It’s Valentine’s season at Lipscomb, and that means Bison Match

It’s Valentine’s season at Lipscomb, and that means Bison Match

In a ‘ring by spring’ world, how are all the single students supposed to find love on campus? The Lipscomb College of Computing and Technology designed a matching service that helps students find a date just in time for Valentine’s Day. Lipscomb’s chapter of the Association of Computer Machinery (ACM) hosts Bison Match every year to raise money for their events and to help students work on creating algorithms. The quiz starts with basic information and lets students upload a picture and a short bio. It then moves into more creative questions, such as an ideal date and how students would describe themselves using social media apps. ACM President and senior computer science major Andie Goode shared how the matching system works. “It’s really simple, we are not psychologists,” Goode said. “It’s ten questions and the matching is based on if you have the same answer for a question, then that’s your percentage. It’s kind of made to be a fun, goofy Valentine’s thing.” Despite having a matching percentage, it’s not guaranteed that students’ matches will see them. A student could be matched with someone who has a larger number of matches with a higher percentage, and the results only show the top five. “It’s kind of nice, because if you take the quiz and you don’t see anything that looks good, somebody else could still approach you that you didn’t get matched with,” Goode said. “It’s nice to have that extra [boost to] get your name out there.” Due to the fact that Lipscomb has more female students Goode said the number of students that participated were one-third...
Second Stage Student Theatre opens bold rock musical ‘Spring Awakening’

Second Stage Student Theatre opens bold rock musical ‘Spring Awakening’

Spring Awakening is the latest show to fit the pattern of Second Stage Student Theatre’s past productions as it brings light to uncomfortable topics that are  often not openly discussed. Spring Awakening is a controversial rock musical that delves into topics such as sexuality in adolescents, suicide, religion and more. The play opened last night at Community Bible Church and will have two more performances — February 2 at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Second Stage Student Theatre is a group from the Nashville area that creates an avenue for theater students to perform, mainly coming from Lipscomb and Belmont. This student-led company’s mission is being “…dedicated to empowering young theatre artists and crafting the next generation of socially and culturally challenging works of theatre by creating avenues to explore theatrical production, direction and design.” The company is an outlet for several Lipscomb students to perform, including junior Olivia Zemer, who was in the ensemble of Spring Awakening. “It’s such an important story,” Zemer said. “I’m an education major, so I think about all the kids that I’ll be working with in the future and how they are going through all these same things that the students in the show are, but nobody is talking to them, and that is still happening today.” Lipscomb senior Liz Schenck went to the Friday night performance and said she felt the show was relevant to today’s society. “I thought is was absolutely phenomenal,” Schenck said. “This is the kind of story that isn’t told often enough, especially in the kind of culture we’re living in, deeply entrenched in the Bible Belt.” Not only was the...
Lady Bisons see losing streak hit 17 games in defeat to Liberty

Lady Bisons see losing streak hit 17 games in defeat to Liberty

Lipscomb women’s basketball took on the Liberty Flames Tuesday night in Allen Arena and saw its losing streak extend to 17 games in a 77-60 defeat to the ASUN newcomer. The Lady Bisons (2-18, 0-7 ASUN) won the tip-off and slowly found their rhythm after Taylor Clark scored the first points for Lipscomb. Jane Deason  then quickly followed with a three-pointer to put the Lady Bisons ahead. The team hit a streak of three-point shots in the first half with the first four shots all coming from beyond the arc. The Lady Bisons ended the first quarter with a 17-10 lead thanks to another three-pointer from Deason. “They’ve worked hard opening up shots on their own and then just shooting it with confidence and they did,” Lipscomb coach Greg Brown said. “We did a good job of making the extra pass and finding that [girl] that was open inside.” Lipscomb held a steady ten-point lead in the beginning of the second quarter, however, Liberty closed the gap midway through the second quarter. After Liberty (8-12, 4-3 ASUN) took the lead, Clark shot a buzzer-beating layup to cut their advantage to 39-37 at halftime. “We knew they were physical,” Brown said. “We knew they like to play inside and attack like that. We knew we should be able to have chances to reverse the ball and get open looks, which we did. So I mean it played out a lot preparation-wise – everyone was prepared for that and handled that part of it.” Lipscomb started the second half on a rough note, and they did not make a basket until hitting a...
Lipscomb plays host to Dove Awards for sixth year in a row

Lipscomb plays host to Dove Awards for sixth year in a row

Lipscomb welcomed some of the biggest names in Christian music for the 49th Annual GMA Dove Awards Tuesday for a night of celebrating music and worshipping God. Gospel Music Association President Jacki Patillo introduced the theme for the evening as “Reverent Wonder,” based on Luke 5:26. Artists throughout the night spoke on what the theme meant to them and how it impacted their music. For King and Country kicked off the evening with a performance from their new album Burn the Ships, which just reached No. 7 on the Gospel Music Chart. Joel and Luke Smallbone spoke on the inspiration for the album and how important it is to know when to move on. Despite the heavy topic, the pair hope to create a dynamic show. “Art is meant to be creative and lawless and exciting,” Joel Smallbone said. “Hopefully with the show and with the record you feel that sense.” Video Package by Erin Franklin and Cavin Jacobson Cory Asbury takes home first Dove Award of the evening Cory Asbury took home the first Dove Award of the evening for Song of the Year for his song “Reckless Love.” The artist started tearing up on stage as he accepted his award as he reflected on the challenges that led him here. “Isn’t it just like the Lord to take our failures and turn it into something beautiful,” Asbury said. After performing during the show, the rising star took home the “Worship Song of the Year” award as well as the “Worship Album of the Year.” He shared how his song has impacted people struggling with suicidal thoughts and...
Dove Awards to return to Lipscomb stage next Tuesday

Dove Awards to return to Lipscomb stage next Tuesday

 If you are a returning student this year, you’ll probably remember that it’s almost time for Allen Arena to roll out the red carpet and welcome 2018’s biggest Christian artists for the 49th Annual Dove awards on October 16th. The GMA Dove Awards will be hosting its 6th annual show on Lipscomb’s campus starting with the red carpet walk. The Gospel Music Association just announced the all-star presenters for this year’s show with familiar names such as Bill Gaither, Chris Tomlin, Matthew West and several other previous winners. The performance lineup for this year’s awards features some of the biggest names in Christian music such as Lauren Daigle, Newsboys, Rascal Flatts and, a Lipscomb favorite, For King and Country. Among the top artists are this year’s rising stars Cory Asbury, Tori Kelly and several other performers. This year’s nominees have been released with a big spotlight on the Song of the Year and Artist of the Year awards. The songs “Reckless Love” by Cory Asbury and “So Will I” by Hillsong Music are the favorites this year for the Song of the Year Award. Both have also been nominated for Worship song of the year. Notable artists NEEDTOBREATHE, Hillsong UNITED and MercyMe are the favorites for this year’s Artist of the Year Award. With Cory Asbury and Mosaic MSC pulling ahead for New Artist of the Year. Several Lipscomb students are volunteering in a variety of roles, such a “seat fillers” for the Dove Awards. Make sure to watch for parking updates as spaces are reserved and campus is flooded with award attendees. Keep up with Lumination for continued...