The Concordia Courier

Volume 17, Issue 2

Concordia University Irvine

October 04, 2022

The Courier is a student-run, bi-weekly print and online newspaper server Concordia University Irvine. Learn more about us.


 CUI Women’s Softball has best start in team history

Nation's longest winning streak comes to an end

Posted on 4/8/2022 by Ben Rosehart

All good things must come to an end. For the number one team in all of NCAA DII, the nation's longest winning streak came to an end on Fri, April 1. 

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Tags: women's athletics, Softball, game

VanderKlugt as a little girl

Basketball player Michaela VanderKlugt living out her collegiate dreams

Posted on 4/8/2022 by Shannon Rhodes

Graduate student and basketball player Michaela VanderKlugt has been named first team all-American and DII CAA west regional player of the year. That’s not all, though. VanderKlugt is also the all-time leading rebounder in school history, and in the PacWest she is conference player of the year, and she has scored over 2000 points in her collegiate career. The list goes on for VanderKlugt. 

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Tags: women's athletics, game

Concordia Cheer and Stunt team practice

Cheer and stunt team achievements

Posted on 4/8/2022 by Kellyn Hernandez

Concordia's cheer and stunt team has been working hard throughout this 2021-2022 season to support the basketball team and bring excitement to the student body or the audience. When cheering, the ladies' chants make others feel welcomed and deliver school spirit for the university. 

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Tags: Cheer, Stunt, women's athletics

 Cade Poe carries the ball down the field

Big wins for men’s CUI lacrosse team

Posted on 4/8/2022 by Camryn Lavine

The men’s lacrosse team is having a great season this year with an outstanding winning record of 10-1 so far this spring. 

Athletes Braden Schneider and Jackson McKenney spoke about the team's success so far this season as well as their own goals. 

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Tags: Men's Athletics, Lacrosse, game

Senior Jan Simon smashing the ball for the win.

Eagles are ready to end the season with a bang

Posted on 4/8/2022 by Maad AlKadhim

The tennis team plans to end their regular season with a bang in their last home game by defeating Fresno Pacific on senior day. 

The Eagles have gone through ups and downs throughout the season. They not only had to face the challenges of strong opponents such as APU and Hawaii Hilo, but they also had to face challenges from within the team.

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Tags: Alexander Carr, Men's Athletics, game

On Campus

Audrey Plechas’ research explored using math to find a winning strategy for Jumbo Pop.

Sciences shine at Academic Showcase poster session

Posted on 4/8/2022 by Staff Report

Students donned their business attire and braved a chilly afternoon in the Breezeway on Thurs., Mar. 31 to present their posters for the 2022 President's Academic Showcase. 

Students presented research and findings on a variety of topics; they worked solo or in teams of two, three or four. The poster session enabled students to deliver short recaps of their research followed by Q&As with their audiences. Many students attended the session along with faculty and staff members.

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Tags: Careers and Vocation, event, development

 CU Judo practices in the Performing Arts Annex

Join CU Judo

Posted on 4/8/2022 by Jenna Hoffman

On March 24, the CU Judo club held one of their many training sessions in the Performing Arts Annex where the students learned and performed different martial arts techniques. 

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Tags: clubs, event, leadership

Campers hike mountain traisl in Mammoth Mountain, California

Basecamp, an unforgettable Spring Break getaway

Posted on 3/18/2022 by Adyson Casteel

During Spring Break, from Mon. Feb. 28 to  Sat. Mar. 5, students became immersed in nature and embarked on a Basecamp camping trip to Bishop, CA. The trip, consisting of both beginner and experienced campers, was an adventure of a lifetime, visiting multiple locations in Death Valley, Mammoth Mountain, Convict Lake, Lake Sabrina, Inyo National Forest, Ancient Bristlecone Pines, natural hot springs, Alabama Hills and more. 

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Tags: community, Spring Break, intramurals

Arts and Entertainment

Debate team on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.

Awe-inspiring performance places CUI Forensics second in the nation

Posted on 4/8/2022 by Leonard Memon

CUI’s forensics team placed second at the National Christian College Forensics Invitational that took place from Fri. March 18 through Sun. March 20 in Virginia on Liberty University’s campus.

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Tags: Forensics, event

Group photo of the Americana Ensemble group

Americana Ensemble Spring Concert

Posted on 3/18/2022 by Shannon Rhodes

The Americana Ensemble concert is Fri., April 1, at 7 p.m. It will be located in the Borland-Manske Center in the Charlie and Ling Zhang Orchestra Hall, and is free to attend!

Director and Music Department Chair, Dr. Tom Mueller said, “The ensemble rehearses once a week and members prepare outside of that rehearsal to learn their parts.” He added, “It’s like a bluegrass band or jazz group, but some people may have solos, a fiddle or guitar solo may just happen in the middle of a piece. There’s lots of variety from instruments and voices.” 


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Tags: Alexander Carr, event

Enroot, hand-painted photograph, 4"x 6"

Haven exhibit debuts in Grimm Hall

Posted on 1/21/2022 by Adyson Casteel

“Haven,” a new art exhibition created by Rachel Soo, professor of graphic design, debuted in the John and Linda Friend Art Gallery on Jan., 16. The exhibit is located inside Grimm Hall, and will be displayed until Jan., 28. 

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Tags: Exhibits

CUI Soccer player raymond Odom is a natural born leader

CUI soccer player Raymond Odom is a natural born leader

Posted on 2/11/2022 by Miylan Eubanks

Raymond Odom, headlining Concordia soccer player and sophomore, gives back on and off the field. On Jan. 22, Odom spearheaded a soccer uniform giveaway to students of his alma mater, at Jones High School. 

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Tags: entrepreneur, leadership