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Mckenzi Harris

Mckenzi Harris

Editor-in-Chief

Kathryn Farris

Kathryn Farris

Managing Editor

Erika Plunkett

Managing Editor

Grant Ledgister

Sports Editor

Spencer Boehme

Spencer Boehme

Contributing Writer

Cavin Jacobson

Radio Director/reporter

Rachel Pavelich

Fashion Columnist

Tyler Harvey

Tyler Harvey

Staff writer

Ben Davis

Ben Davis

Photographer

Jimmy McCollum

Jimmy McCollum

Faculty Advisor

Tim Ghianni

Tim Ghianni

Faculty Adviser

Recent News

Titans Home Opener catches fire but falls short to Indianapolis 19-17

The Tennessee Titans celebrated their home opener against the Indianapolis Colts with a pregame tailgate, and a jersey retirement ceremony for former players Steve McNair and Eddie George, at Nissan Stadium this Sunday The Titans had several pregame activities outside the stadium before the game including games for kids, free face painting, music, and a zipline. During the on-field pregame ceremony, one of the pyrotechnic machines caught on fire. Workers at Nissan Stadium had to grab a fire extinguisher to calm the blaze. The Titans held a ceremony at halftime to retire the jersey numbers of former players Eddie George and Steve McNair. McNair and George were teammates on the Titans for several years, including when they led the Titans to an appearance in Super Bowl XXXIV. During the ceremony, Eddie George spoke along with McNair’s brother. Steve McNair was tragically murdered in 2009, so several of his family members were there to honor him. While the ceremony was going on an artist painted a painting of the two teammates. The Titans also gave away free flags to fans to celebrate the jersey number retirement of McNair and George. Unfortunately for Titans fans, their team came up two points short of beating the Colts. Tennessee lost to Indianapolis, 19-17 in their home...

Lipscomb Men’s Soccer defeated in game against USF

Spirits were high at the Friday night matchup between the Lipscomb Bisons and South Florida Bulls, however Lipscomb took the loss with the final score at 3-1. This marks the third season loss for the Bisons. The first 35 minutes of the game went on without any scoring from either team, until Bulls player Jonathan Rosales made the first goal of the night. After halftime, South Florida player Emilio Ycaza scored two consecutive goals which brought the Bulls to three points. The last score of the night went to the Bisons, with player Killian Byrne making the first goal of his career. This was Lipscomb’s second matchup with University of South Florida, they formally fell short 3-0 against the team back in 2017. The Bisons’ season is currently at 1-3-1, after Tuesday night’s tie with the Evansville Aces. Lipscomb Men’s Soccer will host Jacksonville for their conference opener on Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. Check below for galleries from the pre-game tailgate as well as the game itself.    ...

Lipscomb Academy Mustangs trample over the Page High School Patriots 24-14

The Lipscomb Academy Mustangs football team took on the Page High School Patriots this Friday. The game started off with a 36-yard field goal from the LA Mustangs with four minutes and 16 seconds on the clock leading them into the second quarter with a three-point lead on the patriots. After a Lipscomb punt, the Patriots took over first and 10 from their 45-yard line. The Patriots then punched it in from 4 yards out with seven minutes and 14 seconds on the clock, gaining a 7-3 lead on the Mustangs. A 19-yard pass resulted in a first down for the mustangs with four minutes and 23 seconds to go, the mustangs regained their lead with a score of 10-7. Two minutes later, number 26-Porter, strikes again with another Mustangs Touchdown bringing the halftime score to a 17-7 lead going into the third quarter. The Mustangs started the second half with the ball at the 20-yard line. On the fourth down, the ball was turned over and the Patriots regained possession at their 35-yard line and ran it in for six, gaining the extra point. The third quarter ended with a score of 17-14, Patriots ball. The mustangs then intercepted the ball and forced the turnover, taking possession over the ball and setting Lyles up to run into to the Patriots 22 yard line. The game went back and forth throughout the 2nd and 3rd quarters but resulted in a 24-14 win for mustangs. Lipscomb Academy will play at home against Goodpasture next Friday night.  ...

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Lipscomb Men’s Soccer defeated in game against USF

Spirits were high at the Friday night matchup between the Lipscomb Bisons and South Florida Bulls, however Lipscomb took the loss with the final score at 3-1. This marks the third season loss for the Bisons. The first 35 minutes of the game went on without any scoring from either team, until Bulls player Jonathan Rosales made the first goal of the night. After halftime, South Florida player Emilio Ycaza scored two consecutive goals which brought the Bulls to three points. The last score of the night went to the Bisons, with player Killian Byrne making the first goal of his career. This was Lipscomb’s second matchup with University of South Florida, they formally fell short 3-0 against the team back in 2017. The Bisons’ season is currently at 1-3-1, after Tuesday night’s tie with the Evansville Aces. Lipscomb Men’s Soccer will host Jacksonville for their conference opener on Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. Check below for galleries from the pre-game tailgate as well as the game itself.    ...

Lipscomb Academy Mustangs trample over the Page High School Patriots 24-14

The Lipscomb Academy Mustangs football team took on the Page High School Patriots this Friday. The game started off with a 36-yard field goal from the LA Mustangs with four minutes and 16 seconds on the clock leading them into the second quarter with a three-point lead on the patriots. After a Lipscomb punt, the Patriots took over first and 10 from their 45-yard line. The Patriots then punched it in from 4 yards out with seven minutes and 14 seconds on the clock, gaining a 7-3 lead on the Mustangs. A 19-yard pass resulted in a first down for the mustangs with four minutes and 23 seconds to go, the mustangs regained their lead with a score of 10-7. Two minutes later, number 26-Porter, strikes again with another Mustangs Touchdown bringing the halftime score to a 17-7 lead going into the third quarter. The Mustangs started the second half with the ball at the 20-yard line. On the fourth down, the ball was turned over and the Patriots regained possession at their 35-yard line and ran it in for six, gaining the extra point. The third quarter ended with a score of 17-14, Patriots ball. The mustangs then intercepted the ball and forced the turnover, taking possession over the ball and setting Lyles up to run into to the Patriots 22 yard line. The game went back and forth throughout the 2nd and 3rd quarters but resulted in a 24-14 win for mustangs. Lipscomb Academy will play at home against Goodpasture next Friday night.  ...

Gallery: Tennessee State Fair

The annual Tennessee State Fair is underway only four miles away from Lipscomb’s campus at The Fairgrounds Nashville. The fair has a wide range of exhibits and shows that will be going on through this weekend. Some shows include racing barnyard animals, clowns, ventriloquists, wrestling, acrobats, and even a show about science. There are exhibits where you can see barnyard animals, balloon sculptures, model trains, and a 725-pound pumpkin. The fair will also be holding competitions this weekend that anyone is allowed to compete in. There will be an apple pie eating contest, bubble gum blowing contest, and a corn hole competition. For the full list of exhibits, shows and contests, click here (http://tnstatefair.org/schedule/) There are several rides and games for all ages for an extra fee. Food has a very big presence at the fair. You can get a full-size porkchop on a stick or any meat you can think of really on a stick, funnel cakes, corndogs, or even a fried Goo Goo Cluster on a stick. The Tennessee State Fair will be going on through this Sunday, September 15th.  The fair costs eight dollars at the gate or seven dollars if you pay online. You can buy tickets to the fair through this link https://www.etix.com/ticket/v/9839/tennessee-state-fairgrounds-2019-tennessee-state-fair...