By Sarah Pride.
Patrick Henry College
The Fall 2011 arrival of Dr. Marvin Olasky, editor-in-chief of WORLD Magazine, as the Distinguished Chair in Journalism and Public Policy at Patrick Henry College, opened the door for many PHC students to enjoy exclusive internships with WORLD Magazine, under Dr. Olasky's direct mentorship. The relationship has been invaluable for students, as many have in recent months seen their articles published nationally in WORLD or one of its online editions.
Two of the recent WORLD articles written by PHC students that appeared in the January 2012 edition are particularly timely, coinciding as they did with Monday's 29th annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. In the January pro-life issue, Junior Grace Howard detailed the undercover work of pro-life activist Lila Rose, who infiltrated Planned Parenthood clinics posing as a client, in order to record and publicize their practices. Another PHC junior, Alicia Constant, shared the story of Barbara Curtis and her family of 12 children, four of whom have Down syndrome—and three of those adopted.
Junior Alicia Constant
The one lesson she wants to teach her children: Spend your life serving others. “It’s not about us,” she said, quoting Matthew 25:40. “Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.”