Lumination Network’s March Madness: Lipscomb Dining Edition seeks to determine Lipscomb’s best dining option

Lumination Network’s March Madness: Lipscomb Dining Edition seeks to determine Lipscomb’s best dining option

In case you missed it, Lumination Network is hosting our very own March Madness bracket tournament, March Madness: Lipscomb Dining Edition.  The online tournament pits on-campus dining options against local favorite restaurants to determine the best place to eat while at Lipscomb. Competitors include campus center staples such as Chick-Fil-A and Starbucks as well as off-campus spots like Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint and Taqueria Del Sol.  The first round kicked off on March 23, but it is not too late to make your picks! Check one of Lumination’s social media accounts to view the bracket and vote to choose between your favorite of the day’s two choices. The winner of the daily poll will advance to the next round of the tournament. The Final Four will begin on April 4 and the championship match-up is set for April 6. May the best restaurant win!...
All adults 16+ eligible for Covid-19 vaccine in Tennessee by April 5

All adults 16+ eligible for Covid-19 vaccine in Tennessee by April 5

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced last week that the Covid-19 vaccine will be available for anyone over the age of 16 by April 5.  People over the age of 16 are currently able to register for the vaccine in most Tennessee counties with the exception of Davidson and Hamilton counties where the minimum age remains at 55.  Under Davidson county’s current eligibility guidelines, people over the age of 16 with high-risk health conditions such as severe asthma or diabetes can register to receive the vaccine.  To find out if you are eligible to receive the Covid-19 vaccine, you can take the screening questionnaire on Tennessee’s official Covid-19 website. When you are eligible, you can register for a vaccination appointment through the Tennessee Department of Health or other vaccination centers such as your local pharmacy.    Update: As of March 31, all Davidson County residents 16 and older are eligible to register to receive the Covid-19 vaccine. Appointments are available for the next two weeks at the Music City Center in Nashville and can be scheduled online or by calling 615-862-7777.   Lumination will continue to provide information about Covid-19 vaccinations as it becomes...
2021 Grammy Awards preview: who will win and who should

2021 Grammy Awards preview: who will win and who should

It is almost spring, which can only mean one thing: it’s time for the Grammy Awards! I know most people don’t care that much about award shows, but I am a music enthusiast and I love to see my favorite artists perform and be recognized for the amazing work they have done in the past year. For you sports people, I’d say this is the musical equivalent of March Madness. Of course, awards are not the only indicator of success, and there are certainly plenty of artists every year who are “snubbed” (most notably The Weeknd this year), but it is fun to watch regardless. For each category included, I will list all of the nominees and then my picks for who will win and who should win. For some of these categories, the award goes to the producer or writer as well as or instead of the artist. For sake of ease, I have only listed the artist, but you can check out the full details on the Grammy Awards website. Without further ado, here are my predictions for the 2021 Grammy Awards.   Record of the Year “Black Parade” – Beyoncé “Colors” – Black Pumas “Rockstar” – DeBaby featuring Roddy Rich “Say So” – Doja Cat “Everything I Wanted” – Billie Eilish “Don’t Start Now” – Dua Lipa “Circles” – Post Malone “Savage” – Megan Thee Stallion featuring Beyoncé Who will win: I think there are a few ways this could go, but I think Beyoncé’s timely “Black Parade” probably has the best chance of winning. However, I can also see “Say So” or “Savage” taking home...
Bison Break Day, class canceled, activities in the square

Bison Break Day, class canceled, activities in the square

This Wednesday, February 10, Lipscomb will have its first Bison Break Day of the spring semester. Since classes are canceled for the day, some of Lipscomb’s various organizations are planning to host events and activities for students to participate in around campus. Beginning at 8 a.m., the Vice President of Student Life Al Sturgeon will join students for a morning run. The run will start outside Allen Arena and will be an energizing start to what promises to be an exciting day. Later that morning, wellness bags will be available to pick up for any students who want to engage in some self-care on their day off. Additionally, the Bison, Lipscomb’s student radio station, will be in the square from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. playing music and giving out free gifts. At noon, there will be a guided meditation and breathing exercise session hosted on zoom. There will also be a PIG tournament in the Student Activity Center for anyone who wants to show off their basketball skills or incorporate some friendly competition into their day. A Bob Ross art therapy session will begin in Ezell at 1 p.m. At the same time, the Student Activity Board will be at the front desk of Bennett with mystery novels and cookies. Both are great choices for a quiet but fun afternoon. The Office of Intercultural Development will be hosting the last event of the day – a movie marathon in Collins Auditorium from 4 to 10 p.m. In addition to all of the campus-wide events, each dorm will have a valentine-making station set up in the lobby for any...
Evermore Album Review – Taylor Swift “comes back stronger than a ‘90s trend” with her second album in 5 months

Evermore Album Review – Taylor Swift “comes back stronger than a ‘90s trend” with her second album in 5 months

They say lightning never strikes the same place twice, but for Taylor Swift, it most certainly does. A mere five months after releasing her critically acclaimed surprise album folklore, Taylor Swift returned with another surprise album, evermore. Much like folklore, evermore was created in collaboration with Jack Antonoff, Aaron Dessner of the band The National and Justin Vernon of Bon Iver. Additional writing on both albums is credited to William Bowery, which was revealed to be a pseudonym for Swift’s boyfriend, actor Joe Alwyn. The album is a continuation of many of the themes and musical styles featured prominently on folklore.      Standout Tracks: “champagne problems” Like many of the songs on evermore, “champagne problems” sees Swift craft an intricate fictional narrative rather than recount a personal experience. This piano-driven track takes on the perspective of a character who has just rejected a proposal and laments all of the hurt this has inevitably caused their former partner, despite believing it best in the long run. I love the way that the lyrics of the last chorus change to explain all of the ways that someone else will succeed in all of the places the narrator failed. Taylor Swift’s writing is often most effective in the simplest form, led by just guitar or piano, and “champagne problems” is no exception. I have seen others compare this song to Swift’s fan-favorite track “All Too Well,” but it reminds me more of the piano ballad “New Year’s Day” off of her 2017 album reputation. Regardless, “champagne problems” is simultaneously modern and classic, further ensuring that Swift’s work will last the test...