Olivia’s Way: top Nashville shops

Olivia’s Way: top Nashville shops

Nashville is a vibrant city known for having the full package: music, upbeat night life, top universities, unique dining options and, of course, style. Not only does Nashville have infamous chain clothing stores like Urban Outfitters, Madewell and Lucky Brand, but it also houses hole-in-the-wall thrift stores like Buffalo Exchange, Music City Thrift and Hip Zipper Vintage. “Two of my favorite places to shop are luckily close to campus,” Lipscomb senior Emily England said. “Native + Nomad and Castilleja have definitely changed my personal style. They’re both pretty affordable shops and have something for everyone.” Within recent years, the Nashville skyline has been expanding and, along with this expansion, street style has evolved as well. Campus style varies between the big three schools in Nashville: “hipsters” at Belmont, “preppy” at Vanderbilt and “southern granola” at Lipscomb. But the manifold shops around the city unite everyone. With all the gentrification taking place within the city, some of the best places to shop are hidden gems and involve leaving the Green Hills area. Some of the hottest, best-kept vintage secrets are Goodbuy Girls, Hang the Moon and Star Struck Vintage. Most people are gravitating towards thrift stores rather than full-priced shops to save money and acquire a unique sense of personal style. Once bigger chains like Urban Outfitters started to match this vintage look, but with full prices, people started going straight to the source. “As a college student, it’s obviously harder to maintain a certain look when you’re shopping at expensive stores in the mall or on 12 South,” England said. “Which is why I switched to mostly shopping at...
Channel 4 I-Team investigates overgrown Lipscomb property

Channel 4 I-Team investigates overgrown Lipscomb property

Green Hills property owner Matt Hale called Channel 4 News’ I-Team to report an unkempt Lipscomb property after allegedly trying for three years to get the university to take action. The story reported by Jeremy Finley aired on Channel 4 on July 13. The article states that within 48 hours of the I-Team getting involved, the issue was resolved, as Lipscomb sent crews to clean up the property. In 2014, Lipscomb purchased the lot, located at the corner of Caldwell and Granny White. Lipscomb spokeswoman Kim Chaudoin said the property had no immediate intention upon its purchase, and the previous owner likely approached Lipscomb and offered to sell it to the school, despite Lipscomb having no set plans to build in that area. “I think it was just an opportunity presented to us, and, honestly, was an opportunity to preserve,” Chaudoin said. “I’m sure you’ve seen what’s happening across the street where they will scrape a house and cram like two or three structures onto an itty-bitty lot, and this was one way where we could prevent that from happening — to keep a developer from coming in there and putting like four or five houses on this one little lot. So I think we have it right now just to preserve it from anything like that.” Lipscomb filed a master plan with the state with the institutional overlay that shows what the school’s intentions are for buying property. Lipscomb has currently filed plans to buy houses between campus and Grandview. However, the part of Caldwell in which the lot in question sits is currently outside of the master plan...
Strength, conditioning coach advises precautions to avoid heat-related illnesses

Strength, conditioning coach advises precautions to avoid heat-related illnesses

As a heat advisory for Middle Tennessee has been issued until Sunday at 7 p.m., Lipscomb Athletics assistant strength and conditioning coach Sean Johnson discussed the necessary precautions to take when exercising or working outside in extreme heat. Johnson, who began working with Lipscomb Athletics the spring of 2016, said the most important thing to do when outside in extreme heat is to make sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day and to consume electrolytes during exercise. Another precaution to take is to wear light-colored, loose-fitting clothing. For exercise specifically, moisture-wicking, quick-drying gear is best, such as Nike Dri-Fit, and wearing light-colored clothing will reflect the sun, rather than absorb it. Sunscreen is also essential for protecting one’s skin. Johnson said the guidelines for Lipscomb sports teams vary, but he recommends checking the weather beforehand and planning to exercise or practice during a part of the day when the humidity is low. “If we are going to train outside, it is best to do it early in the morning — 5:30 or 6 a.m. — before the sun gets too hot or late in the evening when the sun is going down,” Johnson said. “It’s kind of up to each coach as to when they want to practice, but they try to avoid the hottest parts of the day when they can.” This week has been one of the hottest of the summer. In addition to high humidity levels, the temperature reached 98 degrees in Nashville today.  A 60% chance of rain is expected tomorrow, which will cool temperatures slightly, but the highs will stay in the...
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...
Hutcheson reflects on playing for Coach Meyer, coach’s induction into Small College Basketball Hall of Fame

Hutcheson reflects on playing for Coach Meyer, coach’s induction into Small College Basketball Hall of Fame

Coach Don Meyer is an undisputed legend at Lipscomb. Meyer coached Lipscomb basketball from 1975 – 1999 — back when the school was still NAIA — and led the Bisons to 13 NAIA national tournaments, three Final Fours and won the 1986 NAIA National Championship. One of his star players was Philip Hutcheson who played for Meyer from 1986 – 1990, broke college basketball’s all-time scoring record at the time, scored 4,106 points during his career and was selected as the 1990 NAIA Player of the Year. This fall, Meyer will be adding yet another accolade to his prestigious career, as he’ll be posthumously inducted into the Small College Basketball Hall of Fame in Evansville, Indiana. Hutcheson said the organization was established to recognize coaches and players who played for universities that weren’t a “Power Five” school, or a larger institution. “It was created because there was a feeling that there were a lot of great athletes and coaches whose contributions to basketball weren’t recognized nationally as much as they probably should’ve been,” Hutcheson said. “Maybe the people who know the game well would know them, but the casual sports fan would not know them as much. And so I think this organization was kind of created to help tell the stories of these people who otherwise might not be recognized as they probably should have.” Meyer is already a member of the NAIA Hall of Fame, the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame, the South Dakota Hall of Fame, the Lipscomb Athletics Hall of Fame and the Northern State Athletics Hall of Fame. However, Hutcheson noted how Meyer is...
Marvel spins first-rate Spider-Man entry film into MCU

Marvel spins first-rate Spider-Man entry film into MCU

The third time really is the charm with the latest Spider-Man saga. Spider-Man Homecoming is just what the fans wanted. It’s the nerdiest, and best, Spider-Man film to date, reaching $117 million at the box office opening weekend. Only Beauty and the Beast and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 have made more this year. The story opens right where Captain America: Civil War left off. This Spider-Man retelling doesn’t start from the beginning with Peter Parker’s legendary spider bite, but rather it covers a very specific time in Peter’s life as a 15-year-old highschooler, specifically during Homecoming season. Tom Holland is the Spider-Man comic book readers know and remember — epitomizing the kid inside the suit that made Spider-Man the unique superhero that he is. Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark also brings a solid performance, serving as somewhat of a father figure to Peter Parker. Although the new souped-up Spidey suit Stark gifts Peter with is a little off-putting, as it seems the suit’s technology simply makes him into a mini-Iron Man, Holland still manages to show Spider-Man as his own, unique hero. Marisa Tomei, on the other hand, is quite different from the Aunt May readers will remember in the comic books. She’s more like a big sister to Peter, and Peter a kid brother. But it works. Gwen Stacy will forever be Peter Parker’s true love, and Emma Stone’s performance as Gwen opposite Andrew Garfield in The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) is still the best portrayal of Spider-Man’s infamous other half, but Michelle (Zendaya) looks like a promising potential love interest in the next chapter of the Spider-Man...