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Recent News

Thousands rally for women’s rights, protest against President Trump at Tennessee Women’s March

Both women and men rallied together in Nashville in the 2018 Women’s March on Saturday. Marchers were in almost every major city, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Nashville, filling the cities with homemade signs and chants. Anti-protesters also showed up at the march with signs that encouraged protesters to “repent or pay for the price of their sins.” Among the crowd in Nashville was Megan Roberts, a Lipscomb senior and founder of the “Lipscomb Feminist Club.” “It is so much more than a political stance,” Roberts said. “It’s about a human stance; we will not tolerate sexual harassment, assault or any form of oppression anymore. We shouldn’t even have to be fighting for this.” Last year was the first Women’s March in Nashville. By 2 p.m. yesterday, downtown Nashville was colored with signs that read such declarations as: “Today we march, tomorrow we run for office,” and “Grab them by the ballot box.” Pink balloons with the phrase “Nevertheless I persisted” printed on them also covered the skyline. With the focus now on the importance of voting and using the power of choice, many protesters registered to vote by the end of the march. Susanne Burger, a protester from New York, reaffirmed her belief of the importance of this factor in making a change. “Marching builds a sense of empowerment, and hopefully that will carry over to voter registration and a persistent effort to turn this around because this is not acceptable,” Burger said. Her sign gave the same message — “How to survive Trumpism: stay informed, be vigilant, take action, VOTE.” Chants of the marchers echoed through...

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

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...

Recent Galleries

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

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

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 ›...