By Kavin Carter “Empowerment to all students!” This is the message that the new student body president for the 2017-2018 year, Hope Rhodes, wants to convey. Among registering for class, deciding housing situations, capstones, finals, papers, and saying goodbye to those we love or have lost, it may seem that next year is far away. The reality, though, is that the next school year will start in just five months! The Blade sat down with Hope to see what her plans are for the future of Providence.Read More →

By Tina Snieder Providence students know how great it is to go to school in Los Angeles county. However, for many college students across L.A. county, we may not ever know how great it will be to live here post-graduation. This is because, according to Zillow, the median home value in L.A. is over half a million dollars; 616,900 dollars to be exact. Apartments and condos? Typically upwards of 1,500 per month.Read More →

By Gaby Martinez There is much to be said about those who are ready and willing to take on the label of “feminist”.   Ownership of the term takes a certain amount of courage considering the unconscious consumption of stereotypes and recent scrutiny the Women’s Movement. Its loaded term now than ever and it’s difficult to see the end of the tunnel where this no longer a reality. As a consequence the movement has lost some traction, along with potential female recruits out of fear of being branded a hairy-pitted “feminazi.”Read More →

By Gaby Martinez Within the first month of this new year, sales of George Orwell’s 1984 are at an all time high. The widely acclaimed novel, often listed under “required reading” in many American high schools, has suddenly gained popular interest. It can be assumed that some of those who begrudgingly only read the first few chapters now have renewed motivation to finish the entire work. While this doesn’t indicate direct correlation and causation, it does demand some portion of our attention—at least for the sake of coincidence.   Like so many pieces of literature in the dystopian genre, Orwell’s 1984 has received its fairRead More →

  By Marissa Branson As young middle class Americans, we are bombarded with news regularly and the reminder that evil, corruption, and tragedy are everywhere. It’s right at our fingertips, all over our newsfeeds. The New York Times published an article in 2014 calling millennials “Generation Nice.” We are a conscious generation who are passionate about a multitude of social issues and desire a world that stands for justice and equality. But a few months ago, I had a surprising conversation. A student told me she didn’t believe in protests because the Bible commands us to obey authority, making civil disobedience sinful.Read More →

By Iris Poole On Saturday, March 4, Young Americans for Liberty held a summit for college students to promote liberty. The premise of the summit was to empower individuals to be confident in their ability to share liberty-minded ideas with other individuals. Cliff Maloney Jr., president of YAL, stated “The most important thing in promoting liberty is being engaged and promoting ideas, and be better for it.”Read More →

**(Disclaimer: All gallery opening information was taken directly from Artforum Los Angeles) TOMORROW, MARCH 16TH 2017 Parrasch Heijnen Gallery 1326 South Boyle Avenue  / 3239439373 / parrasch-heijnen.com Tue – Sat 11am to 6pm, Tue – Sat 11am to 6pm parrasch heijnen gallery specializes in contemporary art. Please contact the gallery for more information. Charles Ross Mar 16 – Apr 28, 2017 Reception: Thu Mar 16 5pm SATURDAY, MARCH 18TH 2017                          Christopher Grimes Gallery                   916 Colorado Avenue  / +13105873373 / cgrimes.com            Read More →

By Maddie Silva The subject of tenure has begun to circulate in the midst of faculty uncertainty. I briefly sat down with Dr. Ann Hamilton, Providence’s Interim Chief Academic Officer, to talk about this topic that has grown in concern. Before Dr. Hamilton had to rush off to a meeting, she showed me a chart that graphed the gradual but steady decline of tenured professors since the late-1960s in the United States. Similar graphs from The Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges parallels this nationwide-decline, noting that as the rate of tenure-track professors declines adjunct professors now account for three quarters of instructionalRead More →