A Higher Standard: Voting at Covenant

On November 6, 2018, Americans headed to the midterm polls to vote for a selection of senators, representatives, governors, and various lower-level political figures. College voters flooded the polls in numbers that had not been seen in 25 years, rising from a 21 percent to 31 percent youth turnout, according to the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement. Covenant College clung to the upper level of this voter turnout.

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Political Clubs at Covenant, or the Lack Thereof

College Republicans and College Democrats clubs at Christian colleges like Wheaton, Grove City, Messiah, Calvin, and Gordon recently geared up for the midterm elections. During election season, political clubs promote student involvement in politics by conducting voter registration drives, publishing informational pamphlets, and recruiting student volunteers for campaigns.

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Sky News Correspondent Talks Conflict, Calling, Borders, and Brexit

Sky News Ireland’s Senior Correspondent, David Blevins, engaged an enrapt audience at Covenant College on October 5 as part of his Media Project Tour across the United States, illuminating a few stories during his experience as a reporter on-the-ground before and after the peace agreement that halted the thirty years of violence in Northern Ireland known as The Troubles.

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Meet Drakeford

Day of Prayer means a lot of things to Covenant students. A day of much needed rest and reflection. A day of hall life and fellowship. A day of catching up on school work. A day of opportunities to wrestle with the Lord in prayer individually or with others. This fall, in addition to the student-led sunrise service, tower tours, and the chapel times set apart for prayer for the Covenant community, the local music duo Drakeford closed out Covenant’s day of prayer on Wednesday, September 19 with a worship-style concert.

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Banjo Jones Elected Freshmen Class President

After two days of voting, the freshman class of 2022 chose Benjamin “Banjo” Jones as their president. His victory on Thursday, September 27 came at the end of an eventful campaign season which saw candidates appeal to fellow Covenant freshmen through Instagram accounts, posters, and even an endorsement from a local business. These other presidential candidates—Tyler Kelly, Nathaniel Kumar, Edoardo Santi, and Benaiah Woodrow—made it an intriguing and close race.

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