By Kavin Carter “Empowerment to all students!” This is the message that the new student body president for the 2017-2018 year, Hope Rhodes, wants to convey. Among registering for class, deciding housing situations, capstones, finals, papers, and saying goodbye to those we love or have lost, it may seem that next year is far away. The reality, though, is that the next school year will start in just five months! The Blade sat down with Hope to see what her plans are for the future of Providence.Read More →

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 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 →

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 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 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 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 →