Health Care Academy campers get firsthand experience with emergency-scene simulation

Health Care Academy campers get firsthand experience with emergency-scene simulation

Reporting by J-Campers Delia Batdorff, Alak Johnson, Linh Pham and Nisha Ramanna On the front lawns of Lipscomb University, students lay on the grass groaning about sprained ankles and pain in their bodies. A bell rang, and young medical campers jumped into action. In the midst of the mock crisis, they focused on the task at hand: treating their patients in a calm manner. The simulation was hosted by the Lipscomb-HCA TriStar Health Care Academy, where students come and learn the basics of healthcare June 4-9. The camp offers a unique perspective for high school students who show a keen interest in pursuing medicine. In this simulation, students worked in a “crisis” situation. While victim volunteers act out symptoms of injuries such as heat strokes and bug bites, the campers had to absorb the situation and apply treatment as if it was real. This process is called SOAP (Subjective, Objective, Assessment and Plan) and was taught by Kathy Williams, instructor of nursing at Lipscomb. “This will give them the basics [first aid], and the fact that they can do it and that they can see — they can ask questions,” Williams said. “They’re going to go out, and . . . learn how to take care of a patient.” Shekinah Gordon, a journalism camper, played one of the victims. “They used fake sweat, like a highlighter powder and some blush,” Gordon said, adding, “I wanted to be a victim because I had never done it before and wanted to see what it was like.” Student Emily Cooper participated as one of the healthcare campers and noted that she appreciated...
Carson Panovec turns the page — from student-athlete to student government

Carson Panovec turns the page — from student-athlete to student government

If there was ever a person who epitomized the term “student-athlete,” it would be Carson Panovec. The senior molecular biology major has kept busy by playing tennis for the Bisons, working as a member of Lipscomb’s Presidential Ambassador Council, serving as Vice President for Student Government Association (SGA) and recently being elected as SGA President for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year. “I don’t watch a lot of TV,” Panovec joked. The Tennessee native played for the Bisons his freshman, sophomore and junior years, but after this past season decided that he wouldn’t be returning to the court his senior year because the student body elected him as SGA President. “I wouldn’t be able to play tennis and be SGA President and do a good job at both, so it’d be a disservice to both of them if I tried to,” Panovec said. “Running for SGA President, I was like, ‘All right, if I get this, I’m not going to be able to play next year.’ And I got it.” In high school, Panovec was homeschooled and attended a homeschool tutorial (a one-day-a-week class cooperative). Although because of this he didn’t serve on a traditional SGA in high school, he served on a Student Leadership Council, which focused on creating a service-oriented environment. He came to Lipsomb partially because it had always been his dream to play Division 1 tennis. His older sister played tennis at Lipscomb as well, and although he considered attending Harding University, he ultimately decided that Lipscomb was the place for him. This was part of the reason it was such a hard decision to stop...
‘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...
‘The Mummy’ is lifeless first entry into ‘Dark Universe’

‘The Mummy’ is lifeless first entry into ‘Dark Universe’

The Mummy is a bad remake buried under good summer flicks such as Wonder Woman. Despite Tom Cruise leading the tale, one does not necessarily expect a critically-acclaimed or award-winning film when going in to see The Mummy — simply an entertaining, thrilling monster movie, but The Mummy fails to deliver even this. Cruise stars in the film, his character a man who goes around searching for ancient artifacts and loot to sell on the Black Market. He then unearths the tomb of an Egyptian princess who was put to death after murdering her father, her stepmother and her baby half-brother. However, once this ancient tomb is unearthed, Princes Ahmanet is awakened, unleashing “fury” and a plan to bring the Egyptian god of death to life through Nick Morton (Cruise). Nick, of course, isn’t having this, so he meets up with Dr. Henry Jekyll  and does a lot of running, yelling and a little bit of fighting. His companion and ancient Egypt expert Jenny Halsey (Annabelle Wallis) does all of this right beside him too, except the quality of her lines are reduced to screaming “Nick!” more than half the time, unfortunately diminishing her to damsel-in-distress status and wasting the potential of a decently good character. The Jekyll/Hyde storyline is distracting and unnecessary, leaving viewers questioning the purpose of Russell Crowe’s character(s). From the trailer, The Mummy looks to be a scary film, or at least a little thrilling. However, after watching the movie, it appears all of the “scary” scenes were utilized in the trailer, presenting a monster movie without a scary monster. Honestly, I find the 1932 version...
‘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...
Sports intern Lindsey Nance talks Preds’ rise to Stanley Cup finals

Sports intern Lindsey Nance talks Preds’ rise to Stanley Cup finals

Along with Lindsey Nance, the Nashville Predators have the rest of the city on the edge of their seats. “This has the potential to be the biggest moment in Tennessee for professional sports ever,” said Nance, the newest WKRN Sports Intern. Led by team captain Mike Fisher, the beloved Nashville Predators fought their way through many NHL powerhouses as an eight seed all the way to the Stanley Cup and are currently trailing two games to one, ready for a second home game in Nashville tonight. Nance noted that multiple players have shared the spotlight this season, with Viktor Arvidsson being a model of consistency for the Preds. Drafted by the Preds in the fourth round of the NHL draft in 2014, Ardvidsson was expected fit in the rotation as more of a complimentary piece but has quickly proven otherwise. With 16 even-strength points and the most shorthand points in the NHL, Arvidsson’s aid has demonstrated to be instrumental. “I knew that big things were happening in the franchise with the addition of P.K and the way Coach Laviolette has rebuilt this team,” Nance said. “He has instilled an offensive mindset into the team from top to bottom, so everyone on the team can score. I knew the Preds had the pieces to the puzzle, but I had no idea the Preds would work their way from wild card to Stanley Cup finalist.” Nance stated a woman in a predominantly male environment hasn’t been easy. But dealing with double standards and bosses saying that “she’s in the business just to get on camera” doesn’t stop her from proving people...