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 Gaby Martinez Prior to the passing of Prop 64 which legalized the use of recreational marijuana on Tuesday, it seemed fairly easy to hash out blanket statements in regard to which side of the argument the voter stood. Could the conversation really be reduced to a simple question of right or wrong?. Leftover anti-drug rhetoric resembling that of  the Just Say No campaigns back in the 70’s left voters with black and white choices, much like our choices for  executive office seems to have left voters with only two opinions in discussion.Read More →

by Tina Snieder Reactions to the 2016 presidential election are as varied and dramatic as they have been throughout the long presidential campaign. One reaction common among Christian circles is the call to prayer and the reassurance that God is in control. I have seen these statements pop up on social media both by those in favor of the President-elect and those opposed.Read More →

By Nicole Veldink Recently, submission has become a topic of discussion as it pertains to authority and marriage. Being the independent, free-spirited person that I am, I have struggled with the idea of doing whatever someone tells me, no questions asked, simply because that person is an authority figure or a male.Read More →

By Kavin Carter Over the election period, several propositions were placed upon the California ballot that would affect our state as well as our college community. One of the most prominent of these propositions is Prop 64, otherwise known as, the Marijuana Legalization Proposition of 2016.Read More →

By Maddie Silva On Saturday, October 22nd, a group of students addressed the board. The students called into question the leadership of the college, the layoffs of two full-time faculty members, and the school’s commitment to its mission statement.Read More →

By Maddie Silva We hear contradictory reports when we think of millennials political involvement. Do millennials care about politics? Or are they politically motivated and tired of the current political system? Why would that an apathetic generation be so opinionated about issues like foreign policy, criminal justice, and racial equality? A survey from the Harvard University of Politics found that Millennials have little trust in big government, but have more faith in community volunteering and entrepreneurship than most Americans.Read More →

By Gaby Martinez For anyone who is still feeling obligated to choose between the lesser of two evils come November 8th, there are a few other viable options for executive office on this years’ ballot. While aware that we could all have just as easily googled information on these candidates, it could be safe to assume that most of have not.Read More →

By Tina Snieder Recently, PBS network hosted a televised debate to discuss whether or not higher education is worth its ever increasing price. While those for higher education initially argued their case by pointing out benefits from education, such as the fueling of upward mobility and the fact that college “helps develop a sense of global awareness,” the discussion quickly turned economical.Read More →