She unlocks herself now,
far from the madding crowd.
It looks like hair let down
or a moth exiting its cocoon
or a great lady thrusting herself through a pair of double doors.
On Friday, November 10, from 3 p.m. to 3 a.m., if you wandered into the Lucas Art Workshop you would have entered a party. Music was playing and cool people were hanging out and eating snacks, but these people weren’t having a rave session. They were drawing.
On Thursday, November 3, Caleb Smith and I drove to The Harrison Center for the Arts in Indianapolis, Indiana for their 48-Hour Residency. Our job? To explore Indianapolis and make art in, well, 48 hours.
This past week at Covenant, the much needed conversation on race received new life as several of our sisters in Christ came and shared some of their experience over the past years. Christina Edmondson, Dean of Intercultural Student Development at Calvin College, and Michelle Higgins, Director of Worship and Outreach at South City Church in St. Louis, both spoke passionately this week in Chapel about racial issues in the Christian community.
In light of the recent chapel talks and panel discussion on race, Dr. Bill Dennison used his CHOW II class period on Nov. 16 to respond. He showed two videos of Star Parker, an African-American Christian activist, to argue that there are different narratives within the African-American community and within the Christian community.
In the month of October, social media outlets were flooded by #MeToo, with the intent of starting a conversation about the widespread experience of sexual assault and abuse of power. Prompted by the ever-increasing allegations of assault from Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, the hashtag took over newsfeeds with celebrities and friends, men and women alike. Amid debates about mandatory chapel and sabbath regulations, it was interesting to note the loud silence on campus about this subject of immense importance.
I have so many issues with Lonzo Ball's lack of willingness to back up his teammates in a fight. I understand his awareness of the situation and wanting to not get a technical foul, but in the course of a season, teammate chemistry is more important than dropping one game early on. Instead of delving into this issue, however, I will instead look at how incredibly wrong he is in saying, “It’s the N.B.A. People ain’t really gonna fight.” Clearly Lonzo is not very educated in the N.B.A. fights department, so I will unpack a few fights so none of you make his same mistake.