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Faith Contradictions

Supposedly, the basis for the exclusion of hiring faculty in same-sex relationships lies in the Mennonite Church USA Confession of Faith of 1995, Article 19. Below are a few potential consequences from this document that, one would assume, are also… Read More ›

Question: Why Theater?

I am constantly asked, why theater? Why not film? Why choose such an impractical major? Do you ever want to be employed? Why theater at such a small school? Of all the places to study theater, why EMU? While I… Read More ›

Art: The Open Question

Tattoos have been a part of our culture for years. Some of the earliest known tattoos date back to the prehistoric times. In many cultures around the world tattoos are a sign of social class, occupation, or even a right… Read More ›

Athletic Education

At EMU, a school not known as much for sports as for recycling, I’ve often heard professors giving athletes a hard time about their sport and how much time it takes. It’s easy to dismiss a division three athlete and… Read More ›

The Philosophy of Karma

“Karma’s a bitch!” “Karma will get you.” “That was totally karma!” Often times I catch myself talking about karma when something happens to me after I do something wrong or mean. Karma is a popular philosophy in many religious circles, and… Read More ›

Share Alike, Love Alike

In an era in which Internet freedoms are being hotly debated and tossed about, Creative Commons swooped in and made many aspects of Internet sharing simpler. Creative Commons is a nonprofit, which Aaron Swartz, an activist and developer of reddit,… Read More ›

Pacifist Confessions

Yesterday morning, Lehman audi- torium had a very special guest in the form of Vincent Harding, renowned Civil Rights leader, academic, and speaker. Harding covered a lot of ground as he spoke about the personal events that had shaped him… Read More ›

10 Second Movie Anlyses

“Her” is seriously one of the best movies I’ve ever seen. It’s the first movie I’ve ever fully cried in, as in tears rolling down my face crying. It was the most honest, insightful, layered film I think I’ve ever… Read More ›