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College isn’t just a time to sit in a classroom and soak up knowledge. It’s also a chance to change the world.

Nichole Morris used to live in a bubble. She was content with life on campus at Grace College–her classes, her friends, her stuff. She didn’t know any of the people who lived in the small Indiana town near campus, and they didn’t know her.

She sought God inside the bubble. She prayed, she studied, and she strategized about how to do his will. It became clear that sharing her joy and faith with people beyond campus was important, so she took part in several campus ministries, from service groups that traveled hours away to run-down inner-city neighborhoods to clown teams that performed at local churches. But during her sophomore year at Grace, Nichole Morris made a significant discovery–there were people who needed help, needed God, right there in Warsaw, Indiana.

“We had no interaction with the non-Christians where we lived,” Nichole says. “I felt burdened that we needed to do something practical, uncomplicated, but something that would get us in contact with people in town.”

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Students in high schools across the country are engaging in less dishonest conduct, according to a national survey.

Are American students making the grade when it comes to ethics?

A new survey from the Josephson Institute of Ethics finds that the portion of high school students who admit to cheating, lying or stealing dropped in 2012 for the first time in a decade. The reasons aren’t totally known, but the results of the poll of 23,000 high school students give leaders of the Los Angeles-based non-profit organization hope.

The survey is “a pretty good sign that things may be turning around,” said Michael Josephson, the founder and president of the Josephson Institute. “I’m quite optimistic this is the beginning of a downward trend.”

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SOURCE: USA Today
Cathy Payne