Reflecting on Our Mission

Reflecting on Our Mission

 

By Kavin Carter

Our mission statement states:

“The Blade endeavors to promote dialogue by reporting the events and stories relevant to Providence Christian College in an informative, credible, and timely manner.”

Veritatem Quaerens is the motto for the Blade Newspaper, translated from Latin it means Seeking Truth.  The Greek word for truth is αλήθεια which means to “hiding nothing”. As a Christians institutions, we are aspiring to seek out God truths, to be unashamed of the gospel by hiding nothing of our faith from the world. As a newspaper it is our goal to share with the Providence community the truth, to “hide nothing”. Since this is our motto we seek to show students the events that they may not know happen on campus in order to uplift and encourage everyone in the Providence community.

Whether they pertain to events happening on campus or abroad in our local area, we hope to pursue information that is pertinent to the student body. We believe it is our responsibility as a Christian institution to remain active and up to date with current events that affect us, through reporting the news we hope to foster a stronger sense of togetherness. United States Representative Tony Cardenas once said, “It is difficult to overstate the importance of media as a tool to encourage engagement and participation, and the importance of a diverse and well-informed public.”

Promoting diverse dialogue goes hand in hand with reporting the news. The Blade seeks to show all viewpoints and will try our best to represent the concerns of the student body in its complexity. Be that conservative or liberal, majority or minority, reformed or broadly evangelical. Open dialogue can be hard, even painful at times, and it is important to point this out. Yet even if we all do not agree we can still learn from others views and life experiences. Reuven Rivlin the President of Israel once said, “A multicultural society does not reject the culture of the other but is prepared to listen, to see, to dialogue and, in the final analysis, to possibly accept the other’s culture without compromising its own.” We are strong when we are together but we are even stronger when we understand each other.

The Blade understands the responsibility it holds to report credible information. Our newspaper will only bring you the facts that have been backed by credible sources or quoted by individuals directly involved. Legendary CBS news anchor Walter Cronkite once said, “We all have our likes and our dislikes. But… when we’re doing news – it is our duty to be sure that we do not permit our prejudices to show. That is simply basic journalism.”

That being said, we are excited to be a source for information on the activities and peoples of Providence Christian College! If you are interested in joining our team or want to submit an article we welcome all writers to submit their work to thebeggarblade@providencecc.edu, this may also include letters to the editor, questions, comments, corrections, and concerns.