Carter Hall Renovation and Rededication

Most of us current students at Covenant College don’t remember Carter Hall not being under renovation. We don’t remember the rickety spiral staircase up the tower or the Washington Monument-like dome. However, renovations are finally and officially done, and late Thursday afternoon, October 5, marked a brief rededication ceremony.

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California Becomes First Sanctuary State

On October 5, California Governor Jerry Brown passed legislation limiting who state and local law enforcement agencies can hold, question, and transfer based on immigration status at the request of federal immigration authorities. Communication between California police and Federal officials about immigration status will be prohibited, and undocumented immigrants will be safer from deportation.

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Annual Francis Schaeffer Conference

If you’ve ever wanted to get a Hebrew word tattooed on yourself, this year’s Francis Schaeffer Conference on True Spirituality just gave you a few more options. The conference, named after Schaeffer’s book, “True Spirituality,” explores the topic of what personal spirituality looks like in everyday life.

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For Teens, By Teens: A Study on Phone Usage and Its Effects

In 2007, the first iPhone became available. This hand-held atomic bomb of a device exploded over the next decade, offering social networking sites such as YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter on mobile. Since the invention of the iPhone, the amount of time spent on cell phones has skyrocketed worldwide and only continues to grow as more social media and entertainment applications become popular.

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The Rescinding of DACA

On Tuesday, Sept. 5, President Donald Trump formally ended Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), a policy protecting deported immigrant children who live in the United States illegally. This decision has been the subject of substantial controversy in past weeks. Furthermore, many of the implications of the termination of DACA on Dreamers (a term given to these immigrant children) remain unclear. 

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How Covenant Weathers the Storm

For most people, it had been impossible to go a day without seeing ominous headlines such as, “Newborns in intensive care flown out of Hurricane Harvey's path” and “Catastrophic flooding ‘beyond anything experienced’ in Houston.’” The record-setting storm made landfall south of Houston near Corpus Christi, Texas on Friday, August 24, and the effects of the hurricane still linger.  

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Chattanooga Community Rallies a Year After Fatal Bus Crash

Nearly a year ago, a Woodmore Elementary school bus overturned and crashed on Talley Road in East Chattanooga, killing five children and sending twenty-three to the hospital. The November 2016 crash devastated the community. Ten months later, the community is still rallying together to overcome the recent tragedy.

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