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Features

Athletes take advantage of NIL deals
Features, Sports

Athletes take advantage of NIL deals

By David Wilson Contributor Jamie Stark has always dreamed of playing college soccer. Never in her wildest dreams did she think she would be able to profit off her athletic ability.  Stark, a member of the Trevecca women’s soccer team, is one of the few student-athletes on campus with an NIL deal. This is an agreement allowing athletes to market their name, image and likeness. “It's so exciting. There are a lot of new brands and entrepreneurs looking to start new businesses. [NIL] is not just for the athletes with a million followers on Instagram. It has been fun to show that the little guys can do it too,” said Stark. Stark is a member of the Joro Athlete Ambassador Program, which is a plant-based protein supplement store. “Going into my freshman year, I decided t...
Intramural director bringing community to campus through sports
Campus News, Features

Intramural director bringing community to campus through sports

By Kaleel Stewart  Contributor Josh Gee grew up playing several positions on his middle and high school football teams. While it didn’t work out for him to be a college athlete, he’s found a way to make sure about 220 Trevecca students have an outlet for athletic competition on campus.  “Running for intramural director and getting voted on for the position means a lot to me actually. It is a great way for me to stay close to the sports I love in a competitive way. It also is great to be able to be in charge of a community, and to be able to see groups of students come together and play the sports that they love, and to have fun, and enjoy themselves is just something different in itself,” said Gee.  Gee, in his first year as intramural director, spends abou...
Darby Cappillino excited to learn and grow at Trevecca
Campus News, Features

Darby Cappillino excited to learn and grow at Trevecca

By Ellie Willson Contributor  Photo courtesy of Rachel Deeb As the clock neared midnight on Oct. 21, sophomore Darby Cappillino sat with her family to celebrate the release of her new single, “Need,” in their Thompson Station home. Soon after, however, she had to return to her Johnson Hall dorm to meet curfew.   With 41,000 Instagram followers, Cappillino’s brand is easily recognized by her pink clothes and sparkly shoes. What most people fail to see, however, is a hard working musician ready to make a name for herself.  Cappillino was born into a family of talented musicians. Her mother, Leigh, is a member of the contemporary Christian music vocal group, Point of Grace, and her father, Dana, was the group's guitarist following years of touring wit...
Trevecca Towers resident and his puppy bring joy to campus
Campus News, Features

Trevecca Towers resident and his puppy bring joy to campus

By Grace Poole  Contributor Photo by Grace Poole Rusty, a border collie puppy, can be found most sunny afternoons running through the quad and greeting students with his owner Tim Shean, a Trevecca Towers resident.  “When I see Rusty, it makes me feel more at home,” said Ellie Willson, a junior at Trevecca.   Shean adopted Rusty in May this year after saying goodbye to his previous border collie, Franklin, who spent seven years playing with students on campus.  Rusty is the most vocal border collie Shean has ever met.  “He loves to sing. I can’t pull out my guitar without him going ‘arooooo,’ and he wants to sing harmonies with me and with the people on the TV. He started singing in the car to radio the other day,” said Shean.  Sh...
<strong>Student athletes supporting each other in recovery after car accident</strong>
Campus News, Features

Student athletes supporting each other in recovery after car accident

By David Wilson Sports Editor Photo courtesy of Samantha Rosencrants Abigail Baggott and Samantha Rosencrants do not go a day without talking to each other. Now, a bond has been formed between the two that will tie their lives together forever.  Baggott and Rosencrants were injured in a car accident on Sept. 12.  “We were already so close, but after this accident, we both know we are going to be friends for the rest of our lives. We lean on each other a lot for emotional support. She’s truly an amazing girl,” said Rosencrants.  Baggott and Rosencrants were headed to cross-country practice in Bellevue when the accident occurred on Highway 100, near Highway 70 South.  “I was rushing,” said Baggott, who was the driver of the vehicle. “Samantha and I h...
Danee Gorre becomes first international student to join PR team
Campus News, Features

Danee Gorre becomes first international student to join PR team

By Lindsey White Assistant Editor of Arts and Entertainment When Danee Gorre’s grandmother passed away, she was not sure if she would be able to get back to the Philippines to see her family.  As a vocalist and an international student on one of Trevecca’s public relations teams, she had a booked summer of traveling to church camps, and flights home were expensive.  Photo courtesy of Trevecca Marketing Little did she know, her PR community had got some donors together and were finding a way to send her home. “Mysty had all three PR groups get together on Zoom and told her they were flying her home. She started crying,” said Kollin Bailey, senior music business major and Gorre’s bandmate.   Gorre, a junior commercial music major, is the first international student to b...
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...
“We’re just as driven,” : DACA student talks about giving back, overcoming and his hopes for the future
DACA, Features

“We’re just as driven,” : DACA student talks about giving back, overcoming and his hopes for the future

By Diana Leyva Photos by Diana Leyva On Gallatin Pike, in Madison, Tenn., there is a small, family-owned Salvadoran restaurant called “El Pulgarcito,". It is here where Trevecca junior, Cristiam Lopez, spent six years, washing dishes from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m.       Lopez was born in San Vicente, El Salvador, he immigrated to the United States with his family when he was just 2-years-old.      An engineering major, Lopez was granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals or DACA, in 2016. He is one of the 7,650 DACA students residing in Tennessee.       In 2014, his family was able to open “El Pulgarcito” after years of having managed their church kitchen.      From 2010 until 2014, Lopez along with his siblings Daniela and Jefferson Lopez would help their pa...
Wanting more and striving for success: One DACA student’s journey and what inspires her
DACA, Features

Wanting more and striving for success: One DACA student’s journey and what inspires her

Photos by Diana Leyva By Diana Leyva Growing up, Trevecca sophomore Norma Soto didn't know she was undocumented. She has vague memories of crossing the border, hiding from immigration officers but she didn’t know what those things meant.       However, she did notice certain things.       She would overhear conversations had by her parents about being cautious when driving - talks of not having a driver's license and fear of being pulled over.       “I knew that wasn't normal. That's not something I heard kids at school talk about. So I knew that was something different about my family,” said Soto.      It wasn't until she was in high school, and struggled in obtaining her driver’s license that she realized she was different from those around her.  ...
Faculty, Features

Nykolaus Reed, the 2022 recipient of the Teaching Excellence Award

by Claudia Villeda Nykolaus Reed, assistant professor of biology, is this year’s recipient of the Trevecca Teaching Excellence Award.  The Teaching Excellence Convocation was held on March 3 with an address from the 2021 recipient, Timothy Gaines, associate professor of religion.  The Teaching Excellence Award is presented by the Conference of Chairpersons, composed of academic deans and department chairs. Students, faculty and academic chairs nominate a faculty member for this award.  Reed arrived at Trevecca in the fall of 2012. He began as an adjunct professor of life science. He taught the general education course for two semesters.  “I was working as a research fellow at Vanderbilt and a buddy of mine, Dr. David Vaught, had told me that Trevecca was...