Humans of Covenant

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Everyone has a story to tell. Humans of Covenant is The Veritas’ homage to the popular blog Humans of New York. The blog consists of pictures of people and quotes give insight into another person’s past, present or future. The goal is to interview people and learn interesting stories about their lives. The Veritas hopes to bring a unique insight of the lives of the students and faculty of Covenant.


2/20/14

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“I like to voice myself in a lot of the things I do. I usually try to voice myself through them [media, math, English, and writing]. It’s very therapeutic. I like seeing people have feelings for something. It’s something that I really enjoy.” <br/ >- Ellis Johnson <br/ >(interview by Sarah McLimore / photo by Bennett McIntyre)

2/6/15

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“Well, I think a big thing that Covenant has influenced in me — I don’t know if I’d get it somewhere else — is definitely my love for English. It’s taught me to open my mind through reading and English and definitely senior year was a big part of that with Hopkins’ class because he made it, and a lot of teachers make it, so that it’s not just about studying and getting the good grade, it’s about thinking and learning for yourself and taking it further. I think it’s really cool that it’s like that and that’s what inspired me. I’m thinking of majoring in English because I just love it and I have gotten so into poetry because they teach you that you don’t have to be scared of it, you just do it. Even if you don’t understand it, you just do it over and over and over. I think that’s a really incredible part of the teachers here. And that you can build relationships and you can ask them what’s going on. I think that’s just really awesome and it’s changed who I am for sure. Now I ask questions a lot and that’s a big thing Hopkins said to do, and I’ve become better at it. I used to be scared of poetry and he just said that you go in and you ask the book questions and the author questions. Yeah, they may be dead but he showed me that literature is alive and it’s probably going to be the most impactful thing in someone’s life and I just think it’s amazing. I think a lot of teachers do take that into consideration. Even in worldview, we talk about literature all the time. I’ve learned so much more about literature and how it’s such a huge deal, and that is something I’m going to take further into my life and its something that I’m always going to appreciate.”
– Izzy Parell, 12
(interview by Precious Kelley / photo by Bennett McIntyre)

1/30/15

Ojohnson
“I listen to a lot of different kinds of music. I’m not genre-specific when is comes to taste. I’ll listen to anything like pop to metalcore, Willie Nelson to Bring Me the Horizon, all kinds of music. I have memories with every song. When I hear a song, it brings back memories, whether it’s a specific memory, or the smell of a place, or the feel I got from a place. Music connects me to my surroundings. Music is how feelings sound.”
– Olivia Johnson, 11
(Interview – Ethan McNeil / Photo – Bennett McIntyre)

12/12/14

Cleary sibs
“We have a half court concrete basketball court in our backyard and it’s where we learned to play the game. We’ve spent countless hours playing out there. Two on two. Three on three. Love the game. My dad started it. He invested a lot of time and money into it. It’s expensive and time-consuming, but he knew that it would be worth it for us to make memories as a family, and being able to play high school basketball. It was really productive and it was competitive. Me pushing my sister, my sister pushing me, and the two of us pushing our younger brother [Bo].”
– Chase Cleary, junior
“I was playing basketball in the Brownsburg rec league and I was on a really good team. We went undefeated and made it to the championship game. I got sick the day before, but I didn’t want to miss the game. When I got in the game I was a little disoriented and accidentally scored in the other team’s basket. We ended up losing by two points, the two points I scored for them. It was young enough to be cute, but my dad is really big when it comes to basketball, so it wasn’t as cute to him.”
– Mikayla Cleary, freshman
(interviews / Ethan McNeil — photo / Bennett McIntrye)

12/5/14

Byron
“I really enjoy [Covenant]. I love this place. My thoughts have changed a lot. I thought it was okay at first, but the more time I spent here, it just got better and better. I love flex time. I either get to do work or talk to friends… except when guided flex comes around.”
– Byron Hawes, sophomore
(interview / Abrahm Hurt — photo / Bennett McIntyre)

11/20/14

“When I was younger, I used to be super shy. Covenant is small enough to where I had to talk to everybody, and I’m around people all the time. [Covenant] has really helped me branch out, so I’m not as timid anymore. Mostly because of Matthew [Herr]. He’s become one of my best friends. My younger brother [Nick] was the same way. He’s kind of timid, and you have to talk to him for a while before he’ll warm up to you.” - Nathan Hood, sophomore
“When I was younger, I used to be super shy. Covenant is small enough to where I had to talk to everybody, and I’m around people all the time. [Covenant] has really helped me branch out, so I’m not as timid anymore. Mostly because of Matthew [Herr]. He’s become one of my best friends.
My younger brother [Nic] was the same way. He’s kind of timid, and you have to talk to him for a while before he’ll warm up to you.”
– Nathan Hood, sophomore
(interview / Kinzie Baker — photo / Bennett McIntyre)

11/17/14

“I was not very carefree and I cared too much about school and grades. It was to the point where it was all that I cared about. I was too sensitive. I’m sarcastic now, but then, if someone said something sarcastic and they didn’t mean it, I would be offended by it. I like the spontaneous moments, like going to Taco Bell at midnight just because someone asked me to go. I like to live in the moment. If someone asked me to go cliff diving on a random weekend I would definitely go. This last summer was one of the happiest times of my life because I did a lot of spontaneous things with my friends.” - Halle Smith, senior
“I was not very carefree and I cared too much about school and grades. It was to the point where it was all that I cared about. I was too sensitive. I’m sarcastic now, but then, if someone said something sarcastic and they didn’t mean it, I would be offended by it. I like the spontaneous moments, like going to Taco Bell at midnight just because someone asked me to go. I like to live in the moment. If someone asked me to go cliff diving on a random weekend I would definitely go. This last summer was one of the happiest times of my life because I did a lot of spontaneous things with my friends.”
– Halle Smith, senior
(interview / Ethan McNeil — photo / Bennett McIntrye)