LUV sweeps Belmont at home

LUV sweeps Belmont at home

Tonight’s Battle of the Boulevard was filled with spikes by the Lipscomb volleyball team as the Bisons swept Belmont in three sets at Allen Arena. The three sets ended 25-11, 25-17 and 25-10. “They came out and played hard,” Sean Johnson, strength and conditioning coach, said. “The girls were focused, they came out and played well. It’s good just to see them develop as players; their hard work pays off.” Outside hitter Carlyle Nusbaum and middle blocker Ca’Layci Coffey, both seniors, each made three kills in a row. “Our team has amazing chemistry. We make sure that we play for each other and for the coaches and do our job,” Nusbaum said. “We have a lot of experience and a lot of chemistry,” Nusbaum said. “We’ve been through all for the last three and a half years.” The Bisons will travel to Champaign, Ill. this weekend for the three-game Illini Classic, hosted by the University of Illinois. Friday features a doubleheader against Northern Illinois and Creighton, then Lipscomb will take on the hosts...
New commuter lounge receives mixed reviews

New commuter lounge receives mixed reviews

It’s been a week since fall classes started and students are already experiencing changes on Lipscomb’s campus. That includes a new commuter lounge in the Bennett Campus Center. Lipscomb has offered commuters a space for them to work on projects and relax in between classes, but that space has been moved from the Elam Hall basement and into the heart of campus. SGA president Sierra Sparks said the new location will help commuter students connect with the rest of the student body. “Change is something students can adjust to,” Sparks said. “Commuters (need) to feel like they’re a part of things and connect with other students who hang out at the Student Center.” According to Director of Student Involvement Louis Nelms, one of the main reasons the lounge was moved was because the previous location was separate from the rest of the campus. “Moving it to the (Student Center) gave the commuters an opportunity to not feel isolated,” he said. Nelms added that it will give students more “exposure to (residential) students and what’s happening on campus and make them feel like a priority.” Students have already offered their feedback on the new location. Some students have given their appreciation for the effort and the attention given to commuters, while the change has been a hard adjustment for others. The move from Elam, a quiet place with couches and lockers, to a more crowded area has been cause for concern for some students. “It’s more like a study room,” Biology major Tiya Souki said. Other students agreed that the space doesn’t feel like a lounge and believe it needs...
Eaton shares final-week message of encouragement at ‘The Gathering’

Eaton shares final-week message of encouragement at ‘The Gathering’

With finals rapidly approaching and senior students soon graduating in May, the last chapel service of the year was held in Collins auditorium on Tuesday morning. Cyrus Eaton shared a message with students at The Gathering about learning how to receive God’s love. Eaton said love within the community is the best way to learn how to receive and give love. Being part of a house with roommates, Eaton shared his experience on how they took care of each other. He consulted the book of John that described how Peter questioned Jesus when he washed his feet. Like Peter, Eaton said man tends to reject the chance others have to be kind to one another. Not because man is mean, but because he might not ask for anything in return if he does something for others. God wants man to know how to receive love from others in order to grow. “Our capacity to love is not determined by our position in regards to others,” Eaton said. “Our ability to love others will always be tied to our willingness to receive His love. We cannot give what we have not learned to receive.” Eaton noted how oftentimes man can feel comfortable helping others, but it’s hard to let others help you. If man receives generosity, he will eventually learn how to give them to others. Those who look at you should almost desire and envy the life of sacrificial living that you have,” Eaton said. He noted that others like you encourage the community to live how Jesus taught. He provided an example through a Mother Teresa saying: “Little...
“Rise and Fall” wins in vocal quality at Singarama’s second performance

“Rise and Fall” wins in vocal quality at Singarama’s second performance

Singarama’s second performance took place Friday on Lipscomb’s campus. “Rise and Fall” took home the award for Friday’s category: voice quality. This year marked the 55th time Singarama has given students the chance to show off their talent, creativity and leadership that contribute to an amazing show. The show consists of three separate teams competing by producing a small musical and a story. Students delighted the packed auditorium with their well-practiced routines and choreography. The three directors and the responsible for each group’s performance are Christian Foster, Taylor Sain and Vince Law. The students entertained their audience with unique and humorous storylines and a selection of songs that the public could sing along with. Many people gathered to support the participants. Hosts Peyton Porter, Savannah Stewart, Berkeley Boglin, Hudson Parker, Luke Howard and Madeline McPherson, gave amazing performances that included other songs that the audience recognized. These performances took place between each team’s acts, giving them adequate time to set the stage. Each performance, teams are judged on a different category. Since “Rise and Fall,” directed by Sain, has taken the lead by winning two nights in a row, it has a chance of winning the final award: sweepstakes. Sain is a senior member of Pi Delta who has participated in Singarama in both 2016 and 2017. While Singarama is a competition, it is clear that it is about more than just winning. Besides giving the opportunity to students to show their skills, it also brought them new experiences such as being part of a team and having fun with it. Most students say they have gained great memories and friendships...
Full Moon Fest raises over $6,000 for inner-city program

Full Moon Fest raises over $6,000 for inner-city program

Lipscomb students raised $6,130 for inner-city Nashville kids Friday evening at Full Moon Fest, a student-led, 1950’s-themed benefit concert and dance party in the Student Activity Center. Each spring semester for the past five years, the Full Moon planning committee chooses an organization to support. This year, the committee chose Youth Encouragement Services here in Nashville. The organization offers after school programs, tutoring and summer camps. “I’m really excited to support YES because I think they’re doing a really great thing with the community,” student Allie Chambers said. Chambers performed “Redbone”by Childish Gambino during the event.  Senior Olivia Waldorf came to support her friend and roommate who was performing at the event. “The music has been so great tonight. There’s hot dogs, soda, it’s just all around a good time in the 50’s,” Waldorf said.  Students Elizabeth Cluck and Joel Clinger headed the planning committee on behalf of their respective social clubs. “It’s really awesome because both Theta Psi and Delta Omega got to do their service project there together, which was a cool way to inspire passion within the club to get excited and get behind the organization,” Cluck said.  Gallery by Anna Rogers « ‹ 1 of 3 › »...