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Alumnus Designs Houses of God

Many people grow up designing and building things – tree forts, couch and blanket caves, Lego creations, and paper mache pinatas.  Taksit Dhanagom was one of them.  But when it came time for picking a college, although he was very interested in studying architecture, he knew that he wanted a well-rounded education before focusing on his dreams of designing and building beautiful things. As a result, Dhanagom enrolled at Christendom where he double majored in philosophy and theology. During those…

Full-Tuition Scholarship Winners Announced

High school seniors Andrew Book and Cecilia Garvey have been named the winners of Christendom College’s 2017 Padre Pio Full-Tuition Scholarship Competition. Following a rigorous selection process, including a special essay and an on-campus faculty interview, both contestants stood out as two of the best and brightest applicants to Christendom for this upcoming fall, and will now receive a four-year full-tuition scholarship. “We are so excited to welcome Andrew and Cecilia to Christendom for the fall of 2017. They distinguished…

Acclaimed Art Historian Elizabeth Lev Illustrates the History of St. John Lateran

Acclaimed art historian Elizabeth Lev delivered a lecture to the Christendom community on Monday, March 20, speaking on “Taking on the Temples: The Development of Christian Sacred Space in St. John Lateran.” The engaging, entertaining talk, which delved into Christian sacred spaces and their beginnings, explained to listeners how Christians first expressed themselves architecturally in Rome and how this architecture can truly speak to the uniqueness of Christianity as a whole. Lev, who has taught art and architecture courses for…

Student is a Man on a Mission

Senior Timothy Cook is a man on a mission — quite literally. Cook just returned to campus after spending his Spring Break in Costa Rica, evangelizing to the people there, helping build a chapel for the poor, feeding the homeless, and soaking in the culture of the third world country. Being a man on a mission is nothing new for Cook, however. This trip marked his fourth at Christendom, one for every year of his college career. “Coming into Christendom…

Second Planned Parenthood Clinic Protested by Christendom College Closes Down

Planned Parenthood’s abortion clinic in Silver Spring, Md., closed its doors this past week after losing its lease due to continued protests from pro-life activists. Christendom’s College’s student-run Shield of Roses pro-life group were among these activists, showing up to prayerfully protest and counsel women at the clinic every Saturday morning for the past year. [caption id="attachment_11777" align="aligncenter" width="625"] The Planned Parenthood clinic had been protested by Christendom's Shield of Roses group for over a year.[/caption] This marks the second…

Transfer Student Sings Praises of Christendom

Junior Danielle Lemieux may be at Christendom now, but she did not start her college career here. A native of Canada, Lemieux initially attended two other colleges in her homeland, one a secular university of over 30,000 students, the other a Catholic college of less than 100 students. One had too many students, the other too few, but when she visited Christendom’s campus in 2014, she found the student body of almost 500 to be just right. Lemieux was impressed…

Christendom to Host Historic Frassati Rugby Tourney, Welcoming Franciscan and Ave Maria University

Christendom College will welcome Franciscan University of Steubenville and Ave Maria University to campus for the first-ever Frassati Invitational rugby tournament on April 1. Promising three matches of hard-hitting, exciting rugby action, the event will also feature family-friendly activities, concessions, and more, all in the shadows of the Blue Ridge Mountains on Christendom’s Front Royal, Va., campus. “Rugby is one of the most popular sports at Christendom. With its fast pace, hard hits, and high energy, it is one of the most…

Striving for Greatness

This story appears in the Winter 2016 issue of Instaurare. Subscribe today! The Freshmen Athletic Experience. For athletes, there is no greater rush than playing a game well. It makes the early morning practices, the hill sprints, and the sore muscles all have a purpose. There is something about playing on a team that really brings out the best in people. When you look at the scoreboard and know—whatever the end result is—that you have played your hardest, it all makes sense.…

Alumna Brings Philosophical Outlook to Law School

Rebecca Deucher (’14) originally didn’t want to attend Christendom. Her older sister had attended, but she thought she wanted to branch out and do something else, somewhere else.  But after visiting for herself, talking things over with the admissions team, and experiencing the high-quality education coupled with the vibrant Catholic culture, she was hooked. Still not sure what she wanted to do post-graduation, she took advantage of all that Christendom had to offer — to build her resume and to…

Baseball and Softball Set to Return Next Week

America’s pastime returns to Christendom next week, with opening day double-headers scheduled for baseball and softball. The Lady Crusaders will hit the field first on Tuesday, taking on Trinity University, while the Crusaders will make their long-awaited return to the diamond on Friday against Central Penn. Both sets of games will be held at Front Royal’s Bing Crosby Stadium. [caption id="attachment_11726" align="aligncenter" width="625"] The 30-man baseball squad is eager to return to the diamond this spring.[/caption] The Crusaders will be…

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