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Trevecca extends spring break and moves classes online due to coronavirus concerns

By: Maria Monteros Trevecca will be extending spring break through March 17 amid growing concerns of COVID-19 in the Nashville area. Classes will resume online on March 18-30. Matt Toy, associate vice president of marketing and communications, sent a campus-wide email late Wednesday hours after the World Health Organization officially declares the global coronavirus a pandemic. No student has tested positive for the coronavirus disease. Trevecca joins the list of colleges in the Nashville area to cancel classes in some form along with Belmont and Vanderbilt University. “Our decision regarding face-to-face classes and campus operations has not been quick or easy,” Trevecca President Dan Boone said in the email. “The effort underway nationally is to flatten the curve of contagion that ha...
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The Annual Southern Culture, Music and Civil Rights Tour Returns

By Caitlin Lassiter The annual Southern Culture, Music and Civil Rights trip is returning during spring break, March 6-14. The trip will give students the opportunity to experience history by visiting key places where ordinary people participated in extraordinary events that shaped and challenged the southern way of life. “We felt that it was important of Trevecca students to learn about the pain and promise of the Civil Rights Movement, which took place in Nashville and neighboring cities of Montgomery and Birmingham,” said James Casler, director of the Center for Social Justice. The experience of the trip was expanded in 2015 when Matthew Spraker, associate dean of students for community life, partnered with social justice faculty to include southern culture and music experiences. T...
@hotguysattrevecca latest in a string of spoof TNU social media account
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@hotguysattrevecca latest in a string of spoof TNU social media account

By Jessica Bishop Jaclyn Wright, a Trevecca freshman, was sitting in the cafeteria with her friends when all their phones lit up one by one. The same Instagram notification appeared on each screen: “@ hotguysattrevecca has requested to follow you.” One of the latest spoof social media accounts, @hotguysattrevecca runs submitted photos of “hot” guys at Trevecca for its 219 followers. The Insagram posted their first round of bachelors earlier last month before making a “farewell” post a few weeks later saying they’ve “run out” without further context. David Paz, junior and accounting major, was the page’s first pick of now 27 gentlemen posted on the account. “My friends and I were eating tenders in the hub, and I thought it would be fun. I started the account and asked them who the firs...
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Search in progress for new international student advisor

By Mindy McDowell Trevecca administrators are beginning a search for a new international student advisor to advise around 80 international students on campus after the December resignation of Maria Petty. “I have resigned from Trevecca this week! This was earlier than intended but the decision brought me an immediate peace and hope again. It has been awhile since I’ve felt that! I will miss working with my international students SO much. They were the highlight of my day,” Petty posted on Facebook on Dec. 19. The international student advisor guides students through the entire college process from recruitment to preparing for graduation. They are responsible for advising students on processes such as securing and maintaining visa status, coordinating services that help students adjust t...
Taste the Nations Returns
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Taste the Nations Returns

By Kayla Williamson Taste the Nations is returning this year on April 17 at 6:30pm in the Boone Convocation Center. Namaste, an international group at Trevecca, is once again hosting Taste the Nations. It was cancelled last year due to scheduling conflicts, lack of performances, and issues with food. “Taste the Nations is an event that we do, simply to give Trevecca students a taste of culture,” said Roy Philip, associate professor of Marketing and faculty sponsor of Namaste. “It just didn’t click last year, so we decided to take a break.” This year, the club has decided to change things up with new rules surrounding performances as well as a two dollar entry fee. “The two dollars goes to our emergency fund,” Philip said. “We have a fund where we give international students who have t...
Trevecca awaits Supreme Court decision on DACA
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Trevecca awaits Supreme Court decision on DACA

By Nayeli Espinoza Pena Around 100 Trevecca students could be affected by the Supreme Court’s upcoming ruling on legislation that allows them to attend college legally.   Trevecca and other universities around the state are waiting for the Supreme Court to decide if DACA will be upheld. A decision is expected sometime this spring or summer.   The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals was established by former President Barrack Obama in June 2012. The order allows for DACA recipients, also known as DREAMers, to work and go to school and be protected from deportation.   Trevecca President Dan Boone, said there around 100 DACA students currently enrolled at Trevecca, is watching the situation closely, but there is no real way to plan for the decision, he said.   “I’d...
New farm manager excited to be part of Urban Farm team
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New farm manager excited to be part of Urban Farm team

By Grace Beckner Tristan Abbott makes his way up towards the barn, bundled up in a heavy jacket and scarf, eating an apple, with an occasional protest against the weather recently taking a bitter turn. Abbott, 25, started his position as farm manager on Jan. 6, and is the newest member of the team dedicated to maintaining Trevecca’s Urban Farm. As farm manager, Tristan takes care of the day-to-day operations, working hands on to make sure the livestock and the plants are all healthy, doing maintenance work and assigning the student workers to various tasks around the farm. His labor allows Adkins to do the more administrative work to help grow the farm and to spread the word about what they are doing at Trevecca. “It’s nice to work somewhere where we take this really seriously—being a p...
SGA’s Annual Friday Night Live Returns
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SGA’s Annual Friday Night Live Returns

By Kayla Williamson SGA’s Friday Night live is returning once again on April 3 in the Benson Auditorium. Friday Night Live is a Trevecca event based on the TV show Saturday Night Live. “Trevecca students perform live skits and create videos with themes that are centered about Trevecca culture,” said Emma Schmahl, social life director. “FNL has been around for many years.” According to Schmahl, the skit and video topics are chosen by students who meet weekly to brainstorm. Planning for the event started when students returned from Christmas break, and a team of 30 students has been working on It ever since. Vitor Goncalves, writer and actor for FNL, has been a part of Friday Night Live for the last three years. “Every new year comes with fresh jokes and things to make fun of, so we ha...
Mr. Trevecca Cancelled, Lip Sync to replace
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Mr. Trevecca Cancelled, Lip Sync to replace

By Kayla Williamson The men’s Pageant titled Mr. Trevecca was due to return Feb. 21 at 7pm in Boone. It was cancelled due to concerns over student behavior. “It was a decision made by a couple of people in student development,” said Emma Schmahl, social life director. “They were just worried about appropriateness of student behavior.” Lip Sync, the event set to replace Mr. Trevecca, was an idea that formed last semester. Students will sign up with their name and a song to perform on stage. “It was an idea we had last semester but just didn’t know where to put it, and so when we found out this was cancelled we still wanted a replacement event, and we wanted it to be a show where people could watch or people could participate” she said. “We already had all the staging and the lights that...
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Trevecca raising funds for new golf facility

By Claudia Villeda Trevecca is collecting funds for a two-part project that will benefit the golf program and students’ sport participation. With the recent success within the golf program and increased student participation in intramural sports, Trevecca plans to add a golf facility and to make improvements to the current intramural field that will be adjacent to the new golf facility. “This golf training facility and the intramural field project is a really big phase of us trying to get the athletic facilities at Trevecca to grow,” said Randy Kinder, director of events and strategic planning. Last year, the men’s golf team placed fifth in the nation at the 2019 NCAA’s Division II National Championship, and the women’s golf team finished fourth at the 2019 Great Midwest Athletic Confe...