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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 155 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

Kathryn Farris

Kathryn Farris

Editor-in-Chief

editor@luminationnetwork.com

Hannah Cron

Hannah Cron

Managing Editor

Camryn Given

Camryn Given

Managing Editor

Danny Kotula

Sports Editor

Jayme Foltz

Jayme Foltz

Arts & Entertainment Writer

Erika Plunkett

Erika Plunkett

Sports Writer

Spencer Barnabee

Sports Writer

Micah Kennedy

Staff Writer

Rachel Pavelich

Fashion Columnist

Schyler Jones

Schyler Jones

Political Columnist

Jimmy McCollum

Jimmy McCollum

Faculty Advisor

Tim Ghianni

Tim Ghianni

Faculty Adviser

Recent News

Men’s basketball loses a back-and-forth contest at Jacksonville

The Lipscomb Bisons fell to the Jacksonville Dolphins with a final score of 66-59 Thursday night at Swisher Gymnasium in Jacksonville, Florida. Looking to continue a winning streak, the Bisons played tough against a Jacksonville team that had lost their last three games. Guard Greg Jones led the team with 14 points which included 4 made 3-pointers. Point guard KJ Johnson and freshmen Will Pruitt and Jacob Ognacevic all scored in double digits as well, each scoring 10 points.  Ognacevic shot an efficient 4-5 on field goals and 2-3 from three-point range. Ahsan Asadullah, a center from Atlanta, GA, brought in a team high 10 rebounds, 2 steals and 3 assists, tying Johnson for the top assists on the night.   The Bisons led 39-35 at the half thanks to high shot percentages from both the field (58.3%) and from 3-point range (50%).  Lipscomb led a majority of the half with 7 points being the highest lead in that span. Despite the shooting success in the first half, Lipscomb struggled to convert that same momentum in the following half. Lipscomb was only able to cash in 20 points in the 2nd half with a field goal percentage of 29.6% and from going only 2-15 from 3 point range. Jacksonville in return shot 5-10 from three in the half and maintained the lead for the last 14:56.  Junior Kevion Nolan from Jacksonville led the game with 15 points respectively. The game was very close throughout with 7 ties and 5 lead changes. However, the difference in this close contest was that Lipscomb was not able to score enough in the final...

Preview: Black History Month trivia night to be held on Feb. 2

Next week Lipscomb will offer a Black history-themed trivia night in honor of Feburary offically being Black History Month. The Office of Intercultural Development (OID) and the Students Activities Board (SAB) have teamed up to coordinate a trivia night that will have students test their knowledge on certain events and people pertaining to Black history. Candace Williams, the Director of Community Life over OID and student organizations, is excited to be working with SAB again this year after previously collaborating on numerous past events.  “We have traditionally partnered with Students Activities Board in the past for different cultural trivia nights and they’ve gone exceptionally well!” Williams said.  Previous collaborations between OID and SAB include Welcome to Our World Week and Hispanic Heritage Month. “[Trivia Night] is a fun event that students already know about…So, it’s very easy for [OID] to just use our cultural themes to kind of enhance the month but also allow students to be able to participate and have fun.” Britany Gonzalez, a junior Law, Justice, and Society major from Memphis, TN and OID Intern, has been helping with planning for the upcoming trivia night. “Making it tailored to Black History Month, we’ll have questions that will not only be about the historical aspect of it but also a more modern sense to it.” Brittany Gonzalez said. This will include how black culture is influencing modern-day society. Esteban Gonzalez, a junior Graphic Design major from Ensenada, Baja California, México and OID Intern, has also been part of the preparation. Part of his help includes putting together a small slideshow that presents Black people in history and...

Saleh stretches stereotypes, defies boundaries on and off the hardwood

Diana Saleh doesn’t pay much mind to those who tell her something isn’t possible for her. “I hate when people try to talk fear.” The story of the 6’3″ center’s path to Division I basketball at Lipscomb has always been unorthodox. From her unbridled desire to accomplish what seems impossible off the court to her work ethic and dedication on it, Saleh knows no boundaries. With the recent loss of Lipscomb’s starting center to injury, Saleh’s story seems to look more like a movie script with each passing day. This particular movie, though, boasts a script that would be the envy of any screenwriter in Hollywood. There is indeed a fearlessness inside the Michigan-raised sophomore, whether or not people talk fear around her. The fearlessness Saleh displays is, much like her, unique. It’s characterized by quiet, calculated confidence, the same confidence that exudes from her presence on and off the court. Whether the task at hand is a first-ever interview, blazing a trail for the next generation of female athletes, or juggling one of the hardest degree programs on campus with her basketball schedule, Saleh approaches it all with an assurance that can only come from past experience. And when it comes to know-how in stripping down stereotypes, Saleh has a world-class resume. Her very arrival at Lipscomb circumvented the status quo. Saleh’s hometown of Dearborn, Michigan, a suburb of nearby Detroit, could hardly be more different from Nashville. “I’ve been in Dearborn my entire life,” Saleh said. “It’s a high population of Arabs, and I would say it was kind of like a bubble. So coming here was...

Recent Galleries

Gallery: Red Carpet dazzles at 52nd Dove Awards

Before the 52nd annual Dove Awards began Tuesday night, performers and nominees arrived at Lipscomb’s own McQuiddy Gym.  The artists arrived with their guests, wearing their best attire, as hundreds of students and other onlookers gathered to watch. After checking in, the artists were guided inside McQuiddy to the red carpet.  Cameras flashed and questions were directed to artists such as LeCrae, Lauren Daigle and for KING & COUNTRY.  Read Camryn Given’s Story for more Photos by Hannah Cron, Kathryn Farris. Edited by Abigail...

GALLERY: Students celebrate Salsa en el Square

Students gathered Friday night in Bison Square for Salsa en el Square, a lively celebration of salsa dancing during Hispanic Heritage Month. A student instructor taught the groups several basic techniques. After the lesson, students got to show off their new skills with different partners. “I really enjoyed that there was enough structure there to show us what we were doing so we didn’t have to just … figure it out ourselves. … [The instructor] gave us ample amount of time to practice what she had taught us,” said JoAnna McCutcheon, a sophomore nutrition major from Southside, Alabama. Sarah Small, an IDEAL student from Zionsville, Indiana, added that the best part of the night was “learning new things.” Events like Salsa en el Square provide the opportunity for students to appreciate diverse cultural traditions and meet new friends in the Herd. “Everyone was there to have fun, everyone was there to dance, so … I liked going around and seeing who else didn’t have a partner and being like, ‘Hey! Let’s dance!’” said Anna Adams, a junior English major from Rogersville. “I think that was kind of always in my personality … but I think that the experience here [at Lipscomb] has kind of opened me up and opened that side of me.” Salsa en el Square was hosted by the Student Activities Board and Office of Intercultural Development and served as a continuation of events celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month. Photo Gallery by Cora Coletti Hayden Smith and Annie Duda...

GALLERY: Pilgrimage Music and Cultural Festival returns for 2021

The Pilgrimage Music and Cultural Festival returned to The Park at Harlinsdale Farm in Franklin, Tennessee on September 25 and 26 after a yearlong hiatus. The festival, founded by Better Than Ezra frontman Kevin Griffin, hosted performances from artists such as local favorites Katie Pruitt and Cage the Elephant as well as bands such as Khruangbin and Dave Matthews Band. Check out the gallery below shot by Hannah Cron and read a recap of the weekend here.       Katie Pruitt « ‹ of 23 › »...