Lipscomb students rally to kick out cancer at fourth annual Relay for Life

Lipscomb students rally to kick out cancer at fourth annual Relay for Life

Record enrollment impacts social clubs

Record enrollment impacts social clubs

Biographer Doris Kearns Goodwin discusses presidential politics, writing process

Biographer Doris Kearns Goodwin discusses presidential politics, writing process

Lipscomb’s School of Music uses home as recording space, classroom

Lipscomb’s School of Music uses home as recording space, classroom

Made In The Streets impacts Kenya, Lipscomb community

Made In The Streets impacts Kenya, Lipscomb community

Lipscomb to welcome four top United States tennis players to campus

Lipscomb to welcome four top United States tennis players to campus


Lipscomb’s School of Music uses home as recording space, classroom

Lipscomb’s School of Music uses home as recording space, classroom

It all started with an idea – a dream to give students a place to further their musical education and talent, while growing as an artist and a person as well. Now, years later, Lipscomb students can do just that. With the newly renovated Music Row styled house sitting on the corner of Caldwell Lane and Granny White Pike, music students have a place to write, practice, perform, study and otherwise advance their skillset. “This is a place that creative people show up every day to do meaningful work in the business,” artist-in-residence Charlie Peacock said. Peacock began his career in the music industry back in the ‘70s between the ages of 14 and 15 and has since produced hundreds of albums. Among several other credits, Peacock co-wrote the popular Christian hit “Dare You to Move” alongside Switchfoot, worked on the soundtrack for the Oscar-winning production Twelve Years a Slave, produced two albums for The Civil Wars’ and continues to work in the industry today. “It’s all I’ve ever done and all I’ve ever known,” Peacock said. “A whole trajectory of things involving the music business, all of this experience was sort of brought together with my natural inclination to teach. “For 25 years, I’ve been speaking on university campuses all across America but being brought in for one day. I love students. I love to teach. It was just the right moment for this to happen. I’m just grateful that the dean and the administration thought it was the right time, too.” In addition to Peacock, contemporary music students are under the direction of several other music faculty...
Arcadian Wild bids farewell to member with last show of semester

Arcadian Wild bids farewell to member with last show of semester

The audience bid farewell to the Arcadian Wild’s Isaac Horn Tuesday night in Shamblin Theatre. But only for three months. The indie-folk group, composed of junior Sarah Wood, senior Everett Davis, sophomore Horn and Lipscomb graduate Lincoln Mick, put on their last show of the semester just a day before Horn will get on a plane to Vienna to study abroad. Also on the line-up for the evening was Brother Parker and Nordista Freeze. “It hasn’t quite settled in that I’m going to be on the other side of the world in 24 hours,” Horn said. The group welcomed Horn in the fall of 2014, when he moved from Jonesboro, Arkansas to begin his first semester at Lipscomb. “Since I’ve been at Lipscomb I’ve been playing with the Arcadian Wild, so it’s going to be odd to have a significant portion of the year completely absent of that,” Horn said. Wood said that spending a few months not playing together will be something different for the group. “We’ve become like a little family, so to kind of take a break from it for a little period of time is going to be really weird, but I think it will be good,” Wood said. While Horn is studying abroad the group will not play any shows. For music major Davis, he said the break came just in time. As he prepares to graduate in May, he is also getting ready for an audition at Belmont for graduate school, along with his senior music recital. Horn, on the other hand, said he is looking forward to being somewhere completely new. “I anticipate...
Student brings photography business to campus, Nashville

Student brings photography business to campus, Nashville

For sophomore musical theatre major Sarah Johnson photography is about more than telling a story with simple snapshots. It’s about opening people up and discovering who they are at their very core. “I think photography is about capturing people as they truly are,” Johnson said. “It isn’t about the right angle making (someone) look thinner, more mature, less award or more natural. It’s about capturing [them] as a person.” Johnson developed an appreciation for photography at a young age. Thinking back to her pre-adolescent years, Johnson said she could hardly remember something if there wasn’t a picture to set the scene. During high school, Johnson dabbled in portrait photography and provided free senior photo shoots to friends. She carried a camera with her everywhere she went, sometimes to the dismay of close friends and classmates. “I would take it into classes and if one of my friends said something funny, I would take a picture of their face,” Johnson said. “It became annoying for all of my friends in high school.” Around the same time, Johnson became interested in performance photography after scrolling through several artistic photos of a famous friend. “My friend Manna Nichols in on Broadway in Allegiance,” Johnson said. “We grew up in the same church, same schools and she kind of took me under her wing. “I saw pictures that a photography friend of hers put up on Facebook and it sparked my interest in the performance side of photography.” Since entering college, the freedom to explore different areas of photography presented Johnson with several unprecedented opportunities. Being a part of the theatre department, it...
Top five movie picks of 2015

Top five movie picks of 2015

Out of several okay movies I saw this year, five films stood out as great. Whether they made me laugh, cry, cheer, scream or all of the above, I enjoyed all of these films immensely, and I’m sure a lot of you did, too. Pitch Perfect 2 Despite some of its cheap jokes and shortcomings, this movie was still a lot of fun to see. The a cappella music is amazing as always, and the whole movie is worth it just for the riff-off halfway through. Definitely best to watch with a group of friends, PP2 is currently available to rent through Redbox or on DVD everywhere. Amy I love documentaries, and this one was definitely a great one. I knew nothing about Amy Winehouse outside of her death and rehab stints when I entered the theater, and I walked out wanting to fight whoever said a bad word about her and her angelic voice. Definitely heart wrenching at times, this film paints a beautiful, though truthful, portrait of the life of the jazz singer. Amy is available to rent through Redbox or for purchase on iTunes. Star Wars: The Force Awakens As if this surprises anyone, the new Star Wars is smashing box office records worldwide, and with great reason. With enough nostalgia to make any fan squeal mixed in with the perfect amount of new scenery and characters, The Force Awakens is the most classic, wonderful entry in the Star Wars saga since Return of the Jedi. The Force Awakens is still playing in theaters everywhere, but get your tickets fast! Inside Out I’ve seen this movie...
Lipscomb students get excited for ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’

Lipscomb students get excited for ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’

Students have shown a great force of excitement as “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” approaches its opening day. During Star Wars week, Lipscomb has had everything from Star Wars-themed shirts in the bookstore to a spray-painted Star Wars Bison. Although many claimed the Star Wars story ended with “Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi,” George Lucas sold Lucasfilm Ltd. to The Walt Disney Company, which then proceded with production on the new film in 2013, and a huge casting call that followed. “I’m excited to see if Disney royally messes it up or not,” junior Carson Lassiter said. “I’m excited to see what they do with the villains and the Empire.” Junior Caleb Finley said he was also excited to see where other characters end up. “I’m most excited to see the character development within Han Solo and Princess Leia,” Finley said. “[I’m also excited to] find out the mystery behind where Luke Skywalker ended up.” Speculation is amongst other students as well. For many, it’s part of the fun — guessing what’s going to happen within the story of the new movie. “I hate to ruin this, but Luke is going to be the villain,” junior Phillip Moore said. “Also, no Jar Jar.” Lucas’ Gungan character Jar Jar Binks is mostly despised amongst the fanbase, and the hate for him is voiced on campus as well. A theory by Reddit user Lumpawarroo popped up amongst the Star Wars community. It’s a very detailed theory that supports the idea of Jar Jar Binks being an evil Sith collaborator. Finley said he’s seen the theory. “We obviously already...
Lipscomb to welcome four top United States tennis players to campus

Lipscomb to welcome four top United States tennis players to campus

The United States Tennis Association (USTA) will bring the Nashville Tennis Classic to Allen Arena this Saturday, where a special tennis court will be placed on the basketball floor. John Isner and Sam Querrey will kick off the event at 3 p.m. with a singles match. Isner is currently ranked No. 12 in the world while Querrey has reached No. 17 during his career. Following that match, Isner and Querrey will team up to face the Bryan brothers for a doubles match. Mike and Bob Bryan are the most decorated doubles team in the world with a record sixteen Grand Slam titles. The event comes to Nashville as United States tennis prepares for the Summer Olympics in Rio and the Davis Cup, the top team tournament for men’s international tennis. “USTA Tennessee is thrilled to support the Nashville Tennis Classic and honored to host members of the U.S. Davis Cup Team in our city,” said Tracy Davies, Executive Director of USTA Tennessee. “Nashville is a vibrant tennis community and bringing role models of this caliber to Tennessee will have a tremendous impact on the future growth of our sport.” With the U.S. tennis players coming into Nashville, Lipscomb men’s tennis will be leaving the city. The Bisons travel to play Georgia State and Alabama over the weekend. While they won’t be on campus, head coach Mario Hernandez said he is excited to have the event at Lipscomb. Hernandez said he hopes the event will help grow the sport and its popularity in the area and the school. “Having the best doubles team ever and the top American pro tennis players on...
Men’s basketball loses to Atlantic Sun newcomer NJIT

Men’s basketball loses to Atlantic Sun newcomer NJIT

The Lipscomb men’s basketball team fell 90-78 to NJIT Monday night in Allen Arena. NJIT pressed a hard defense and relied on sinking three-point shots. “The reason they were 16-of-29 is because we allowed them to get clean looks and they got in rhythm,” head coach Casey Alexander said. The Highlanders caused the Bisons to reach a season high of 23 turnovers. Throughout the night, senior David Wishon scored a team high of 24 points. Joining Wishon in the double digits was junior J.C. Hampton with 18 points, sophomore George Brammeier with 12 points and sophomore Nathan Moran with 11 points. “NJIT took our three-point shooters away and they just let us throw it in there [down low],” Alexander said. “Thankfully, our guys had nice games.” The Highlanders were led by Damon Lynn, who scored 26 points and added five assists. The Bisons’ next game will be at 1 p.m. Saturday against USC Upstate. Photo courtesy of Lipscomb...
Men’s basketball falls short of comeback against USC Upstate

Men’s basketball falls short of comeback against USC Upstate

Sophomore Nathan Moran sent Saturday afternoon’s men’s basketball game into overtime with a 92-91 loss against USC Upstate. “Nathan is a really tough kid,” head basketball coach Casey Alexander said. “You got to have a lot of positive memory to make shots like that. I will take him shooting free throws just as much as I will be confident with everyone else on our team.” Allen Arena was not only filled with Bison fans but also Star Wars fans for the annual Adoption Rally and Star Wars Day. The contest also marked the 17th meeting between the two schools with each team having claimed eight wins in the series. Lipscomb was down 30-29 at halftime. The leading scorer for the Bisons was junior J.C. Hampton, leading the Bisons with 17 points. Upstate’s leading scorer in the first half was Philip Whittington who scored 10 points. “He is a good player and he played with a lot of confidence,” Alexander said. “I believe this was his career high in scoring. We have got to guard him better.” Lipscomb did have a season-high in steals with 14, but it wasn’t enough to stop USC Upstate. The Bisons will take on NJIT in Allen Arena at 6:30 p.m. Monday. “If we do not play better we will see the same result against NJIT that we experienced with Upstate tonight,” Alexander said. “NJIT is a good team. We played with a lot of passion up there to get the win at their home court. Passion is the reason we won against NJIT. We did not have that passion in this game and it is the...
Lady Bisons fall to USC Upstate

Lady Bisons fall to USC Upstate

Lipscomb women’s basketball team fell to USC Upstate 81-54 Saturday afternoon in Allen Arena as they participated in their sixth conference game of the season. The Lady Bisons brought back sophomore Loren Cagle after an injury. Cagle added 12 points, fives assists and two steals. This is the Purple and Gold’s 15th consecutive loss of the season. Two other players scored in the double digits — junior Alex Banks with 10 points and sophomore Riley Northway with 10 points and a team-high of seven rebounds. Up next the Lady Bisons will play NJIT on Feb 4. at 6 p.m.. Photo courtesy of Lipscomb...
Women’s hoops takes loss to Stetson

Women’s hoops takes loss to Stetson

The Lipscomb women’s basketball team lost 83-62 against the Stetson Hatters Monday night in Allen Arena. The Purple and Gold fell short and were unable to keep up momentum after a short lead in the first half. Although the Bisons came up short against the Hatters, head coach Greg Brown said he saw improvement since the last few games. “The intensity and execution was good, but closer to the end we got sloppy and they punished us for that,” Brown said. “They are a good team so the margin of error is really slim.” Freshman Morgan Turner set her career high of 13 points after getting more time on the court due to other team injuries. “After Christmas you hope to see the freshman become sophomores a little bit,” Brown said. “She’s [Turner] a talented player and we are excited to see her relaxing and be able to play like that.” The Lady Bisons saw two other players score in the double digits when junior Alex Banks lead Lipscomb with 20 points and six rebounds alongside sophomore Amber Fuqua who scored 12 points and four rebounds. “Alex [Banks] played a solid game — she is physical and can shoot those three’s for us,” Brown said. “She is versatile enough that she can play on the perimeter and play inside and against some of our teams — it gives us a great match up.” Although Lipscomb was without leading scorer and rebounder senior Ashley Southern and sophomore Loren Cagle, the Lady Bisons are using this time to improve in other aspects of the team until Southern and Cagle are able...
Relay for Life photo gallery

Relay for Life photo gallery

Participants joined together from Friday evening until early Saturday morning to fight cancer at Lipscomb’s fourth annual Relay for Life event held in Allen Arena. Check back for more photos later Photos by Erin Turner and Ben Davis...
Arcadian Wild photo gallery

Arcadian Wild photo gallery

The audience bid farewell to the Arcadian Wild’s Isaac Horn Tuesday night in Shamblin Theatre. But only for three months. The indie-folk group, composed of junior Sarah Wood, senior Everett Davis, sophomore Horn and Lipscomb graduate Lincoln Mick, put on their last show of the semester just a day before Horn will get on a plane to Vienna to study abroad. Also on the line-up for the evening was Brother Parker and Nordista Freeze. Photos by Erin...
Friday snow day photo gallery

Friday snow day photo gallery

Heavy snow began falling Friday morning and is predicted to continue falling until 10 p.m.. Friday classes were canceled and students reacted quick to the snow, as many built snowmen and participated in snowball fights. Photos by Erin Turner, Becca Risley and Stephanie Schiraldi...
Snow on campus photo gallery

Snow on campus photo gallery

Predictions for snow came true in Nashville around 8 a.m. Wednesday morning. Lipscomb remains on a normal class schedule, with the Class Disruption Policy in effect. Photos by Erin Turner and Ben...
McFarland Science Center addition photo gallery

McFarland Science Center addition photo gallery

McFarland’s 24.000-square-foot addition is complete just in time for the spring semester of 2016. The new addition includes six new laboratories for biochemistry, organic chemistry, microbiology and human anatomy and physiology. Photos by Ben Davis...

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