Staff wins 10 Associated Press awards

By Staff Reports

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(l-r) Back row: Blake Stewart, Andrew Preston, Jess Plyler and Alexis Garcia; Front row: Olivia Kelley, Bailey Basham, Princess Jones and Jo Ellen Werking Weedman. Not pictured: Brooklyn Dance.

Five Trevecca students were awarded 10 awards at the annual Associated Press College Career Day and Awards Luncheon.

Bailey Basham, TrevEchoes Editor-In-Chief was named the best college newspaper reporter in Tennessee and also received an award for “Best in Show.”

Andrew Preston, TrevEchoes Sports Editor, received four awards for his coverage of Trevecca sports for the print and online paper.

AP Awards awarded to Trevecca students:

Best online spot coverage: Olivia Kelley, 3rd place and Andrew Preston, 2nd place

Best newspaper feature story: Jess Plyer,  3rd place

Best online sports reporting: Andrew Preston, 3rd place

Best online sports coverage: Andrew Preston,  2nd place

Best newspaper/specialized topic: Jess Plyer and Brooklyn Dance 1st place

Best online investigative reporting: Bailey Basham, 3rd place

Best newspaper reporter: Bailey Basham,  1st place

Best in show: Bailey Basham

Trevecca leaders to meet with members of the Napier and Chestnut Hill community

by Olivia Kelley

Tomorrow, Trevecca faculty and students will be heading to Napier Community Center to meet with leaders and community members from Napier and Chestnut Hill in what is being called the Trevecca Community Initiative.

The idea for the Initiative came from senior social work major Jessica Kyle after she chose to move off campus to live in the Napier community.

“I originally got the idea in a class that talks a lot about community development and awareness and Trevecca’s own community awareness,” she said. “I was tired of sitting in class and talking about these things. I wanted to get out and talk with some people about it.”

The first part of the day will be a meeting between the leadership teams from Trevecca, Napier, and Chestnut Hill to talk about what needs the community has and what Trevecca can offer, according to Kyle.  [Read more…]

Taste the Nations celebrates 10-year anniversary tonight in TSAC

by Blake Stewart

Trevecca’s international club Namaste will host its ten-year anniversary of the club’s yearly event, Taste the Nations.

The event will take place in TSAC, Friday April 7 at 7 p.m. with a $2 charge.

All proceeds go toward the international student emergency fund. The fund provides assistance with food and other essential items for international students that are not able to travel home during breaks and holidays.

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First debate club event tomorrow

By Blake Stewart

Trevecca’s first debate club event will take place tomorrow.

The event will be a parliamentary style debate. The topic chosen for the forum will be whether social media is detrimental to society.

“During this tough political climate, the forum will let students see that they can agree to disagree respectfully and will give students a voice when they have felt left out,” said Josh Wilburn, president of Trevecca debate club.

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Room in the Inn Starts Back

By Brooklyn Dance

Every other Thursday a handful of Trevecca students welcome homeless guests to a local church for the night.

Room In the Inn, a Nashville-based non-profit that partners with churches to house homeless guests during the winter months, started again in November and Trevecca students can help out.

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Board Game Club Starts at Trevecca

By Hannah Pollock

Roll a six. Draw two cards. Collect $200 after passing go. Students at Trevecca can now meet up to play their favorite board games.

Pair’a’Dice Board Games, a new club allowing students to gather and play board games on campus, was recently created and started meeting in September. Junior media arts and studies major Adam Vaughn is the president of the club.

Vaughn says he has been a fan of board games for years. Last school year, he and some friends started an unofficial board game group in the McKay student lounge.

“The first time we met, it was just Andrew Preston, Nora Miller and myself playing a game called Ticket to Ride. We played for an hour and a half. I continued to go back to the lounge weekly and the group kept growing. We made a Facebook group for it to make things easier to manage. I thought about it and decided to go ahead and make it an official club,” said Vaughn.

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Improv Club Aims to Get a Laugh

By Blake Stewart and Bailey Basham 

Abi Larimore walks around the stage in Benson Auditorium, warming up with her friends.

The name of the game is one-word story, and the players are other members of the Trevecca Improv Club.

Larimore, senior communication studies major, has been involved with the club since her freshman year.

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