Articles by: Dever, Stephen J

Penultimate: How leaving ENC showed me I belonged here

April 28, 2016 6:00 am
Penultimate: How leaving ENC showed me I belonged here

I started my college career in the fall of 2011 for no reason other than it was something “productive” to do, and after my freshman year was over, I wanted nothing to do with college or ENC. So, in what would have been my sophomore year, I worked full-time as […]

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Academic Symposium features bright students and faculty presentations

April 17, 2016 9:57 pm

The annual Academic Symposium, a student showcase and professors and faculty presentation was held April 13 and 14. The 2016 Symposium began with a Keynote address by Dr. Susan Felch from Calvin College and continued with a full day of presentations and colloquiums. In the RCA, the Symposium was broken up […]

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Easter has come and gone, but its history remains

April 3, 2016 6:20 pm

Easter has passed us by. While everyone at ENC took part in some type of celebration, not everyone may know the history behind this ancient, widely celebrated day. Debate circulates around whether the name of Easter is a derivative of the Teutonic goddess of fertility and spring, Eostre, from Anglo-Saxon mythology. […]

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Final elections reveal the 2016-17 Student Government

March 1, 2016 11:03 pm
Final elections reveal the 2016-17 Student Government

Students gathered in the cafeteria over an ice cream social on Feb. 26 to usher in the new Student Government Association for the 2016-17 academic year. Current Student Body President Christina Saint-Pierre began speaking, and tension filled the air as the voices and laughter of the crowd quieted down. The […]

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“Ti- Jean and His Brothers” Review

February 27, 2016 6:08 pm
“Ti- Jean and His Brothers” Review

Reality can be messy and the truth can be complex or illusory. In fact, contrary to how we normally perceive our world—stable and fixed—the truth is that our world is as unstable and variable as dreams often are. Truth is marred by people’s opinions and is twisted to flow with […]

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“Hail, Caesar!” rediscovers the past by retreading the Coen brothers’ routine

February 21, 2016 3:11 pm
“Hail, Caesar!” rediscovers the past by retreading the Coen brothers’ routine

Nothing is what it seems—ever. People have repeated clichés like this so often that we dismiss the wisdom they contain. We forget what truth they actually represent because we have sullied them with our repetition and unquestioning minds to the point that they are unrecognizable. Weaving an underlying spirit of […]

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“Ti-Jean and His Brothers: A Caribbean Folk Tale” performance at ENC

February 16, 2016 9:30 am
“Ti-Jean and His Brothers: A Caribbean Folk Tale” performance at ENC

ENC Theatre Department’s upcoming play “Ti-Jean and His Brothers: A Caribbean Folk Tale” can be considered a fable or a parable, but it is ultimately a moral-seeking piece of theatrical art. It asks the hard questions of the audience, even if it comes across as a simple, entertaining story. Written […]

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Dever: Politicians, accountability, and the job of the citizen

February 8, 2016 3:52 pm
Dever: Politicians, accountability, and the job of the citizen

As citizens of the United States, we’re not strangers to broken promises, whether these promises come from family or friends, employers or employees, or even our social organizers and political leaders. With family and friends, there is a certain measure of choice when it comes to being in the relationship, […]

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Patience, waiting, and the search for a new Chaplain

January 31, 2016 10:58 pm

After tears and long goodbyes for the departure of former chaplain Corey MacPherson last summer, there has remained a pervasive question in the air around ENC: Who is going to be our next chaplain? In many respects, the relationship between college and chaplain is a serious one. The dynamic between […]

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Students should utilize on-campus career services

January 24, 2016 9:18 pm

Jobs are in high demand among college students, however many of the high paying, specialized jobs that students want require intensive investigation and time to acquire the skills necessary to secure them. Simply stated, students are in need of an advocate to help them along in their search for a […]

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