About Lumination Network

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Lumination Network is Lipscomb University’s official student news service. We are a group made up of students from all majors who have a desire to submit various forms of media to be shared with the Lipscomb community. Lumination Network publishes news in several formats – articles, photo galleries, TV and Radio.

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Lumination Network accepts writers, photographers, videographers, and ad salesmen of all majors. Interested in being on the staff? Simply show up to one of our Monday news meetings that take place at 11 a.m. in Ezell 156 and we’ll get you involved. Have a story idea or a question? Email the editor at editor@luminationnetwork.com. We would love to hear from you!

Staff

Erin Franklin

Erin Franklin

Editor-in-Chief

Email

Anna Rogers

Anna Rogers

Managing Editor

Cole Gray

Cole Gray

Managing Editor

Russell Vannozzi

Russell Vannozzi

Sports Editor

Lebron Hill

Lebron Hill

Radio Director

Hannah Gilmore

Hannah Gilmore

Radio Sports Director

Hannah Pipher

Hannah Pipher

International Correspondent

Ben Davis

Ben Davis

Chief Photographer

Maria Morales

Maria Morales

Staff writer

Charissa Ricker

Charissa Ricker

Staff Writer

Jade Spilka

Jade Spilka

Staff writer

Bethanie Jones

Bethanie Jones

Social Media Director

Lorena Coleman

Lorena Coleman

Staff Writer

Joel Clinger

Joel Clinger

Staff Writer

Spencer Boehme

Spencer Boehme

Staff Writer

Jimmy McCollum

Jimmy McCollum

Faculty Advisor

Tim Ghianni

Tim Ghianni

Faculty Advisor

Recent News

Security office announces self-defense class; Brandon Steele speaks at ‘The Gathering’

After the lights dimmed in Allen Arena this Thursday to kick off this week’s unorthodox Gathering, a representative of Lipscomb security announced that they are partnering with the student-led organization You’re Not Alone to offer a self-defense class. The course will be open to students on April 24 in Swang 108. This opportunity comes at an appropriate time, since the Green Hills neighborhood was rocked by a local shooting back in February. This, combined with other crimes on Lipscomb’s campus, has led to minor security changes, such as the closing of an entrance to campus after hours. After the announcement of the free course, The Gathering officially began with worship and a prayer. Brandon Steele then greeted the audience with an anecdote about speaking to a couple on the verge of a divorce. “I don’t know if you’ve ever had this moment,” Steele said, “where you’re talking to someone, and they get this look that they’ve already made up their mind on what they’re gonna do.” He explained that in talking to this couple, no matter how desperately he plead for them to fight for their marriage, he could tell that the young couple had already mentally decided they had given up. Steele asked those in the audience who had already made up their minds about Jesus and rejected faith to suspend that judgment temporarily. He focused on those who might have had negative experiences within the church. Remember, it’s not Jesus who hurt you,” he said. “It’s people.” He compared a relationship with Jesus to a first date. No one, he said, goes on one date with someone...

BREAKING: SGA Senator-at-Large results announced

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Eight SGA senators-at-large were selected by the students Thursday afternoon. The senators-at-large include: Ralston Drake Ben Hemby Kelli Messmer Deanie Pedigo Hank Warren Jack Webber Matt Welborn Jordan Whitfield On Tuesday, Sierra Sparks was elected student body president over Ralston Drake. Annie Moore defeated Jack Webber for vice president. Macy Glassco received secretary over Deanie Pedigo, and Emilee Goss was elected treasurer over Matt Welborn. The full list of class senators elected Tuesday include: SENIOR SENATOR Cole Buttrey Hannah Fox Cheyenne Gavin Andrew Nelson Hanyi Yin JUNIOR SENATOR Jerod Crockett Breckin Horton Abby Myers Luke Shoulders Ben Vogel SOPHOMORE SENATOR Elliot Forst Robby Renfrow Selvana Rouman Mimi Vance Dexter...

Students raise $3900 for Make-A-Way scholarship at Brokaw event

Lipscomb students collectively raised $3900 for a student-funded scholarship at the third-annual Imagine event, where author Donald Miller and journalist Tom Brokaw were the featured speakers, and rising country singer Abby Anderson performed a set. Tickets went for $5 minimum apiece. The money went directly to the Make-A-Way scholarship fund, which was started by junior Ralston Drake to help lower-income high school students afford Lipscomb. An anonymous donor paid for 125 student tickets. Miller told the students in attendance to ask themselves bold questions about their lives. “You’ll find that the people that really change the world are people that, whether they know it or not, they get up in the morning and ask, ‘What if?’” Interviewed on the Student Activity Center stage by senior journalism major Lindsey Nance, Brokaw reminisced on some of the highlights and tough moments of his career at NBC. He told students to “use intelligence, not emotion” when trying to make a difference in the world. “Rage is not a policy,” he said. “If you want to change the country, it’s tough, you’ve got to organize.” He advised the audience to be careful with information found online. “You should put as much effort into determining the truth of what you read on the Internet as you do into buying a new flatscreen television,” he said. fter Brokaw spoke to students, he addressed donors in Allen Arena at the invite-only main event of the evening. There, President Randy Lowry announced that the College of Business received a record $23 million gift from a group of donors who wish to remain anonymous. That money will go toward...

Recent Galleries

“Rise and Fall” wins 55th-annual Singarama Sweepstakes photo gallery

“Rise and Fall” directed by Taylor Sain is the winner of the 55th-annual Singarama Sweepstakes award. With a cast comprised of Pi Delta, Kappa Chi, Theta Psi, Phi Nu and friends, this group told the story of a Blockbuster movie rental store in Little Town, Alaska where the employees found a way to keep the store afloat despite the termination of the franchise. The ensemble was also awarded best “Theme” on Thursday and best “Vocal Performance” on Friday.   Photos by Ellen Butterfield   « ‹ 1 of 3 › »...

Gallery: Singarama opens, “Rise and Fall” takes home first award

The 55th annual Lipscomb University Singarama kicked off Thursday, April 5, with performances from three hard-working groups of students. Each night, a panel of 18 judges will focus on one aspect of each group’s performance and announce a winner for that category. This year’s theme is “It Takes Two,” and the judging for the first night was on “Theme”—which group had the best plot and successfully incorporated music into the storyline. The winner of Thursday and Friday night’s performances were “Rise and Fall” directed by Taylor Sain. Director Vince Law and his show, “Name and Address” won the Saturday matinee show.   « ‹ 1 of 3 › »...

Full Moon Fest 2018 gallery

Lipscomb students raised $6,130 for inner-city Nashville kids Friday evening at Full Moon Fest, a student-led, 1950’s-themed benefit concert and dance party in the Student Activity Center. “I’m really excited to support YES because I think they’re doing a really great thing with the community,” student Allie Chambers said. Story here by Maria Morales. Gallery by Anna Rogers. « ‹ 1 of 3 ›...