Olivia’s Way: back-to-school fashion

Olivia’s Way: back-to-school fashion

With long days in the classroom quickly approaching, one of the best things about school starting back is the new clothing. Ever since the first grade, back-to-school fashion has been a beacon of hope for students. Over the years, style has changed, returned and changed once again. For fall 2017, DIY (Do-It-Yourself) fashion has made a reappearance with the help of websites like Pinterest and Instagram. From new accessories made from old jewelry to plain white shoes used as a canvas to express personality with paint, this fall is already seeing how individualized style has become. “I think guys are able to have more of a voice in fashion now, which is exciting with the coming of a new school year,” Lipscomb senior, Daniel Collier said. “I’ve been cutting old jeans to make shorts, so I’m excited to try those out.” Along the lines of bespoke fashion is vintage clothing. Shopping at thrift stores like Goodwill has become a favorite pastime of most millennials. This allows shoppers to find unique and one-of-a-kind fashion statements, which is important especially among students. Current trends include anything denim (especially overalls), ironic sayings on baseball caps and T-shirts, leather backpacks, anything Warby Parker, Adidas Superstar Shoes and, of course, the Converse comeback. Style has become so broad and has broken off into so many sub-cultures that it’s hard to pin-point one set trend. People have attached to their signature “vibe” or “item” and have run with that, pulling everyone’s look apart from each other. One main style that is predicted to come back in full force with the start of the school year...
Haley Gilliland joins ‘Delight’ ministeries headquarters as summer intern

Haley Gilliland joins ‘Delight’ ministeries headquarters as summer intern

Started by two best friends at Belmont University, “Delight” is a unique women’s ministry with a message that reached down the street to Haley Gilliland at Lipscomb University. A sophomore at the time, Gilliland said she felt God nudge her towards pursuing this group of girls, and she wanted to get involved yet also be able to lead. During her study abroad experience, God pushed Gilliland to share her thoughts about starting a Delight chapter with other girls on the Lipscomb global learning trip. “While I was in Vienna, the girls on the trip really encouraged me to get involved in the ministry when I returned back to America,” Gilliland said. “I wanted to bring it to Lipscomb because we didn’t have anything like it on campus, and at that point, it was at every college in Nashville. I wanted a safe place for girls to come and share their struggles with one another in a judgment free place where we could connect with each other.” When Gilliland returned to the United States from being abroad, she assembled a team of girls, ranging in ages, ethnicities, backgrounds and friend groups to establish the Lipscomb chapter of Delight Ministeries. Lipscomb Delight was founded as a place for new students to find community and for upperclassman students to have a loving and Christ-focused space to explore everyday struggles, and it quickly became a part of several girls’ lives on campus. Gilliland prefaced her experiences of working with Delight by noting that she doesn’t want people to think she is perfect or has it all together, but through everything, she still struggles...
Jackson Smith selected as Alumni Hall head resident

Jackson Smith selected as Alumni Hall head resident

For the brand new upperclassman residence hall, Alumni Hall, Lipscomb is welcoming Jackson Smith as head resident this upcoming semester. Smith graduated from Lipscomb this past May and was an active student on campus, serving as SGA President for the 2016-2017 school year. Smith said that Dr. Sam Smith, Lipscomb Dean of Student Life, told him after he received the position that Alumni Hall was now his “castle.” As head resident, Smith plans to cultivate a certain culture for his residents through respect, faithfulness and accountability. “This gives me full responsibility for creating the culture and community,” Smith said. “I will do this using several different methods from events to relationship building and by setting a tone of what I think my castle should be.” Similar to the Village Apartments, Alumni hall will be co-ed, but male and female students will have designated living spaces on separate sides of the dorm. There will be three floors of two-person rooms with private bathrooms. The building will also include a community kitchen, balcony patio on the third floor, multiple study spaces, a classroom, a conference area and a lobby on each floor. To add to this growing list of amenities, seven rooms on the bottom floor will be used as hotel space for guests. Smith will be the youngest head resident on campus, but he believes it will give him the opportunity to bond with his close-in-age college residents because of his relatable and recent experiences as a Lipscomb student. “That’s the most exciting part about this job for me,” Smith said. “This will look very different for me than it...
‘Cars 3’ is nostalgic close to ‘Cars’ trilogy

‘Cars 3’ is nostalgic close to ‘Cars’ trilogy

With a star-studded cast and an already large fan-base, Cars 3 is speeding into theaters. Lightning McQueen fans will buzz with excitement from the high energy movie. Before the film, a new Pixar Short was released called, “Lou.” This short film was written and directed by Dave Mullins and follows the school bully in learning to share by an unseen monster in the lost and found box. After this, the energetic opening scene to Cars 3 showed a daring Lightning McQueen zooming around the race track with a cheering crowd, closely followed by his friendly competitors. Suddenly, a new type of race car appears, taking over all the races and pushing the older cars into retirement. McQueen spends the rest of the film fighting for his rightful place within the racing community, refusing to give up what he loves the most. Long-time Cars fan Sinney Chan noted that one of the film’s best aspects was its focus on female and minority empowerment. “They added in a female statistical analyst and pushed the main female character, Cruz, into the racing spotlight. This made me really happy to see, and I hope a lot of younger girls got the message.” Upon release, the third Cars movie is already expected to hit the box office hard with around $60 million from 3,900 theaters in its opening weekend. The production of this film, directed by Brian Fee, started in the summer of 2014, and the previous director, John Lasseter, promised an emotional tone to the film. The beautiful landscape animation mixed with the touching plot line allowed for Lasseter’s promise to come true. As...
‘Tokens’ show featured at Christian Scholars Conference

‘Tokens’ show featured at Christian Scholars Conference

Lee Camp hosted the Tokens show “On Memory” during the Christian Scholars Conference at Lipscomb University on Thursday night in Collins Alumni Auditorium. Created in 1981, this conference calls for a Church of Christ community to gather and create a dialogue between scholars. The idea of “nostalgia” was interwoven throughout the Tokens show, including readings from Marie Howe and her book of poetry. “Nostalgia challenges us to recall memories we don’t want to remember,” Camp said. Howe described what different moments of her past felt like and looked like. These memories, though sometimes painful, stirred up emotions not only from the audience but also from composer Stephen Lamb. Lamb, inspired by Howe’s new book, “Magdalene,” composed a symphony in reaction to one specific poem. Involving a string quartet and a special singing appearance by Cindy Morgan, Lamb led the group in bringing Howe’s words to life. Performances also included multiple songs by “Most Outstanding Horeb Mountain Boys” and solo acts from Buddy Greene. Greene is known for the widely spread song, “Mary, Did You Know?” as well as his talent for harmonica and guitar. Each set incorporated a “feeling” of the past, opening discussion to show the importance of remembering and feeling the past, but at the same time to realize all the opportunities that we are presented with “now.” Camp reminded the audience that it is important to be rooted in the linear pattern of God, a pattern called “God’s Great Time” or eternity. Camp noted that the past, present and future are all now — in this pattern humanity has a larger identity than what our past...