Olivia’s Way: ‘feminist fashion’ trends

Olivia’s Way: ‘feminist fashion’ trends

It’s been said that a picture is worth a thousand words. And clothing can be too. And what’s better than clothing that makes a statement? Let me introduce everyone to a fashion movement close to my heart: The Feminist Fashion. There are two ends of the reaction spectrum to this growing and ever-important trend: those who are wary, and those who are spiritually and emotionally awakened to the beauty of a period power T-shirt. At this point, maybe you’re wondering what I’m even talking about, and that’s cool. I’m here to show you the wonderful world of empowering clothing. When I say, “feminist fashion,” I mean outfits ranging from the classic “The Future is Female” shirt all the way to the remarkably witty pins, hats and other articles of clothing. But why is this so important? It’s because these articles of clothing are pushing the boundaries of what everyone believes “feminism” to be (I promise it’s not a scary word). Instead of making picket signs and spending hours of our precious time marching, screaming and arguing, we now have a platform to shout louder than we ever could: fashion. And through this universal platform, feminists (and everyone who believes in equality) are finally able to proudly wear and show what they believe, without having to say a word. Don’t get me wrong, I am the first one to march and argue and make “punny” equality signs, but it’s also nice to use my body as a walking equality sign! Like Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie says, “Culture does not make people. People make culture.” And we are the ones making the...
Armstrong sets course record at Ryman Hospitality Intercollegiate

Armstrong sets course record at Ryman Hospitality Intercollegiate

Lipscomb Golf’s Dawson Armstrong set a course record in his last round of the Ryman Hospitality Intercollegiate on Tuesday in a tie for first place. Armstrong shot a record-low 63 strokes in the third round, or 8-under-par, pushing him to tie Rice’s Mitchell Meissner. Both Armstrong and Meissner finished 5-under-par on the tournament. Coming into the third round, Armstrong was 4-over after shooting 70 and 75. He shot 5-over-par on the 13th hole in the second round. Finishing the hole in nine strokes made for his worst score on a hole in his college career. “Yesterday was one of the most testing days of golf I’ve ever had,” Armstrong said. “Nothing went my way. I hit a lot of poor shots, and just didn’t execute well.” In the last round, Armstrong birdied six holes and sunk an eagle on the 10th. At 11, he chipped it in for a birdie in what he called his “shot of the day.” “It could have been a lot better, but I’m very pleased with how I played today,” Armstrong said. “Today’s round was a long time coming for me. So, it was a good sigh of relief for me.” Armstrong may have set a record, but it wasn’t enough to push his team over the edge against the winning Rice Owls. Lipscomb finished 13-over and 5 shots behind the Owls. Senior Eric Ansett led the Bisons at an even-par going into the third round of the two-day tournament. “I made birdies when I needed to and had a lot of nice par-saves,” Ansett said on the first two rounds. “It was a...
Andy Crouch challenges students in ‘The Gathering’ to flourish

Andy Crouch challenges students in ‘The Gathering’ to flourish

Tuesday’s Gathering chapel featured a message and advice from Andy Crouch on how students can put themselves in situations in which they can thrive. “Turn to your neighbor and talk about a time when you were fully alive,” he said, “a time when you were flourishing. I want to describe to you what all experiences of flourishing have in common.” He spoke of two qualities: authority and vulnerability. He described authority as “the capacity for meaningful action,” and flourishing as “exposure to meaningful risk.” He made a graph to show the relationship to the two components. There were four quadrants divided by an “X” and “Y” axis. The horizontal line was labeled “vulnerability,” and the vertical, “authority.” “When both are high,” he explained, indicating the upper quadrant on the right, “you have great flourishing.” More than that, Crouch said he wanted to focus on the other three corners. In the opposite corner of flourishing, he labeled the quadrant “safety.” This corner was low in both authority and vulnerability. “You’re not being asked to do anything,” he said. “You’re not risking anything. Every parent wants to have their child start off in this, in safety.” Crouch went on to explain that the safe quadrant is where some people start, and most hope to grow out of. As people grow, he said, they become more exposed. Crouch related this to his daughter who recently turned 18 years old. As she will soon be moving away from home, he said she will be exposed to more authority and risk. “That’s the way a healthy life is supposed to go,” Crouch said. The...
“Rise and Fall” wins Singarama Sweepstakes

“Rise and Fall” wins Singarama Sweepstakes

“Rise and Fall” directed by Taylor Sain is the winner of the 55th annual Singarama Sweepstakes award. With a cast comprised of Pi Delta, Kappa Chi, Theta Psi, Phi Nu and friends, this group told the story of a Blockbuster movie rental store in Little Town, Alaska where the employees found a way to keep the store afloat despite the termination of the franchise. The ensemble was also awarded best “Theme” on Thursday and best “Vocal Performance” on Friday. As part of this winning company, senior student body president Carson Panovec commented that “feels fantastic to win, but it’s way better when you’re part of a team.” “It’s just fun to be part of a group that has the energy to put on a show to hopefully entertain some people and to give them some joy.” Sophomore Aijalon Powell of “Rise and Fall” was participating in Singarama for the first time. “As my first year in Singarama it’s an unbelievable experience to come in and almost sweep the whole thing; that almost never happens,” Powell said. “I’m so happy for my team, we worked so hard and I am so proud of everything that we accomplished no matter what the result is tonight.” As director, Sain is very happy with the performance of her team. “I am so proud of my whole cast, my writing team, my music directors, everyone has just been such a support and so amazing to work with that it has been my best Singarama year I have ever had,” Sain said. As for next year, hostess Peytan Porter says planning has begun early. “I am so excited for...
‘Name and Address’ wins ‘Blocking and Staging’ in Saturday matinee Singarama performance

‘Name and Address’ wins ‘Blocking and Staging’ in Saturday matinee Singarama performance

In the third day of Singarama shows, “Name and Address” took home the award for best “Blocking and Staging” at Saturday’s matinee performance. This is the first win for the performers of “Name and Address,” and their director, senior biology student, Vince Law. “We put a lot of work into the choreography and staging, so it’s a good boost to have going into tonight for sweepstakes,” Law said. The sweepstakes award is the overall award for performance with the best showmanship and audience appeal. The award will be given at the end of Saturday night’s show. Law saw the win as a confidence boost for the group that will propel them into the last performance. “It’s nice to have a confidence boost,” Law said. “It’s exciting to have a little victory. Hopefully tonight we can bring energy and put on the best show that we can.” The last show is Saturday at 7 p.m. in Collins Alumni Auditorium where the overall winner will be revealed Photos by Ben...
“Rise and Fall” wins in vocal quality at Singarama’s second performance

“Rise and Fall” wins in vocal quality at Singarama’s second performance

Singarama’s second performance took place Friday on Lipscomb’s campus. “Rise and Fall” took home the award for Friday’s category: voice quality. This year marked the 55th time Singarama has given students the chance to show off their talent, creativity and leadership that contribute to an amazing show. The show consists of three separate teams competing by producing a small musical and a story. Students delighted the packed auditorium with their well-practiced routines and choreography. The three directors and the responsible for each group’s performance are Christian Foster, Taylor Sain and Vince Law. The students entertained their audience with unique and humorous storylines and a selection of songs that the public could sing along with. Many people gathered to support the participants. Hosts Peyton Porter, Savannah Stewart, Berkeley Boglin, Hudson Parker, Luke Howard and Madeline McPherson, gave amazing performances that included other songs that the audience recognized. These performances took place between each team’s acts, giving them adequate time to set the stage. Each performance, teams are judged on a different category. Since “Rise and Fall,” directed by Sain, has taken the lead by winning two nights in a row, it has a chance of winning the final award: sweepstakes. Sain is a senior member of Pi Delta who has participated in Singarama in both 2016 and 2017. While Singarama is a competition, it is clear that it is about more than just winning. Besides giving the opportunity to students to show their skills, it also brought them new experiences such as being part of a team and having fun with it. Most students say they have gained great memories and friendships...