Lipscomb women take down Jacksonville for first win since November

Lipscomb women take down Jacksonville for first win since November

The Lipscomb women’s basketball team took down Jacksonville University 61-58 on Saturday afternoon, breaking a 19-game losing streak dating back to mid-November. The Lady Bisons led by 17 at halftime and by  13 with 7:37 left in the fourth quarter, but Jacksonville nearly came back. The game ended on a missed three-point jumper by senior guard Jasmyn Brown with two seconds left, and Lipscomb forward Kailey Rosenbaum scooped the rebound. It’s the first win for the Lady Bisons (3-20, 1-9 ASUN) since Nov. 15, a game in which they edged Alabama A&M 62-58 to begin the year 2-1. Jacksonville dropped to 12-12 (5-6 ASUN). Junior guard Carleigh Short scored a team-high 22 points on 7-of-13 shooting, while Rosenbaum added 16. Redshirt sophomore forward Emily Kmec led the team with eight rebounds, and freshman forward Taylor Hammack threw in four assists. For the Dolphins, Brown led with 16 points, while senior forward Trudy Walker grabbed 15 boards. Senior guard Rolanda Hayes tabbed three assists. The Lady Bisons now have their first ASUN win, but they still rank at the bottom of the ASUN standings. Lipscomb plays at Liberty on Tuesday. Tipoff is scheduled for 6 p.m. CT. Photo by McKenzi...
Lipscomb’s comeback effort not enough in Battle of the Boulevard loss

Lipscomb’s comeback effort not enough in Battle of the Boulevard loss

Allen Arena was crowded with predominantly Bison fans for Thursday night’s edition of the Battle of the Boulevard. But the Belmont faithful traveled two miles down the road, took over a couple of sections and made their presence known. The trip down Belmont Boulevard paid off, as the Bruins (3-0) beat the Bisons (2-1) by a score of 87-83. The Bisons nearly overcame a 19-point deficit, but a late-game turnover with nine seconds left prevented that from happening. “They didn’t do anything at all that surprised us,” Lipscomb coach Casey Alexander said. “And I’m sure we didn’t do anything at all that surprised them. That’s just…it’s a matter of who executes the best, and that’s usually the team that wins.” Senior guard Garrison Mathews finished with a team-high 27 points for Lipscomb. Meanwhile, Belmont freshman forward and Nashville native Caleb Hollander posted a 21-point performance, and he also had the play of the game when he forced the game-sealing turnover against junior guard Kenny Cooper. The first half was a tale of momentum swings. Belmont started out hot with a 15-5 lead, but the Bisons responded with a 25-9 run. The Bruins eventually went on a 13-4 run to take a 37-34 halftime lead. Fast-forward ten minutes through the second half. During a media timeout with 10:57 left, the Bruins held their largest lead of the game at 19 points, 65-46. “The beginning of the game, I just didn’t think we played with enough energy,” Alexander said. “And then the beginning of the second half, we didn’t guard their actions very well. They scored possession after-possession on ball screens,...
“Theater of Life” doc shows how to change the world

“Theater of Life” doc shows how to change the world

On Tuesday night, Lipscomb showed “The Theater of Life,” a documentary about Italian chef Massimo Bottura’s attempt to feed the world. Unfortunately, the audience at this event did not meet the amount of people that was expected. Only a few students made an appearance minutes after the documentary started. The hostess decided to wait for more viewers before continuing with the initial plan. Just three students decided to tag along and watch. Bottura’s vision was to open a soup kitchen and treat the homeless with tasty meals and comfort. The food they collected was mainly generated from the Milan Expo of 2015. Bottura wanted to end the food waste situation while helping others in the process. He transformed an abandoned theater in the district of Greco into a gourmet restaurant for the homeless and other nearby shelters. The space, called the Refettorio Ambrosiano, would accommodate around 90 guests. The goal was to send a message that food can never be a waste to the homeless or anyone who needs it. “We open our home to make them feel part of our society,” Bottura said. One couple featured in the documentary scrapes by selling bracelets, always wishing for a home. Refettorio is still running and with the same purpose. Massimo Bottura plans to continue to open more spaces around the world that welcome the most needed.  The sparsely attended event took place in Stowe Hall. Theater of Life is available on...
Amazon Locker installed on campus

Amazon Locker installed on campus

There is a new way on campus to receive Amazon packages: Amazon Locker. Located next to Starbucks in the Bennett Campus Center, the bright yellow locker, labeled Karlek, is hard to miss. To use the locker, first, go to Amazon.com and enter your location to see the Amazon Lockers near you. Second, add the locker to your Amazon address book. Then, when you shop and place an order, you will have the option to send the delivery to the Amazon Locker. When the delivery arrives, you will receive a code from Amazon to enter on the locker kiosk to retrieve your delivery. When your item arrives, you have 3 business days to pick up the delivery or it will be returned to Amazon. If your item is eligible, you can even return it through the Amazon Locker. Anybody can use the lockers, not just Prime members. Unfortunately, there is a limitation on the size of the object you can have delivered to the Amazon Locker, since the largest lockers are only the size of a kitchen cabinet. You also cannot order anything from the kiosk itself. It is strictly for inputting your delivery code. “You can get in the lockers 24 hours a day, seven days a week, which is pretty neat,” Walker Cheatham, an employee of the campus post office, said. “The locker was supposed to be running today (Friday), but due to the weather it has been delayed to opening up on Monday or Tuesday,” Walker added. Starting next week, you can start using the Amazon Locker for all your Amazon deliveries. Click here for more information...
Golden Globes kick off awards show season

Golden Globes kick off awards show season

On Sunday evening, the 75th Golden Globes kicked off awards show season. The show was presented live on NBC and hosted by late night talk show host and Saturday Night Live alum Seth Meyers. This year’s show was not only historical for the milestone 75th year it has been in existence, but also held historical significance for the statements made. The red carpet looked a little more monochromatic this year, with many of the actors and actresses donning black and wearing “Time’s Up” pins to support victims of sexual harassment and abuse in the workplace, as well as woman’s equality. There was much to be talked about throughout the evening, including who the Hollywood Foreign Press Association chose to honor for their contributions to film and TV. Oprah Winfrey was the recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement. The actress and TV personality made history as the first black woman to win the prestigious award. In her acceptance speech, she shared personal stories and, addressing the night’s theme, statements of female empowerment. Winfrey capped off her speech with a stirring sentiment for women that “a new day is on the horizon.” That speech kicked off speculation that Winfrey was considering a presidential bid in 2020. Another highlight of the evening was 101-year-old actor Kirk Douglas returning to the stage to present a Golden Globe. The screen giant presented Best Motion Picture Screenplay with daughter-in-law Catherine Zeta-Jones and received a standing ovation from the audience. For the major awards bestowed for film, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri received lots of acclaim, winning “Best Picture Drama.” Cast members Frances McDormand...