Tuesday, March 9

Events

Trojan Idol night one begins this Friday
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Trojan Idol night one begins this Friday

by Joshua Michel Trojan Idol is back and will take place Feb. 26 and Mar. 6, a Friday and Saturday instead of the traditional two Fridays. The competition will feature 10 contestants. “I’ve been singing since I was a little kid and have never done it competitively, though this would be the perfect setting. I thought this would be a fun way to see how far I could go,” said Thandiwe Nkomazana, a freshman communications major.  Information about the event will be disseminated through the weekly SGA email, on posters and monitors around campus, and on the SGA Instagram, @tnusga.  Trojan Idol is a campus-wide singing competition traditionally held yearly during the fall semester. Audience members can vote on who moves on to the finals and the overall w...
Students work to host modified Friday Night Live event
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Students work to host modified Friday Night Live event

By Isabel Landers A small group of students on campus are meeting every week to try and figure out how to still host the university's most popular social event of the year. Friday Night Live, an event based on the popular TV show Saturday Night Live, typically draws more than 200 students a year.  After canceling last year's show because of COVID-19, organizers are in the process of figuring out how to host the event this year in line with restrictions on crowd gatherings. Rachel Thompson, social life director, hopes that the show is similar to how it has always been. She knows that there will be a few minor differences but thinks that from an audience perspective it will look the same.  Thompson said there will still be live components and video components.  Th...
Walden celebrates Black History Month on campus
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Walden celebrates Black History Month on campus

Walden, the student club on campus dedicated to building community around primarily African American and Black students, was determined to celebrate and share Black History Month with others despite barriers to planning events during the COVID-19 pandemic.  “Black history actually does exist here on Trevecca’s campus, and so I think it is important that we celebrate it,” said Lea Bryant, the president of Walden.  Walden held its first event of the month on Feb. 4 at Trevecca Community Church; a “get-to-know Black History Month” presentation for the students at KidPOWER, the on-campus after-school program offered free to families in the Napier-Sudekum Community.  “Going through all the classrooms, there were really good discussions being held and the kid...
Spiritual Deepening Week begins Tuesday
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Spiritual Deepening Week begins Tuesday

By Joshua Michel From Feb. 2-4, Trevecca will host a hybrid Spiritual Deepening Week. In-person services will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday. A recorded chapel session will be posted in the iAttended app on Thursday. Information regarding Spiritual Deepening Week will be distributed via the iAttended app.  Last semester, videos were released every day for Spiritual Deepening Week, but the return of optional in-person chapel in the spring semester allowed for planning a mixture of physical and online.   “Everyone is fatigued with video stuff. At some point it becomes the law of diminishing return. We were able to do in-person this semester, and we did not want to overdo the video stuff. The amount of content is going to be distilled, we will shrink it down and be inten...
Alumni won’t be at Homecoming: Events planned for current students
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Alumni won’t be at Homecoming: Events planned for current students

By Diana Leyva Jacob Alumni won't be able to come to the hill for homecoming this year.  Instead, campus officials are planning virtual events to attempt to connect with alumni in the midst of a pandemic that makes gatherings like homecoming impossible. “I think for our emotional well-being, it is important to try to capture as much of a sense of normalcy, so that's what we hope to do by sharing these virtual events,” said Michael Johnson, director of alumni and church engagement.  An online kit is available for $25, which includes access to the virtual live stream, a Trevecca mask and t-shirt, candy, and popcorn. Ten dollars from each purchase will go towards the Fund for Trevecca Scholarship. While university officials aren't allowing anyone on campus other tha...
Commuter council to host drive in-movie in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month
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Commuter council to host drive in-movie in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month

Graphic provided by SGA. Update: SGA has corrected the later screening to 9 p.m. instead of 10 p.m. By Diana Leyva Jacob Commuter Council is hosting a drive-in movie night tonight at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. in the Tidwell Parking Lot.  The Disney film, “Coco”, in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, will be screened. Refreshments such as Hot Cheetos, Takis, Gansitos, Sponch cookies as well as various flavors of Jarritos will be served.   To comply with social distancing guidelines, the event is being held in one of the biggest parking lots on campus. Students will be required to distance while in their vehicles, to ensure the safety of everyone and also provide an optimum viewing experience. For students who wish to sit outside, there will be 25 spaces reserved. ...
Campus News, Coronavirus, Events

Student government elections will be held online

Election process to change amidst classes moving off campus. Beginning April 6 and ending on April 9, SGA executive elections will be taking place online via SurveyMonkey, an online survey software, which students will be able to access from an email sent on Monday. The necessity to change from the original plan of students voting using Google Forms at on-campus locations came after students were asked to leave campus as a safety plan amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. “We wanted to find the perfect balance between vote security but also something that’s still relatively accessible. Something that will result in high voter turnout,” said Zack Church, apartments resident director currently overseeing SGA. Campaign speeches have been uploaded through Panopto, a video platform used ...
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The Annual Southern Culture, Music and Civil Rights Tour Returns

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. The first p...
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...
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...