The Concordia Courier

Volume 17, Issue 7

Concordia University Irvine

January 27, 2023

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Sports

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Women’s water polo record holder Madison Ravelo stays in the swim

Posted on 1/20/2023 by Janie Hobbs

Graduate student Madison Ravelo returned to Concordia for a fifth year to continue her water polo career and to continue defending school records. The Courier caught up with the all-time leading scorer as she reflected on her storied career as a Golden Eagle. 

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Women’s basketball flying like champions

Posted on 1/20/2023 by Maad AlKadhim

The women’s basketball team extended their winning streak to seven games by defeating Point Loma on Sat., Jan. 14 at home. 

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Concordia Irvine

NFL Playoff Picture after Super Wild Card Weekend

Posted on 1/20/2023 by John Symank

From Jan. 14 through 16, America had an opportunity to experience Super Wild Card Weekend, the first weekend of the NFL playoffs, and the first opportunity to see some teams advance while others fell behind and faced elimination. We’ll be recapping the games and some of the biggest surprises that came along with them.

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On Campus

Concordia Irvine

Sophomore Millie Rafael pays it forward as high school mentor

Posted on 1/20/2023 by Giselle Rafael

The Courier sat down recently with Concordia sophomore Millie Rafael to learn about the Liberal Studies major’s experience as a high school mentor at the Nicholas Academic Center in Santa Ana. Rafael was previously a participant in the academic center program herself as a high school student and is repaying the benefits she received by helping others. 

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Concordia Irvine

Open Mic Night showcases hidden talents

Posted on 1/20/2023 by Jenna Hoffman

On Fri., Jan. 13 CUI LEAD hosted an Open Mic Night in Sigma General where students had the opportunity to show off their talents. 

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Concordia Irvine

College Corps Fellowship can forward your future

Posted on 1/20/2023 by Madison Zuniga

Are you passionate about service? Concordia’s College Corps Fellowship Program offers rewarding opportunities for students to enrich their local communities. You could be supported financially, and involve yourself in meaningful projects. 

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Concordia Irvine

Delta Sigma Pi to host a recruitment week

Posted on 1/20/2023 by Leonard Memon

Delta Sigma Pi, Concordia’s professional business fraternity, will be tabling on campus the week of January 23rd to provide business and economics students with information on how to join the business fraternity.

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Concordia Irvine

From the President: A letter to students from Dr. Michael Thomas

Posted on 1/20/2023 by President Dr. Thomas

Dear Students,

In the first few weeks of spring semester, we have faced a number of particular disruptions. Natural gas leaks have caused shutdowns limiting hot water. Atmospheric river storms have hammered California causing all sorts of flooding issues on campus and beyond. Construction hazards and detours have affected dorm road and taken several walking paths offline near the new softball stadium.

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EPiCS: fun for all

Posted on 1/20/2023 by Jenna Hoffman

EPiCS is a STEM-oriented club on campus that promotes conversation and the gathering of students and professors who are interested in making connections on campus.

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Arts and Entertainment

Concordia Irvine

Music department highlight: Aris Howsepian

Posted on 1/20/2023 by Leonard Memon

Aris Howsepian is an exceptional sophomore in Concordia’s Music Department who plays numerous instruments, writes songs and sings on an outstanding level.

 

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Concordia Irvine

The Theatre Department Presents Tartuffe

Posted on 1/20/2023 by Leonard Memon

The Theatre Department will be performing a play titled “Tartuffe” from Jan. 20 to Jan. 29 at the Concordia University Irvine Studio Theatre.

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Concordia Irvine

Concordia’s speech team sees success in the hardest tournament of the year

Posted on 1/20/2023 by Leonard Memon

Concordia’s speech team competed at the Hell Froze Over swing tournament from Jan. 14 to Jan. 15 at the University of Texas at Austin. Despite the extremely high difficulty of the tournament, Concordia’s speech team found success. 

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Local/Global News

Concordia Irvine

California Storms: Impacts on the state and recovery

Posted on 1/20/2023 by John Symank

While many Concordia students went back home over Christmas break, those who remained in Irvine were battered with some of the most rainy weeks that the state has seen in over a decade.

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Concordia Irvine

Republican deadlock leads to conservative concessions

Posted on 1/20/2023 by John Symank

In the early morning hours of Jan. 7, after days of negotiations and 15 roll call votes, Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) became the latest speaker of the House of Representatives, after facing down significant opposition from a group of the lower chamber’s most conservative members, many of whom belonged to the House Freedom Caucus.

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