Hub Show highlights campus talent

by Ashley Walling

The first time the song “You’re not in love” by a Trevecca duo made an appearance was at the Hub Show on Wednesday night.image

Singer and songwriters Jake Neumar and Laura Adkins performed their original song “You’re not in love” to a student audience full of cheers, claps and whistling.

“That song was flirting with me and I fell,” said freshman, Samuel Iglesias.

Every Wednesday night the Hub turns into a live music venue for aspiring singers and songwriters at Trevecca. The event, hosted by Student Development, was designed as a way to create a regular stage and audience for students who are pursuing music careers.

Neumar and Adkins plan to come out with new material.

“It’s going to be old timey,” said Neumar, who recently signed a publishing deal with HCT Media. “It’s not out yet, but will be.”

The two also heated things up a bit by performing an acoustic version of “Levels” by Nick Jonas, with Will Johnson on the cajon.

Jordan Blanton, senior commercial voice major, also performed at the show.

“As an artist my biggest influences are Linda Ronstadt and Etta James. I really enjoy singing blues, rock, and country,” said Blanton.

As soon as Blanton took the stage she reminded the crowd of what a little country rock could do, by performing a Linda Ronstadt cover of “When Will I be Loved” followed by an edge of the seat “You’re no Good.”

Taking a turn from the heartbreak rock songs Blanton slowed things down with an acoustic cover of “Sooner or Later” by Michelle Branch.

Blanton is currently preparing for her future as an artist and the Hub is just one of many stops.

“Last year I had my junior recital on campus in April and in January I had a big showcase at my home church. I also have my senior recital coming up that I am preparing for,” said Blanton.

To end the night, the Hub’s soft drinks were almost as smooth as the cover of Nashville native, Chris Stapleton’s “Tennessee Whiskey” with lead singer Adkins and Neumar on guitar.

For more information about the weekly Hub Show lineup or how to get involved contact Matt Spraker at mspraker@trevecca.edu.

Students TP the quad overnight

IMG_0863-2by Olivia Kelley

Early this morning, between 4:30 a.m. and 5 a.m., a student, or several students, played a practical joke and toilet papered the quad using the toilet paper provided to them by Trevecca.

“We usually try to keep that much of it locked up somewhere, but they must’ve gotten a whole box of it somehow,” said Norman Robinson, director of university security. “They sure had themselves a good time with it.”

Robinson said there aren’t any suspects  right now, but security is still looking through video footage from last night in hopes to find a lead.

Plant Ops spent some time this morning picking up what they could low to the ground. Glen Linthicum, director of plant operations, estimates that it will take about five or six hours to clean it all up and cost about $1,000 without having to use a moon lift. He hopes the rain will wash some of it out.

“It’s not cheap to clean up,” said Linthicum. “I like practical jokes, but try to make them fun instead of destructive. When we have to spend hours cleaning this stuff up, that means we can’t get to some work orders today, because this was unplanned.”

Linthicum also mentioned the way this makes the campus look to prospective students taking tours today and how this might influence their decision to come to Trevecca.

However, both Linthicum and Robinson admitted this was one of the better TP jobs they’ve seen.

“I’d have to say of my past experiences with toilet paper, I’d give this one a 10,” said Robinson.

“When they did it, they did it well,” said Linthicum. “I’m sure God would’ve been well pleased with their effort,” he joked, referring to Ecclesiastes 9:10.

Linthicum said his hope in the end is that the students who did this did it because they thought it was funny and not out of anger or spite.

Trevecca basketball teams to compete in nationally televised games

By Andrew Preston

For the first time in school history, the Trevecca’s men’s and women’s basketball teams will compete in nationally televised games.

On Saturday, Feb. 6, the two Trevecca teams will be the first to play in the new “G-Mac Game of the Week,” which will be broadcast live from Trojan Fieldhouse. [Read more…]

Voter Registration deadline is Feb 1

by Olivia Kelley

The deadline to register to vote in the primary election is fast approaching.

Trevecca students who want to vote in the 2016 presidential election should register this week if they haven’t already.

Feb. 1 is the deadline to get registered to vote in the primary election, which takes place on March 1 this year. The election has usually been held in May, so it is important that voters who want to participate get registered this week rather than putting it off.

Allison Clark, coordinator of voter registration and education for Trevecca, hopes to see as many students as possible get registered this week.

“Voting allows us to speak into what we want our country to look like. You may not feel like your one vote will matter, but when you take the initiative to vote, those around you will too, and that can really make a difference,” Clark said.

There are several ways to get registered. To get a voter registration form, click here, print off the form, and mail it to the address listed for you state. To see if your state allows you to register online, click here, find your state, and follow the instructions to register online.

If you are from out of state, you will need to get an absentee ballot to vote in the primaries. Once you are registered, you can click here and fill out the online form to get your ballot.

 

Campus snowball fight makes news

Campus snowball fight in the quad

Campus snowball fight in the quad

by Olivia Kelley

A campus-wide snowball fight made the headlines this afternoon.

At 1 p.m. today, more than 200 students gathered in the quad for a campus snowball fight and a clip of it was played on The Weather Channel.

Classes were cancelled for the day because of the several inches of snowfall and Kaylon King, all student body social life coordinator, planned this event for students to get out of their dorms and enjoy the winter weather.

“The snowball fight was so much fun,” said social life committee member Samantha Newman. “I was so happy and proud that the majority of the school showed up for it. It was so spontaneous and unplanned, but turned out to be so fun.”

The event lasted for a little more than an hour before the cold drove the students back to their dorms and apartments.

“It was definitely one of the highlights of this year for me,” said Newman.

Trevecca’s PR Bands to hold auditions

by Jessy Anne Walters

Trevecca’s public relations groups will be holding auditions Jan. 26 and 27 in order to expand the groups and replace two students who will not be returning.FullSizeRender (7).jpg

“[The student’s reasoning for not returning] was really a combination of a variety of things,” said Randy Kinder, director of PR music groups.

PR groups travel and preform for Trevecca in order to help recruit new students within Nashville and the southwest.

[Read more…]

Trevecca closed on Volunteer Trucking Contract

FullSizeRenderby Olivia Kelley

The property that will be the site of Trevecca’s new music building officially belongs to Trevecca.

The university closed the $1.4 million real estate deal today on the land that formerly belonged to Volunteer Trucking Company.

“We have been trying to accomplish this for over 50 years, so this is a big deal,” said Dan Boone, university president.

Trevecca bought 5 acres and Volunteer Trucking Company donated another 2 acres. The university plans to build $6.5 million building for the School of Music and Worship Arts on the property. [Read more…]

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