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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

Tournament magic runs out for Lipscomb women’s soccer

WASHINGTON, D.C. – It’s been a season of firsts for the Lipscomb women’s soccer team. The Lady Bisons won their first ASUN regular season title, their first ASUN tournament championship and their first NCAA tournament game with a thrilling victory over Mississippi State last week. Unfortunately for the Lipscomb, that tournament magic ran out Friday against No. 4 seed Duke. The Blue Devils outplayed the Lady Bisons in every aspect of the match en route to a 3-0 victory at George Washington University. Lipscomb goalie Kate Mason was constantly peppered with Duke shots, and the senior made 10 saves. But Duke’s Tess Boade, Kayla McCoy and Gabi Brummett each found the back of the net by cracking Lipscomb’s back line of Justis Bailey, Logan McFadden and Hailey Eck. Lipscomb (15-5-2) junior Olivia Doak had a scoring opportunity in the closing seconds of the first half, but Duke keeper Brooke Heinsohn secured the ball before Doak could get a clear attempt on net. Kaitlin Echols eventually registered Lipscomb’s first official shot attempt in the 67th minute. Doak had Lipscomb’s best scoring chance in 84th minute, but Heinsohn made a juggling save to preserve the shutout. Duke outshot Lipscomb 26-4. The game was originally scheduled to be played at Georgetown’s Shaw Field. However, the D.C. area was hit with 1.5 inches of snow, sleet and freezing rain Thursday, forcing the match to be moved to George Washington University’s artificial turf field. With the victory, Duke (16-3-2) advanced to the Round of 16 of the Women’s College Cup. The Blue Devils will play the winner of Washington State-Georgetown on Sunday morning. Photo courtesy of Lipscomb...

Lipscomb offers three safety steps for active shooter situations

Lipscomb wants to get ahead of the curve by preparing students and faculty in advance for emergency scenarios. School shootings are happening at an alarming, weekly rate in the United States. While Lipscomb may not be able to avoid an active shooter situation, but it is trying to do everything it can to prevent the situation, as well as to ensure its students and staff are safe and equipped. “We aren’t hopeful that something will happen,” Lipscomb’s Assistant Vice President of Risk Management Kathy Hargis said. “[But] yet, we want to be prepared, just in case that it does.” Hargis trains faculty and staff to hold to a three-step rule in active shooter situations: Flee, hide, and fight. First, students should flee the compromised area, if possible. Second, if they are unable to safely leave the premises, students should hide where they are after turning off surrounding lights and locking nearby doors. The third step is a personal option, according to Hargis. If students are approached by the shooter, students are encouraged to defend themselves by using any surrounding objects as a defense or a distraction. The Bison Alert text messaging system is the emergency communication system through which Lipscomb students receive notifications . In the event of an emergency situation, Hargis believes students will receive the text warning of a shooter, including the shooter’s location on campus. Hargis realizes that students may be frightened, due to the amount of shootings happening lately in the country, but she encourages students to recognize recent shooting facts. “It’s really a small percentage on college campuses of active shooters, when you look...

Lipscomb stuns Washington in PKs to advance to second round of NCAA tournament

SEATTLE – Lipscomb goalie Luke Wilson sat on the bench for most of Thursday night’s first-round NCAA tournament game at Washington. His services simply weren’t needed as senior keeper Chris Zappia made eight saves to keep the game scoreless through regulation and two overtime periods. But Lipscomb coach Charles Morrow let Wilson, a known penalty-kick save specialist, loose with the game on the line, and the decision paid off. “Chris had such a good game… we asked Chris at the end of the game, it was his call,” Morrow told LipscombSports.com. “His words were, ‘Let Luke do what he does.’” Wilson stopped shots from Washington’s Corban Anderson and Charlie Ostrem while five of his Lipscomb teammates buried their attempts to give the Bisons a 5-4 shootout victory. “It’s hard and it takes a lot of confidence and belief in yourself,” Morrow said of stopping penalty kicks. “I couldn’t do it, but apparently Luke’s really good at it. I couldn’t be more proud of Luke’s performance.” Logan Paynter, Austin Eager, Louis Robinson, Ben Locke and John Wynia each converted penalty kicks to lift the Bisons to the upset. “It was an ugly game and definitely not the way we wanted it to play out, but our guys battled,” Morrow said. “I told the Pac-12 [Network] crew yesterday that one thing they might not know about this team is that we can play the beautiful game, but we can also win dirty. I think that is what it was tonight.” Washington (12-8) dominated possession for much of the contest and outshot Lipscomb 14-5. But between Zappia’s performance in net and Lipscomb’s aggressive play...

Recent Galleries

Battle of the Boulevard gallery

Allen Arena was crowded with predominantly Bison fans for Thursday night’s edition of the Battle of the Boulevard. But the Belmont faithful traveled two miles down the road, took over a couple of sections and made their presence known. The trip down Belmont Boulevard paid off, as the Bruins (3-0) beat the Bisons (2-1) by a score of 87-83. The Bisons nearly overcame a 19-point deficit, but a late-game turnover with nine seconds left prevented that from happening. “They didn’t do anything at all that surprised us,” Lipscomb coach Casey Alexander said. “And I’m sure we didn’t do anything at all that surprised them. That’s just…it’s a matter of who executes the best, and that’s usually the team that wins.” Senior guard Garrison Mathews finished with a team-high 27 points for Lipscomb. Read Spencer Boehme’s full recap HERE. Photos by McKenzi...

Stompfest 2018 gallery

The “Into the Jungle” theme brought Pi Delta first place at the ninth annual StompFest. “We worked hard,”said Pi Delta member Meredith Harris. “I think that we were really dedicated during our practices, so we didn’t have to practice as often… but when we were there we were focused.” Theta Psi snagged second place with a biker theme, and Phi Sigma spies theme claimed third. The other themes included: Phi Nu Lumberjacks, Delta Sigma Cheetah Girls, Delta Omega Magicians, and Sigma Iota Delta JazzerSID. Read Kailey Schuyler’s full story here.   « ‹ 1 of 3 ›...

Homecoming 2018 gallery

Photo gallery by Mckenzi Harris The Bisons topped Tennessee State by a score of 86-79 at Allen Arena as Lipscomb alumni and fans descended on campus for Homecoming Weekend. “[TSU] really played with more passion and energy than we did for a lot of the night,” Lipscomb coach Casey Alexander said. “But I give our guys great credit for just staying with it in a tough game where it wasn’t smooth and [still] finding a way to win.” In addition to the Homecoming basketball game, festivities included a Homecoming Parade on Friday afternoon, various reunion events, a tailgate before the Homecoming game and more. For the full coverage on the basketball game, see Russell Vannozzi’s story....