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Social life coordinator works to bring accessible events to campus
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Social life coordinator works to bring accessible events to campus

By Grace Poole Contributor Noise canceling headphones, a quiet area at social events and increased music genres are some of the changes to Trevecca’s social life events that have been centered around a vision for increased inclusivity and diversity.  In the past, Trevecca events have highlighted specific people or groups among the student body, said Morgan Crocker, the ASB director of student life. When Crocker took office as ASB social life director at the beginning of the semester, she had a vision to make an impact by focusing on inclusion and diversity for all social events.  “Diversity for me is a little bit of the piece of the pie for everyone,” said Crocker.  This semester, some of Trevecca’s most popular events focused on trying to remove barriers to...
Cafeteria worker bringing joy and encouragement to campus community
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Cafeteria worker bringing joy and encouragement to campus community

By Emily Gibson Contributor Burgers and omelets are not the only thing Trevecca’s Apple Dining Hall grill cook serves up daily. His additional encouragement on the side is catching the attention of several individuals across campus.   “He just really interacts with the kids in a way where it seems like it makes their morning,” said Marian Leach, Apple Dining Hall cashier.   Kenneth James, 55, has been working as a grill cook for the TNU Apple Dining Hall for a year. James, a native of Chicago, came to Nashville in 2006 where he worked for many years in a factory before pursuing a career as a grill cook. When a friend told him about an opportunity at Trevecca, James said he was quick to apply.  “At the other jobs, I was at peace, but my body was get...
Music department makes changes to prepare for the future
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Music department makes changes to prepare for the future

By Alayna Simons Assistant News Editor The School of Music and Worship Arts has added three degrees, morphed several majors and minors together, and turned over four faculty and staff members as part of its changing focus to making Nashville a classroom for students.  “We’re equipping and preparing young musicians for the marketplace, so that when they leave, they are highly skilled musicians that can step into a job and have gainful employment,” said Vernon Whaley, associate provost of program development for music and worship. Photo courtesy of Trevecca Department of Music Whaley has played a leading role in making changes to the music department over the last few years, but recently the changes have become major, shifting the entire focus of the program. New degr...
Intramural director bringing community to campus through sports
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Intramural director bringing community to campus through sports

By Kaleel Stewart  Contributor Josh Gee grew up playing several positions on his middle and high school football teams. While it didn’t work out for him to be a college athlete, he’s found a way to make sure about 220 Trevecca students have an outlet for athletic competition on campus.  “Running for intramural director and getting voted on for the position means a lot to me actually. It is a great way for me to stay close to the sports I love in a competitive way. It also is great to be able to be in charge of a community, and to be able to see groups of students come together and play the sports that they love, and to have fun, and enjoy themselves is just something different in itself,” said Gee.  Gee, in his first year as intramural director, spends abou...
Darby Cappillino excited to learn and grow at Trevecca
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Darby Cappillino excited to learn and grow at Trevecca

By Ellie Willson Contributor  Photo courtesy of Rachel Deeb As the clock neared midnight on Oct. 21, sophomore Darby Cappillino sat with her family to celebrate the release of her new single, “Need,” in their Thompson Station home. Soon after, however, she had to return to her Johnson Hall dorm to meet curfew.   With 41,000 Instagram followers, Cappillino’s brand is easily recognized by her pink clothes and sparkly shoes. What most people fail to see, however, is a hard working musician ready to make a name for herself.  Cappillino was born into a family of talented musicians. Her mother, Leigh, is a member of the contemporary Christian music vocal group, Point of Grace, and her father, Dana, was the group's guitarist following years of touring wit...
Petition to eliminate mandatory chapel won’t be considered by university officials
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Petition to eliminate mandatory chapel won’t be considered by university officials

By Grace Beckner Editor-in-Chief A student-created petition with more than 300 signatures to end mandatory chapel attendance is circulating after an email was sent last month to students who had not yet met 50 percent of required chapel attendance. The email was sent by Justin Jose, the newly hired director of leadership and community engagement who also oversees chapel attendance, to over 330 people who were not blind-copied, allowing recipients to reply-all to the email. That was when students began voicing concerns and opinions. The email chain ended up 23 messages long over the span of almost two hours. “I simply think 24 [credits] is way too many. I live in Murfreesboro and having to sit in traffic for an hour isn’t the most fun thing there is, especially if I have...
Trevecca alum tried to earn a rose on the Bachelorette
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Trevecca alum tried to earn a rose on the Bachelorette

By Lindsey White  Assistant Editor of Arts and Entertainment Photo courtesy of Trevecca Athletics With nervous excitement fluttering in his stomach, John Anderson stepped out of the limo to greet Gabbi and Rachel, the Bachelorettes for season 19 of the popular ABC show. “Right when I stepped out of the limo, all my fears hit me. I lost what I was going to say, started shaking a little bit, my voice started cracking and I ended up messing up Gabbi’s name. I called her Rachel,” said Anderson, class of 2021 Trevecca alum.   Luckily, he found this mishap was reflective of his personality in an endearing way. “That's kind of my personality—a little awkward sometimes,” said Anderson.  According to Anderson, being on The Bachelorette was an idea that star...
<strong>Men’s and women’s basketball teams gearing up for new season</strong>
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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 ...
Trevecca Towers resident and his puppy bring joy to campus
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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...
Rebecca’s House working to fight and destigmatize college food insecurity
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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...