Textbook Butler debuts on campus: improvements planned

By Bailey Basham

A little more than 94 percent of textbook orders were filled on time this fall after the launch of a new program to include textbooks in tuition.  The higher-than-normal  5 percent unfilled rate is because of tragedy in the company that Trevecca contracts with to provide the textbooks.

Trevecca contracts textbooks through Tree of Life Bookstores. Tree of Life partners with 17 other Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU) member schools, according to Patrick Eckhardt, director of marketing for Tree of Life.


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Improv Club Aims to Get a Laugh

By Blake Stewart and Bailey Basham 

Abi Larimore walks around the stage in Benson Auditorium, warming up with her friends.

The name of the game is one-word story, and the players are other members of the Trevecca Improv Club.

Larimore, senior communication studies major, has been involved with the club since her freshman year.

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SGA continues to #KeepTreveccaBeautiful

By Rebekah Warren

Following the success of last year’s #KeepTreveccaBeautiful campaign, SGA is hoping to encourage students to care for the environment by continuing the campaign.

“At the beginning of the year SGA gets together and comes up with a strategic plan for different things we want to accomplish during the year,” said Taylor Wise, junior class vice president. “Keep Trevecca Beautiful was one of them because it got such a good response last year.”

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Lady Trojans Volleyball beats Alderson Broaddus in three sets, remain undefeated in G-MAC play

By Andrew Preston

The Lady Trojans 13-9 (6-0) defeated their Great Midwest Athletic Conference (G-MAC) rival Alderson Broaddus University 3-20 (1-1) in three sets Friday night at the Trojan Fieldhouse.

Tonight’s honorary coach recognized by the Lady Trojans was Mar14804835_10205985456393948_757886949_nk Elliott, director of athletics at Trevecca. Elliott was awarded the first serve of the evening. Elliott’s serve was called in.

Tonight’s match was the first and only meeting the Lady Trojans and Lady Battlers will play this season.

The Lady Trojans took the first set quickly in just under 20 minutes, 25-11. After the first timeout was called at 8-3, the Lady Trojans rattled off a series of points before the second and final timeout of the set at 16-6.

During the second set the Lady Trojans jumped out to early 8-3 lead, before going on a 7-2 run causing the first timeout at 13-5. From there on it was all Lady Trojans who took the set 25-9. The second set saw the Lady Trojans put together three different series of five straight points.

In the third set the Lady Trojans continued their dominant play taking the set and match 25-13. This set also saw the Lady Trojans put up a few runs of at least five straight points.

The Lady Trojans returned home Friday after a three-week stint of action on the road in which they went 1-3. The Lady Trojans home match against Kentucky State University scheduled for Tuesday was canceled.

The Lady Trojans next match is scheduled for tomorrow at 1:00 against Davis & Elkins College in the Trojans Fieldhouse.

Trojans fall to Ohio Valley 2-1 in OT

By Andrew Preston

The Trojans 6-8-1 (4-5-1) lost in overtime 2-1 to Great Midwest Athletic Conference (G-MAC) opponent Ohio Valley University 11-4 (8-2) Thursday night at the Trojan Soccer Complex.

Tonight’s game was the first home match the Trojans have played in over three weeks. The Trojans returned to the Trojan Soccer Complex upon completing a five game road trip in which they went 3-2.14813551_10205979667169221_497143536_n

The first half the Trojans and Fighting Scots battled a tough 45 minutes, but neither team was able to score. The Trojans were out-shot by the Fighting Scots eight to two.

As the rain poured throughout the night, the condition of the pitch continued to grow worse. Both teams were slipping, unable to truly get into form.

In the second half both teams scored a goal. First the Fighting Scots got on the scoreboard when Nicolas Rodriguez beat Trojan goalie, Tyler Delgado, at 71:13. The Trojans were determined to not give up and almost exactly 15 minutes later (86:10) the Trojans’ Sean Anderson tied the game. Anderson’s equalizing goal sparked the Trojans final few minutes of regulation play.

With momentum on their side the Trojans entered into overtime. The added period didn’t last long as Pedro Gonzalez scored the game winning goal for the Fighting Scots at 91:36.

The Trojans will face Cedarville University on Saturday in key a G-MAC matchup with playoff seeding at stake. The game is scheduled to start at 4 p.m.

Lady Trojans return home, knock off Ohio Valley 1-0

By Andrew Preston

The Lady Trojans 11-4-1 (9-3) defeated Great Midwest Athletic Conference (G-MAC) foe Ohio Valley University 1-13-1 (1-10), by a score of 1-0 Thursday night at the Trojan Soccer Complex.

The Lady Trojans returned to their home pitch after nearly a month of action on the road. The Lady Trojans continued their winning ways going 4-1-1 on the road trip.

The first half saw the 14797519_10205978545301175_1377361912_nLady Trojans put up seven shots, four of which were on goal, but they were unable to find their offensive rhythm.

During the second half the Lady Trojans found the back of the net quickly when Diana Corzine scored within the first minute (45:54).

The action picked up in the second half as the Trojans came very close to scoring on several occasions.

Corzine’s goal ended up being the only goal of the match as the second half saw the Lady Trojans put up 10 more shots.

Lady Trojans goalie, Liz Denton, made just two saves on the night as the offense in front of her was able to keep possession for most of the match.

The Lady Trojans last faced the Lady Fighting Scots in early September, when the Lady Trojans were victorious 2-1. The Lady Trojans are now 6-0 all-time against the Lady Scots.

The Lady Trojans are back in action Saturday as they face Cedarville University in a matchup of two top G-MAC teams.

Trevecca Department of Athletics hires first strength and conditioning coach

By Andrew Preston

Matt Grimm begins his mornings with a 5 a.m. alarm everyday so he can be ready for his appointments with Trevecca athletes throughout the day.

Everyday between the hours of 6 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. you can find Grimm, Trevecca’s first strength and conditioning coach, either training athletes, teaching classes or with his personal clients.

Grimm was hired in April to monitor the individual and team workouts of the Trevecca athletic teams, something recently required per NCAA law. He is responsible for being present when the teams are in the weight room, assisting and guiding athletes in their workout and assigning team specific workouts.

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