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Trevecca awaits Supreme Court decision on DACA
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Trevecca awaits Supreme Court decision on DACA

By Nayeli Espinoza Pena Around 100 Trevecca students could be affected by the Supreme Court’s upcoming ruling on legislation that allows them to attend college legally.   Trevecca and other universities around the state are waiting for the Supreme Court to decide if DACA will be upheld. A decision is expected sometime this spring or summer.   The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals was established by former President Barrack Obama in June 2012. The order allows for DACA recipients, also known as DREAMers, to work and go to school and be protected from deportation.   Trevecca President Dan Boone, said there around 100 DACA students currently enrolled at Trevecca, is watching the situation closely, but there is no real way to plan for the decision, he said.   “I’d...
New farm manager excited to be part of Urban Farm team
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New farm manager excited to be part of Urban Farm team

By Grace Beckner Tristan Abbott makes his way up towards the barn, bundled up in a heavy jacket and scarf, eating an apple, with an occasional protest against the weather recently taking a bitter turn. Abbott, 25, started his position as farm manager on Jan. 6, and is the newest member of the team dedicated to maintaining Trevecca’s Urban Farm. As farm manager, Tristan takes care of the day-to-day operations, working hands on to make sure the livestock and the plants are all healthy, doing maintenance work and assigning the student workers to various tasks around the farm. His labor allows Adkins to do the more administrative work to help grow the farm and to spread the word about what they are doing at Trevecca. “It’s nice to work somewhere where we take this really seriously—being a p...
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...
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...
Yearbook goes digital
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Yearbook goes digital

By Maria Monteros The Trevecca yearbook is going digital. The university’s yearbook, Darda, will be distributed to students primarily in digital form starting with the 2020 edition. Physical copies are still available upon request for an out-of-pocket fee that has yet to be finalized, said Jessica Dykes, associate vice president and dean of students. Darda, meaning “Pearl of knowledge,” was first published in 1924, but over the last eight years, the idea of switching to digital format was frequently brought up because fewer students have been taking them home, said Spraker. Each spring, when new issues of the yearbook are released, multiple unopened boxes either return to the editor’s office or sent to the Hardy Alumni building for storage. “If [students] aren’t taking them, then that...
Trevecca grad named interim chief financial officer
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Trevecca grad named interim chief financial officer

By Audrey Yawn An audit, a new food service provider, and two remodels; this summer presented a set of unique and pressing situations for Mariano Monzu to step into as the unverisity’s interim chief financial officer. A close partner to former CFO, David Caldwell, Monzu was appointed as interim CFO by President Dan Boone at the end of June. Caldwell served as the university’s chief financial officer for more than nine years. Boone chose Monzu based on his familiarity with Caldwell’s work and experience, he said. “Summer is the time Trevecca does its audit,” said Boone. “You would never try to bring a new CFO into the beginning of an audit… Mariano has a backbone; you have to be able to say, ‘No, that’s not in the budget.’” Monzu said it’s been an easy adjustment after seven years of w...
Trevecca welcomes new dining services director
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Trevecca welcomes new dining services director

By Naomi Overby Matt Highley’s journey to the culinary world received its motivation to start at age 15 after he was told he wouldn’t make it. At 19 years old, he was named the executive chef of Appleby’s Cafe & Wine Cellar. “I love to cook. Love the chef life,” Highley said. “When I was 15, I worked at Sonic Drive-In. I remember saying ‘I want to try to be a chef one day’, and my manager told me ‘You’ll never be a chef.’ So, I left Sonic, got into a real restaurant and stayed there until I went to culinary school. All it took was someone telling me I wasn’t going to do it.” Today, Highley is working to transform a new setting: Trevecca’s. Just last month, Highley began working as the new director of dining services under Chartwells, Trevecca’s first new food service provider in 45...