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 →

By Iris Poole   With the Presidential Inauguration of Donald Trump, there are many people who feel victory, while others feel that their world is crashing right before their eyes. Both sides certainly have their points as well as their faults, though I would argue that we have put too much significance into the national offices and elections that we ignore what goes on in our State and local offices. For the past year and a half, leading up to the national election and Presidential Inauguration, the neglect of local offices has become evident.Read More →

By Tina Snieder   At two o’clock on January 12, junior Julia Lodder received an email from Dordt College that marked the start of the 2017 Prairie Grass Film Festival. Lodder, alongside Tyler Bulthuis, produced Providence Production’s short film entry in the competition. This marks the sixth consecutive year Providence students have participated in Dordt College’s Prairie Grass Film Festival. Started in 2006, this competition gives participants high school age and older the opportunity to lend a multitude of talents to create a short film, such as directing, writing, acting, editing, and composing, all within 48 hours.Read More →

By Gaby Martinez If you’ve ever worked for children anywhere between the age of 3 and 13, you know how effortless “telling it like it is” is for small humans. When my brother was 3, he verbally assaulted the poor bag boy at Von’s who forgot to shave his face that morning by repeatedly and abruptly informing him that he was a dirty man. Their lack of mastery in filtering and honesty is simultaneously refreshing and terrifying. This kind of polarized thinking is a defining aspect of early childhood. If you were the stinky kid or the kid with headgear in 3rd grade, don’t worry,Read More →

By Kavin Carter As students resumed class last week, whispers spread across the campus at lightning speed that Dr. Mcllhenny had been placed on administrative leave for the Spring Semester of 2017. This came at a very difficult time for students, in the wake of the dismissal of Dr. Reeves, Dr. Milton, and the resignation of Dr. De Soto, leaving some feeling lost and scared for the future. To lose three professors, with another on leave, is nothing short of a historical dark period in the overall history of Providence.Read More →

By Maddie Silva The holidays are a  time of childlike wonder and excitement, accompanied by occasional insecurity, loneliness, but, mostly just copious amounts of holiday stress. This season of giving is also a time when individuals are at their most vulnerable. Many fall prey to holiday scams. The Better Business Bureau warns Christmas shoppers that scams are prevalent during this time of year.Read More →

By Kavin Carter While students enjoyed their holiday break and families sat around the dinner table enjoying Thanksgiving, the Native American tribes that reside in Standing Rock Sioux Reservation fought for their human right to clean water and respect.Read More →