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 →

Art Gallery Openings Los Angeles:  SATURDAY FEB. 18:     Artist: April Bey Work: Comply Location: Coagula Curatorial Time: 7pm- 11pm Press Release     Artist: Jacques Flechemuller Work: No Name Location: The Good Luck Gallery Time: 7pm-10pm Press Release    Read More →

By Tina Snieder On January 27, President Trump signed an executive order entitled “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States” which enacted a 90-day halt on foreign nationals entering the United States from seven majority-Muslim countries. As a result, on January 29, protesters in the thousands poured into the LAX airport to protest what had become popularized as the “Muslim ban.” One protester, alumni Karolina Beveridge, weighed in on the protest that began at “Tom Brady International” but eventually protesters “took over the entire bottom floor of arrivals, marching in the street,” said Beveridge. She further explained the protest was anRead More →

By Amy MacArthur In an increasingly competitive job market, searching for, and eventually landing, the “right” job immediately after college can be not only daunting but exhausting. Despite America’s slow but sure recovery from the 2008 recession, the 2015 Economic Policy Institute’s national statistics have unemployment rate for young college graduates still around 7.2%, with the underemployment rate sitting at 14.9%, which is almost double the rates in 2007. Since then, things have improved slightly but not significantly. Where does that leave soon-to-be graduates of Providence and the nationwide and global class of 2017, or graduates in the coming years? In a January 2016 summaryRead More →

By Kavin Carter In the previous edition of The Blade, the question that arose was, “Will Providence become a campus solely of adjunct instructors?” Fear of the unknown and fear of the future are notions that sometimes make people uneasy, standing on the precipice without knowing what lies at the bottom. The return of full-time faculty to the classroom is one of a few main issues that are plaguing student’s minds. Many students have voiced their concerns about recent moves made by Providence’s administrative staff and among them is the concern that there is continual hires of adjunct professors exclusively instead of reinstatement of, orRead More →