Making the Most of Kresge

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).

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Loving Each Other Well

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.

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Reflecting on the New Abortion Legislation

I must say I was unpleasantly surprised when I learned of New York State’s newly implemented Reproductive Health Act, signed by Governor Cuomo on January 22nd,. According to this legislation, a medical professional may allow an abortion if “the patient is within twenty-four weeks from the commencement of pregnancy, or there is an absence of fetal viability, or the abortion is necessary to protect the patient’s life or health.”

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The Confusing but Important Influence of Lil B “The BasedGod”

There are over 100 songs on the six-hour long mixtape “05 [Eff] ‘Em” (all censorship of titles of albums and songs handled by yours truly), and all of them slap. They don’t slap in the bumpin'-in-your-whip post-Drake Migos-drenched era we live in now; rather, they slap in a “this reeks of insanity and I’m really scared of what’s going on” manner similar to listening to, say, Captain Beefheart

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Speeding on the Mountain

The typical mark of a new Covenant student or Rock City tourist is that of a slow- painfully slow- mountain driver. I imagine that those dreaded drivers are often consumed by uncertainty over when the next sharp curve might come, what the drivers of the cars crawling behind them are thinking, whether they’re obviously new or not, and finally, what the speed limit is.

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