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Trevecca departments team up to encourage students to vote
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Trevecca departments team up to encourage students to vote

By Naomi Overby Gabby Jasso, a junior social justice and history major, has been registered to vote since she turned 18 and knows that her vote matters. “I am a child of Mexican immigrants, and most of the people that I love and surround myself with are undocumented, so when I vote, I don’t just vote for myself. I vote for so many people that do not have the opportunity to do so,” said Jasso. Moving into a presidential election year on campus, it’s never too early to register to vote— but if students are unaware of deadlines for registration and absentee ballots, they can miss the chance to vote on Nov. 3. As a solution, the communication department, pre-law society, and SGA are partnering to host a week-long voter registration drive on campus, where students from not just Tennessee, b...
Student-run business wants to reduce waste
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Student-run business wants to reduce waste

By Maria Monteros One man’s trash could be Hannah Thomas’ new business idea. In a two-bedroom house in Smyrna, Tenn., Hannah, a junior social work major, spends her downtime hunched over a sewing machine piecing fabric together to make reusable alternatives to single-use products, from snack bags to coffee filters. “Really just things that you use everyday that you just toss in the trash and you don’t think about is what we try to make,” she said. Thomas Homestead opened last year featuring “local, handmade crafts in the heart of Middle Tennessee,” according to its Instagram page, where she initially sold her products before creating a website and joining craft fairs. With the popularity of zero-waste living, making her products cheap and accessible for the average person became Thoma...
SGA Hosts Annual Valentine’s Day Party
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SGA Hosts Annual Valentine’s Day Party

By Caitlin Lassiter This Saturday, Feb. 15, the SGA Sophomore Council will be hosting their annual Valentine’s Day event at Donelson Strike and Spare bowling alley from 8pm to 10pm. The event will be free to all students and no registration is required. Transportation will be provided. The bus will leave the Hub at 7:30pm. “The SGA Valentine’s Day event is a traditional thing for us, and it’s a tradition that the sophomore class plans and hosts every time,” said Marina Yousef, all student body president. “In past years, it’s been in TSAC where there’s food and there’s a theme where couples dress alike. They make cards, and there’s chocolate and cheesecake. But this year we wanted to kind of revolutionize it in a way.” According to Erica Wigart, sophomore class president, they wanted to...
Trevecca’s Valentine’s Day Weekend
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Trevecca’s Valentine’s Day Weekend

By Kayla Williamson Trevecca students can celebrate Valentine’s day three ways this weekend. Valentine’s Day is typically known as a holiday for couples, but it can also be a good day to spend time with friends. This year, there are three ways to spend Valentine’s day weekend at Trevecca including shopping at a bake sale, picking a “blind date with a book” in the library, and going to the Lovestruck Valentine's party on Saturday hosted by the SGA Sophomore Council. Bake Sale – Jernigan Lobby Friday 11am-1pm Items that will be sold include cupcakes, cookies, and more. According to their poster, all proceeds will go toward the South African TAG trip in June. Blind Date with a Book – Waggoner Library Through Friday For the last few years Waggoner library has been having Blind date wit...
Trevecca Celebrates Black History Month
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Trevecca Celebrates Black History Month

By Kayla Williamson Black History Month at Trevecca gives students the opportunity to celebrate the history of African Americans. Walden, in collaboration with Chartwells, have planned several activities for students. According to Brodrick Thomas, director of community engagement and reconciliation, Black History Month is about a bigger story, bigger than African Americans alone. “The story of African Americans is not one of just a certain group of people overcoming so much, it’s about the fact that those people overcame so much by relying on those that weren’t black,” he said. “While black people deserve to be celebrated, I think it’s also a key way of seeing the human spirit, and what does it mean to love your brother.” The first event that was meant to kick off Black History Month w...
Mr. Trevecca returns for the second year
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Mr. Trevecca returns for the second year

By Caitlin Lassiter Mr. Trevecca is returning to Trevecca’s campus Friday, Feb.21 at 7pm. An evening that brings Trevecca’s students together for a time of fun, the event will showcase the talent and personalities of some of our communities’ male students. “I am looking forward to Mr. Trevecca,” said Matthew Spraker, associate deant of students for community life. “It is an event that shows how TNU students can put on a fun competition event that remains appropriate and shows the creativity of our students.” At last year’s Mr. Trevecca event, about 150 more students showed up than there was room for. A “viewing room” was set up to so that the overflow of students could enjoy the event. In response to last year’s seating issues, Emma Schmahl, social life director, said they are plannin...
Trevecca students march for a common goal
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Trevecca students march for a common goal

by Kayla Williamson Trevecca students marched in the annual Martin Luther King Day march for the second consecutive year. This year marks the second year that Trevecca gave students Martin Luther King Day off, joining other colleges and universities in acknowledging it as a federal holiday. Last year, Allison Buzard, professor and director of social work, took a group of students to participate in the Martin Luther King Day march. This year, she continued the tradition, and around 6 Trevecca students participated. Along with celebrating the life of Martin Luther King and this year being the 31st annual MLK Day March, they were also celebrating the 100th year anniversary of the women’s suffrage movement. The official theme was called “we are the ones we have been waiting for.” For Cassi...
Trevecca students to serve at the Martin Luther King Day of Service
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Trevecca students to serve at the Martin Luther King Day of Service

by Kayla Williamson Along with 600 Nashville college students, Trevecca will serve during the annual Martin Luther King Day of Service on Saturday. Around 25 places will be available for students to serve at, including Trevecca Urban Farm, Trevecca Towers, Sexual Assault Center, Adventure Science Center, Feed the Children and more. “I really love the idea of all these students from different universities coming together as one student body,” said James Casler, director of the J.V Morsh Center for Social Justice “I think that’s in the spirit of Martin Luther King Jr., that all humanity would come together to serve our brothers and sisters in the name of Christ.” The theme for this year’s Martin Luther King Day of Service is called the Sit-ins @ 60: Students. Action. Justice. This year ...
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Trojan idol 2019 begins next week

By: Audrey Yawn On Nov. 20 and Nov. 22, ten students will compete on the Boone Convocation Center stage at Trevecca’s campus-wide singing competition. Trojan Idol is Trevecca’s version of American Idol where the best singers on campus compete every fall semester. Audience members will be given the chance to vote on their best bet. A panel of judges selected 10 out of over 30 hopefuls were chosen from the eight-hour audition held last month. “We had a lot of people… there was a wide range of styles,” said social life director Emma Schmahl. “We have four guys and six girls in the show this year. I think it’s a good change.” In the past, the live tweets from students has been displayed during the event. The decision to continue that activity is still under discussion as Schmahl and Matt ...
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Tennessee Governor shares testimony in chapel 

By Maria Monteros Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee shared his personal faith experience, including the death of his first wife and his journey from businessman to politician, with the Trevecca community in Tuesday’s chapel service. The Tennessee governor agreed to share his testimony when a Trevecca student invited him to speak in one of university’s worship services. Lee told students about the tragic death of his first wife when their four children were young and how that time solidified his faith. “The Lord does his most powerful work, I’m convinced, in the midst of struggle and difficulty and pain,” he said. “I could speak for hours about what God did in the nearness that I felt in the most broken of days. I believe that to the degree a person is broken they can experience wholeness.” Le...