‘Avengers: Infinity War’ packs powerful punch, but is it real? (no spoilers!)

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ packs powerful punch, but is it real? (no spoilers!)

Avengers: Infinity War had a lot of hype to live up to. Ten years in the making gathers a lot of buildup, not only in the story it’s forced to tell, but in the sheer magnitude of characters that must star in such a massive undertaking. With 20+ big-name celebrities such as Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, Robert Downey Jr. and more, the film has a lot of powerful characters to include. One would think this much power all at one time would create a sort of screen-time tug-of-war. While it can seem like a lot at one time, Infinity War triumphantly succeeds in what it had set out to do. Perhaps it’s because the real star isn’t one of these 20+ headliners, but the leading villain, Josh Brolin’s Thanos. One of the biggest qualms about Marvel films has been its lack of dynamic villain characters. Marvel Studios has not yet had a villain as iconic as DC’s The Joker, as Marvel often fails at developing its villains as well as its heroes. DC even had a film dedicated entirely to villains in Suicide Squad, while Marvel’s villains in film still can’t compare to The Joker’s celebrity. While Thanos still doesn’t reach that level, his super-villain character, nonetheless, is developed far beyond the typical Marvel villain. To Thanos, his ideas are noble. Thanos is intent on completing his mission of “killing people to prevent overpopulation,” letting nothing stop him, not even if it means hurting himself in the process. Yet Thanos is far from the brilliant criminal mastermind, with his “success” coming from his sheer power rather than...
BREAKING: SGA Senator-at-Large results announced

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...
Lumination to host SGA debate tonight at 7 p.m. in Zebi’s Lounge

Lumination to host SGA debate tonight at 7 p.m. in Zebi’s Lounge

Lumination’s Lindsey Nance will be moderating the SGA debate tonight at 7 p.m. in Zebi’s lounge. SGA will be providing food for everyone in attendance. SGA President Carson Panovec is a graduating senior, but he noted that the candidates running for offices this year are “stacked.” He said he thinks the election will be a close one, so he encouraged Lipscomb students to come out to the debate to be informed and learn about their candidates. “The debate is an important part of the election process because it gives everyone the opportunity to be exposed to the candidates,” Panovec said. “Who they are, what they are about, and their vision for Lipscomb. It helps people to be more informed when they step up to the ballot. “I’d encourage everyone to come out and either meet the candidates or support the one you are already behind. Plus free food, which everyone can get behind!” The candidates running for offices this year are: president (all students vote 1) Ralston Drake Sierra Sparks   vice president (all students vote 1) Annie Moore Jack Webber secretary (all students vote 1) Macy Glassco Deanie Pedigo treasurer (all students vote 1) Emilee Goss Matt Welborn   senior senator (rising seniors vote 5) Cole Buttrey Derris Dabbs Hannah Fox Ben Garwood Cheyenne Gavin Ben Hemby Kelli Messmer Andrew Nelson Taylor Phillips Jordan Whitfield Hanyi Yin   junior senator (rising juniors vote 5) Jerod Crockett Ethan Dupuis Jase George Breckin Horton Abby Myers Luke Shoulders Mike Thomas Ben Vogel Hank Warren sophomore senator Elliot Forst Kase Maner Bailey Provo Robby Renfrow Selvana Rouman Tori Smith Mimi Vance...
Lipscomb, UNC matchup set for Friday, 1:45 p.m. on CBS

Lipscomb, UNC matchup set for Friday, 1:45 p.m. on CBS

CHARLOTTE, NC – The Lipscomb Bisons will take on North Carolina’s Tar Heels in the First Round of the NCAA Tournament at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte tomorrow afternoon. Tipoff is set for 1:45 p.m. CT. To watch the game, fans can tune in to CBS tomorrow. No. 15 seed Lipscomb is playing in the tournament for the first time in school history, after winning the ASUN Conference Title over FGCU in the final, 108-96, in Fort Myers, Florida, to earn an automatic bid to the tournament.. The No. 2 seed Tar Heels are defending national champions, defeating Gonzaga 71-65 in the 2017 final. UNC has won six NCAA Championships in 49 appearances but are coming off a loss in the Atlantic Coast Conference Championship to No. 1 seed University of Virginia. “We’re not going to be better than North Carolina overall,” coach Casey Alexander said on Sunday after the selection show held in Allen Arena. “We’ve just got to be better than North Carolina in one 40-minute game.” Photo courtesy of Lipscomb...
A look back: the rich history of Bisons basketball

A look back: the rich history of Bisons basketball

This basketball season has been unforgettable for the Lipscomb Bisons. For the first time in school history, Lipscomb’s men’s basketball team will be competing in the NCAA tournament. Sunday night, the team, with support from fans and alumni at the selection show held in Allen Arena, found out its seed and destination — a  No. 15 seed playing University of North Carolina, a No. 2 seed, in Charlotte, North Carolina. Though this is Lipscomb’s first time appearing in the NCAA tournament, the  Bisons have a rich basketball history. In 1999, the NCAA granted Lipscomb dual membership to compete in both NAIA and NCAA. 2001 was the first year Lipscomb played its first full Division 1 schedule, and the Bisons were first eligible for the NCAA tournament in 2003. But before all this, Lipscomb was a small-college basketball powerhouse, known as David Lipscomb rather than just the founder’s surname, that won the NAIA National Championship in 1986. The Lipscomb Greats — Philip Hutcheson and John Pierce Current Athletic Director Philip Hutcheson is part of this strong and established foundation that helped get the Bisons to where they are today. Notably, he was the first Lipscomb athlete to have his uniform (#44) retired. The six-foot-8-inch center ended his career with 4,106 points as college basketball’s all-time scorer, and he was an All-American each of his four seasons. He was named the 1990 NAIA Player of the Year and CoSIDA Academic Player of the Year in both 1988-89 and 1989-90. But Hutcheson was successful even off the court during his time at Lipscomb. He maintained a perfect 4.0 GPA and graduated as Lipscomb’s...