Men’s basketball defeats A-Sun co-leader Jacksonville

Men’s basketball defeats A-Sun co-leader Jacksonville

Women’s basketball earns first A-Sun victory against NJIT

Women’s basketball earns first A-Sun victory against NJIT

Nashville students address topic of race, justice from perspective of faith

Nashville students address topic of race, justice from perspective of faith

Lipscomb students piece-together community at Puzzle Mania

Lipscomb students piece-together community at Puzzle Mania

‘Hail, Caesar!’ delivers enjoyable, well-acted comedic satire

‘Hail, Caesar!’ delivers enjoyable, well-acted comedic satire

Nashville Chinese community passes traditions on at New Year celebration

Nashville Chinese community passes traditions on at New Year celebration


Nashville Chinese community passes traditions on at New Year celebration

Nashville Chinese community passes traditions on at New Year celebration

The drumbeats thundered across Collins auditorium as the lion came onstage. He stomped, kicked and sniffed the air before his partner joined him. The two lions danced and bowed to the drums’ rhythmic pounding, finishing to an enthusiastic round of applause. The year of the monkey had begun. On Saturday night Lipscomb played host to the Greater Nashville Chinese Association’s new year celebration for the first time. The event featured a Chinese buffet in the Bison Café and a performance by local Chinese culture organizations in Collins Auditorium. In her opening remarks at the performance, GNCA president Li Weaver discussed a time when she feared that her daughter would not identify as both Chinese and American. After Weaver’s oldest daughter said she did not feel Chinese, the family moved to Beijing for four years. “We came back to the community a few years ago, and I realized the community has grown so much,” Weaver said. “We have so much to offer. We have two Chinese schools right here, and several Chinese culture clubs. And the community has grown so much. “So, at that time I decided, you know, maybe I don’t need to move my family all the way to China for my younger daughter to learn about Chinese culture, and she could do it right here.” The performance featured many local classical Chinese dance troupes of adults and children. Joyce Cheung-Flynn has been coming to the New Year celebration for six years. Cheung-Flynn’s favorite part of the celebration is watching the children’s dances, as her daughter danced in the show this year. “I like to see the little girls...
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...
Men’s basketball defeats A-Sun co-leader Jacksonville

Men’s basketball defeats A-Sun co-leader Jacksonville

The Lipscomb men’s basketball team returned home Thursday evening, winning 93-92 against Atlantic Sun Conference co-leader Jacksonville. “Resiliency was one of the words that the team gave us,” head coach Casey Alexander said. “They believe in that part of who they are and it showed tonight.” The Bisons (8-18, 5-5 A-Sun) were led by freshman Eli Pepper, junior J.C. Hampton and freshman Garrison Mathews led the Bisons with 15-plus points each. “The most impressive part of the game to me was how Garrison went in and kept balls alive on the offensive glass,” Alexander said. “His seven offensive rebounds were huge emotional plays.” Lipscomb started off their bid against the Dolphins with a three-pointer from Hampton who is Lipscomb’s leading scorer, averaging 17.4 points per game. Although the game started with a fast pace, both teams lost momentum in the middle of the first half, scoring a small total of 30-24 points after 15 minutes into the game. The Bisons were able to turn things around after trailing 10 points behind the Dolphins, picking up the energy in Allen Arena and doubling their 24 points in less than five minutes. After a quick steal and turn over, Jacksonville picked up a three-point lead as the teams entered the intermission where they lead the Purple and Gold’s 43-40. Lipscomb led in turnovers against the Florida based team which allowed Hampton and sophomore Nathan Moran to pull off a number of game-changing three-pointers. As the game fell into the last eight minutes, the intensity rose dramatically as Pepper and Mathews took control with dunks and three-pointers. “This win should give us some confidence...
Women’s basketball earns first A-Sun victory against NJIT

Women’s basketball earns first A-Sun victory against NJIT

The Lady Bisons defeated NJIT 63-49 Wednesday night in Allen Arena, ending a 17-game losing streak with the return of senior Ashley Southern after an injury. “I think it was good for our team that they worked so hard and have done all the little things to make this win possible,” head basketball coach Greg Brown said. “They have shown so much improvement individually, it just hasn’t manifested itself to wins. It is great for our team to be rewarded for their hard work.” Lipscomb out-rebounded NJIT 40-30 and forced 15 turnovers. “We did a great job staying in front of the ball,” Brown said. “I think we did a great job rebounding the ball.  It was a huge key for us in the game. It was also important that we scored 22 points off of turnovers.” Southern led the Bisons with 18 points and nine rebounds. “I think she was able to stay in the game mentally during rehab,” Brown said. “She was able to get a little work in last week. Being a senior she was able to play with a sense of urgency.” Lipscomb’s bench outscored NJIT 26-14. One of the big contributions from the bench other than Southern came from sophomore Riley Northway with eight points. Lipscomb will take on North Florida on Saturday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. in Allen Arena. “I will be looking for consistency from our team when we take on North Florida,” Brown said. “So far we have done that throughout the year. We will look to continue to develop and get more used to having Ashley Southern back. We also need to keep...
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...
Chinese New Year celebration photo gallery

Chinese New Year celebration photo gallery

On Saturday night Lipscomb played host to the Greater Nashville Chinese Association’s new year celebration for the first time. The event featured a Chinese buffet in the Bison Café and a performance by local Chinese culture organizations in Collins Auditorium. Photos by Colleen Casner...
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...

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