The Phantom Tollbooth show is delayed due to Flu

By: Princess Jones

The week of The Phantom Tollbooth has been canceled after several members of the cast and crew reported being sick. The show will open next weekend instead.

“This has been one hardest flu seasons I have seen on campus,” said Tasha Adams, Trevecca clinic physician assistant.

Most students contracted the flu in the beginning of January. Adams averaged about 10-15 patients a day at the clinic worried about the flu. However, only one or two students tested positive for the flu each day.

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Trevecca Student Peforms Showcase

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By: Princess Jones

After a semester of studying in a program designed to encourage musicians on campus, Madyson Williams, this year’s winning student, will perform a showcase this week.

Williams was the 2017 winner of the Trevecca School of Music and Worship Art’s Artist Development Incubator program. The program helps music student develop their artistic brand. At the end of the program, the student performs a showcase.

“It’s all been a learning experience and the showcase is just a small way to show what I’ve learned from this past semester in the program,” said Williams.

John Thompson the creator of the Incubator program, has seen Williams progress over the semesters.

“In Madyson’s case, I have had the chance to see her develop, not just over this semester, but over the last several semesters, and as the leader of Refuge, one of the school’s outreach bands, and as a worship leader in chapel. She has a sense of purpose and intentionality in her work that has come a long way this semester and I expect to really be on display during her showcase,” said Thompson.

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Trevecca Student releases single

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By: Princess Jones

Raquel Rivas remembers vividly the details of the day she found out about her best friend Auburn McCormick album audition.

“I do remember very clearly, I helped her pick out an outfit and shoes for it. She was really nervous, but I knew she had it in her to make them fall in love with her and her music. I remember telling her as she walked out the door, “You’re gonna make it, and they’re going to see the you I get to see and they’re going to love you,” said Rivas.

That audition would land one of McCormick songs on a new album created by David Webb to help singers get exposure in the music industry. McCormick’s single “No Streetlights” was chosen for the album.  This is the first Nashville Dreamin album to be released.

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Trojan Idols Top Five Finalist

By: Princess Jones

Gracie Pierce, Madison Clements, Cameron McClure, Brianna Corbett, and Que’ Dell Chithambo are Trojan Idols top five finalists.

Last night Trevecca’s students and faculty headed to the Boone Building to kick off the two-night singing competition. Ten contestants competed against each other for the votes of the judges and students.

For most of the performers being on stage was energizing and nerve-wracking all at once.

“I was super nervous about being on stage. If I’m honest, I don’t have a ton of experience performing. However, once I started performing, I felt kind of ignited. There’s kind of a high you feel when you connect with the crowd,” said Madison Clements, Trojan Idol finalist.

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Bollywood Movie Night

By: Princess Jones
The third annual Bollywood Movie Night on Friday will wrap up Trevecca’s International Education Week.
 
The film “Dangal” (which means “Wrestling Competition” in English) will be played at the event at 7 p.m. at the Zelma Waggoner Performance Hall.
“It is the incredible true story of a father who raises four daughters and help lead two of his daughters to international fame, even though his dream was to have a son who would have done that for him. The movie captures the following themes: the traditional respect between fathers and daughters, the way girls were treated in small villages in India, and the importance given to sports in India in the early 80s,” said Roy Philip, associate professor of marketing at Trevecca and sponsor for the event.

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Trevecca student meets Ed Sheeran

By: Princess Jones

It took her 10 hours, but Britney Kent is happy she spent all that time decorating a pumpkin after getting to meet Ed Sheeran.

“I was excited about the idea of winning, but also super nervous because I didn’t think I would win. And I was kind of embarrassed that I spent 10 hours painting a pumpkin that would end up rotting. But it made it worth it once I won,” said Kent.

Kent, a junior at Trevecca last month won a 107.5 radio contest that required contestants to decorate a pumpkin to look like Ed Sheeran, a singer/songwriter.  As the winner, she got free tickets and a meet and greet pass.

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Dollywood Day Trip

By: Princess Jones

Trevecca students have an opportunity to take a day trip to Dollywood.

For $40 students can visit Tennessee’s most popular theme park as part of a new program on campus designed to get students off campus.  TOC (Trevecca Off Campus) launched this fall as a way for students to experience landmarks and attractions around Tennessee.

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