Friar's Lantern

Take change and run with it

John McClatchy

May 24, 2017

Sometimes it feels like the world around you changes radically. That can be a good thing. As I sit on my porch trying to think of what to write to conclude my four years at Malvern and on this paper, the only word I could thin...

Bill O’Reilly’s firing doesn’t set a good example

John McClatchy

April 28, 2017

While 21st Century Fox did the right thing in firing O’Reilly, what came next shows there are two types of justice. This won’t be a column delighting in seeing the conservative pundit leave Fox News. I’ll leave that to t...

Media literacy bill proposed in PA House

John McClatchy

March 31, 2017

This bill would call for media literacy education from K-12. Representative Tim Briggs (D-169) proposed a bill in the PA House that would instruct the Department of Education to increase education on media literacy in Pennsy...

My college acceptance strategy? Plug my ears

John McClatchy

March 31, 2017

I’ve tried to keep my mind off of where I’m going to college, with varying levels of success. March is typically when colleges send out letters to high school seniors telling them whether they are admitted or not, lead...

Backlash to Milo Yiannopoulos is well-deserved

John McClatchy

March 1, 2017

Restricting access to the former Breitbart editor to speak is not an attack on the First Amendment. But it is consistent with our Augustinian identity.   Ever since the provocative figure Milo Yiannopoulos was prevented from spea...

J-Term, semester system announced for 2017-18

John McClatchy

February 2, 2017

Plans are underway to do away with quarter system, in order to better replicate a college model. Starting next year, Malvern will have a two week gap in their scheduling during the month of January to allow for a student centere...

Opposition to Trump needs more than marching

John McClatchy

February 2, 2017

Unless we actually begin to create an electoral coalition to oppose Trump, this movement will just become another Occupy.   Throughout much of the day during President Trump’s inauguration I felt disheartened in my opposit...

Guide to local elections: head to head edition

John McClatchy

October 27, 2016

Before we’ve given platform to only one candidate in a race, now we have both giving their views. With November 8 coming closer with each passing day, elections big and small are ramping up to get those last few votes to win or keep...

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