Written by: Johnathan Kruis With last Sunday’s airing of Breaking Bad’s season finale, online publications have been littered with articles about the shows worth. Many of these articles state that the show’s success comes from its breath-of-fresh-air approach to morality. This is being recognized by all sides of the spectrum from Christianity Today to Time Magazine. Originally I was drawn into the show by its story. How can you help but be intrigued by a middle aged, white, American, chemistry teacher who resorts to cooking meth and thrives as a drug kingpim? Never before have I actually had trouble breathing while watching a TVRead More →
Written By: Marissa Korpan Every beard has a beginning. For some men, their current facial hair is the result of a rushed morning with no time to shave. For others, it is the product of a long growing process. Some men exhibit the “five-o-clock shadow”―the bearded outline that appears in late afternoon on the face of a man who last shaved in the morning. Although beards of various lengths appear on different men, they do not all begin to grow at the same time―except for the one month of the year called No-Shave November (or, at Providence Christian College, Mantober). If one were to gatherRead More →
Written by: Edwin Cordova The Satellite is an intimate 21+ venue about 20 minutes from campus on Silver Lake Blvd that often offers free shows. I went on their website an hour before the show started, just to see if anything was happening, and then I just showed up. When I walked into the venue, the bouncers asked me if I had RSVP-ed. I had not, but they still let me in and asked me if I would put my email down to get future announcements for shows. When you RSVP, they will give you a complementary drink. A free drink and a free show?Read More →
I have measured out my life with lists. Every single day I make a list of the tasks I need to accomplish. You’ll never find me leaving for the grocery store without a list. Growing up, those sweeping VH1 lists that spread over hours and hours would beckon me—the top 100 artists of all time, the 50 most awesomely bad songs ever. Only ten artists were covered each hour, so that means they had me for entire summer afternoons.Read More →
The name Jacob Fisher used to make me think of a crunchy fish taco that tends to consume the spiciest hot sauce from a Mexican grocery store. However, when I made time to get to know this super-senior in the past five years, his wonderful character and intellect exceeded my taco analogy. Thus explains this article’s title—Jacob Fisher is always a listening ear to his friends when they express themselves, and always replies to his friends with a text saying, “Okay. Smoke time?”Read More →
Picking the top ten photos of the past four years is a momentous task for a photographer who is overly attached to her work. With over 109, 250 pictures from over the past few years is daunting. Then one must add into consideration the wide range of criteria for what “top ten” may mean–composition, personal attachment, the best representatives of said years, etc. After sifting through the archives on the terabyte external hard drive that I had to buy to store them because my computer literally ran out of memory (it would no longer let me create word documents), I have settled on the following ten.Read More →
As a kid I always wondered why my parents and their friends drank that hot dark drink every single morning without fail. I had tried it a few times and remembered it to be one of the worst tastes that had ever entered my mouth. I never would have guessed that I would become a huge fan of such a drink. College came and I began to love coffee and I am now a fan of the art and science behind the drink. Here is a list of my top four coffee shops in the Pasadena area.Read More →
For lent I decided to take a break from social networking. I have never observed lent before, but after realizing that I had become too attached to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, I decided lent would be a good time to learn some discipline.
It started at Jones Coffee in South Pasadena. I was there with the Creative writing club, reading poetry and talking about our childhoods. This led to a discussion on social media and how much we have changed since it was invented.
As college students who grew up in the 90s or earlier, we experienced the rise of the internet as we grew up, so many of us didn’t get Myspace or Facebook until we were in high school or college. When we were children, we spent our free time much differently than we do now. Over that Jones coffee table, we reminisced about how we used to write plays and perform them with our siblings, make dolls out of paper, or turn our backyards into imaginary battle zones.Read More →
I watch quite a bit of television. My tastes are apparently pretty varied, as I discovered when I wrote up this list, ranging from fantasy to history, science fiction to drama, and mystery to horror. I’m not going to go into detail about what makes a television show a good television show, but I will say this—a good show isn’t just entertaining; it makes you think. It makes you think about life, about death, about God, philosophy, religion, good and evil, etc. Good television makes you ponder and mull things over when the hour-long episode is over. The following is a list of my Top Twelve Entertaining and Thought-Provoking Television Shows of 2012.Read More →
These are the words of Japanese anime character Yashamaru, Gaara’s caregiver, in the show Naruto: Shippuden, episode 297. The conversation reflects one of Naruto’s main themes—the only cure to wounds of the heart is sacrificial love from someone else. I recently talked with Providence alumna Kim Postma discussing our favorite anime shows, and Naruto was mentioned as usual. Postma shared that “many people think (and I say this, because I was one of them) that there is little by which to recommend anime and/or manga, which are similar to American comic books. [People think that] Those who read and/or watch [anime] are immature nerds with too much time on their hands.” However, Kim’s perspective changed when she watched an anime show and discovered its surprising and pleasing aspects.Read More →