Wednesday, February 8

Events

Trojan Idol returns tonight with a focus on inclusivity
Campus News, Events

Trojan Idol returns tonight with a focus on inclusivity

Graphic courtesy of SGA By Sol Ayala & Claudia Villeda Online Media Writer | Online Media Manager Trojan Idol is Trevecca’s annual singing competition where audience members vote for a contestant to move forward until there is one winner.  “I want events to be more inclusive,” said Morgan Crocker, ASB director of social life. “One way we’re doing this, it’s really pushing for different genres.” Music genres will range from folk and country to jazz and R&B and more, confirmed Crocker. Hosts this year will be ASB Director for Inclusion and Belonging Selah Torralba and Social Justice Adjunct Professor Iris Gordon.  For the first time, we have faculty and students hosting [Trojan Idol], said Croker. The ten contestants were selected out of 30 student...
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...
Trevecca set to hold second Giving Day fundraising event
Events

Trevecca set to hold second Giving Day fundraising event

By Brooke Reese Students posed at the 2021 Giving Day event Trevecca’s second annual Giving Day is set to take place Tuesday, March 15. The 24-hour campaign offers donors the chance to support academic programs, scholarships, athletics and facilities. Some of the main projects looking to be funded this year include a theater in Jernigan with a video wall where students can watch games, renovations and additions to athletic facilities and academic scholarships. Last year, the inaugural event's initial goal was to engage 500 donors and raise $250,000. The event ended with over 1,200 donors and a collective of $1.2 million.  “I think that one thing last year, I think the world, the Trevecca community at large needed a little bit of hope, and I think we've got a glim...
SGA Elections are underway
Campus News, Events

SGA Elections are underway

By Diana Leyva SGA elections are in full swing at Trevecca. The current executive positions open are ASB President, ASB Director of Social Life, ASB Director of Marketing and Communications, and ASB Chaplain.  Anyone interested in any of these positions must complete a packet, found outside the SGA office in the Bud Robinson building, and return it by today, Feb. 24.  “The biggest benefit of being in SGA is that there is a unique opportunity to serve your peers in the student body. Whether you are advocating for structural changes or planning our biggest campus events, SGA offers a chance to connect through service,” said Maci Weeks, current director of social life. Positions also available are Darda Editor-In-Chief and ASB Director of Intramurals. Anyone interes...
Center for Social Justice hosts Human Trafficking Awareness day
Events

Center for Social Justice hosts Human Trafficking Awareness day

By Diana Leyva The J.V. Morsch Center for Social Justice will be hosting a Human Trafficking Awareness day on campus today, Jan. 27, with Pastor Greg Arthur, pastor at Duneland Community Church of the Nazarene and Director of Development with Free the Girls, a Nazarene nonprofit supporting human trafficking survivors in Africa and Latin America.  Free The Girls is an international non-profit organization which is devoted to aiding sex trafficking survivors with a path to freedom.  “Our goal for true freedom is measured by economic freedom, restored health, social well-being, education, and opportunity for a different, hopeful future,” reads their website. At 1:30 p.m. there will be a Free the Girls overview and  Q&A  with Arthur ...
Trevecca celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day, 2022
Events

Trevecca celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day, 2022

By Diana Leyva In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Trevecca will be hosting various events, starting on January 15, all leading up to a celebratory chapel service, “A conversation with the Founders of Black History 365”, on Jan 18.  On Saturday, Jan 15, students and volunteers will have the opportunity to serve their community with a church cleaning project at Clairborne Family of Faith Worship Center, from 10 a.m. till 2 p.m.  Students may also create cards for KidPOWER students starting a new semester. Students may pick up supplies being offered outside the Student Development Office or get creative with ideas of their own and drop off the competed cards at a later date. Students will also be able to assist the Urban Farm with a tree planting. The original...
Paige crowned winner of Trojan Idol
Events, Features, Music

Paige crowned winner of Trojan Idol

By Lindsey White Rion Paige at the annual Trojan Idol Competition Rion Paige, senior social work major, emerged from Trojan Idol as the recipient of the trophy that marks her as the winner of Trevecca’s annual singing competition.  Paige made a promise to herself in her freshman year that she would wait to audition for Trojan Idol until she was a senior. Trojan Idol was, to her, a farewell to the school and people she loves.  “I was really excited to engage one last time with all my peers and I love the community that Trojan Idol makes. I feel like it’s a much-anticipated event every year,” said Paige.  Trojan Idol wasn’t Paige’s first singing competition. She auditioned for X-Factor when she was 12 and made it into the top five finalists at 13.  “It felt like gett...
Pandemic-friendly activities for college students
Events

Pandemic-friendly activities for college students

By Claudia Villeda Photo courtesy of Cheekwood Botanical Gardens Photo featuring the Stardust Drive-In Theatre Photo showcasing the Frist Art Museum Photo courtesy of the Ghost Flying Patch The start of autumn offers more than an extra hour of sleep and sweater weather, especially in Nashville.  Students looking to explore Nashville have several options off campus and many of those events are outside, which remains a safer gathering option during Covid-19, according to the CDC. Trevecca clubs and SGA offer several on-campus events, but campus leaders also encourage students to experience Nashville this time of year.  “We try to incorporate off-campus trips. So we have one to Fifth and Broadway coming up. That will be our next one. It's in November, but...
Events

Fall play ‘Freaky Friday’ opens Oct. 29

By Miriam Rixon 'Freaky Friday' Showtimes The fall play, ‘Freaky Friday’ has powerful themes based on current social conversations, showing the audience empathy. “We wanted to [show] stories that would put an emphasis on people who had to learn in different ways what it was like to be another person,” said Jeff Frame, show director and professor of communication studies. “‘Freaky Friday’ is a story that does that, [with] the two main characters switching places and learning empathy and what it means to really listen to each other. It’s unique in that way.”  The musical ‘Freaky Friday’ will take place in Benson Auditorium from October 29 through November 7. Its the first show in “Season 180 degrees” which is about trading places. The shows this year will focus on walking ...