Trevecca’s partnership with YMCA Black and Latino Achievers creates opportunities for students

By Kayla Williamson

When Lal Zundei was a junior at a Nashville high school she decided to join the YMCA Black and Latino Achievers program. She was looking for a mentor and some advice. She didn’t dream the program would help her attend a private Christian university.

“If I didn’t get the scholarships or the mentor that I had from the Black Achievers, I wouldn’t be at a private Christian university,” said Zundei, a freshman and biology major. Continue reading Trevecca’s partnership with YMCA Black and Latino Achievers creates opportunities for students

Athletic department to add junior varsity teams

By Kallie Sohm

Trevecca officials want add 100 additional athletes to the student body within the next four years with the addition of junior varsity and club teams.

“When you look at the size of Trevecca, we are about 100 to 150 athletes bellow what would be average for a school our size – that doesn’t have football,” said Dan Boone, university president.

The new 100 athletes would join the nearly 200 athletes currently playing for Trevecca. Boone said athletics take a lot to maintain financially. They are looking for ways to bring more athletes to campus in a less costly way. He said that the way to do that right now is through junior varsity teams and club sports, like the new fishing team. Continue reading Athletic department to add junior varsity teams

Trevecca international students represent 17 countries

By Alexis Garcia

When international students come to college, they leave their family, home and lifestyle.

Trevecca has 56 undergraduate international students who represent 17 countries this semester.

When international students come to study at Trevecca, it is mandatory for students to check in with Maria Petty, coordinator of international students, to get a chance to know each other to build a relationship. Continue reading Trevecca international students represent 17 countries

SGA revising constitution to prepare for next year

By Brooklyn Dance

Voting members of SGA spent the last two SGA meetings discussing  14 proposed changes to the SGA constitution for the 2019-2020 school year.

Eleven changes were proposed on Monday, Feb. 25. Three more proposals were brought up at the March 11 meeting, which was the last day to submit a proposal.

On Feb. 25, voting members of the general SGA approved 10 of the 11 proposals 22-0 and tabled one.

The 11 proposed changes were managed by Ivan Palomares, ASB president and edited by the executive council. Most of the proposals changed confusing wording or aspects of the constitution that are outdated. Continue reading SGA revising constitution to prepare for next year

Film festival to debut on campus in April

By Kayla Williamson and Ethan Campbell

It’s a Friday afternoon in late February and the shelves of the Trevecca Media Arts cage are empty.

Seth Henderson, sophomore student worker, has just finished handing out all of the equipment reservations to the Trevecca Media Arts students. Each student walks out carrying three or four bags containing lighting, sound and video gear. Some have to make multiple trips to retrieve all of their equipment. These students are preparing to shoot either mini-documentaries and short films for class or Trevecca’s first annual film festival.

The Trevecca Media Arts Program is hosting its first annual film festival  on April 27 in the Quick Lecture Hall in Waggoner. Continue reading Film festival to debut on campus in April

$700,00 slated for campus renovations

By Matthew Parris

Renovations for Johnson Hall and Jernigan are planned to begin this summer.

Johnson Hall’s renovations have already been approved, and are budgeted for around $700,000, said David Caldwell, executive vice president of administration and finance.

The two most significant renovations to the dorm will be the addition of electronic doors for the main and hall entrances, and the reorganization of bathrooms to create more space, said Glen Linthicum, director of plant operations. Continue reading $700,00 slated for campus renovations

SOMA offers multiple ways to get involved on campus this semester

By Joshua Michel

In addition to their weekly Tuesday night worship, SOMA has this semester introduced morning prayer, new service opportunities and a revival movement.

“It’s a safe environment. If you don’t have a community at Trevecca, you will find it here. We have bomb worship and cool messages from our peers and friends,” said Maeve Tamez, one of the student leaders. Continue reading SOMA offers multiple ways to get involved on campus this semester

New academic honestly policy will track student offenses

By Miriam Kirk

A new protocol on campus this year for dealing with students who cheat will mean better tracking of academic dishonesty on campus.

Last year Lena Welch, dean of the school of arts and sciences, and Tom Middendorf, associate provost and dean of academic affairs, met with faculty who shared a common interest for student learning outcome to discuss additions and changes  to the university’s academic honesty policy. Continue reading New academic honestly policy will track student offenses

Mr. Trevecca crowned after event makes a comeback

By Kayla Williamson

Nick Camillo, Trevecca’s 2019 winner of Mr. Trevecca, was watching reruns from the TV show “Drake and Josh” on YouTube when he got his idea for the talent portion of the male pageant.

Camillo sang and danced to the “Soul Man” episode, equipped with the iconic sunglasses, fedora and black and white suit. Continue reading Mr. Trevecca crowned after event makes a comeback

Live from Trevecca it’s: Friday Night Live

By Miriam Kirk

Shelby Morrison and her team of social life of social life coordinators Hannah Polston, Kennedy Bryan, Stephany Ordonez, Carlie Ray, and her creative assistant Kaylee Franklin and  have been working for several months putting together Friday  Night Live, one of Trevecca’s most anticipated social events.

Shelby Morrison, social life director, says students should come out to enjoy a night of fun. Continue reading Live from Trevecca it’s: Friday Night Live