Who runs the world? Be careful, there is a wrong answer. And that answer would be anyone other than Beyoncé. If you answered the first question correctly, then you will be ecstatic to hear that on April 17th, Beyoncé’s documentary “Homecoming: A Film By Beyoncé” makes its debut on Netflix.
On a typical Saturday in Abby Johnson’s Texas Planned Parenthood clinic, Johnson would normally work at her desk speaking with potential clients. However, one particular Saturday was different as Johnson was called to help with a doctor performing an abortion. The doctor tasked her with holding the ultrasound so that he could see the unborn baby as he was removing it, a.k.a. killing it.
The 17th-century English writer John Milton wrote, in response to censorship issues of his day, “He who destroys a good book, kills reason itself.” Although I have never had to deal with issues of book censorship (at least directly), nor destroyed a book, I have come to realize that I have in many ways ignored the gifts of “reason” found throughout the shelves of Anna E. Kresge Memorial Library (both print and electronic).
Last month in chapel, Dr. Kelly Kapic told us, “Probably the most important thing that Covenant College faculty do is stand in front of you and believe.” This is undoubtedly true. I would add a corollary to that insight: one of the most important things our professors do for us is standing with one another and love each other well.
For you from me, free: Many of you reading this article probably have no idea who I am. I’m a senior art major who’s just as tired and stressed as the rest of you. I wanted to write a note about what I’ve learned during my time here and what I can maybe pass along before I graduate in a few weeks.
April is a beautiful time for sports: basketball and hockey are beginning the playoffs, baseball is starting back up, and soccer is winding down with the Champions and Premier Leagues concluding. While soccer has begun to grow in fame among American spectators, there’s another sport coming from Europe which people should start to learn.
The Chattanooga Red Wolves officially began their time in the city earlier this April. In their inaugural home opener on April 6th they defeated Forward Madison 1-0. The one goal came in the 66th minute on a beautiful shot from Éamon Zayed, a veteran forward who has previously played professionally in Ireland for the Bray Wanderers, among many other clubs.
The chirping birds, the vibrant green grass, and the roar of the patrons. It is hard to think of a more classy sporting event than the Masters. The Masters always takes place on the first full week of April just down the road at Augusta National Golf Club.