Corban is the Northwest headquarters for Billy Graham's 2013 "My Hope" campaign, which has seen significant success around the world in evangelism.
In her bi-weekly column, Kelsey Leavitt shares the life lessons she learned while working in the drive-thru. This week, Leavitt shares how she's realized sometimes our friends "good intentions" can lead to bad ideas.
One of the greatest lies a Christian girl can tell herself is: “I can change him. I can bring him to the Lord.” That was a lie I fooled myself into believing.
Portland State, Gonzaga and Oregon. Idaho, OSU and Portland State. Even Stanford. In the last five years, Corban has played all of these teams. Why do these women put themselves up against these teams?
The print edition of the November 2012 issue featuring: Billy Graham, coffee, kissing and more.
Prayer is not exclusive or reserved for special occasions. It is something that has been embraced by groups from every part of campus. Read about them here.
Bored of Facebook? Not in the mood for Youtube cat videos? Still refusing to join the Twitterverse? Fear not, I got your back. Visit these 13 websites that are sure to, at the very least, amuse you.
Corban students had much to say about the results of the election, and express their opinions on what the attitude of Christians toward politics should be.
In her bi-weekly column Kelsey Leavitt shares the different things she learned through her time working in a drive-thru. This week she discusses the importance of take a break, and resting.
While we all celebrate the seasons separately, have you ever stopped to wonder if we celebrate them differently as well? Check out this story to see how Corban students spend Thanksgiving with their families.
A handful of Corban students opted for a different Halloween adventure by going to see Portland Opera’s production of “Don Giovanni” on Oct. 31. Kate Tracy offers insight on the powerful and erotic opera.
Corban observes Veterans Day with men in uniform and a movie night.
Share the love of Christ and the joy of Christmas to a child in need by participating in Operation Christmas Child! Read all the details here.
Student Andee King is currently studying abroad with AMBEX in Germany and, so far, it has been an incredible and life-changing experience for her. Read her 10 favorite things about studying overseas.
Corban's production of Shakespeare's 'Macbeth' will make its grand debut tomorrow, Nov. 8, with a matinee at 10:30 a.m. and an 8:00 p.m. showing the following night. Check out this video with behind-the-scenes footage, including interviews with the cast members and lots of sword-fighting!
If Shakespeare was alive today, who would he vote for in the presidential election - Obama or Romney? Read what Corban has to say.
On Oct. 13 and 14, four Corban students took on mother nature to help raise awareness for Wycliff Bible Translation. It was a rough rides and fun times, the students even got an unexpected suprise at the end of it all.
In her bi-weekly column Kelsey Leavitt shares how God used her time working in the drive-thru to reveal Himself to her. This week Leavitt shares about the power of words, and the why biting our tongues is an important skill to learn. .
Next week, ballot voting will determine more than who becomes President, it will also determine whether recreational marijuana becomes legalized or not in Oregon. How would the outcome affect the state? Read what the state representative, the local sheriff and Corban had to say about this controversial issue.
Little did these students know, that their seemingly 'normal' days would soon go from ordinary, to strange and frightening thanks to a little help from their friends - a couple spiders, a snake, and an owl!