The Ventriloquist

An online publication at and outside the boundary of evangelical Christianity.

February 2014

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February 2014

The Final Decision

by Avery Thomas Redic, on Cedarville, LGBTQ, February 2014

Throughout the fall semester, SGA was required to meet with Eric Garland, the new SGA advisor, for 30 minutes on a weekly basis. In doing so, Eric and I “hit it off.” He would often tell me, platonically of course, that he loved me, was excited that we were becoming close friends, and often missed me when we were apart. I thought it was important to tell him about my…

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February 2014

Fear at Cedarville

by The Ventriloquist, on Cedarville, LGBTQ, February 2014

Medieval author Christine de Pizan had some choice words for the conspiracies of her time—after all, blaming women for corruption in society and oppressing them as a result of such blame did not line up with her own observations of the female “race.” In The Book of the City of Ladies, Pizan argues that “Even if some wicked women have done evil things, it still seems to me that…

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February 2014

Ruminations on Diversity

by Jonathan Hammond, on Race, February 2014

Difference, Diversity, Multiculturalism, Tolerance – these words can spark heated debate in any culture; and questions of difference are at the heart of many discussions within contemporary religious, political, economic, and educational organizations as well as within an individual’s struggle to understand diversity. Cedarville is not exempt from the ongoing debate and over the last year certain events (Title IX investigation, high number of faculty and staff departures, shakeup of…

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February 2014

Or D, None of the Above

by Stephanie Petersen, on Education, February 2014

Any casual observer of American public education has seen them-the unending, unbelievable, miserable charts, graphs and other statistics that affirm our colossal failure. From dropout rates, college retention and standardized testing data, we know without a doubt that something is not working, and that certainly no one is openly pleased about it. In a semi-intentional survey of popular media, I see that concerned citizens have selected several particular demons upon…