Student Profile: Louis Metcalfe '18

Louis Metcalfe

 

Class Year
2018

 

Hometown
Nashville, TN

 

Major
English

 

Residence building and hall
Maclellan, Suburbs

 

Activities
Choir, work study in admissions, sophomore class president.

 

Favorite place on campus
The Carter lawn because of Spikeball and Frisbee.

 

Why did you choose Covenant?
It was so different from any other college I visited. I loved the community of the campus and the academics. Sitting in on classes really made me like Covenant more.

 

How is Covenant unique?
Covenant does a great job of balancing faith, academics, and fun. Many Christian colleges take themselves way too seriously. Covenant students know how to get to work, but they also know how to have fun.

 

Describe Covenant in three words
Communal, challenging, peaceful.

 

What has been your favorite experience at Covenant?
One Sunday my friends and I decided to go on a quick hike. The quick hike turned into a 5-hour hike. We watched the sunset at sunset rock and had deep conversations about life. We ended up hiking back to Covenant in the dark with no flashlights and then going to Mojo Burrito for dinner because we missed dinner. It was rad.

 

What is your favorite class so far?
Probably Introduction to Art History with Dr. Weichbrodt. She is super cool and knows a lot about art, which is something I knew nothing about coming into the class.

 

What makes hall life at Covenant unique?
The realness of it. When you live with someone, you can’t hide who you are. There is no more pretending to be a good person. It’s super hard to learn how to live together. It involves being quick to forgive and not caring as much about your personal preferences.

 

What are some things you enjoy about your major?
I love to read. You get read A LOT if you are an English major. While other homework is a chore, reading fiction is something I enjoy and would do on my own if it wasn’t assigned to me.

 

What person at Covenant has had the greatest impact on you, and why?
So many people have had an impact on me it’s tough to choose one. If I had to pick one, I would say Dr. Barham. He is one of the kindest people I have ever met, and is also one of the smartest. While Dr. Barham is brilliant, he teaches in a way that makes you feel smart, like you are one of his peers. If you have not taken a class from him, I would highly recommend it.

 

How is Covenant preparing you for life after graduation?
Covenant is very academically rigorous. I hope to go to law school after I graduate and I feel that Covenant is preparing me to meet the level of academic rigor I will face at law school by teaching me skills in reading and thinking that I will use in graduate school and for the rest of my life.

 

How is Covenant equipping you for active membership in the church?
Covenant is very active in encouraging its students to go to church, and there are a lot of weeks that I am required to go to church to sing for choir. Covenant not only encourages you to go to church but to be active in your church by getting involved.

Lydia Holt

"I really love the faculty in the English department. All the professors are wise and caring, and they do an excellent job of connecting the study of the English language to faith and calling. In addition, as an English major, there are so many opportunities for work and service that will open up for me because of the well-rounded and rigorous training I’m receiving in the various branches of English."
 - Lydia Holt '19

Evan Lecksell

"I’m really interested in my Introduction to Literary Studies course. It is the first class I’ve had that actually got me excited about poetry, and if you have to have class at 8 a.m., Dr. Barham is the best professor to transition you from being asleep 5 minutes ago to being energized and excited about what you study. Dr. Barham’s love for literature is contagious, and you find yourself happily engaged in types of literature you never thought you would care about."
 - Evan Lecksell '19