Hub changes from Chik-fil-A

By Amy Taylor

Trevecca students are quick to make suggestions about food choices on campus, but they aren’t always so quick to put their money where their mouth is.

In an effort to implement student suggestions about food options, the company that oversees the cafeteria and the Hub is experimenting with different options and trying to find one that sells.

After failed attempts at selling Chick-Fil-A and sushi in the Hub, Pioneer College Caterers is opting for a Wendy’s-like spicy chicken sandwich everyday instead.

“We couldn’t get the sales up,” Renee Carrier, service manager of Pioneer, said. Continue reading Hub changes from Chik-fil-A

Plans for McClurkan renovations

By Amy Taylor

The McClurkan Building will be undergoing some major renovations beginning in May.

“Since it’s the most iconic building on campus, we wanted to return it to a primary use facility,” David Caldwell, executive vice president for administration and finance, said.

In the spring semester of 2010, inspectors cited critical structural issues that need to be dealt with in the short-term “if we wanted to maintain the integrity of the structure,” Caldwell said. Continue reading Plans for McClurkan renovations

Cafeteria goes from Styrofoam to green-on-the-go

By Amy Taylor

Pioneer College Caterers, the company that provides food for students, administration and faculty on campus, has invested in a simpler, more environmentally friendly way for people to eat their meals outside the cafeteria.

“It doesn’t—in the end—cost you anything,” Renee Carrier, service manager of Pioneer College Caterers, said.

On Jan. 25 alone, 200 Styrofoam to-go boxes were taken from the caf, Carrier said.

“It’s just a really high number,” Carrier said. Continue reading Cafeteria goes from Styrofoam to green-on-the-go

Lady Trojans continue success with defense

By Tyler D. Whetstone

On a day when back to back national champion Union University was upset on a buzzer beater for their first lost in the past 61 TranSouth games, the Lady Trojans (11-11, 8-3) took care of business at home versus rival Cumberland University.

The win gave the Lady Trojans their fourth straight win, and placed them at .500 for the first time since they were 1-1.

For Head Coach Gary Van Atta, the season has been one of two halves. Continue reading Lady Trojans continue success with defense

8.0 seconds: Story of Trevecca’s Rodeo Cowboy

Carr begins his ride on a bull named Scar Face at Remington Rough Stock in Tampa Bay, Florida. (Photo courtesy Justin Carr)

By Tyler D. Whetstone

The first time 22 year old freshman Justin Carr got on the back of a bull he had a helmet, nerves, and some prayers. He waited patiently until his name was called.

Minutes later the gate was opened.

Jager Bomb was a certified Professional Bull Riding bull, and Carr held on for dear life.

3.7 seconds later he was on the ground. After getting hit in the chest and kicked in the leg by the 1500 pound beast Carr found out he did well. Continue reading 8.0 seconds: Story of Trevecca’s Rodeo Cowboy

A non-typical american college student

Anne Marie Kenge

By Rejane Migliore

Anne Marie Kengne is an unlikely candidate to be an American college student.

Growing up in Africa, where girls don’t typically go to school, Kengne was raised by a single mother who sacrificed even to buy shoes for herself to save every cent towards her daughter’s education.

Now a senior psychology major at Trevecca, Kengne knows that education is her key to a better life. Continue reading A non-typical american college student

Trojan Basketball One more step

By Tyler D. Whetstone

Men’s basketball Head Coach Sam Harris is confident his players are capable and that his team more than able to make some noise when the TranSouth Conference tournament begins the first day of March.

This is good news because winning the TranSouth tournament at the conclusion of the season is the only way Harris and his Trojans (10-13, 4-7) can advance to the national tournament for the first time since 2007-2008.

Unfortunately, the theme of the season, and constant battle has been that Harris has been unsure of what he’ll see from his team before every game. Continue reading Trojan Basketball One more step

Confessions of a not-so-super model

By Rejane Migliore

Being a beautiful woman doesn’t depend on weight, hair or clothes, a former beauty pageant contestant told female students at Trevecca.

Brooklyn Lindsey, a beauty pageant contestant turned to be a mom and youth minister. She spent some time with just girls on campus, in addition to speaking in chapel last week.  Her message to young women: God made you and loves you and that makes you beautiful.

Lindsay speaking at the Fireside Chat (Photo by Rejane Migliore

Lindsey, the author of The Confessions of a Not-So-Supermodel: Faith, Friends, and Festival Queens, spoke to women about some of her own journey from being focused on physical appearance to focusing on God’s plan for all of her life.

Continue reading Confessions of a not-so-super model

Courtship week changes to weekend

By Katie O’connell

Line of contestants during the Newly Wed Game (Photo by Allis Kersten)

On a stage surrounded by red and white balloons, Emy Smith pondered the question in front of her. Five others joined her on stage for Trevecca’s edition of “The Newlywed Game,” where one half of a couple answered questions about their partner. The current question? The thing they wished their partner would stop doing.

Continue reading Courtship week changes to weekend

Ladies fireside chat creates healthy dialogue

By Alyssa Valletta

Handling emotions, learning to set boundaries, and healthy sexuality are a few of the topics female students on campus are discussing with each other, Trevecca RDs and other women leaders.

For the second year, Counseling Services is teaming up with RDs to offer female students a safe place to ask questions about everything from friendship to sex to avoiding too-busy schedules.

“This is a way to reach out to people, the women specifically, who may feel like they don’t need counseling necessarily,” said Amanda Daly, director of counseling services.

Continue reading Ladies fireside chat creates healthy dialogue