New Student Orientation has been a special part of the King community for over 20 years. This three-day weekend has provided an opportunity for incoming freshmen to participate in a variety of activities and experience a smooth transition into the unknown…
Whether to live on or off-campus is one of the biggest questions students face at the start of each year. For many, the decision is an easy one, either due to distance from the school or transportation options. For those still contemplating, it’s important to weigh each option individually.
Mysterious ghost lights travel along the ridge before disappearing as quickly as they appeared on Brown Mountain in North Carolina. Many have tried to explain them, the reflection of a passing train, headlights from vehicles, foxfire (a bioluminescent light created by mushrooms on decaying wood), or moon dogs (moonlight reflecting on haze/fog). Others say St. Elmo’s fire (electric glows from sharp objects in a storm), aliens, too much moonshine, but none more famous than the tales of spirits who wander Brown Mountain.
*Republished from the September 2017 issue of The Kayseean
Americans take interest in their history during times of great desperation. Commentators have noted that the 2020 race eerily resembles that of a century before, the 1920 contest pitting Democrat James Cox against Republican Warren G. Harding. Being a stolid Midwesterner, Cox has all but been forgotten. No such luck for Harding, who regularly vies with Andrew Johnson for “worst president” in most historical polls. Consoling the anxieties of the American populace, his brilliant campaign in 1920 resulted in landslide victory. Harding only lacked for substance as actual president.
In 1787 Ben Franklin would say about the presidents who would follow George Washington, “the first man put at the helm will be a good one. Nobody knows what sort may come afterwards. The executive will always be increasing here, as elsewhere, til it ends in monarchy.” When the Constitution was being debated, the Federalists believed that checks and balances—the separation of powers between branches of government, the ability of Congress to override a veto and to impeach, and others—would prevent the United States from returning to monarchy. James Madison, in Federalist number 10, said that the separation of powers would be a check in the event that “enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm.”