Michael Jones: From Sierra Leone to Trevecca

By Andrew Preston

Barefoot in the streets. Dust flying in his face.

That’s how Michael Jones, a freshman on Trevecca’s men’s soccer team, was used to playing the sport he loves.

Michael Jones. Photo provided by Trevecca Athletics.

Jones, originally from the Republic of Sierra Leone, grew up playing the world’s most famous sport without any formal rules.

But that didn’t stop him from playing with just his bare feet, literally, and a ball. That is, when he had time.

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Trojans to host G-MAC Championships for first time

By Andrew Preston

History will be made Saturday as the Trevecca men and women’s cross country teams host the school’s first ever Great Midwest Athletic Conference (G-MAC) Championships at Percy Warner Park.

“The way the conference has it set up, hosting the G-MAC is in A-B-C order,” head coach Austin Selby explained. “We thought we were getting it last year, but are happy to be hosting this year.”

Senior, Brandon Laws. Photo provided by Trevecca Athletics.

The Trojans earn hosting rights this year due to Ohio Dominican University and Ohio Valley University not having their home courses ready for competition.

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Three Treveca students travel to D.C. to speak on DACA

By: Blake Stewart

Three Trevecca students were chosen by an immigration-reform lobbying group to tell their stories to lawmakers in Washington, D.C.

Arturo Prieto, Berenice Olivia and Yenin Echeveria on Oct. 5 joined more than 125 other college students from 20 states to urge lawmakers to pass legislation that will allow them to continue studying in the United States.

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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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Spiritual Deepening Week features guest speaker

By: Blake Stewart

Spiritual Deepening Week kicks off today and a 30-year veteran of compassionate ministry in the Nazarene Church will be speaking at several sessions over the next few days.

Phil Stout, a pastor for more than 30 years has focused his leadership in the church on ministries of compassion and justice. Stout did his graduate work in Peace studies at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary and would move on to receive his Doctorate of Ministry degree at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary

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Students have more chapel options

By: Ashley Walling

Students have more options for chapel credits this year, including the possibility of receiving credit for attending a student-led service.

SOMA, a student-led worship service, will be offered three times on Thursday nights for chapel credit.  Additionally, the chaplain’s office has planned more than 50 chapel services for the school.  Students must attend 24.

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SGA voting continues through Friday

By: Princess Jones

Fourteen Freshmen have thrown their hats in the ring for a position on the Trevecca student government.

“We have a larger class of freshman and this generation is a generation that wants to get involved and make a change,” said Matthew Spraker, associate dean of students for community life. “They’ve shown that from orientation on; they have really been involved on the campus. They have shown their desire to take on leadership and to have a hand in what happens on campus.”

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Survivor to share story in chapel

By Blake Stewart

A survivor of one the longest lasting civil wars on record will be speaking at chapel on Tuesday.

 

James Baak, founder of Solidarity Ministries Africa for Reconciliation and Development, is in Nashville to tell his story of survival of redemption.


“By inviting Mr. Baak to share his story, I hope that students will learn of today’s refugee struggles and begin asking how they can be the hands and feet of Christ as we strive to answer the call of Mathew 25:35 which states ‘For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, … I was sick and you visited me,’ ” said James Casler, director, J.V. Morsch Center for Social Justice.

 

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Trevecca community responds to DACA decision

This story has been updated to reflect the correct number of DACA students at Trevecca. There are around 130 DACA students. An earlier version of this story was incorrect. We regret the error. 

By Brooklyn Dance and Blake Stewart

Students and faculty responded in a variety of ways to President Trump’s decision on Tuesday to end the DACA program.

“It took me the day to process everything that had happened today,” said Arturo Prieto, junior international business major.

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Trevecca students and professors gathered to march together

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University responds to DACA decision

This story has been updated to reflect the correct number of DACA students at Trevecca. There are around 130 DACA students. An earlier version of this story was incorrect. We regret the error. 

By Brooklyn Dance and Blake Stewart

President Donald Trump on Tuesday announced the end of a program started in 2012 to protect young undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children.

DACA, or the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, was rescinded by the administration but the President gave congress six months to preserve some sort of protection via legislation.

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