Heather (center with green headband) and friends show off their ’80s style
By Heather DeRosa
The ’80s Dance is the first dance that George Fox holds every school year, and is in my opinion the greatest event of the year. As with most dances, most of the fun is getting ready for the event.
In years past, my friends and I have headed to the Value Village in Tigard to find some ridiculous 1980s garb. Last year, I found the perfect ensemble of fake snakeskin pants, a snake print T-shirt and a cheesy leather vest to round out the look for the night. This year, being on a budget, I decided to forgo the quest for a new outfit and resorted to combining my favorite ’80s gear from past years, with a few additional items borrowed from friends to achieve the perfect ’80s outfit. After piling on layers of eye shadow and blush, and using half a can of hair spray, we were finally ready for the night.
By Tracy Berg
When people ask what year I am in school and I say, ‘A senior in college,’ I do a double take – am I really a senior? Is this actually my last year before they kick me out into the real world to do my own taxes and wear clean clothes to work? When I was still preparing to start my first year of college, I can’t tell you the number of times that I was warned to enjoy every minute because it flies by. I took that to heart, and I have enjoyed almost every minute (well, maybe not the 180 minutes I spent on my statistics final last year), but the past three years have still felt like a whirlwind.
George Fox University closed its doors on Wednesday, Sept. 5 to allow students, staff and faculty to assist nonprofits, public agencies, churches, retirement homes and individual citizens during the school’s 14th annual day of service.
More than 1,500 students and employees participated in Serve Day, performing a variety of projects – including construction, painting, weeding, cleaning and visiting with seniors – for 83 sites in Yamhill, Washington, Marion, Multnomah and Clackamas counties.
Scroll down for a photo gallery, video highlights and a recap of one student’s experience.