Olivia’s Way: How to let go

Olivia’s Way: How to let go

The “grown-up” world is scary. It’s unknown, uncharted territory, but hopefully with the help of this article, moving on to the next phase of your life will be a little bit easier. With graduation rapidly approaching, the thought of moving on is haunting me. Even amid all my nightly homework, presentations and the all-around stress of my classes, all I can think about is my impending move to New York–and unemployment. I know, I hate that word too. It makes my “perfectionist self” cringe and stirs up all those old feelings of failure. The thing is, you don’t have to be a senior to understand these feelings. In 5th grade, the 6th grade terrified me more than anything. Now, what terrifies me is what comes after walking across stage in Allen Arena in my cap and gown. For other students, it might be the unease of knowing Lipscomb isn’t the place for you and finding the right school that is. Sometimes that terrifying thing could be taking Intro to Communications, pledging a club, or studying abroad. There are so many things that are completely unknown, but the good news is, the brave people before you have survived these new phases. You’re probably wondering how. I was too until I came across two beautiful words: letting go. This doesn’t mean that you should let your grades slip, but it does mean that we all deserve some space from ourselves. With all the pressure we put on ourselves, it’s no wonder that we end up shaving 5 years off of our lives after each year comes to a close. We all...
Bison baseball kicks off season at home

Bison baseball kicks off season at home

Lipscomb baseball was voted pre-season favorites in the ASUN conference for the first time in Lipscomb’s history last year. Yet things didn’t quite go as planed. Lipscomb finished the season with a 9-12 in-conference record and was 6th in the ASUN standings. Head Coach Jeff Forehand said that the Bisons are looking to bounce back this year. “We’re excited to get back together and get another season started,” Forehand said.  “Lipscomb has high hopes again, especially after two Bison players (3B Zeke Dodson & DH Jake Perry) received preseason All-ASUN awards. “There’s so many things we’re looking forward to,” Forehand said. “It’s been a long fall, and a lot of preparation goes into playing, and we put a lot of hard work in. We’re looking forward to doing the things we’ve talked about doing all fall.” Forehand said the teams has some big, but simple goals for this year. “First pitch strikes, first batter outs and make the routine plays on defense,” Forehand said. “On offense we’re looking to move runners over and situational hitting. If we can concentrate on what we can control, the opponent doesn’t matter.” Lipscomb’s first series of the season against UNC Ashville will start at 4 p.m. at Ken Dugan Field tomorrow afternoon. Projected Weekend Rotation: Friday – RHP Joshua Colon (Jr.) LHP Jordan Fulbright Saturday – RHP Chris Kachmar (Jr.) LHP Greg Gasparro Sunday – LHP Noah Thompson (Fr.) LHP Jordan Carr After this three-game series, the Bisons will head to Lindsey Nelson Stadium to face the University of Tennessee in Knoxville on Tuesday, Feb. 20 at 2:30 p.m. Photo courtesy of Lipscomb...
Lipscomb Theatre to open ‘On the Verge’ Friday

Lipscomb Theatre to open ‘On the Verge’ Friday

The Lipscomb Theatre Department opens its spring season with “On the Verge” Friday at 7:30 p.m in Shamblin Theatre. Lipscomb Theatre is no stranger to unique productions, and “On the Verge” certainly isn’t a typical household show name. Instead of drawing a big-name Broadway production from a hat, Lipscomb Theatre chose a show that will give its audiences something new and refreshing. “I think audiences will find a wonderful break from their daily routine that invites them to use parts of their minds and imaginations that get neglected far too often,” said Scott Baker, head of marketing. “I think they’ll get to consider well how to see things from another person’s point of view.” Directed by Evelyn O’Neal Brush, this Eric Overmyer play tells the story of three female Victorian explorers adventuring a newly discovered land. As their journey begins, unexpected developments occur, placing the show’s comedy front and center. “’On the Verge’ stands out to me firstly because of its focus on three distinctly-drawn, strong, independent women who are bucking the conventions and expectations of their day,”  stated Brush. “They are capable, empowered, and confident in who they are. They also happen to be hilarious. I think audiences will totally fall in love with their quirks and their strength.” The play features a four-person cast: Emily Meinerding (Fanny), Mary Elizabeth Roberts (Mary), Bekah Stogner (Alex) and JT Friend, who plays a whopping eight characters. Brush described this group of performers as “a true ensemble: they support, encourage, and reenergize each other throughout the whole show.” The production will stay faithful to the original show’s script, but will provide an added...
‘Black Panther’ trail-blazes powerful message in latest Marvel movie

‘Black Panther’ trail-blazes powerful message in latest Marvel movie

A new king of Wakanda is crowned in the latest entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. “Black Panther” is written and directed by Ryan Coogler (Creed) and stars Chadwick Boseman as the Black Panther himself. Boseman first made his appearance in this role in “Captain American: Civil War.” Now his character, T’challa, returns home to Wakanda after the death of his father. Here, he takes over the role of king, a position his father held before him. As king, T’challa presides over a country thought to be one of the most underdeveloped in the world, when in fact it is the most advanced. T’challa does not feel ready to take on this major role, but he does what he must anyway. This is where his internal struggle of identity originates. Lupita Nyong’o plays the role Nakia, a character that left her country in order to work as a foreign aid independent of Wakanda. Her character also serves as an influential love interest to T’challa. The relationship between T’challa and Nakia is one of the most interesting dynamics in the movie. The two have opposing views on how the nation of Wakanda should be run. They balance each other out well, providing dialogue between them in many scenes. The country of Wakanda and its leader face the outside threat of a character named Klaue played by Andy Serkis. Klaue has been smuggling a valuable material called Vibranium out of Wakanda to sell it to anyone willing to pay his price. Vibranium is the strongest material in the world of Marvel and was used to advance the technology and weapons of...
BREAKING: Campus police asks students to stay in dorms overnight

BREAKING: Campus police asks students to stay in dorms overnight

Lipscomb Security warned students in a campus-wide email to stay in their dorms overnight Wednesday, citing “two serious crimes” in Green Hills. The Tennessean reported a shooting with injury near the Green Hills Library, located at 3701 Benham Ave. WSMV reported that the victim was a man and that a maroon Jeep Cherokee with three black male suspects fled the scene. The second crime to which the email refers is unknown. University spokesperson Kim Chaudoin sent the email at 11:02 PM Wednesday evening. “As a precautionary measure, we request that residential students remain in their residence halls this evening,” she wrote. “For those who are off campus or need to leave campus, please use extra caution and vigilance.” Contact Lipscomb Security 24/7...
Cars stolen from campus parking lots

Cars stolen from campus parking lots

Over the span of 12 hours between Sunday night and Monday morning, a burglary spree hit Lipscomb’s parking lots, according to a campus-wide email sent out Wednesday afternoon. On Sunday night, multiple cars were reportedly broken into and robbed, while one car was reported stolen. Another vehicle was stolen from the parking lot by the softball fields early Monday morning. The email said the cars were unlocked. The cars that were stolen had their keys inside of them. Lipscomb Security is currently working with the Nashville Police Department to find the cars. Both Campus Security and NPD were unavailable for comment. Campus Security currently suspects that this was allegedly done by a single perpetrator who is not a Lipscomb student, according to the email from Josh Roberts, Dean of Student Development. Roberts reminded students that even though Lipscomb is a safe campus in a safe neighborhood, it is always best to lock all cars, leave no valuables in them and keep the keys. Due to these events, Campus Security is upgrading its patrol routine to be more aggressive and alert. In August, a woman was mugged by four men while approaching her car on campus. All of the perpetrators of that crime were apprehended within the month of August. This story will be updated if more details...