Thursday, February 25

Events

Mr. Trevecca Cancelled, Lip Sync to replace
Campus News, Events

Mr. Trevecca Cancelled, Lip Sync to replace

By Kayla Williamson The men’s Pageant titled Mr. Trevecca was due to return Feb. 21 at 7pm in Boone. It was cancelled due to concerns over student behavior. “It was a decision made by a couple of people in student development,” said Emma Schmahl, social life director. “They were just worried about appropriateness of student behavior.” Lip Sync, the event set to replace Mr. Trevecca, was an idea that formed last semester. Students will sign up with their name and a song to perform on stage. “It was an idea we had last semester but just didn’t know where to put it, and so when we found out this was cancelled we still wanted a replacement event, and we wanted it to be a show where people could watch or people could participate” she said. “We already had all the staging and the lights that...
SGA Hosts Annual Valentine’s Day Party
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SGA Hosts Annual Valentine’s Day Party

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 create a Va...
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

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 planning to fix t...
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 ...
Campus News, Events, Music

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...
Campus News, Events, Spiritual Life

Gov. Lee’s visit sparks discussion on campus; officials hope experience will help prepare campus for civil discourse before next election

By Maria Monteros, Kayla Williamson, Kallie Sohm and Naomi Overby Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee's visit to campus generated multiple conversations and meetings in the weeks leading up to his appearance in chapel. As word spread that the governor would be speaking in chapel it garnered mixed reactions from students and faculty on campus. Some said they were looking forward to having the Republican governor on campus and others questioned why he would have a platform in chapel. Some students and faculty expressed concern about how the governor's visit impacted students of color or students with DACA status. Earlier this year, Lee signed the proclamation establishing July 13 as Nathan Bedford Forrest Day. Nathan Bedford Forest was a Confederate Army gener...
SWEET team events helps students grow mentally and holistically
Campus News, Events, Mental Health

SWEET team events helps students grow mentally and holistically

By Kayla Williamson Navigating safety in Nashville, dating, and sexual health are just an example of the topics covered at SWEET team events. SWEET stands for Student Well-being Education Engagement at Trevecca. During the semester, the SWEET team hosts events dedicated to topics that are not usually discussed around campus. With the help of SGA (Student Body Government), Diversity group, Title IX, Resident Directors, and counseling center staff, the SWEET team has already hosted two events for the Fall 2020 semester. “I don’t think a lot of student’s know about us,” said Miller Folk, Counselor. “Attendance has been really low.” New Town Road, Safety in the City, which occurred Sept. 3, provided students with advice about navigating Nashville. A Nashville police officer gave tips on ...
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Town hall monthly meetings set to return to campus this fall

By Marcela Castro Carias SGA will be hosting town hall meetings again this year, beginning Oct. 16. “Town hall meetings are an opportunity for students to ask questions to administrators or other key people on campus, and also give administrators the opportunity to give word out of different things that are going on,” said Matthew Spraker, associate dean of students. The reestablishment of the town hall meetings was a completely “student led initiative” by the SGA board, All Student Body President Marina Yousef and Vice President Stephanie Ordóñez, Spraker said. “It’s hard for us [students] to get a grasp and understanding of what’s really happening when we don’t have communication to the people up top,” Marina Yousef said. Yousef hopes the meetings will create transparency and “an op...