Tuesday, November 29

Campus News

Trevecca men’s soccer 2022 season update
Campus News, Sports

Trevecca men’s soccer 2022 season update

By Jett Johnson Assistant Sports Editor Trevecca’s men’s soccer team has kicked off the first nine games of the season with a record of 3-7.  Although the start to the season has not been perfect, head coach Danny Leavy had positive takeaways from the preseason practices.  “It was earlier than normal because this is called a festival year for the NCAA. It started 10 days earlier than we normally start, so that made a big difference organizationally during the summer,” said Leavy.   Cameron Hess, a senior forward, also had a positive outlook for the year after preseason training.  “Usually we start with a lot of fitness activities, but this year we started with only a few fitness activities. Overall, the focus was getting the ball out of the gate...
Fall theatre production “She Loves Me” opens Oct. 28
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Fall theatre production “She Loves Me” opens Oct. 28

By Abigail Allen & Claudia Villeda Staff Writer | Online Media Editor Graphic provided by Trevecca Theatre department Trevecca’s communication department kicks off another theatre season with the romantic comedy “She Loves Me.” “She Loves Me” is based on the play “Parfumerie” by Miklos Laszlo, inspired by the Hollywood movie “You’ve Got Mail,” as well as “The Shop Around the Corner.” Set in a Hungarian perfumery in the 1930s, the musical follows Amalia and Georg, two store clerks who cannot seem to get along. Performers have been preparing for the event for weeks and are expecting a large turnout for the first theatrical performance of the season, which overlaps with Trevecca’s homecoming week. “I'm really looking forward to getting audiences into the building becaus...
Campus News

Student focus groups to start this week to continue discussion about racial climate on campus

By Claudia Villeda Online Media Editor Following the results of the campus climate survey last spring, third-party moderators will begin conducting student focus groups this week to continue the discussion of racial issues on campus. Emails were sent out last week by Terrance Schofield, associate provost of mission excellence and reconciliation. with a sign-up form for any volunteers. The email from Schofield also included a video with President Dan Boone encouraging students to volunteer. Boone hopes the feedback from the groups will help administration know how to “help students feel a sense of belonging” at Trevecca.  In an all-student effort to get volunteers, Schofield had campus organizations like SGA and Futuro also join in to promote the focus groups....
Campus officials work to prepare for potential emergency
Campus News, Faculty

Campus officials work to prepare for potential emergency

By Abigail Allen Staff Writer Trevecca’s faculty and administration participated in active shooter training over the summer in response to the reality of mass shooting incidents. Roughly 500 mass shootings have occurred so far in 2022, according to the Gun Violence Archive. The archive also reported that the number of mass shooting incidents in the U.S. has increased by 46 percent from 2019 to 2020. Lena Hegi Welch, dean of the school of arts and social sciences, was among those who participated in the training. “They took us into different classrooms on campus and talked about how a teacher in each classroom could protect students,” said Welch. “It heightened my awareness of what to do if I were on campus with an active shooter.” The training was designed to suppor...
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University planning focus groups to gather feedback on diversity

By Grace Beckner Editor-in-Chief The university is gearing up to start conducting student focus groups by the end of October to continue the conversation started by a campus climate survey sent out in April. “The overarching purpose was to try to figure out what things we need to continue to work on to create an environment of belonging for everyone,” said Terrence Schofield, associate provost of mission excellence and reconciliation. Surveys were sent out via email to all traditional undergraduate students last spring to address student experiences within the Trevecca culture around diversity, equity and inclusion, said Allison Buzard, program director and assistant professor of social work.  Information collected from the survey and focus groups are going to be util...
New telehealth app offers free medical and mental health services to students
Campus News, Mental Health

New telehealth app offers free medical and mental health services to students

By Alayna Simons Assistant News Editor The Timely Care app is an easy-access, mental health and medical help service app new to campus. Provided to Trevecca students, it is free of charge for the first 12 counseling sessions, and medical care is accessible 24/7. The app can treat a wide range of common conditions: physical conditions like the cold and other illnesses, mental health conditions like stress and anxiety, and nutrition and overall health.  The app also has the option of providing help and guidance from a health coach specializing in whatever area students are struggling in. “As someone who struggles with anxiety and depression, it is a phenomenal program to have. It’s all at the tap of your phone,” said Taneisha Stephens, an intern at the counseling cen...
Trevecca welcomes diverse freshman class
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Trevecca welcomes diverse freshman class

By Sol Ayala Online Media Writer Trevecca welcomed the class of 2026 as one of the most diverse groups of new students in school history. More than 40 percent of the 378 first-year students are from a minority group, and freshmen this year represent 11 countries and 12 U.S. states.   Graphic by Miriam Rixon According to data from the admissions office, Trevecca enrolled 101 freshmen who identified as Hispanic or Latino, 39 as Black or African American, 16 as Asian, three as Nativie Hawaiian or Pacific Islander and seven as Native American.  “I think it just goes to show the opportunity here,” said Selah Torralba, ASB director for inclusion and belonging. “And most importantly it goes to show that the university is changing, and so the way that you accommod...
Meal plan updates intended to modernize and provide options
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Meal plan updates intended to modernize and provide options

By Grace Beckner Editor-in-Chief Updates have been made to the student meal plan to include “dining dollars” that can be spent at dining locations other than the cafeteria. Some students have voiced concerns over the changes, saying it caused some worry and confusion when they found out. “I was a little bit wary because I really liked the way [the meal plan] was set up before,” said Hanna Brock, a junior psychology major. “I just don’t know how I feel about the dining dollars in general. I just didn’t really see a point in it.” The new meal plan structure was meant to keep up with trends present at other universities and provide students with flexible options, said Mariano Monzu, Trevecca’s chief financial officer. The price of the unlimited meal plan has increased 1...
Students recount their summer TAG trip experience
Campus News, Events, Features

Students recount their summer TAG trip experience

By Alayna Simons Assistant News Editor Group photo on TAG trip to England - Photo courtesy of Hanna Block Trevecca Around the Globe, referred to as TAG, is an experience-based opportunity for students to both travel and get outside of their comfort zone.  Reetu Height, director of TAG, oversees the details of recruitments and plane tickets with the help of other leaders and staff. “The purpose behind these trips is service, along with that is learning,” said Height. Ella O’Malley, sophomore, and Hanna Brock, junior, each went on separate TAG trips this past summer, but it was the first time either had been out of the country. “A lot of the time, working with people was mainly just loving them and being the hands and feet of Jesus,” said O’Malley. Both O’Malley...
Former WNBA player, Karen Booker ready to lead Trevecca women’s basketball
Campus News, Sports

Former WNBA player, Karen Booker ready to lead Trevecca women’s basketball

By David Wilson Photo courtesy of Trevecca athletics Karen Booker, a former standout at Franklin High School and Vanderbilt university, was introduced on June 10 as the sixth women’s basketball coach in Trevecca history.  “God led me to Trevecca. When I was working with Fellowship of Christian Athletes, we were trying to help coaches learn how to share their faith while coaching. To be able to step into the position at Trevecca, where we preach the motto of Christian, scholar and athlete, the path just made sense for me,” said Booker.  Booker, the 11th child of the late Monroe and Mary Booker, was an all-state selection in 1983 at Franklin. She was inducted in the Franklin High School Hall of Fame and has her jersey retired. Booker averaged 12.8 PPG and 9.2 RBG t...