By Iris Poole The drought that has had such a large impact on California that has allegedly ended this past winter season is still on the radar for the citizens of California. We saw a longer rainy season than what California has seen in a few years. Though the impact was most severe in Southern California, Northern California definitely felt a hit as well. Lake Shasta, being one of the largest reservoirs was reduced down to what looked like a puddle, but since the rainy season, the reservoir has regained the majority of its water. The Los Angeles Times in their article from January ofRead More →

By Kavin Carter On September 26th the property owners of William Carey International University informed the Providence community of its decision to sell its campus property. Providence has leased classrooms, offices, dorms, and houses from WCIU. This announcement was made public by Michael Kiledjian, Vice President of Advancement, on behalf of President Belcher via Facebook. Although the comment section of this post was turned off, on the 27th during chapel Geoff Shaw announced that if students had questions or concerns that he would be available to answer them. Since this announcement, students have been wondering how this will impact their future at providence. “As farRead More →

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 →