Monday, September 21

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Social media challenges rise as more students stay home

By Lily Russell Amber Adams was sitting on her bed on her third day of social distancing, already fighting off boredom. The Trevecca freshman was scrolling through Instagram to pass the time when she started noticing most of her followers had posted some sort of social media challenge in their stories. “I think some of the challenges are silly, but some are fun. The tag 10 beautiful women challenge was one I enjoyed. It's nice to see women building each other up,” said Adams. An Instagram challenge is directed at followers and friends and offers specific prompts to the audience. Challenges incorporate sharing photos and hashtags in a creative way. Some of the newest challenges featured in the past couple of weeks include social distancing bingo, my favorite things challenge, see a (bla...
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Trevecca postpones ‘Giving Day’ to build student emergency fund

By: Claudia Villeda The university's first-ever day of giving will be postponed. Instead, the university will host a social media campaign to start a student emergency fund and tell stories of doing good. “Trevecca Giving Day has a large on-campus component. With classes being online and employees working from home, this Trevecca Giving Back Day is one that will use social media to promote activities, interactions, and story-telling,” said Peggy Cooning, vice president for external relations, in an email. “Trevecca Giving Day”, a 24-hour campaign giving initiative for the community, was previously scheduled for April 16, but it has been postponed. With a goal of 500 donors in a day, Giving Day was to bring in funding and support for various projects like the addition of a Health Sciences W...
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Athletes’ spring season comes to an end

By Adam Goolsby and Maci Weeks On March 11, students at Trevecca were told their spring break would be extended because of the Coronavirus. During this time, students were told that outdoor athletics would continue as planned for the time being. Just six days later, each student at Trevecca was asked to pack up and head home for the summer, athletes included. During March, all spring sports seasons were canceled in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. With previous spring seasons ending in May of 2019 last year, spring athletes at Trevecca had been preparing for this season for eight full months. Now, because of canceled seasons, athletes will be in offseason for nearly a full year before they play another game. The NCAA passed legislation that will grant extra eligibility to players w...
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Trevecca finds ways to stay in community after online transition

By Jessica Bishop Madeline Pulliam, a Trevecca freshman, was sitting in her car in front of Georgia Hall, thinking she only had to grab a few more days’ worth of clothes before heading her way back home in Kentucky. Moments later, she found out she wouldn't be returning to campus for the rest of the semester. “I realized my life would go from getting to see everyone and hangout anytime I want, every time I wanted to, to having to go back home and being ripped apart from everybody and it not being that easy anymore,” said Pulliam. Students, and faculty and staff, are dealing with the reality of shifting from living in community to online classes, meetings and activities.  Trevecca, on March 17, announced the semester would be finished online because of guidance from government officials ...
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Nashville churches use livestreams to keep congregations connected

By: Allie Crumpton As Trevecca students return home, local churches all over the United States are finding unique ways to connect with their congregation during a time of mandated quarantine because of  the novel coronavirus. “We act in these ways not out of fear that we might get the virus but out of love for those who might get the virus and not be able to fight it off well,” said Erik Gernand, Trevecca chaplain. Many Trevecca students’ local churches have taken innovative approaches to continue their ministry. A popular local church for Trevecca students, Kaleo Nashville, used  a Zoom call on March 29 to take communion over video. “Everyone either found a piece of bread, or a cracker, or someone even had an animal cracker to do this eucharist across the way,” said Noah Starr, a regular...
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Student government elections will be held online

By: Naomi Overby Election process to change amidst classes moving off campus. Beginning April 6 and ending on April 9, SGA executive elections will be taking place online via SurveyMonkey, an online survey software, which students will be able to access from an email sent on Monday. The necessity to change from the original plan of students voting using Google Forms at on-campus locations came after students were asked to leave campus as a safety plan amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. “We wanted to find the perfect balance between vote security but also something that’s still relatively accessible. Something that will result in high voter turnout,” said Zack Church, apartments resident director currently overseeing SGA. Campaign speeches have been uploaded through Panopto, a video platfor...
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As Supreme Court ruling approaches, tensions are high for DACA students

By Nayeli Espinoza Pena   Perla Domingo, biology major and freshman, is one of around 100 Trevecca students trying to prepare herself mentally for an anticipated Supreme Court ruling on whether she can stay in the country. DACA, or Differed Action for Childhood Arrivals, is a program started by President Barack Obama in 2012 that allows for individuals who were brought to the United States as children. On September 5th, 2017 President Donald Trump’s administration announced their plans to end the program. After a district court judge’s ruling that DACA remains in place as litigations proceed. DACA recipients have been in legal limbo ever since. The Supreme Court’s ruling is expected in the spring, but the latest would be June. Domingo’s escape right now is just keeping herself busy ...
Chapel resolution fails to pass SGA
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Chapel resolution fails to pass SGA

SGA rejects effort to reduce chapel to 18 credits in a 4-15 vote   By Maria Monteros   Members of the Student Government Association overwhelmingly voted against a resolution that would have reduced the number of chapel requirements to 18 from 24 credit hours each semester. The resolution failed to pass the SGA for the president’s cabinet to review in a 4-15 vote during the regular Monday meeting last week. Six members voted to abstain. On Change.org, a petition to “drop chapel requirements from 24 to 18” gathered over 500 signatures and 153 shares within three months. The petition cited stress, workload, commutes and chapel burnout as factors to reduce the required hours. Failure to complete the required credit hours could result in a $10 fine on the first absence, $20 on th...
Track and field brings familiar face to coaching staff
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Track and field brings familiar face to coaching staff

By Adam Goolsby Trevecca alum and former track and field athlete Sydney Burdge is back on campus to help coach the track team. Burdge, who graduated last spring and holds six school records in track and field, hopes the familiar venue will help her out as a new coach. “I think I got a good understanding of Trevecca as an institution and what we stand for and how things work around here,” said Burdge. Head Coach Austin Selby is happy to have another assistant on the staff, she said. “It helps each athlete get the focus and attention they need… I think we’re all ready to see the benefits of that,” he said. Burdge said she has a good understanding of the track and field aspects as a coach. She currently holds records in the 60-meter hurdles (10.4), 100-meter hurdles (17.35), long jump (...
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Update: Trevecca moves classes online the whole semester

By: Maria Monteros All on-campus classes will be held online for the rest of the semester in response to the growing coronavirus cases in Tennessee. Classes will begin March 23-- not March 18 as initially announced. Matt Toy, associate vice president of marketing and communications, announced the changes on campus schedule on Tuesday after initially extending spring break and moving classes online for March to practice "social distancing," according to the campus-wide email. The email does not indicate whether a student has been tested positive for the coronavirus disease also known as COVID-19. "We realize this is an unprecedented decision in the middle of a moment unlike any other in our nation’s—and our institution’s—history," Toy said in a statement. The announcement came in res...