Music is Useless

Music is Useless By Professor of Music Monica Israel Spence 1/18/19 I began the school year by admitting to my students that music is useless. It’s not necessary to human survival and serves no definite biological purpose, and yet it is precisely music—along with other so-called “useless” things like art and theater—that makes us human, […]

Haiti Missions

Haiti Missions Finley Caughran is a Cambridge sophomore and Communication Intern. 12/29/18 Last spring I made aware of a mission trip in the summer of 2018, and I decided to join this amazing opportunity. That summer was very full, and while I was at camp I received a letter from a friend who was also […]

Joey Jekel: In what ways has Cambridge formed me?

In what ways has Cambridge formed me? By Cambridge Alum Joey Jekel 12/27/18 Hello, my name is Joey Jekel. I graduated from Cambridge in 2014, at which point I headed to Fayetteville to attend the University of Arkansas. I came to study English Creative Writing, Philosophy, and Classical Studies there, graduating in May of 2018. […]

A Debauchery of the Mind

A Debauchery of the Mind By Professor of English Joshua Jeffrey 12/23/18 I hate grades. I don’t mean that I hate grading, although that might be somewhat accurate as well. I think most members of my profession have some level of distaste for the process of actually sitting down and working through a stack of […]

Preparing Our Hearts For Advent

Preparing Our Hearts For Advent Charlotte Mbwala is Cambridge Junior and Communication Intern. 12/17/18 The season of Advent aligns with the busiest commercial time of the year. It is busy with Christmas trees, elves, lights, gifts and holiday decorations. It can be difficult to focus on Advent during this pre-occupied time. Advent is a season […]

Dr. Steven Schrum Lyceum

Dr. Steven Schrum’s Faculty Lyceum 12/13/18 Dr. Steven Schrum, Cambridge Professor of History, presented a Faculty Lyceum on Thursday, November 29th, entitled “Don’t Forget to Remember: The Importance of Cultural Memory.” He focuses on the use and abuse of history by English politicians during the Civil War and Restoration (roughly 1640-1670).  When the English overthrew their […]

Cambridge House Feast

Cambridge House Feast Reflection by Alejandra Gonzalez, Cambridge Junior & Communication Intern. 12/11/18 This past weekend students and faculty gathered together at dinner to celebrate a Cambridge tradition called the House Feast. The House Feast is a celebration of the House System which is an exciting element of the Cambridge student experience. New students are […]

From Eagle Scout to Sea Scout

From Eagle Scout to Sea Scout 12/10/18 My name is Jack Jackson. I am a freshman at Cambridge, and when I am not completing the responsibilities related to that, I spend a portion of my time in the Sea Scouts. Many people have heard of Boy Scouts, of which Sea Scouts is a subset. It […]

Why does history even matter?

Why does history even matter? by Professor of History Moryam VanOpstal 12/6/18 One of the hazards of being a teacher is having your basic life choices challenged on a regular basis. It’s the classic student uppercut, and it (The Question) comes at least once a year: “Hey, why does history even matter?!” When stress levels […]

Choices Driven by Love

Choices Driven by Love Professor Jeffrey gave the message below in Chapel on October 3, 2018. 11/26/18 “And Joshua said to all the people, ‘Thus says the Lord God of Israel: … I have given you a land for which you did not labor, and cities which you did not build, and you dwell in […]