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The bittersweet taste of college

The bittersweet taste of college

Diamond Hollins, Staff Reporter

October 19, 2018

“Embrace uncertainty. Some of the most beautiful chapters in our lives won’t have a title until much later.” ~Bob Goff When I was in my senior year of high school, I knew exactly who I was. I knew what I wanted to be, where I was going, and why I was going. Every stride I took was dipped in...

Special people with designer genes

Special people with designer genes

Prakriti Adhikari, Staff Reporter

October 19, 2018

Nature is profound, mysterious and beautiful all at the same time. The synchronization and engineering of elements found in nature are complicated. From tiny particles like electrons and protons to the magnificent universe, everything happens with its own rule. If a small change occurs, many differences...

Sharing musical passion

Sharing musical passion

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

October 18, 2018

Music has been a constant in the life of Michael Brothers, instructor of jazz studies, percussion and drumline. Born and raised in San Francisco Bay, California, Brothers vaguely remembers his first experience with live music in the early ‘60s. His parents, who both played instruments, went to see...

Equity in schools

Diamond Hollins, Staff Reporter

October 18, 2018

The second part of the "Creating a Marketplace of Ideas" panel discussion focused on equity in the education system. The Department of Educational Leadership and Technology sponsored the event, which was held on Oct. 16 in the Cate Teacher Education Center from 4-8 p.m. The panel included Senior...

Fanfare in the gallery

Fanfare in the gallery

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

October 17, 2018

Fanfare celebrations will find a place in the Contemporary Art Gallery with an exhibition of abstract painting and a fashion show. The “Real to Not Real” exhibition showcases abstract representational painting. It will be up until Nov. 9.  According to Instructor of Painting Thomas Walton, a...

Student-athletes finding their fire

Student-athletes finding their fire

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

October 17, 2018

When kids are young, they watch superhero movies, play with legos or watch athletes play their favorite sport. Some student-athletes watch their favorite professional athlete to get inspired. Mimicry is a common thing throughout sports teams and is often noticeable among young athletes. When growing...

Meal prepping made easy

Meal prepping made easy

Madeline Cancienne, Staff Reporter

October 17, 2018

Maintaining a healthy diet while being on-the-go all the time may seem like an impossible task, but meal prepping can make it simpler. According to a survey conducted by The FASEB Journal, 84 percent of 344 surveyed students eat fast food, and 54 percent of students eat it at least once a week. Meal...

The cost of maintenance

The cost of maintenance

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

October 16, 2018

Fans and players may see the bright lights, clean stands and waxed floors at athletic facilities but not the necessary maintenance crew.  Keeping athletic facilities in tip-top shape requires maintenance such as waxing the floors or fixing broken equipment by cleaning crews. The Pennington Student ...

Apartment Guide scholarship

Apartment Guide scholarship

Diamond Hollins, Staff Reporter

October 16, 2018

Apartment Guide looks to help students trying to balance college expenses and costs of living with a $2,500 scholarship. Possible recipients must write a 500-600 word essay with one question in mind, “What makes a home a home?” Submissions will be reviewed, and 10 of them will make it through...

Bring on the fright at ‘Hammond Horror Fest’

Bring on the fright at ‘Hammond Horror Fest’

Diamond Hollins, Staff Reporter

October 16, 2018

“Hammond Horror Fest” plans to scare attendees for its eighth year in a row. The two-day event will feature the “7 Frightening Phobias” play on Oct. 19 in the Pottle Auditorium from 8-10 p.m., and the Macabre Showcase will take place at Gnarly Barley Brewing Co. on Oct. 20 from 6-10 p.m. Associate...

Lady Lions and Ladyjacks tie game

Lady Lions and Ladyjacks tie game

Johnathan Zeringue, Staff Reporter

October 15, 2018

The Lady Lions competed against the Stephen F. Austin State University Ladyjacks and closed the game with a 1-1 tie. On Friday, Oct. 12, the Lady Lions trailed the Ladyjacks 0-1 going into the second half, but Sofia Olsson, senior defender, tied the game with a goal in the second half. The goal was...

Rallying lion spirit

Prakriti Adhikari, Staff Reporter

October 15, 2018

The bonfire and "Roar Rally Spirit Competition" continued the Homecoming Week festivities the night before game day. The activities were organized on Cook Field at 7:30 p.m. and started with performances from the band, cheerleaders and Lionettes. A total of seven organizations participated in the...