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Montreat College Receives $350,000 Buncombe County Tourism Grant

The Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority (BCTDA) awarded five Buncombe County community projects nearly $4 million yesterday from the Tourism Product Development Fund (TPDF). Among the projects was a $350,000 grant for Phase II of Montreat College’s...

The Current of God’s Will

Written by David Teo The voice of my childhood spoke in chapel a couple weeks ago; but Phil Vischer—the founder of Big Idea Productions, creator of VeggieTales, and voice of Bob the Tomato—spoke less of how he provided Christian entertainment to children, and more of...

A New Setting: Advice from a First-Generation College Student

Written by Tyler Lee Recently, I sat down with Cody Penland, a history major at Montreat College, to talk about what it means to be a first-generation college student. A 2001 NCES study shows that while only 54% of students whose parents have only completed high...

Trust in Trying Times: The Courage of Daniel Bennett

Written by Tyler Lee In a recent Montreat College convocation, President Maurer spoke of The Martian, a fictional tale that demonstrates the magnificence of human endeavor in demanding situations. I’ve seen the film twice now and I read the book over Christmas break...

Striving for Excellence: A College Student’s Calling

Written by Emily Shirley Before leaving for college, I received several pieces of advice from family and friends concerning how to make the most of my college experience. Some of this advice was helpful, some was obvious, and some was simply terrible. One of my bosses...