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Trevecca Towers resident and his puppy bring joy to campus
Campus News, Features

Trevecca Towers resident and his puppy bring joy to campus

By Grace Poole  Contributor Photo by Grace Poole Rusty, a border collie puppy, can be found most sunny afternoons running through the quad and greeting students with his owner Tim Shean, a Trevecca Towers resident.  “When I see Rusty, it makes me feel more at home,” said Ellie Willson, a junior at Trevecca.   Shean adopted Rusty in May this year after saying goodbye to his previous border collie, Franklin, who spent seven years playing with students on campus.  Rusty is the most vocal border collie Shean has ever met.  “He loves to sing. I can’t pull out my guitar without him going ‘arooooo,’ and he wants to sing harmonies with me and with the people on the TV. He started singing in the car to radio the other day,” said Shean.  Sh...
<strong>Men’s and women’s basketball teams gearing up for new season</strong>
Campus News, Sports

Men’s and women’s basketball teams gearing up for new season

By Jett Johnson Assistant Sports Editor Men’s Team Photo provided by Trevecca Athletics Trevecca’s men’s basketball opened their season on Nov. 5 with a win in an exhibition contest versus Covenant.  The men’s team beat Covenant 55-52 over homecoming weekend. Omar Mance, head coach of men’s basketball, said he is pleased with how preseason training is going.  “Training has been great. Guys have been working really hard, and we have a lot of newcomers with eight freshmen and three transfers. We have a lot of excitement and a lot of energy. It’s been a cool, fun and exciting environment,” said Mance.  One of those transfers is senior Peter Lambesis. Lambesis is a transfer from Illinois Wesleyan, where he averaged 10.0 PPG and recorded a career high ...
Rebecca’s House working to fight and destigmatize college food insecurity
Campus News

Rebecca’s House working to fight and destigmatize college food insecurity

By Alayna Simons Assistant News Editor A new food pantry designed to make food available to college students before academic breaks is up and running at Trevecca Community Church. Rebecca’s House debuted this month in the lobby of TCC where 63 students showed up to get food. A horseshoe shaped set-up of groceries and a social event with snacks and coffee were provided for students who stopped by. “It’s available to anyone, no matter what situation,” said Jeremy Height, college pastor for Trevecca Community Church. “When you come to the event, you are welcomed and told of the social event options and needs and then taken around to get your groceries freely. From there, you pick any 10 items from the tables of groceries that are provided.” The options of groceries provide...
Two rats join the community as emotional support animals
Campus News, Mental Health

Two rats join the community as emotional support animals

By Lindsey White Assistant Editor of Arts and Entertainment    Eleven months after seeing a TikTok that challenged her view of rats, Jessica Pointer, a junior early childhood education major, brought two rats she nicknamed “the germs” to her campus apartment as emotional support animals.       “Animals in general provide emotional support,” said Pointer. “Rats are the goofiest animals that I have ever had. They keep me laughing, and they keep me on my toes. I feel like every day they’re getting smarter and learning new things.” Photo by Miriam Rixon  Pointer is one of three students on Trevecca’s campus with an accommodation that allows them to have an emotional support animal on campus.   Higher education inst...
<strong>Counseling Center’s tips for students struggling with seasonal depression</strong>
Mental Health

Counseling Center’s tips for students struggling with seasonal depression

By Abigail Allen Staff Writer Some students celebrate the chilly autumnal days with pumpkin spice lattes and chunky knit sweaters, but for students like Sydnee Pendergraff, the plummeting temperatures indicate a plummeting mood. Pendergraff, a senior at Trevecca, is one of many college students who battle depression. For her and many other students with depression, the colder months bring about a spike in depressive symptoms. “I was diagnosed with atypical depression in 2016 and later diagnosed with seasonal depression in 2019,” said Pendergraff. “As we went through my medical history, we realized I’ve had general depression since I was 9 years-old.” Seasonal depression, or Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), is a type of depression occurring during the colder months. Accor...
Campus News

University working to address $6 million budget deficit

By Grace Beckner Editor-In-Chief The university cabinet met Sept. 29 to map out a plan to address a $6 million shortfall in the budget. Trevecca President Dan Boone said this deficit will be handled through attempts to increase revenue and decrease spending. “There are a lot of moving pieces in that,” he said. Trevecca received both Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) as well as Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) aid, which provided both student and institutional funding, said Mariano Monzu, the university’s chief financial officer. Monzu said this funding was utilized to cover student Covid expenses, room and board refunds and overall lost revenue. He also said the money was offered to students as grants to “cover ex...
Danee Gorre becomes first international student to join PR team
Campus News, Features

Danee Gorre becomes first international student to join PR team

By Lindsey White Assistant Editor of Arts and Entertainment When Danee Gorre’s grandmother passed away, she was not sure if she would be able to get back to the Philippines to see her family.  As a vocalist and an international student on one of Trevecca’s public relations teams, she had a booked summer of traveling to church camps, and flights home were expensive.  Photo courtesy of Trevecca Marketing Little did she know, her PR community had got some donors together and were finding a way to send her home. “Mysty had all three PR groups get together on Zoom and told her they were flying her home. She started crying,” said Kollin Bailey, senior music business major and Gorre’s bandmate.   Gorre, a junior commercial music major, is the first international student to b...
<strong>Student athletes supporting each other in recovery after car accident</strong>
Campus News, Features

Student athletes supporting each other in recovery after car accident

By David Wilson Sports Editor Photo courtesy of Samantha Rosencrants Abigail Baggott and Samantha Rosencrants do not go a day without talking to each other. Now, a bond has been formed between the two that will tie their lives together forever.  Baggott and Rosencrants were injured in a car accident on Sept. 12.  “We were already so close, but after this accident, we both know we are going to be friends for the rest of our lives. We lean on each other a lot for emotional support. She’s truly an amazing girl,” said Rosencrants.  Baggott and Rosencrants were headed to cross-country practice in Bellevue when the accident occurred on Highway 100, near Highway 70 South.  “I was rushing,” said Baggott, who was the driver of the vehicle. “Samantha and I h...
Trojan Idol returns tonight with a focus on inclusivity
Campus News, Events

Trojan Idol returns tonight with a focus on inclusivity

Graphic courtesy of SGA By Sol Ayala & Claudia Villeda Online Media Writer | Online Media Manager Trojan Idol is Trevecca’s annual singing competition where audience members vote for a contestant to move forward until there is one winner.  “I want events to be more inclusive,” said Morgan Crocker, ASB director of social life. “One way we’re doing this, it’s really pushing for different genres.” Music genres will range from folk and country to jazz and R&B and more, confirmed Crocker. Hosts this year will be ASB Director for Inclusion and Belonging Selah Torralba and Social Justice Adjunct Professor Iris Gordon.  For the first time, we have faculty and students hosting [Trojan Idol], said Croker. The ten contestants were selected out of 30 student...
Holman Reaching Record Numbers in Farewell Season
Campus News, Sports

Holman Reaching Record Numbers in Farewell Season

By: David Elvir Graduate student goalkeeper Delayna Holman is poised to finish her Trevecca career with historic numbers.  Holman is now Trevecca’s all-time leader in saves (399), clean sheets (25) and wins (36). She has also moved to first place in the GMAC for most saves in a career.  Holman is also tied for third place for clean sheets and sits in fifth place on the GMAC all-time wins list. “I came in knowing I needed a few more shutouts to break school records. I try not to focus too much on things that may or may not happen. In the end if they don’t happen while the team is doing well, then that's okay,” said Holman. “I see them as team stats because I know all of those things I couldn’t achieve without my team.”  Holman, who took over the starting goal...