Students raise $3900 for Make-A-Way scholarship at Brokaw event

Students raise $3900 for Make-A-Way scholarship at Brokaw event

BREAKING: Record $23 million gift to College of Business announced at Imagine event

BREAKING: Record $23 million gift to College of Business announced at Imagine event

BREAKING: Sparks wins student government presidency, Moore will be vice president

BREAKING: Sparks wins student government presidency, Moore will be vice president

Presidential candidates Drake, Sparks make their cases at SGA debate

Presidential candidates Drake, Sparks make their cases at SGA debate

Lumination to host SGA debate tonight at 7 p.m. in Zebi’s Lounge

Lumination to host SGA debate tonight at 7 p.m. in Zebi’s Lounge

Olivia’s Way: ‘feminist fashion’ trends

Olivia’s Way: ‘feminist fashion’ trends


‘Ready Player One’ escapes reality into virtual world

‘Ready Player One’ escapes reality into virtual world

Stephen Spielberg is back again, just three months after the release of The Post. This time around, he’s having a lot more fun in the directing chair with Ready Player One. Ready Player One takes place in the near future of 2045 where most people are captivated with a virtual reality world called the “Oasis” that was created by a Bill Gates-type character named James Halliday (Mark Rylance). The story follows Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan), a very stereotypical teen who finds his escape in the video game world of the Oasis. He enters into a competition, engineered by Halliday, that sets him on a mission to find three keys that unlock the door to ownership and control of the Oasis. After earning the first key in an adrenaline-fueled race at the wheel of the DeLorean, Wade, also known by his in-game name Parzival, joins forces with his best friend Aech (Lena Waithe) and the famous Art3mis (Olivia Cooke) on his quest for the keys. Together, they travel back into the recorded memories of Halliday to search for clues, while fighting off the forces of the evil corporation IOI (Innovative Online Industries), helmed by CEO Nolan Sorrento (Ben Mendelsohn). Ready Player One is co-written by Ernest Cline, the author of the novel. And it’s easy to tell. In trying to stay loyal to the source material, Cline has crammed as much of the book as he can into the film. This makes for an exposition-heavy first fifteen minutes of the film that is filled to the brim with information about the world in an already lengthy two hour and 20...
Belmont’s aquisition of O’More College brings fashion competition next door

Belmont’s aquisition of O’More College brings fashion competition next door

Lipscomb’s neighbor school Belmont University announced in early February their acquisition of the O’More College of Design, currently located in Franklin, Tennessee. The expansion will commence in Fall 2018 and will add three new design majors to Belmont’s undergraduate program. The competition between Lipscomb and Belmont is deeply-rooted and this acquisition has the potential to spark major changes on Lipscomb’s campus. The almost 50-years old O’More College will be shutting the doors to its Franklin school, and students will have the choice to commute to Belmont’s campus. Editorial and News Content Director at Belmont, April Hefner, gave an official statement regarding the transition. “Belmont is proud to welcome new programs in interior design, fashion design and fashion merchandising when O’More joins our campus this fall,” Hefner said. “Our design communications major will also see an expansion with the influx of O’More graphic design students.” O’More was founded with interior design roots and has a fully accredited interior design program while Lipscomb has a minor interior design program that is not popular among students. However, the other design majors Belmont is collecting have yet to be accredited, leaving Lipscomb and its fully-accredited fashion program a major step ahead. Kathy Bates, the Chair of the Fashion and Design program at Lipscomb, taught a few adjunct classes at the O’More College of Fashion and Design several years ago and shared how she thinks Lipscomb will stand next to Belmont’s addition. “We have been the only one in Nashville that’s a fully accredited university that has a fully accredited fashion program,” Bates said. “I feel like we have pretty good ground to stand...
Lipscomb to host 55th-annual Singarama, ‘It Takes Two’

Lipscomb to host 55th-annual Singarama, ‘It Takes Two’

Lipscomb will host its 55th Singarama in Collins Alumni Auditorium on April 5, 6 and 7. This year’s theme is “It Takes Two.” The musical production will feature both individual and collective musical performances from hosts Berkley Boglin, Luke Howard, Madeline McPherson, Hudson Parker, Peytan Porter and Savannah Stewart. “I’m excited to see the shows,” Parker said, adding that rehearsing with the other hosts and hostesses is “a blast.” Vince Law, a Singarama director, is most looking forward to the first performance, when everything comes together. “Aaron and Laurie Sain are looking to push the production to the next level,” Law said. “They’re definitely holding the writers to a higher standard.” Law’s show’s theme is “Name and Address,” which features social clubs Alpha Zeta, Gamma Lambda, Phi Sigma and Sigma Iota Delta. “Fun and Games” is the theme of another show, which will be performed by social clubs Delta Omega, Delta Sigma, Delta Nu, Sigma Omega Sigma and Tau Phi. “Rise and Fall” is the final show, featuring Kappa Chi, Phi Nu, Pi Delta and Theta Psi. Lipscomb holds a nostalgic place in its heart for Singarama. Every year, students, alumni, friends and family members pack Collins Alumni Auditorium to witness the production. For some students, like Law, the performance is special because it’s his senior year. For others, like Parker, the show is sentimental because it’s an important piece of his family’s past. Not only was his brother, Grant, a host in last year’s performance, but his father, Blake Parker, was also a host during his junior and senior years nearly 30 years ago. “I literally wouldn’t be alive if it weren’t for Singarama,”...
‘A Wrinkle in Time’ has diverse cast that uplifts overall underwhelming film

‘A Wrinkle in Time’ has diverse cast that uplifts overall underwhelming film

In 1962, Madeleine L’Engle was told that her complex children’s book, “A Wrinkle in Time” would be a huge flop. Publishers told her that children couldn’t grasp the intricate science presented in the story, and they were averse to the idea of a female preteen being the lead of a sci-fi adventure. They felt that young boys– the main market for science fiction– wouldn’t be interested in a story about a girl. Luckily, the small publishing company Farrar, Straus & Giroux took a risk on “A Wrinkle in Time.” The novel was a massive hit, which is why, 56 years later, Disney gave a budget of $103 million to director Ava DuVernay to adapt the now-beloved book into a cinematic adventure. In DuVernay’s adaption, Meg Murry (Storm Reid) is a shy, rebellious high schooler whose father went missing three years prior. Her younger brother, Charles Wallace Murry (Deric McCabe) is a child prodigy who was adopted by the family right before the disappearance of their father. After a bad day at school where Meg was sent to the Principal’s office for lashing out against a bully, her family is visited by an eccentrically-dressed woman named Mrs. Whatsit (Reese Witherspoon). The next day, while Meg is walking the dog with Charles Wallace, they run into Calvin O’keefe (Levi Miller) a popular kid at school who, with no explanation other than, “I feel like I should be here,” decides to go with Meg and Charles Wallace as they explore an abandoned house. The house ends up being the home to Mrs. Who (Mindy Kaling). Later on, while relaxing in Meg’s backyard,...
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...
Bisons baseball beats UNCG at home after losing three consecutive games

Bisons baseball beats UNCG at home after losing three consecutive games

The Bisons relied on quality pitching and a seventh-inning-lead-changing home run to cap off their weekend, winning one-of-three against UNC Greensboro. The Lipscomb Bisons (9-11) began the weekend series against the UNCG Spartans (14-5) with a 9-3 loss on Friday and a 13-9 loss the following day. This came after an 8-7 loss at Belmont earlier in the week. But things finally worked out on Sunday. “Today we got in striking distance in the sixth inning,” Lipscomb coach Jeff Forehand said. “It took us a while, and Tevin had the big homer.” In the Friday contest, Spartans junior pitcher Matt Frisbee stayed in the game for all nine innings, allowing only four hits and striking out 13 hitters. The Saturday game lasted for 13 innings, with the Spartans outscoring Lipscomb 6-2 in the last inning. On Sunday, junior left fielder Tevin Symonette broke a 2-2 tie in the bottom of the seventh with his first home run of the season. The Bisons won 3-2. Starting freshman pitcher Noah Thompson allowed six hits and two runs. “With every start, he’s becoming more and more poised out there,” Forehand said. “Still a freshman, but after a few more starts he’s going to be seasoned, and we won’t be calling him a freshman anymore.” The Lipscomb outfield also played remarkably well. The Spartans could never seem to hit the ball in the right spot. Thompson himself only pitched one strikeout. UNCG got things started in the top of the second with a home run from senior left fielder Dillon Stewart to give the Spartans the early 1-0 lead. In the top of...
Lipscomb falls to UNC in first round of NCAA Tournament after historic run

Lipscomb falls to UNC in first round of NCAA Tournament after historic run

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — In the school’s very first NCAA Tournament appearance, Lipscomb hung around with the University of North Carolina Tar Heels, but eventually fell 84-66 to the reigning NCAA champions. “Everybody knows it takes a magical night for somebody like us to beat somebody like them,” coach Casey Alexander said following the game. “And we didn’t do that, so we were playing uphill all night.” Lipscomb led the 2017 champs as late as the under-four timeout in the first half. Junior Garrison Mathews struggled with UNC’s Theo Pinson, who said he wanted to “make everything tough” on the ASUN’s leading scorer. “We knew we couldn’t support that much on him,” Pinson said. “Once he gets going, he gets going.” Pinson held Mathews to eight points on three-for-14 shooting. But even though the Bisons didn’t get Mathews’ best night, they looked the part of Cinderella for most of the first half. Kenny Cooper scored the first basket in Lipscomb tournament history on a three from the right wing. Mathews got on the board with an and-one layup in transition. Then a trio of Tar Heel turnovers and threes from Michael Buckland and Eli Pepper gave Lipscomb a 12-9 lead at the under-16 timeout. Marberry missed a pair of layups that would’ve extended the lead further. Mathews and Marberry shot two-for-seven each in the half. But North Carolina kept scuffling and the Bisons held the lead until Heels star forward Luke Maye’s three made it 25-23 Tar Heels. When Williams dropped in a three on the next possession, the majority-Carolina crowd erupted, and UNC seemed poised to make a run...
Lipscomb, UNC matchup set for Friday, 1:45 p.m. on CBS

Lipscomb, UNC matchup set for Friday, 1:45 p.m. on CBS

CHARLOTTE, NC – The Lipscomb Bisons will take on North Carolina’s Tar Heels in the First Round of the NCAA Tournament at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte tomorrow afternoon. Tipoff is set for 1:45 p.m. CT. To watch the game, fans can tune in to CBS tomorrow. No. 15 seed Lipscomb is playing in the tournament for the first time in school history, after winning the ASUN Conference Title over FGCU in the final, 108-96, in Fort Myers, Florida, to earn an automatic bid to the tournament.. The No. 2 seed Tar Heels are defending national champions, defeating Gonzaga 71-65 in the 2017 final. UNC has won six NCAA Championships in 49 appearances but are coming off a loss in the Atlantic Coast Conference Championship to No. 1 seed University of Virginia. “We’re not going to be better than North Carolina overall,” coach Casey Alexander said on Sunday after the selection show held in Allen Arena. “We’ve just got to be better than North Carolina in one 40-minute game.” Photo courtesy of Lipscomb...
So you’re saying there’s a chance?: Bisons face long odds in NCAA tourney

So you’re saying there’s a chance?: Bisons face long odds in NCAA tourney

Sunday’s TBS Selection Show brought plenty of anticipation as the Lipscomb basketball team learned the destination of its first-ever NCAA tournament game. The answer? A date with the North Carolina Tar Heels in Charlotte. After the initial excitement wore off, a harsh reality set in: the Bisons must take down Goliath for their season to extend past Friday’s matchup against the defending national champions. Nearly every national analyst has picked the Tar Heels to win, and rightfully so. Coached by Roy Williams, North Carolina has won seven national titles and is routinely in the hunt for a Final Four berth. Most Vegas oddsmakers have the Tar Heels as a 19-point favorite against the Bisons. But North Carolina hasn’t been untouchable this season. While most of their losses came against highly ranked teams, the Tar Heels dropped a 79-75 contest to Wofford on Dec. 20 at home. Just three days earlier, Tennessee came within five points of beating the Tar Heels in Knoxville. Nonetheless, ESPN’s Matchup Predictor gave the Bisons just a 3.3 percent chance of beating the 25-10 Tar Heels. The Athletic’s Ken Pomeroy echoed those sentiments, giving Lipscomb a 4.1 percent chance of reaching the second round. Other media outlets acknowledged Lipscomb’s outside chance at an upset. SB Nation’s Alex Kirshner listed the game his “Category 4: It’s possible. Don’t laugh” upset pick, while Tennessee State coach Dana Ford told 104.5 The Zone’s Midday 180 show that the Bisons’ shooting prowess makes them a contender. “I like Lipscomb’s chances because in order to win in (the NCAA) tournament as a lower seed, you must make threes,” Ford told...
A look back: the rich history of Bisons basketball

A look back: the rich history of Bisons basketball

This basketball season has been unforgettable for the Lipscomb Bisons. For the first time in school history, Lipscomb’s men’s basketball team will be competing in the NCAA tournament. Sunday night, the team, with support from fans and alumni at the selection show held in Allen Arena, found out its seed and destination — a  No. 15 seed playing University of North Carolina, a No. 2 seed, in Charlotte, North Carolina. Though this is Lipscomb’s first time appearing in the NCAA tournament, the  Bisons have a rich basketball history. In 1999, the NCAA granted Lipscomb dual membership to compete in both NAIA and NCAA. 2001 was the first year Lipscomb played its first full Division 1 schedule, and the Bisons were first eligible for the NCAA tournament in 2003. But before all this, Lipscomb was a small-college basketball powerhouse, known as David Lipscomb rather than just the founder’s surname, that won the NAIA National Championship in 1986. The Lipscomb Greats — Philip Hutcheson and John Pierce Current Athletic Director Philip Hutcheson is part of this strong and established foundation that helped get the Bisons to where they are today. Notably, he was the first Lipscomb athlete to have his uniform (#44) retired. The six-foot-8-inch center ended his career with 4,106 points as college basketball’s all-time scorer, and he was an All-American each of his four seasons. He was named the 1990 NAIA Player of the Year and CoSIDA Academic Player of the Year in both 1988-89 and 1989-90. But Hutcheson was successful even off the court during his time at Lipscomb. He maintained a perfect 4.0 GPA and graduated as Lipscomb’s...
Men’s basketball team returns from ASUN championship photo gallery

Men’s basketball team returns from ASUN championship photo gallery

The lipscomb men’s basketball team defeated Florida Gulf Coast University in the ASUN championship Sunday to earn its first-ever berth in the NCAA Tournament. The bisons returned to campus from Fort Myers Monday evening to an Allen Circle packed with fans and students.   Photos by Ben Davis...
‘Hedda Gabler’ by Second Stage Student Theatre photo gallery

‘Hedda Gabler’ by Second Stage Student Theatre photo gallery

Second Stage Student Theatre (2SST) presents Patrick Marber’s translation of Henrik Ibsen’s “Hedda Gabler.” Directed by senior Scott Patrick Wilson, the show centers around Hedda, a newly-wed bride who is already longing for her freedom and independence. Watch the entirely student-run company’s powerful, minimalist interpretation of Ibsen’s classic play. The show runs from February 28 through March 3. To get tickets, visit 2SST’s event page. Photos by Abigail Miller « ‹ 1 of 7 ›...
Spring on campus 2018 photo gallery

Spring on campus 2018 photo gallery

After a cold, rainy few weeks, Spring has finally arrived on Lipscomb’s campus. Students have traded their tables in the student center for blankets and hammocks on the lawn. Trees that were, just a month ago, blanketed in snow have blossomed with vibrancy. Lumination’s Ellen Butterfield captured the transition season’s effects on campus.   Photos by Ellen Butterfield   « ‹ 1 of 2 ›...
Women’s March 2018 photo gallery

Women’s March 2018 photo gallery

Overwhelming crowds gathered at Public Square Park to march through the streets of downtown Nashville for the 2018 Women’s March on Saturday afternoon. After gathering in the park before 2 p.m., the rally was led in chants and entertained by local, all-female bands. Mayor Megan Berry spoke to the crowd before they marched to the capitol building. « ‹ 1 of 3 ›...
Snow day 2018 photo gallery

Snow day 2018 photo gallery

Students experienced yet another day off from school due to inclement weather after having the Friday before off due to winter weather and yesterday off due to Martin Luther King Jr. Day. In The Gathering today, SGA President Carson Panovec announced that classes after 3 p.m. were officially cancelled, and classes before 10 a.m. on Wednesday morning were also cancelled. To enjoy the snow day, students and people from surrounding neighborhoods used makeshift sleds to slide down the hill of the Lipscomb soccer field....

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