BREAKING NEWS: Stranger enters Fanning Hall

BREAKING NEWS: Stranger enters Fanning Hall

Fanning Hall experienced an uninvited male early Friday morning. Grace Daubenmier, a sophomore psychology major from Kijabe, Kenya, said she awoke to a man entering her dorm room in search of a girl named “Niesha.” After Daubenmier informed the unidentified male that her Fanning suite housed no one by that name, he left the room but ended up returning, proclaiming that he had the correct suite number, she said. “I think Bekah [her suitemate] saw him, and he was like, ‘Well, there is this girl out there who saw me, so I need to close the door.’ So he closed the door,” Daubenmier said. After he closed the door, he began a search of the dorm room. “I asked him if I could help him, and he started looking around the room and looking at pictures and said that he sells vapes,” Daubenmier said. “And then he was asking me questions about what I like about the school and where I’m from.” Daubenmier said she answered his questions while trying to text her friends that he was in her room. During the exchange, Daubenmier ended up giving the man her Instagram to keep him calm. “I was like, ‘Actually I think you need to go,’” she said. “I walked him out, and right after I came back, he was texting me that if I found the girl then he would be waiting out back.” Daubenmier called her RA, who ended up contacting Campus Security. “Officers responded immediately, and the young man left campus,” said Assistant Vice President of Public Relations and Communication Kim Chaudoin. “This is a good opportunity to...
George Shinn Center officially opens with a dedication ceremony

George Shinn Center officially opens with a dedication ceremony

Thursday morning marked the official opening of Lipscomb’s much anticipated George Shinn Center. The new building, which has so far hosted over 4500 people in “pre-opening” events, is called home by portions of the College of Entertainment & the Arts, a welcome center for Admissions and a state-of-the-art event hall. At the dedication ceremony, President Randy Lowry spoke about what he understood to be George Shinn’s motivations for the gift to the university. “George has a life and George has a story, and George wants to spend his life and his wealth helping people live into God’s story,” Lowry said. As for how the College of Entertainment of the Arts fits into that narrative, Lowry said, “There’s a particular college that tells stories all the time…they tell stories in animation, they tell stories in film, they tell stories in theatre and they tell stories over and over again through music and all of the arts. “So, we talked about that idea, we talked about investment in the lives of people who want to tell stories.” Investment is exactly what they made. According to a press release sent out by the university, the project cost $10-$11 million. The center will be offering additional facilities for the fastest-growing college at Lipscomb, with collaborative classrooms, studio space and cinematic editing and viewing studio. Berkley Boglin, a senior commercial music major, spoke at the dedication on behalf of students of the College of Entertainment of the Arts. “We would like to thank you [George Shinn] for the space you have given us to fuel our creativity,” Boglin said. “Whether we’re music students, film...
Suspense-filled game ends with men’s soccer taking a loss against NJIT

Suspense-filled game ends with men’s soccer taking a loss against NJIT

The men’s soccer team fell 4-3 to NJIT Saturday night in a nail-biting, back-and-forth game. The first goal of the night was by Lipscomb freshman Honore Kalala. This was Kalala’s first career goal and marked the beginning of a suspense-filled night. With 50 minutes remaining in the game, the Bisons (3-8-1, 1-3 ASUN) led 2-1. However, this marked the calm before the storm . NJIT scored back-to-back goals in less than 30 seconds by Diego Ferreira and Rene White. During the 85th minute, Lipscomb tied the game with a long-distance set-up from senior Austin Eager to sophomore Louis Robinson. Two minutes later, the tie turned into a loss for Lipscomb as NJIT player Joao Costa scored the game-winning play. Lipscomb will play North Florida next Saturday at the Lipscomb Soccer Complex. It will be the last home game before the ASUN Championships. Photo Gallery by Riley Hoag...
PREVIEW: Dove Awards set to return to Lipscomb stage for 50th annual show

PREVIEW: Dove Awards set to return to Lipscomb stage for 50th annual show

It’s that time of year again — a white tent has been placed outside Allen Arena, and weekly parking email warns of an expansive list of closed parking spots for Tuesday evening when Lipscomb will host the 50thannual Dove Awards. It’s Lipscomb’s seventh year hosting the GMA Dove Awards, and as usual, several genre heavyweights will be in attendance. This year’s guest list includes artists like Lauren Daigle, Amy Grant, Hillsong Worship and MercyMe. Performances are expected from the five new artist of the year nominees Riley Clemmons, Austin French, Kelontae Gavin, Josh Baldwin and Aaron Carter. The nominations for major category song of the year shine a light on writers and performers like Francesca Battistelli’s “The Breakup Song” and Lauren Daigle’s “You Say.” Daigle’s song “You Say,” co-written by Jason Ingram and Paul Mabury, recently broke the record for the longest No. 1 song on the Billboard Hot Christian Songs chart. Presenters will include comedian John Crist, Kathy Lee Gifford, for KING & COUNTRY and Lipscomb alum Pat Boone. Lumination will bring you full coverage of the big event, so check back Tuesday evening. Till then, check out last year’s coverage here.  Photo by Ben...
Dead Land Haunted Woods shows visitors the frightening side of October

Dead Land Haunted Woods shows visitors the frightening side of October

With the emergence of autumn temperatures into the Nashville area, “spooky season” seems to have finally arrived. Apple cider, corn mazes, and anything pumpkin spice offer up a way to celebrate the fall season. However, Dead Land Haunted Woods shows visitors the more frightening side of October. Sitting in the neighboring woods of the Cedars of Lebanon State Park, the drive to Dead Land is isolated in a way that sets the mood for a frightening night. The attraction offers three separate experiences, each unique in how they capture terrified screams. “The Crypt” is a vampire-themed attraction located in a small building with tight winding hallways. With each turn of a corner, you’ll find yourself haunted by a new set of characters. The very dark halls can get extra spooky when you find yourself lost in the maze-like effect of the attraction. At the end of your time inside “The Crypt,” the sight of deep woods will be a relief. However, that feeling will certainly change after finding yourself on one of Dead Land’s haunted trails. The first of those trails, “The Portal,” begins in a haunted library where you will prepare to experience all your worst fears. The journey then leads to a dimly lit path scattered with spooky characters and sets. Each is dedicated to a separate common fear like spiders or clowns. Experiencing this path is a great way to burn off all the Halloween candy, as you will find yourself running through twisting branches to avoid terrifying faces and sounds. The third and arguably the scariest attraction, “The Curse,” begins with the opportunity to hand...