96-degree dorms cause students to sleep in hallways; HVAC issues all across campus

96-degree dorms cause students to sleep in hallways; HVAC issues all across campus

With Nashville baking in temperatures well above normal, air-conditioning systems around campus have been taxed to the max for the last two weeks, and the result is that many students have suffered. And the heat isn’t going away until at least the end of the week. “People are sleeping in the hallways in the back of the building, ’cause our rooms measured at 96 degrees,” said Kam Harris, a freshman who lives in Elam. But it’s not just been a problem for those trying to sleep and study in Elam. Last week, the air conditioning was out in multiple residence halls. Elam, Fanning and High Rise residents all were roasting at different times during the week. The record-breaking September heat, along with broken HVAC units forced many students — like Harris — to leave their dorm rooms to find someplace else to sleep. “Everyday we walk into our room, we always ask if the A/C is working and the answer is always ‘no,'” said Fanning resident Ella Lathem, a sophomore. Along with the HVAC issues in housing, the HVAC unit in McFarland went out last Thursday. School of Art and Design Program Coordinator Mia Jaye Thomas sent out an email saying: “As you might know, the A/C is currently broken in McFarland. I wanted to let you all know that I am aware of the situation and how hot some of our studios, classrooms, and offices are getting. The facilities team is working on resolving the issue. I will let you know if there are any updates. Please let me or your professor know if you have any health concerns.”...
Lipscomb Academy football allows 33 unanswered second-half points to fall to JPII

Lipscomb Academy football allows 33 unanswered second-half points to fall to JPII

Lipscomb Academy’s Mustangs collapsed in the second half, allowing the Pope John Paul II Knights to overcome a 14-0 halftime deficit and run away with a 33-14 victory that sinks the Academy to 1-1 on the season. The August 30 Friday Night Lights-style festivities, dubbed Mustang Stampede, began with a concert at the Lipscomb Academy baseball field. The show features performers from the university CEA program: Kelle Cates, Abby Siler and Ele Ivory.  Ivory was a contestant on Season 15 of NBC’s “The Voice” and was guest-coached by Lipscomb alum Kelsea Ballerini while on the show. Ivory also participated in the prestigious John Lennon Songwriting Contest, named for the founder of The Beatles. All the Mustang Stampede fun began at 4:30 and continued on well into the night as the crowd moved over to the football field, where thing took a turn for the worse. The first quarter remained scoreless as both defenses found answers to both the rushing and passing game. However, it was the Academy that was threatening as the first quarter came to a close. Although the Mustangs were unable to score on the half-yard line and turned the ball over on downs, the Knights began their drive at the six-inch line and were unable to recover from this horrible field position. The Mustangs capitalized on their favorable field position to score twice in the second quarter behind Kyle McNamara’s and Jayden Lyles’s touchdowns, giving Lipscomb a 14-0 lead coming into the second half. The field position advantage favored the Knights in the second half as a high snap leading to a fumble set up JPII...
CMA Fest on ABC, Television Special

CMA Fest on ABC, Television Special

Tune into ABC channel 2 for CMA Fest, “the music event of the summer” hosted by Lipscomb Alums, Thomas Rhett, Kelsea Ballerini as well as radio host Bobby Bones.  Tonight’s television special is sharing performances from the festival artist on the main stage; Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Dierks Bentley, Old Dominion and many others. Make sure you tuned in, and if you’ve missed it, check out our other festival coverage here.  Co-managing editor,  Erika Plunkett has photos from the festival here.  Rain Falls, but CMA Fest still shines with Lipscomb Alums Ballerini and Rhett hosting Nissan stage.  Gallery: CMA Fest 2019 daytime festivities overview & The Brady Bunch  ...
CMA Fest 2019 daytime festivities overview & The Brady Bunch

CMA Fest 2019 daytime festivities overview & The Brady Bunch

Nashville has been packed all weekend with fans from all over the world attending the city’s biggest music event of the year:  CMA Fest. Our editor-in-chief, Mckenzi Harris, and co-managing editor, Erika Plunkett, were there all weekend to cover the events of the festival. This weekend was full of rain, yet the fans showed out every day. Due to the rain, several of the daytime stages were delayed on and off throughout the daytime hours. The Chevy Riverfront stage is the largest daytime stage of the festival and was packed for each performance. The Riverfront stage featured mainly big names: Hunter Hayes, LOCASH, Ashley McBryde and many others. Between the rain delays of the afternoons, the fans indulged themselves in the food trucks as well as checked out the booths in Fan Fair X. The CMA Festival is not all outdoors. There are indoor stages such as the Nashville Acoustic Corner,  Close Up Stage, Radio Disney Stage and the HGTV Lodge. The Lodge had a very special theme this year as HGTV used this venue to promote their upcoming series A Very Brady Renovation. Joining the host Susanne Alexander were Susan Olson, Maureen McCormick, and Barry Williams, who played Cindy, Marcia, and Gregg Brady in the 1970s sitcom. The Brady Bunch cast is a part of new series that brought to life the Bradys’ home with the help of many of HGTV’s talents. The  interior of the home — which formerly served as the exterior of the television home of the Brady family –has now been completely reconstructed to match the interior shown on the show’s Hollywood soundstage  set....