BREAKING: New parking structure at engineering building will add 300 spots

BREAKING: New parking structure at engineering building will add 300 spots

Construction will begin next spring on a new parking garage to be located behind the Fields Engineering Center on the north side of campus, university spokesperson Kim Chaudoin said. Set to provide approximately 300 parking spots, the new structure was announced at the beginning of the 2018-19 school year. “We’ve known forever that parking is obviously a challenge on any university campus,” Chaudoin said. “This is part of a gift that was given earlier in the spring. A very generous donor, they were anonymous, gave a $22 million gift.” “Part of the gift was for the College of Business, and part of that is also for the parking structure. So, we have the funding now, and we were able to move on some plans we have been wanting to move on for some time, and so we are really excited about that.” It is unknown whether any of these spots will be reserved for faculty and staff. The exact date of breaking ground is not yet known. “When they start construction, the little gravel lot that has about twenty spots will be the only thing impacted,” Chaudoin...
COLUMN: There’s a silver lining to the disappointing Belmont losses

COLUMN: There’s a silver lining to the disappointing Belmont losses

This year’s Lipscomb basketball team may be one of the most talented the school has ever assembled. They just won’t be remembered by their Belmont performances. Although senior Nathan Moran had a chance to win it with a fadeaway three as the clock expired, the Bruins played like the better team for most of what became a 76-74 Belmont victory at the Curb Event Center Tuesday night. This one hurts a bit more because it came less than three weeks after an 87-83 home loss to the Bruins on Nov. 15. The Bisons are now 6-2, with both defeats at the hands of their archrival. Lipscomb also missed out on two opportunities for quality wins because Belmont (7-1) appears to be primed for a stellar year and possibly an OVC title. But these losses won’t define Lipscomb’s season. In fact, the very opposite is true. Short of a near-perfect season, the Bisons won’t be in consideration for an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament. They must win the ASUN tournament title or they’ll be heading to the NIT, CIT or watching March basketball from home, regardless of how the rest of the regular season goes. That’s because the ASUN is simply too weak of a conference. Only four of the nine ASUN teams are currently in the top 250 of the NCAA’s new NET ranking system. Lipscomb’s strength of schedule will diminish as it enters ASUN play, and its chances for quality wins will be minimal. But Tuesday’s Battle of the Boulevard wasn’t all bad. Lipscomb didn’t play its best basketball yet still managed to give the Bruins all...
The best off-campus study spots for Finals Week

The best off-campus study spots for Finals Week

Finding a place to study on campus during finals week can be difficult and sometimes even stressful. “Studying on campus ends up being super crowded during finals week, so it can be hard to find a good, quiet place to concentrate,” said Lipscomb senior Allie Glenn. Students crowd Starbucks and Au Bon Pain to quench their caffeine needs. Classrooms are utilized as quiet study spaces. Then there is Beaman Library, where study rooms are hard to come by as students pack “Most of the study spaces are taken from 7:00 a.m. to 3 a.m., so it is hard to find space,” said Hayden Hall. On top of lacking space, some students find being on campus a distraction to their studies. “If I end up studying on campus I’ll likely just end up socializing because I’ll always run into friends,” said Glenn. “People are very loud, and I like to talk too much to people I know,” said Erin Frazier. For many students, working off campus at local coffee shops provides a more appealing environment. “The florescent light that are in most (on-campus) buildings where I would consider studying make it difficult to focus and it isn’t the most ideal environment for a long period of studying,” said Leslie Giles. “A few of my favorite off campus study spots are Portland Brew and JJ’s, which unfortunately has recently closed permanently. Whole Foods in Green Hills actually has a lot of seating and large windows, as well as endless options for coffee and snacks.” Other students opt for more traditional study spots, like an off-campus Starbucks. “By far my favorite place...
Last-second shot falls short for Lipscomb in heartbreaking Battle of the Boulevard loss

Last-second shot falls short for Lipscomb in heartbreaking Battle of the Boulevard loss

Two installments of the Battle of the Boulevard brought two heartbreaking finishes for the Lipscomb men’s basketball team. That’s the story after the Belmont Bruins (7-1) bested the Lipscomb Bisons (6-2) by a score of 76-74 in a crowded Curb Event Center Tuesday night. Down by two, Lipscomb had 0.8 seconds to score a game-tying or a game-winning shot off a throw-in from the goal side, but redshirt senior guard Nate Moran missed a three-point attempt that bounced around the rim and fell to the floor with no time left. “It was a good shot by a good shooter, and it didn’t go in,” Lipscomb head coach Casey Alexander said. “And so we lost.” Lipscomb’s starting five brought a mixed bag to the court. Senior forward Rob Marberry was the only player who scored more than 10 points for the Bisons, bringing in 26 points and four assists. He also tied for the team lead with eight rebounds. On the flip side, senior guard Garrison Mathews scored just five points, and senior forward Eli Pepper committed five fouls and exited the contest with 9:57 remaining. “I’ll give Belmont a lot of credit for doing a great job guarding [Mathews],” Alexander said. “And [I’ll] give Garrison a lot of credit for just staying within the game and taking what came to him instead of trying to do too much.” Alexander also said that Pepper “gives us so much versatility defensively, that we were scrambling a little bit.” Meanwhile, Belmont freshman center Nick Muszynski dropped a team-leading 19 points and grabbed 11 rebounds. The first half was incredibly competitive. With 9:43...
Belmont women roll over Lipscomb in Battle of the Boulevard

Belmont women roll over Lipscomb in Battle of the Boulevard

Lack of shot accuracy and a stout Belmont defense haunted the Lipscomb women’s basketball team on Tuesday night, as they lost 83-43 to Belmont at the Curb Event Center in the annual Battle of the Boulevard. Belmont spread the ball well, as junior forward Ellie Harmeyer and freshman forward Conley Chinn each scored 15 points. “Well, they’re just solid,” Lipscomb head coach Greg Brown said. “Their positioning, I mean, is exactly what we thought it would be. They did a great job taking the paint away and making [us] shoot over-the-top.” The Bruins (5-3) out-rebounded the Lady Bisons, 49-27. Brown attributed that statistic to his team’s “lack of pursuit.” “You gotta get to the weak-side boards, and when you get there, you have to pursue [the ball]” Brown said. Freshman guard Jane Deason put up a team-high 11 points on 3-of-10 field goal shooting for the Lady Bisons. Junior guard Lauren Rau led the Lady Bisons with 4 assists and tied for a second-best nine points. “I thought Jane and Lauren Rau played hard,” Brown said. “I thought they did — tried to do some things well. We still just played too fast at times and [held] the ball too much.” The Lady Bisons also suffered from a 23.6 shooting percentage (13-of-55 on field goals). They were also missing height on the court. Redshirt sophomore forward Emily Kmec and freshman forward Kailey Rosenbaum both did not play.  Things were competitive in the early-going. The Lady Bisons were only down 9-8 after a Carleigh Short three-pointer at the 6:37 mark. But then the Bruins went on a 21-0 scoring run...
Students rush to get remaining chapel credits before end of semester

Students rush to get remaining chapel credits before end of semester

The last week of school can bring stress due to final exams, and at Christian schools, the often mad scramble to get those remaining chapel credits. This semester, chapel credits were reduced from 30 to 25 credits. However, no service credits were allowed (previously, students could get up to five). Thus, attendance at weekly chapel gatherings has been a must for most students. Lana Zring is the head of the “I Am Second chapel, held every Thursday at 3:30 p.m. in Zebi’s lounge. During this time in the semester, Zring noted they typically see a rise in attendance with their last chapel having over 200 students. Zring credits the chapel’s attendance to the flexibility the chapel gives students. “I would get a lot of students who would come in and would say this is the only chapel that I have time for outside of regular chapel hours,” Zring said. She also suggested that having chapels that are later in the day such as “I Am Second” would benefit many students. Student Sarah Pack commuted the earlier part of the semester from Greensboro but found the commute too difficult, which led her to go back on campus. Since then, she has gone to the chapel office to see how she could make up for the credits missed and said she has experienced difficulties. Pack said the meetings were rescheduled a few times before she got to meet with someone. During the meeting, she was told she didn’t have a “special case,” but she was given the opportunity to watch videos of chapel on YouTube and write papers on each of them...