19 04, 2019

You Already Have Money for APEX

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Frank Sinatra, Ol’ Blue Eyes himself, once sang, “The best things in life are free!” While I do love a good Sinatra tune, I can’t help but roll my eyes just a little bit and wonder if Frank’s sentiment outweighed his sensibility for this song. We all know that APEX costs money. Six hundred and twenty-five dollars, to be exact. Each one of those dollars is carefully used to provide top-notch speakers (more coming soon!), a gorgeous camp location, Blitz Games equipment, Unbound’s Got Talent surprises, and so much more. (No seriously, a LOT more. We have a color-coded spreadsheet.) [...]

12 04, 2019

A Case for Staying Up Late

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There are many ways that we Unbounders are different from the rest of the population, but there is one thing that is near and dear to (almost) every Unbounder’s heart: staying up late. Whether we are actually insomniacs, vampires or just avid coffee drinkers, we all seem to have an attachment to the evening hours, and I personally think that’s super special. Now, there are some who would disagree. They would say that once the sun is gone, so is our safety AND our morality (little extreme I know, but hey I’m trying to make a point). Well, I’m going [...]

5 04, 2019

Meet Benjamin Hardy

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In the spring of 2015, I was a young Unbounder whose life consisted of working my little bank teller job, taking CLEP tests, and spending what little free time I had with my family. Because of how busy I was, I didn’t have time for much else. Because of this, I abandoned past interests and habits I knew were good for me. I stopped writing fiction, journaling, and spending time meditating on Scripture. I succumbed to the stay-up-late-and-sleep-as long-as-possible lifestyle in which I drank way too much coffee and procrastinated ‘til it hurt. That’s when I realized I needed some [...]

29 03, 2019

What is Capstone?

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What do leadership, mentorship, story telling, MLA papers, roller skating, hiking, snow, mountains, Patagonia fair-trade fleece sweaters (mouthful), and jet fuel-like black coffee have in common? You were thinking of Capstone, right? No? Well perhaps you are less than familiar with this incredible opportunity for all aspiring leaders in Unbound. So let me walk you through my experience at Capstone 2019. But first, a word on the Leadership courses. If you’ve been in Unbound for any great period of time, you’ve probably heard of the Signature Leadership Courses taught by Dr. Jeff Myers. These three courses teach you all you [...]