By: Christian Hoag, University Ministry Prior to settling in at Gonzaga University for four of the best years of my life, I was spending much of my time taking part in a number of retreats and youth group events through my church in the greater Seattle area. Through these events, I established a strong, comfortable,

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During the Orientation Welcome Mass, both Michelle Wheatley and Fr. Brad Reynolds spoke to our incoming families. Michelle, the Director of University Ministry, offered a prayer of blessing over the families of new students; Fr. Reynolds shared words of encouragement at the end of Mass. Several parents have requested a copy of these texts. We

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By: Michelle Wheatley The world is full of mysteries…like the current whereabouts of the Loch Ness Monster or the truth behind the legend of the Bermuda Triangle. But for Zags, perhaps nothing remains more elusive than defining what makes the Gonzaga “community” so distinctive. Ask anyone on campus what makes Gonzaga so special, and you’ll

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By: Michelle Wheatley People often talk around here about the “GU Community.” It’s part of what makes us distinct, special, and appealing.  Visitors pick up on the vibe, students cherish the atmosphere, and alums find ways to stay connected for life. The Community is the essence of who we are at Gonzaga. This Community will

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Does that count? Raised the fifth of six children in an Irish/German household, I am both highly familiar with guilt, but also highly organized by it.  Growing up, we all announced what action or item one was giving up for Lent.  We also, therefore, righteously guarded each other’s social and external practice of penance.  The

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By: Katherine DeGreef  – ’13 A moment of quiet. An icebreaker everyone pretends they don’t like but oddly gets really into. Conversation with new people. Really good food that you didn’t have to cook yourself. Being forced to stop, listen, and breathe, if only for a weekend. That moment you realize you are not alone.

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For our students, so much happens during this crazy game we call “college”. Between all the “likes”, “tweets”, basketball games, crushes, relationships, friendships, emails, club meetings, coffee dates, service projects, intramurals, and of course, school,  students in college are constantly navigating the game of busy, busy, busy, busy.  As I write this article, I look

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For our students, so much happens during this crazy game we call “college”. Between all the “likes”, “tweets”, basketball games, crushes, relationships, friendships, emails, club meetings, coffee dates, service projects, intramurals, and of course, school,  students in college are constantly navigating the game of busy, busy, busy, busy.  As I write this article, I look

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Christ and Culture “Father that is not the way Catholics do things”! the student proclaimed in frustration while sitting in my office a few weeks ago.  I could only smile. (As Christians, and particularly as Catholics, we are a joyful people). Through teaching middle school in Roxbury, instructing morality and government classes in Tacoma and

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