Three months and thousands of deaths later, the Coronavirus is still making long lasting impacts on life as we used to know it. Plans such as travel, camps and public functions have been either postponed or canceled until further notice, and certainly into the summer of 2020. This radical change has made significant impacts on not only the majority of the Wesleyan community, but the world as a whole. High School Spanish Teacher Senor Vallejo, sophomore Griffin Caldwell and junior Summer Kidder have all experienced a shift in their summer travel and camp plans due to the ever-changing COVID-19 outbreak. Keep Reading
“Tuck Everlasting” is a story about a young girl who stumbles upon a family of immortal individuals and teaches them what it means to enjoy life, no matter how long or short it may be. This lesson can be applied and carried out in the lives of every audience member in attendance. Wesleyan Fine Arts premiered their first production of “Tuck Everlasting” on Feb. 5. “Tuck Everlasting” is a story with grandiose meaning and many lessons to be learned from the characters. English Teacher and Assistant Director Cameron Alexander, senior Adam Rogers and junior Constance Harris gave insight as to what it means to not take your life for granted and to live a full and meaningful life as long as you can. Keep Reading
After months of training and hours of practice and film, the Wesleyan football team fought their way to their first Georgia High School State Championship since 2008. The football team and coaching staff put in six months of work to make it this far, and the outcome of the state game on Dec. 13, 2019 will not be soon forgotten. Sophomore Cooper Blauser and senior Josh Morris gave insight on what it took to make it to the game at the Georgia State Stadium. Additionally, wide receiver coach Candler Baxley reflected on the outcome of the game at its conclusion. Keep Reading
Dear Wesleyan Community,
How often do you ask yourself why do awful things happen to the best people? This question arises when we lose a loved one or hear of a school shooting, and we wonder what people have done to deserve this adversity, and why God wouldn’t intervene in these times of wretchedness. In reality, no one deserves to feel the hand of evil. Because God was so loving as to give us a choice between good and evil, even morally righteous people feel evil’s wrath from the hands of those who chose it. In order to be able to choose Him and choose good, we must have an alternate choice. We wouldn’t be free, as God intended, if we weren’t given the choice between good and evil. Without being free to choose God, and to live in a world of only purity and joy, there would be no distinction between Heaven and Earth. I believe, while evil and suffering breaks the hearts of God’s people, being given a choice between God and evil has given mankind a purpose. Those who choose evil live to break down the minds and souls of the people who devote their life to following and spreading the word of God, and avenging evil to restore justice to those who have fallen innocently under the hand of malice. Evil has shaped society, mankind and every individual life in such a profound way that, because our hearts know the contrast between God’s light and evil’s dark fist, that we as Christians have become accustomed to welcoming God’s light into darkness.
Additionally, being given a choice has formed religion in its entirety. Without a choice, everyone would’ve been forced to follow God and believe in God; there would be no such thing as “religious beliefs.” Everyone chooses religion, so if it had been a forced commandment, there would be no moral love and respect for God, nor would there be a distinction from God’s perfect love and our love. People wouldn’t value and strive for a relationship with God, because it would be a given. I believe if following him was forced, and evil didn’t exist, that people would feel empty, as if they had no greater purpose to work for in the long run. People live to find their purpose. If they’ve been predestined and didn’t have to work to be a moral person because there was no such thing as evil, society would have never been formed, and people would have found no greater purpose. There would be no word of God to spread because everyone was born aware of it, and there would be no appreciation for the miraculous works of God because perfection would be an expectation. Evil, in all honesty, has played a major role in forming society, and without it, the Kingdom of Heaven and God’s people would never exist.
Sunny Jones, Co-Editor-In-Chief
Wesleyan introduces new clubs and committees every year to incorporate every talent and skill students possess into the lives of the Wesleyan community. Wesleyan’s newest addition to its offered list of clubs is the National Art Honors Society. Complied of the most talented artists and visionaries Wesleyan has to offer, the National Art Honors Society works hard to diversify Wesleyan’s scenery and give the campus a more creative edge. Interviewed to learn more about the depth of work and skill it takes to be one of these talented club members were President Haley Gilliam, Vice President Jimmy Cox and Secretary Maddie Davis. Keep Reading