Archive for April 2012

Speeches on Peace and the Church

On Monday night, seven students presented speeches to an audience and a panel of three judges for the annual C. Henry Smith Oratorical Contest. The Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online says of C. Henry Smith: “His particular gift was that… Read More ›

Softball Team Beats York College

On Sunday, March 18, the EMU softball team took on the Spartans of York College. After the University of Mary Washington Eagles snapped their 10-game winning streak over the weekend, EMU’s women were  understandably hungry to start another streak. In… Read More ›

The Kony 2012 Campaign

For the last few weeks, my Facebook newsfeed has been filled with repostings of the KONY2012 video, which was produced and released by Invisible Children. Intrigued, I decided to watch it. The 30 minute video outlined the issue: Joseph Kony… Read More ›

Safe Space Week Events in Bloom

Lately campus has been alive with Safe Space events, including the yarn bombings on campus which took place Monday night.  Campus was  decorated with many unique yarn creations, including creations wrapped around trees and a beanie for a statue in… Read More ›

Genocide: Never Again. Oh Wait…

April is genocide prevention and awareness month, marking the anniversary of five 20th century genocides: Armenia, the Holocaust, Cambodia, Bosnia, and Rwanda.  In the wake of such tragedies, the world responded with the words “Never again!”  Yet, in the middle… Read More ›

Easter: More Important?

Unlike Christmas, which is always celebrated on December 25, Easter Sunday does not land on the same date every year. Determined by the Jewish calendar, Easter is the Sunday after Passover or Good Friday. For everyone who considers himself or… Read More ›