Words of Warriors

A Westmont Student Blog: About the students, by the students.

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  • Finding Balance During the School Year

    Planning, planning, planning. Procrastinating on the "doing" until I have an ideal vision of my day or week in my head--ultimately disappointed because life is never perfect. It has taken me several years to accept the unexpected interruptions without being annoyed by them inhibiting my priorities. I have learned that God works through the unexpected.

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  • Navigating Your Freshman Year

    If you’re worried about jumping into the college atmosphere…you’re not alone. Here are a few things I learned from my freshman year that I would have loved to know before I got there.

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  • Four of My Most Embarrassing Moments at Westmont

    Within my limited 18 years of life experience, I’ve noticed that the moments you remember most vividly are the ones that most embarrass you. I’ve chosen four of these moments that stick out from my freshman year to share, and I hope you can laugh with me—and maybe learn some handy tips about Westmont.

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  • 10 Westmont Secrets No One Will Tell You

    1. Looking to get moving but lacking the motivation to drive far? Well, you’re in luck— Westmont has hiking trails all throughout campus! If you’re looking for a great short walk to watch the sunset, get on the trail between Emerson and Page Halls and follow it up the hill to a little lookout area!

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  • How to Get the Most out of Chapel

    Over the last year, chapel has been a very rewarding time for me. I have gained wisdom, peace, and joy from the worship and many of the speakers. In this blog, I will offer some suggestions on how to get the most out of chapel. Please note: I’m not going to tell you the obvious about cell phones, etc.

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  • 10 Things I Wish I Knew During Orientation

    1. You are not an anomaly.

    Let me tell you this up front: You are not the exception to the rule. Everyone—yes, everyone—feels scared and overwhelmed at some point. Everyone has thought, “I’m not good/smart/cool enough to be here.” Everyone has felt like they don’t belong.

    2. This is hard on your family, too.

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