Library highlights speculative fictions for Black History Month
Walking through the front doors of Sims Memorial Library, one can see a green poster with the word “speculative” on it. What does this mean and why is it there? In honor of Black History Month, the diversity committee directed by Eric Johnson, headed by Paul Kelsey and other members of the committee including Herbert Mequin, faculty member of reference instruction library put out a display on the first floor.
NPHC honors Black History during annual showcase
The National Pan-Hellenic Council is a joint organization of nine historical African American Greek lettered fraternities and sororities. The NPHC organization, sometimes called the “Divine Nine,” was formed as a permanent organization on May 30, 1980 on the campus of Howard University.
Social Work Club combats body image issues
Students smashed their scales to fight against negative body image. On Wednesday, Feb. 26 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., students were invited to a scale smashing event hosted by Mandie Tracy, a senior social work major and Taylor Cole, a sophomore social work major, two ambassadors of McCall Dempsey, founder of Southern Smash and Chief Smasher.
"On the Verge" garners success at Vonnie Borden
Last week, “On the Verge” was a smash at the Vonnie Borden Theatre, coaxing much laughter and emotional engagement from the audience. The play is about Alexandra, Mary and Fanny, a trio of women explorers hailing from the year 1889 who find themselves traveling through time and space on the mysterious continent entitled “Terra Incognita.
20th century artist inspires
Last week students studying in the field of graphic design were given the opportunity to learn from an expert about a progressive 20th century designer. On Thursday, Feb. 20, visiting artist Richard Doubleday held a lecture on the renowned 20th century German graphic designer and typographer Jan Tschichold in the Contemporary Art Gallery.
Ghost Light concert venue to host local artists
Columbia Theatre’s Ghost Light concert venue will host its second modern concert for music lovers of all ages. Doors will open at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 27, and the show will begin at 7:30 p.m. The artist lineup features Tandem; Yo, Picasso; Modern Language and Startisan as the headline band.
Lions continue winning streak, defeat Grambling
The Lions baseball team added on to their winning streak Wednesday night with a victory over Grambling State University. Runs came early and often for the Lions. They recorded eight runs within their first three innings at bat. The Lions would eventually tack on five more runs before the ball game would finish, securing a 13-0 win over GSU.
Lady Lions fall short to NSU Demons
The Lady Lions fell to Northwestern State University Lady Demons, leaving one Lady Lion posting her 11th double figure of the season. The Lady Lions played Thursday Feb. 28 in the university center at 5 p.m. in the ESPN3 contest, losing with a score of 58-73.
Lions fail at comeback versus Northwestern State
Lions returned to University Center on Thursday, Feb. 27 to face off against Northwestern State University's Demons. Thursday night’s game was titled, 'Jam the Jungle: Gold Out the UC' and the final score was 83-88. Although the Lions loss against the Demons, senior guard Dre Evans took note on some things that he could have done to help the team, in order for a win.
Controversial conversation tests free speech
According to a published article by Star-Telegram, written by Mitch Mitchell, a sexually charged relationship between a 31-year-old junior high school teacher, Sean Arlis Williams, and a 13-year-old female junior high student took place through 688 text messages over a 6-day period.
Minimum wage raise harms young workers
The idea of hiking the federal minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $10.10, made popular by progressives, is so appealing to the masses because in theory, it sounds great. In reality, it hurts the individual it proclaims to help: the young, unskilled worker.
Bike lanes necessary on campus
Since the closure of the old Student Union, everyone has been forced to walk all the way around the construction, either between Pottle Music Building and Twelve Oaks Reception Hall or along the North Oak Street sidewalk from Fayard Hall to Ned McGeehee Drive.