Lady Bisons drop heartbreaker to Stetson at home

Lady Bisons drop heartbreaker to Stetson at home

Men’s basketball stops conference skid versus Stetson

Men’s basketball stops conference skid versus Stetson

Women’s March 2018 photo gallery

Women’s March 2018 photo gallery

Amazon Locker installed on campus

Amazon Locker installed on campus

Olivia’s Way: Summer internships to plan for

Olivia’s Way: Summer internships to plan for

Lady Bisons finding their groove as ASUN play heats up

Lady Bisons finding their groove as ASUN play heats up


Male choristers perform ‘Seven Last Words of the Unarmed’ at Fisk University

Male choristers perform ‘Seven Last Words of the Unarmed’ at Fisk University

The Lipscomb choir partnered with the Fisk Jubilee Singers, Intersection and MET Singers to present Upon These Shoulders last night at Fisk University’s memorial chapel. The evening featured music, spoken word and Negro spirituals. The purpose of the night was to honor the life of Dr. Martin Luther King and the many heroes of the Civil Right Movement. Intersection, which included current Lipscomb students Scott Brons and Samson Tucker, performed the song Seven Last Words of the Unarmed, composed by Joel Thompson. Junior Lipscomb student and piano performance major Brons said that singing the words to the song meant a lot to him. “It’s such a powerful piece,” Brons said. “Joel Thompson did such a great job composing it. There are all kinds of little things in it that make it both musically and emotionally mature and sincere.” The song is composed of the last words of seven unarmed black men: Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin, Oscar Grant, Eric Garner, Kenneth Chamberlain, Amadou Diallo and John Crawford. Diallo’s last words were: “Mom, I’m going to college.” The song is intended to show those words being cried out as a powerful moment and message of pain and realization. Freshman and philosophy major Tucker took this opportunity to look more into the victims. “It led me to do more research on it because a lot of the names I didn’t know.” The MET singers, led by conductor Margaret Campbelle-Holman, started the concert with I-She-0-Lu-Wah, a Liberian chant followed by a Negro spiritual, My Lord, What a Morning.  The Fisk Jubilee Singers sung Negro Spirtuals such as Oh, Holy Lord and The Battle of Jericho. The night...
Lipscomb hosts special screening of ‘Forever My Girl’

Lipscomb hosts special screening of ‘Forever My Girl’

Student Life and Campus Ministries co-sponsored a special screening of the new film Forever My Girl in Shamblin Theater on Tuesday night. Produced by LD Entertainment and Roadside Attractions, the film features a small-town love story and the road to forgiveness. Originally a novel, Forever My Girl tells the story of high-school sweethearts Liam Page (Alex Roe) and Josie (Jessica Rothe). The tale begins on their wedding day in the small town of St. Augustine, Louisiana. Josie learns only minutes from the ceremony that Liam decided to pursue his new-found music fame, leaving his family and her behind. Fast forward eight years and Liam Page is a heart-throb country star living the dream on stage. But Liam is unhappy with his life when he is not in the spotlight. When an unexpected death brings him back to St. Augustine, Liam finds out he left behind not only Josie but also a daughter, Billy (Abby Ryder Fortson). Liam is immediately drawn to the funny and adorable Billy, and he decides to stick around his hometown and get to know her. While re-discovering his roots, Liam faces the ghosts of his past and his insecurities about being back in Josie’s life and being a father to Billy. The emotional and heavy issues brought to light in Forever My Girl are complemented by light-hearted humor and cheesy romance. The film showcases the same themes of love and redemption seen in classic romantic comedies, and for sophomores Haley Cable and Leah Hampton, the film exceeded their girl’s-night movie expectations. “I thought it was a really cute movie,” Hampton said. “It had a great storyline...
Golden Globes kick off awards show season

Golden Globes kick off awards show season

On Sunday evening, the 75th Golden Globes kicked off awards show season. The show was presented live on NBC and hosted by late night talk show host and Saturday Night Live alum Seth Meyers. This year’s show was not only historical for the milestone 75th year it has been in existence, but also held historical significance for the statements made. The red carpet looked a little more monochromatic this year, with many of the actors and actresses donning black and wearing “Time’s Up” pins to support victims of sexual harassment and abuse in the workplace, as well as woman’s equality. There was much to be talked about throughout the evening, including who the Hollywood Foreign Press Association chose to honor for their contributions to film and TV. Oprah Winfrey was the recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement. The actress and TV personality made history as the first black woman to win the prestigious award. In her acceptance speech, she shared personal stories and, addressing the night’s theme, statements of female empowerment. Winfrey capped off her speech with a stirring sentiment for women that “a new day is on the horizon.” That speech kicked off speculation that Winfrey was considering a presidential bid in 2020. Another highlight of the evening was 101-year-old actor Kirk Douglas returning to the stage to present a Golden Globe. The screen giant presented Best Motion Picture Screenplay with daughter-in-law Catherine Zeta-Jones and received a standing ovation from the audience. For the major awards bestowed for film, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri received lots of acclaim, winning “Best Picture Drama.” Cast members Frances McDormand...
‘Pitch Perfect 3’ keeps audiences amused, entertained with upbeat music

‘Pitch Perfect 3’ keeps audiences amused, entertained with upbeat music

The Barden Bellas have officially graduated college and are off working various jobs apart from each other. However, an opportunity soon arises for them to sing on a tour back together again and compete for a spot to open for DJ Khaled. Like the other Pitch Perfect films, there are many twists and turns on the Bellas’ road to stardom. They are met with fierce competition and the unexpected arrival of Fat Amy’s criminal father. Fat Amy’s father knows of a bank account set aside for her and tries to gain her trust in order to gain access to that account. When Fat Amy realizes his intentions, she cuts off all communication with him, but he then captures the Bellas as hostages on his yacht. Fat Amy and Beca are the only two Bellas not captured, so it is then up to them to save their friends and get back to the tour. As expected for a Pitch Perfect film, the story featured a lot of great vocals and songs. Unexpectedly, however, the storyline was much darker than audiences might anticipate with its unique storyline. The film was enjoyable but did not live up to the last two Pitch Perfect films. None of the Treble Makers were featured, which is a disappointment, and the new cast of male characters was not as entertaining or charming as in the previous two movies. Nevertheless, the film is worthwhile to see in theaters over the holidays. It is fun and has some hilarious quotes, but viewers shouldn’t go in expecting the same level of entertainment that they received from watching the original Pitch Perfect. This film definitely did not follow a typical Pitch Perfect storyline and certainly...
The McCrary Sisters host annual Christmas benefit concert

The McCrary Sisters host annual Christmas benefit concert

“A McCrary Kind of Christmas” returns to Lipscomb tonight at 7 p.m. and will feature musical performances by the McCrary Sisters and some of their musical friends. The four gospel singers — Alfreda, Ann, Deborah, and Regina — make up the famous sister quartet. Their father, Reverand Samuel H. “Sam” McCrary, was one of the founding members of the Fairfield Four. The annual benefit concert will take place in Shamblin Theatre and will have a $10 suggested donation for entry. The McCrary Sisters arranged the event as a means to raise funds for needy Nashville families. These funds will be used to buy gifts and other items for the selected families. Audience members are also encouraged to bring canned goods and unwrapped gifts that can be used as donations. “We just wanted to give back,” Ann McCary told the Tennessean. She and her sisters are all Nashville natives and have a heart for the Nashville community. The National Museum of African-American Music will sponsor the event. The museum is set to open in 2019 in Nashville but is already working to make a change. This concert is one of their many endeavors to support the Nashville...
Lady Bisons drop heartbreaker to Stetson at home

Lady Bisons drop heartbreaker to Stetson at home

The Lipscomb women’s basketball team went into Saturday’s game against Stetson hoping to pick up its third conference win in four tries. However, poor shooting and rebounding ultimately doomed Lipscomb’s hope of continuing their recent hot streak. The Lady Bisons (6-13, 2-2 ASUN) shot just 30.8 percent (16-of-52) from the field and gave up 22 offensive rebounds, allowing Stetson to take a 59-55 victory in Allen Arena. “I thought we did a heck of a job defensively to hold them to 59 points,” Lipscomb coach Greg Brown said. “The problem was they scored off the offensive rebounds. You can’t allow that to happen and expect to win.” Stetson (12-8, 3-1 ASUN) held a slim 25-24 lead at halftime, and the game was knotted at 39 at the end of the third quarter. However, the Lady Bisons faltered down the stretch and were outscored 20-16 in the final quarter. Lipscomb freshman guard Taylor Clark set a new career-high with 21 points, while also grabbing four rebounds and making several hustle plays to fight for loose balls. “That’s her – she plays with great energy and effort, and she’ll only continue to get better,” Brown said. Perhaps the biggest surprise was the shooting woes of Lipscomb senior Loren Cagle. Fresh off a career performance of 31 points at North Florida on Monday, Cagle went just 1-of-15 from the field on Saturday, finishing with four points. “Loren’s a heck of a player,” Brown said. “I’m not worried about her shooting, because she did a lot of other things well.” Lipscomb largely neutralized Stetson’s high-powered offense as Brittney Chambers (19 points), McKenna Beach...
Men’s basketball stops conference skid versus Stetson

Men’s basketball stops conference skid versus Stetson

The Lipscomb men’s basketball team got back on track Saturday with a tense 85-82 home win over Stetson after three straight conference losses. The Hatters hung around all game, but only led for less than a minute in the second half. “We never played with any real confidence, and that’s my job to figure out how to push the right buttons to make that happen,” coach Casey Alexander said. “Good to get the win, way better than the alternative.” The Bisons were flustered by Florida Gulf Coast’s zone defense on Thursday, which helped spark the erasure of Lipscomb’s 18-point lead that night. Stetson came out in an aggressive zone. Alexander said he didn’t make drastic changes to his team’s zone offense strategy, because “it’s usually gonna come down to whether you make shots or not.” “If we did anything better tonight, we got the ball inside a lot more against them,” Alexander said. Game of runs Neither team led by more than five points in the first period. Hatters guard Divine Myles’s fast break layup at the halftime bell tied the game at 39. The teams traded runs throughout the second half. Eli Pepper dove for a loose ball early in the half and flipped it to Rob Marberry, who jammed it to cap the Bisons’ 11-2 run. Stetson made a run of its own to take a 55-54 lead just before the under-12 media timeout. Then Mathews found Rose for three to regain the lead. Myles’s three for the Hatters with 5:20 to go gave Stetson their next lead at 70-69 lead. Two possessions later, Myles rolled his...
Lady Bisons finding their groove as ASUN play heats up

Lady Bisons finding their groove as ASUN play heats up

Just three games into the ASUN slate, the Lipscomb women’s basketball team has already equaled its total of six victories from last season. That includes two conference wins and three victories in the last four contests. What’s been the difference this time around? Coach Greg Brown said he believes it’s a combination of new coaches, new personnel and a focus on continual improvement. “We’ve tried to teach a growth mentality,” Brown said. “We played some tough games in the non-conference schedule and tried to learn from each of them. [The team] is putting some of those lessons in action now, and they’re reaping the benefits.” The Lady Bisons (6-12, 2-1 ASUN) are fresh off a 73-69 win at North Florida on Monday, when senior guard Loren Cagle poured in a career-high 31 points. Cagle’s offensive production has nearly doubled – she’s up to 17.4 points per game this year versus 8.9 points per game last season – thanks in part to the emergence of young point guards like Lauren Rau, Lexi Manos and Carleigh Short. “Last year we relied on [Cagle] a lot,” Brown said. “Rau was sick and [Manos and Short] were both freshmen. We’ve been able to take the pressure off Cagle and that’s allowed her to be more aggressive.” In addition to Cagle’s improvement, redshirt freshman Emily Kmec has challenged opposing defenses with her height and shooting ability. The Carmel, Indiana, native is 47-of-133 (35 percent) from beyond the arc and is second on the team in rebounds with 79. “Kmec has come in and changed some of our dynamics by being able to stretch the floor,”...
FGCU tops Lipscomb 88-83 in big home game

FGCU tops Lipscomb 88-83 in big home game

The Lipscomb men’s basketball team fell to conference rival Florida Gulf Coast Thursday night in Allen Arena after losing an 18-point second half lead. Coming into the game, the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles had an undefeated conference record winning all three of its conference games so far. The Eagles also had a five-game winning streak going into Thursday night. However the Bisons came into the game on a bit of cold streak having lost three of their last five games. Despite this, Lipscomb Head Coach Casey Alexander said the game would not be a problem for the Bisons. “We shouldn’t have a problem keeping the intensity up,” Alexander said. “This is a big game.” The Eagles started off the game strong by making four of their first four shots to take the lead 8-2. However, Lipscomb didn’t let FGCU extend the lead any further at that point. The Bisons stormed right back and tied the game at 13-all two minutes later. The lead went back and forth until Lipscomb junior Garrison Mathews was able to spark the team late in the first half. Mathews, who is having a standout season, made a three-point shot to break the tie and put the Bisons up 41-38 with 2:14 left in the first half. That shot sparked the Bisons, and they went on a 13-2 run to end the first half. At halftime, the Bisons led 48-40. While the Bisons were able to extend their lead by halftime, the men still had a lot to work for the next half as went into the locker room. Florida Gulf Coast’s field goal percentage...
Moran not returning this season

Moran not returning this season

Bisons point guard Nathan Moran, who has not played in a game this year, plans to redshirt the season to focus on “trying to get my full speed and strength back,” he told Lumination Network in a text message. Coach Casey Alexander said Moran was healthy enough to return, but wouldn’t play “unless something changes” in his recovery or team circumstances. “It’s been slower than normal,” Alexander said. “It’s all health-related.” In college athletics, a player choosing to redshirt saves a year of eligibility, but forfeits the additional year of eligibility if they enter a game during the redshirt season. Moran started every game of the 2016-17 season,, averaged 11.1 points per game and was second in the A-SUN with 4.2 assists per game last year. The team’s leading shooter, he made 90 three-pointers at a 41.7% clip. He finished the year with a torn labrum in each hip and underwent surgeries in April and June. The senior said he made the decision to redshirt the season after Lipscomb swept crosstown rival Belmont in December. He returned to practice on Jan. 5. Feeling super thankful and lucky to be able to practice this week for the first time in over 9 months! GOD IS SOOOOO GOOD!!! — Nathan Moran (@nate5_moran) January 10, 2018 The 11-5 Bisons play their second conference game on the road at North Florida (6-12) tonight at 6:00 PM. Lipscomb is 5-5 on the road and opened the A-SUN slate with a win at Kennesaw State Saturday. The Ospreys, led by sophomore guard Ivan Gandia-Rosa, are 5-1 at home. The last time Lipscomb played North Florida, junior guard...
Women’s March 2018 photo gallery

Women’s March 2018 photo gallery

Overwhelming crowds gathered at Public Square Park to march through the streets of downtown Nashville for the 2018 Women’s March on Saturday afternoon. After gathering in the park before 2 p.m., the rally was led in chants and entertained by local, all-female bands. Mayor Megan Berry spoke to the crowd before they marched to the capitol building. « ‹ 1 of 3 ›...
Snow day 2018 photo gallery

Snow day 2018 photo gallery

Students experienced yet another day off from school due to inclement weather after having the Friday before off due to winter weather and yesterday off due to Martin Luther King Jr. Day. In The Gathering today, SGA President Carson Panovec announced that classes after 3 p.m. were officially cancelled, and classes before 10 a.m. on Wednesday morning were also cancelled. To enjoy the snow day, students and people from surrounding neighborhoods used makeshift sleds to slide down the hill of the Lipscomb soccer field....
2017 fall commencement photo gallery

2017 fall commencement photo gallery

More than 400 students were awarded diplomas from Lipscomb University this fall, including eight women from the Tennessee Prison for Women. The traditional students’ graduation ceremony took place in Allen Arena on December 16, while the graduating inmates’ ceremony was the day before at the Tennessee Prison for Women. President Randy Lowry gave the charge to the students at the traditional students’ graduation ceremony. “As you go, take these thoughts with you: you go as part of the Bison herd that numbers about 30,000 alumni; you go as part of a special community that will always respect you, always welcomes you back and always be honored and proud that you a part of it; you go with our deep regard and our great hope that God will work out His plan for your life and that you will see your part in His story.” President Lowry closed with an Old Testament blessing from Numbers 6:24-26: “May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord’s face shine upon you and be gracious unto you. May the Lord turn His face towards you and give you peace.”   « ‹ 1 of 2 ›...
Lighting of the Green 2017 Photo Gallery

Lighting of the Green 2017 Photo Gallery

Lipscomb’s annual Lighting of the Green launched the campus into the holiday season this Tuesday night. Musical performances included those by Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith, as is tradition, and joining them was the winner of season nine of NBC’s The Voice, Jordan Smith. Alumni, students and guests were given free hot chocolate and encouraged to “ice skate” on the upper level of the Allen Arena parking garage.   Photos by Ben Davis...
2017 Stompfest photo gallery

2017 Stompfest photo gallery

With a mechanics-inspired routine, women’s social club Phi Sigma scored the top prize at the eighth annual Stompfest on Thursday night in Collins Alumni Auditorium. Men’s social club Theta Psi received second place with its boy-band stomp, and women’s social club Delta Omega took home third place as “DO Army.” Morgan Ellison and Ciara McKinney co-directed Phi Sigma’s show, and Katie Markham helped choreograph. Ellison said it’s hard to describe how excited she was upon hearing Phi Sigma being called out as the victors. “The fact that we actually won this year and redeemed ourselves is really such an incredible feeling,” Ellison said. “There are really no words to describe it. We’ve worked so hard for this.” Photos by Sarah Johnson  ...

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