When Ariel Turner attended church on her first Sunday at Olivet three years ago, she discovered music so foreign to her that she could not even rock to the right beat. “I don’t know if people understand the scope of how shocking Olivet can be,” Turner says. Having attended a very ethnically diverse high school, she was stunned by the overwhelming white majority here, whose preferences dictate the modus operandi for just about ever thing, even down to the style of mu- sic played in chapel, which features a guitar rather than an organ as the lead instrument.
Graduation is just around the corner for me and I have no idea what is in store after I walk across the stage. If I land a “big girl” job as I hope, it is goodbye to summer breaks for me.
Winning is not everything for the women’s soccer team. Every three years, head coach Bill Bahr takes members of his team on a mission trip. This July the team will travel to Costa Rica.
There is a difference between the nationalist and the patriot. The former accepts blindly the broad authority of a governing body to unilaterally make decisions on its behalf; the latter challenges the institution to function as it ideally should, being critical if necessary.
As part of its mission, Habitat for Humanity seeks to bring together communities, construct adequate homes, and give hope to those in need. The ministry has announced its latest project, a house in Kankakee that will begin construction this April.
The Tigers have captured the CCAC’s All-Sports Trophy the past three years and four out of the past five years. The award is given to the top CCAC team based on conference performance. Olivet is on track to win it yet again, currently having a half a point lead over St. Xavier Uni- versity (Ill.), according to the CCAC website.
Spring has just begun, and with it comes a fresh start for Olivet’s graduating seniors. After four years of hard work, one could assume students can hardly wait to leave; however, this is not the case for everyone. Feelings of anticipation, anxiety and excitement combine to make graduation for many seniors bittersweet.
In case you missed it, this is the last issue of the GlimmerGlass for the school year, which means it is my last issue ever.
The intersection near the Admissions building and Sequels will soon look a lot different, as construction on Main Street is set to begin this month.
We Nazarenes have a language all our own. I get that. Growing up Nazarene you pick it up, but I realize that many of you did not. We have our D.S.s and G.S.s (and, hint, NYC is not New York City). So if you did not grow up Nazarene, General Assembly prob- ably seems like just a really intense church meeting that Nazarenes get a little too excited about.