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The King's College is implementing a new admissions strategy that will hopefully "marry" incoming students to the school...
05/07/2019
New Admissions Strategy Sparks Increase in School Interest

The King's College is implementing a new admissions strategy that will hopefully "marry" incoming students to the school. || Story by Abby Miller

The admissions team has found a new strategy to target juniors in high school, in order to maintain and grow retention rates.

Michael Terry explains what the Queer Theology movement is and how theologians interpret or "reinterpret" the biblical t...
05/01/2019
Did God or Man Create Gender? -- Understanding Queer Theology

Michael Terry explains what the Queer Theology movement is and how theologians interpret or "reinterpret" the biblical text in this week's opinion column "Religion Today."

The modern church is finding alternative ways of interpreting human sexuality and gender.   Controversy is not inherently heretical—heresy is inherently controversial.

"My work doesn’t need to be polemic or didactic. [My faith] doesn’t need to be explicit, but implicit,” nonfiction...
04/30/2019
“Invisible Ideas Shape Landscapes:" A Discussion on Photography and Creation

"My work doesn’t need to be polemic or didactic. [My faith] doesn’t need to be explicit, but implicit,” nonfiction photographer Kieran Dodds said.

|| Reported by Brendan Bell.

World-traveling photographer Kieran Dodds speaks about his photojournalistic work and his recent project photographing forests cultivated by churches in Ethiopia.

Do you feel burnt out at this time of year? I do... and the data says I am not the only one! Check out my article to rea...
04/25/2019
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Do you feel burnt out at this time of year? I do... and the data says I am not the only one! Check out my article to read more!

87.5 percent of students at The King’s College feel overwhelmed and burnt out, mental health experts and studies tell us we’re not alone and why. Check out Savannah White's latest article.

87.5 percent of students at The King’s College feel overwhelmed and burnt out, mental health experts and studies tell ...
04/25/2019
Burnt Out? You’re Not Alone

87.5 percent of students at The King’s College feel overwhelmed and burnt out, mental health experts and studies tell us we’re not alone and why. Check out Savannah White's latest article.

87.5 percent of students at The King’s College feel overwhelmed and burnt out, mental health experts and studies tell us we’re not alone and why.

The "Religion Today" column is back and Maggie Ford talks about the growing amount of people who identify as "SBNR" and ...
04/17/2019
The Widening Gap between Organized and Individual Religion

The "Religion Today" column is back and Maggie Ford talks about the growing amount of people who identify as "SBNR" and what that means about culture as a whole.

“It’s basically a product of a Post-Christian world. We live in a time where we view the ideas present in each religion as a sort of religious buffet where we can take what we want and leave the rest,” said Dr. Benjamin White, religious studies professor at The King’s College.

"Although I hate horror movies, Peele’s debut film in 2017 introduced me to an entirely new breed of filmmaking within...
04/16/2019
Jordan Peele: Redefining the Horror Genre

"Although I hate horror movies, Peele’s debut film in 2017 introduced me to an entirely new breed of filmmaking within the horror genre. My subsequent anticipation for the release of Us was rightfully justified." || Op-Ed by Kirubell Asmamaw

For Us, Peele takes advantage of the same formula that Get Out uses to spark dialogue on a deeper, psychological/sociological issue: the human condition.

The House of C.S. Lewis lost the Final Debate to the House of Susan B. Anthony, but took home the Interregnum and House ...
04/15/2019
The House of C. S. Lewis Takes Home Interregnum and House Cup

The House of C.S. Lewis lost the Final Debate to the House of Susan B. Anthony, but took home the Interregnum and House Cup. || Story by Elizabeth Winn

The House of C. S. Lewis wins the Interregnum and House Cups but, SBA wins the Final Debate.

Students were sent an email today from President Tim Gibson asking for tips into who airdropped inappropriate memes to a...
04/10/2019
Opening Lecture at Interregnum Scarred by Racist Memes

Students were sent an email today from President Tim Gibson asking for tips into who airdropped inappropriate memes to audience members at the Opening Lecture. #InterregnumXV

In the midst of a lecture regarding unity and peacemaking last night at Redeemer Presbyterian Church , an unnamed troll account cultivated chaos and discord.

Ellen Coy writes letters to people she never met before. Here's why she does it. || Reported by Lauren Bannister.
04/09/2019
Redefining the Meaning of a Love Letter

Ellen Coy writes letters to people she never met before. Here's why she does it. || Reported by Lauren Bannister.

In the craziness of New York City, a King’s freshman finds a way to bring comfort to people she doesn’t even know.

The Presidential Lecture Series concluded on Thursday with George W. Bush's former special assistant, Tim Goeglein. || S...
04/08/2019
Former Bush Aide Speaks About Our Call to Obedience Not Success

The Presidential Lecture Series concluded on Thursday with George W. Bush's former special assistant, Tim Goeglein. || Story by Brent Buterbaugh

Tim Goeglein concludes the 2018-19 Presidential Lecture Series with a word about God’s instruction for the lives of his people and an encouragement for the student body.

NYCJ student Maria Monteros gives an exclusive look into the goth store meant for those who aren't afraid to wear their ...
04/08/2019
Where the Goths Shop in Union Square

NYCJ student Maria Monteros gives an exclusive look into the goth store meant for those who aren't afraid to wear their heart on their leather jacket sleeve. Photos by EST's Chief Photographer and Magazine Managing Editor Wesley Parnell

Gothic Renaissance is not a Halloween store. It’s Union Square’s destination for the goth kids who are unafraid and wear their hearts on their sleeves, according to owner Tony Bianchi.

The Spring Concert last Friday took a rocking turn when Abbie Roper took the stage. || Story by Sydney Powell
04/05/2019
The Spring Concert: An Inside Scoop on Abbie Roper

The Spring Concert last Friday took a rocking turn when Abbie Roper took the stage. || Story by Sydney Powell

The Spring Concert was the first time Abbie Roper has been back on stage in NYC since being in Nashville last fall; allowing her to debut some of her new pieces she worked on while away.

Thomas the security guard, who claims there's "nothing fancy" about his life, has been working at the King's College and...
04/05/2019
Thomas the Security Guard: The Man Behind the Desk

Thomas the security guard, who claims there's "nothing fancy" about his life, has been working at the King's College and interacting with students since 2015. But, do you really know the man behind the desk? || Story by Njeri McPherson

King’s security guard, Thomas, opens up and shares about his childhood. Thomas had to face loss, racism, and instability from a very early age. However, sports brought a great form of stability into his life.

King’s hosted a Difficult Discussion where panelists answered questions from students, faculty, and staff on the issue...
04/04/2019
A Difficult Discussion on Premarital Sex

King’s hosted a Difficult Discussion where panelists answered questions from students, faculty, and staff on the issue of premarital sex. || Reported by Rachel Williamson.

King’s hosted a Difficult Discussion where panelists answered questions from students, faculty, and staff on the issue of premarital sex.

King’s Professor, Chris Cragin-Day, sees the importance of sharing with her students not only her love for writing and...
04/04/2019
A Christian, Feminist Playwright: An Unusual Mix that Speaks Volumes

King’s Professor, Chris Cragin-Day, sees the importance of sharing with her students not only her love for writing and theater, but her passion for being a “third-culture kid” and a feminist. || Story by Rachel Freeman

Chris Cragin-Day, an MCA professor at King’s, is proud to wear her faith and admiration of women on her sleeve.

Lyft went public, investors went crazy. || Story by Anne Sraders
04/03/2019
Why the Lyft IPO Is Truly a Millennial Stock

Lyft went public, investors went crazy. || Story by Anne Sraders

Millennial investors have a fear of missing out. LYFT’s stock looks a lot like the overpriced SNAP when it became public.

Valerie Tripp just wanted to tell stories. Little did she know that the stories she wrote about the famous American Girl...
04/03/2019
The Woman Behind American Girl

Valerie Tripp just wanted to tell stories. Little did she know that the stories she wrote about the famous American Girl dolls would allow young children to celebrate strong young girls that lived in every era of life. || Story by Elli Esher

Author Valerie Tripp reflects success, womanhood, and launching the franchise that consumed a generation of girls.

Michael Terry is back to talk about how an act of terrorism brought out the best of religious communities in this week's...
04/02/2019
Religions Unite in Face of New Zealand Massacre

Michael Terry is back to talk about how an act of terrorism brought out the best of religious communities in this week's opinion column.

Terrorism against religious communities unintentionally unites peoples of faith, transcending cultural, theological divides.

04/02/2019
Understanding Venezuela's Crisis and the International Relations

Venezuela is plagued by hyperinflation and instability. Featuring Meric Pope and Dr. Joseph Loconte, both explain the situation and how America and other countries have responded. || In partnership with the JQA Society chapter at The King's College and The Debate Society. A debate will be held at 12:15 in the City Room on whether or not to place sanctions in Venezuela.

Link to youtube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMXiwaCVHlM

For this MCA major, it's all about shooting your shot. Marina Barham, a junior at the King's College, lets her creative ...
04/02/2019
The Girl Behind the Camera: How One Girl Fell in Love with Film and Photography

For this MCA major, it's all about shooting your shot. Marina Barham, a junior at the King's College, lets her creative juices flow when she gets behind a camera. || Story by Serena Tuomi

The girl behind the camera– Marina Barham, a junior, MCA major at The King’s College– delved into the world of film and photography at eight years old and she now embodies her passion.

Sophia Williams, a freshman at the King’s College, hit New York Fashion Week’s runways for the first time this past ...
04/01/2019
New Girl, New York, and Her Debut at New York Fashion Week

Sophia Williams, a freshman at the King’s College, hit New York Fashion Week’s runways for the first time this past February, and doesn’t plan on stopping there. || Story by Hannah Mallard

Freshman Sophia Williams juggles her first year in college along with a full-time modeling career.

Robert Mueller, not Dr. Paul Mueller. Here's everything you need to know. **Written by staff reporter Callie Patteson
03/29/2019
The Mueller Report: Why The Average College Student Should Care

Robert Mueller, not Dr. Paul Mueller. Here's everything you need to know.
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Written by staff reporter Callie Patteson

The investigation set out to find whether or not there had been such collusion with Russia and possible obstruction of justice by the President. EST breaks it all down.

Jackson Fordyce is back and this time he explains all things Apple and the products they announced. So take a bite and r...
03/28/2019
Apple and Push for Privacy

Jackson Fordyce is back and this time he explains all things Apple and the products they announced. So take a bite and read it now:

After unveiling a plethora of products at their March Keynote, Apple’s promotion of privacy is a breath of fresh air to customers.

Professor Paul Mueller of the King's College recently released a book concerning the 2008 financial crisis. Mueller deli...
03/26/2019
Did the Invisible Hand Fail? A Conversation on the 2008 Financial Crisis

Professor Paul Mueller of the King's College recently released a book concerning the 2008 financial crisis. Mueller delivered a talk to students and faculty regarding his research and findings in "Why the Conventional Wisdom about the 2008 Financial Crisis is Wrong." || Story by Liza Claire

Dr. Mueller challenges the conventional wisdom surrounding the causes and exasperating factors of the 2008 financial crisis.

When complaining, "we all seem to understand each other — the more you work or the more tired you are, the more dedica...
03/22/2019
“Work Martyr" — The New Millennial Badge of Honor

When complaining, "we all seem to understand each other — the more you work or the more tired you are, the more dedicated and admirable you are." #millennialproblems #overworked

The latest op-ed by former Managing Editor Anne Sraders.

Millennials are overworking themselves— and they’re proud of it. But what’s the cost?

Behind the walls of Brooklyn apartment buildings lives a secret book store by day turned literary salon by night. || Sto...
03/22/2019
Booze, Books and Brazenhead

Behind the walls of Brooklyn apartment buildings lives a secret book store by day turned literary salon by night. || Story by Maya Harrison

Brazenhead books initially started as an established bookstore in Brooklyn then evolving into a pop-up, illegal salon in apartments around Manhattan.

AOC suggested taxing corporations 90 percent for the use of robots. In this week's "Tech Talk with Jackson Fordyce," he ...
03/21/2019
Politicians Go After Amazon and Facebook: Regulations Proposed

AOC suggested taxing corporations 90 percent for the use of robots. In this week's "Tech Talk with Jackson Fordyce," he breaks down the discussion around regulating Big Tech and other proposals given by politicians.

Political leaders Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Elizabeth Warren made headlines in the tech world with ideas of taxes up to 90 percent and breaking up the tech elite.

Michael Terry explains in this week's Religion Today the justifications surrounding polygamy in fundamentalist religions...
03/20/2019
How Many Wives is Too Many?

Michael Terry explains in this week's Religion Today the justifications surrounding polygamy in fundamentalist religions and sects. He argues understanding these can open up further discussion or give a new look into the role marriage plays in faith.

Islamic and Mormon notions of polygamy find root in something other than desire and lust. Critique of abusive marital relationships should not be limited to non-nuclear marriages.

Introducing our new column, "Religion Today," run by the iconic Maggie Ford and Michael Terry. Here is a place of discus...
03/08/2019
Why You Should Start Lent Today

Introducing our new column, "Religion Today," run by the iconic Maggie Ford and Michael Terry. Here is a place of discussion and information on all things happening in religion. In the first piece, Ford explains what lent is and why it's not too late to start.

The tradition of Lent can help foster spiritual growth. The season transcends sacred and secular lines.

This week, “Tech Talk with Jackson Fordyce” tackles the topic of whether or not Google should be paying internet use...
03/07/2019
Should Google be Paying You?

This week, “Tech Talk with Jackson Fordyce” tackles the topic of whether or not Google should be paying internet users for their consumer data.

Less than a month after newly appointed California Governor, Gavin Newsom, announced plans for a data dividend for consumer, the topic of consumer data monetization is reignited. But, “The Big Five” have other plans.

Yoga may be an increasing fad in the work-out world, but some pastors aren’t on board due to the idea that the practic...
03/07/2019
Is Yoga 'Demonic' and Anti-Christian?

Yoga may be an increasing fad in the work-out world, but some pastors aren’t on board due to the idea that the practice doesn’t coincide with Christian beliefs.|| Story by Sydney Powell

Despite calls by some pastors who have labeled yoga “demonic,” many Christian students at King’s do it regularly as part of their regular workout regimen 

Dr. Dru Johnson debuted his new book "Human Rites" to The King's College last week. || Reported by Liza Claire Vandenboo...
03/06/2019
Rituals as a Roadmap for Grief

Dr. Dru Johnson debuted his new book "Human Rites" to The King's College last week.

|| Reported by Liza Claire Vandenboom.

Dr. Dru Johnson explains the power of rituals in overcoming uncertain circumstances as he launches his new book “Human Rites.“

House standings have been updated last week as students fight for the house cup, and there's only a hundred point differ...
03/05/2019
House Namesake Competition Shakes Up House Cup Standings

House standings have been updated last week as students fight for the house cup, and there's only a hundred point difference between first place and last.

|| Reported by Rachel Williamson

The House of C.S. Lewis will remain in first place after the House of Susan B. Anthony celebrates their first place finish, but otherwise the competition significantly alters House Cup standings.

It’s no secret that YouTube has been tightening their copyright and monetization laws, but Youtuber, Matt Watson, is b...
02/28/2019
YouTube and the Monetization of Inappropriate Child Content

It’s no secret that YouTube has been tightening their copyright and monetization laws, but Youtuber, Matt Watson, is bringing to light a YouTube algorithm that leads child predators to the content they want to see. || Story by Jackson Fordyce

A year after YouTube was scrutinized for monetizing inappropriate content involving minors, the platform is still struggling to quell the practice.

King’s students open up to staff reporter, Elli Esher, about their auto immune diseases and how it affects their life ...
02/28/2019
The Invisible Disease: Living with an Autoimmune Disorder at King's

King’s students open up to staff reporter, Elli Esher, about their auto immune diseases and how it affects their life in the classroom and on campus.

Students at King’s who suffer from autoimmune diseases said each day can be challenging – often forced to deal with chronic pain – while having to balance battling the ailment with trying to do well in school. 

In an age of tweets, texts, and Facebook posts, the National Stationery Show is celebrating paper, and King's students s...
02/26/2019
Stationery Alive and Well in the Digital Age

In an age of tweets, texts, and Facebook posts, the National Stationery Show is celebrating paper, and King's students seem to be fans of the age-old tradition. || Story by Staff Reporter, Lauren Bannister

The National Stationery Show brings together all ages to celebrate the newest trends and products.

During Black History Month, The King's College hosted several events to handle difficult discussions and the student bod...
02/26/2019
“We the People:” Black History Month at The King’s College

During Black History Month, The King's College hosted several events to handle difficult discussions and the student body elected their first African-American president. || Reported by Brendan Bell and Elizabeth Victoria Winn.

The King’s College explores issues of class, race, and how America should respond to its history of slavery.

Hannah Mallard’s first story for EST is up and is tackling a social phenomenon that college students seem keen to take...
02/25/2019
More King’s Students Hail the Use of Ride-Sharing Apps

Hannah Mallard’s first story for EST is up and is tackling a social phenomenon that college students seem keen to take part in: ubering everywhere.

Ride-sharing apps such as Uber and Lyft have seen increase use among King’s students who said they find it to be a safe and convenient option than the subway on weekends and late at night.

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