The Green and Gold staff is excited for the debut of a new series of articles revealing the underground talents of Wesleyan students. To christen this endeavor, the Green and Gold will highlight talented artist, sophomore Grace Halley. Halley came to Wesleyan as a freshman last year, and has been drawing all her life. Most of her skill as an artist is self-taught, but she takes art classes at Wesleyan and has learned from her mom who took art classes in college and likes to draw in sketchbooks.
Halley hopes to pursue a career as an animator, and she loves to draw her own characters. Most of her work is done on a computer and she often uses Photoshop. When asked about advice she would give to aspiring artists, Halley said, “No one can really fail at art. I hate it when people say they are bad at art. Anyone can be successful when they try.” The Green and Gold staff looks forward to featuring Halley’s art in comic strips in future issues.
Photos taken by author.
Director of Christian Life, Greg Lisson, announced in the first all-school chapel of the year that the Christian Life theme of the year is “identity.” During the month of August, headmaster, Chris Cleveland and principal, Jeff Plunk gave chapel speeches about the theme for the month, “Who am I?” The Christian Life theme for the month of September is “You are made in God’s image.”
The Green and Gold staff interviewed Lisson to get his insight on this theme. He described how he likes that the theme is heavily focused on each individual saying, “The theme is important because it reminds us of the inherent value of each person. We are all image-bearers of God, so every single one of us is significant in his eyes.” Lisson went on to explain the importance of the theme as it applies to a Wesleyan student in particular. He said, “This matters to Wesleyan students because it reminds us that we have value and identity at the moment of our creation. We don’t have to achieve or accomplish in order to carry the image of God, it is simply a part of who we are. It also reminds us of the importance of valuing each person, no matter how different they might be from us, because they too carry the image of God in their very essence.” Lisson is very excited to see how the theme of “You are made in God’s image” carries out over the month in the Wesleyan community.
“You are made in God’s image” is a perfect theme for the first, full month of school because it is so important when you are finding your identity to realize that you are made in God’s image. As the rest of this year goes on, keep in mind English teacher Katie Wischerth’s chapel talk on September 4th about spending time with God and finding our identity in Him rather than material objects.
Off-campus lunch is a privilege given to the senior class each year after a student turns in a number of forms.
Wesleyan is in a prime location for getting cost-efficient and delicious food. The plethora of options can make decisions hard to make.
The Green and Gold staff asked a number of students in the senior class to name their favorite off-campus destination, and also what they like to order from those places. (Answers above)