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International students improve English speaking skills

International students improve English speaking skills

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter

November 16, 2019

Foreign students who do not speak English as their primary language may face challenges with understanding others and adapting to an American college experience. In order to assist those students, the Department of World Languages and Cultures provides resources through the English as a Second Language...

Students host university’s first Lion Aerobics class

Students host university’s first Lion Aerobics class

Elana Guillory, Staff Reporter

November 15, 2019

Lion Aerobics brought students together on Thursday, Nov. 14 at the Pennington Student Activity Center. Torin Mcclanahan, senior communications major, teamed up with junior accounting major Don Lawrence to bring Lion Aerobics to the university. Lion Aerobics taught a set of high-energy choreography...

Blue meets red governor’s debate

Blue meets red governor’s debate

Andrew Jordan, Staff Reporter

November 15, 2019

Election Day is on Saturday and both sides are fighting for their candidates The Student Government Organization held their Red vs. Blue debate at the Student Union Annex, Room 2303. Attendees at hand were College Democrats, made up of Leah Cross, Syteria Collins, Rebecca Shields, Jasmine Bickham an...

Mocktails competition raises alcohol awareness with a twist

Mocktails competition raises alcohol awareness with a twist

Jacob Lofton, Staff Reporter

November 15, 2019

Organizations on campus raised awareness about the effects of alcohol by participating in a competition to make non-alcoholic drinks. In the annual event Mocktails put on by the Office for Student Engagement, Greek organizations raised awareness about the dangers of alcohol. On Nov. 15, students were...

Get advised for spring classes

Get advised for spring classes

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

November 14, 2019

With the fall semester nearing an end, students and staff have begun preparing for the 2020 spring semester with student advising. Advising is different for all concentrations and classifications with some departments like biological sciences having two advisors per student. Dr. Edward Nelson, professor ...

Leadership Luncheon encourages students to develop positive outlook

Leadership Luncheon encourages students to develop positive outlook

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter

November 13, 2019

An event on campus gave student leaders an opportunity to learn methods to reduce stress and encourage a positive attitude among other students.  The Office of Student Engagement and the ExCEL Leadership Program collaborated to host the Leadership Luncheon on Tuesday Nov. 12. During the event, stu...

University health center teaches students about Medicaid.

University health center teaches students about Medicaid.

Symiah Dorsey, Staff Reporter

November 12, 2019

The University Health Center hosted a Medicaid Drive to inform students about the importance of having health insurance and give them an opportunity to apply. Staff members worked the tabling event to spread awareness on the availability of Medicaid and its benefits.  Sarah Gray, a senior health educati...

University intramurals: claiming the cornhole crown

University intramurals: claiming the cornhole crown

Brynn Lundy, Staff Reporter

November 12, 2019

Teammates Preston Gautreau and Gavin Crain reigned victorious in this year’s  Intramural Cornhole Tournament. Eight teams of two competed at the Pennington Student Activity Center on Monday, Nov. 11. Crain, a freshman criminal justice major, explained how it felt to take the cornhole crown on Monday ni...

ROTC hosts flag football game on Veterans Day

ROTC hosts flag football game on Veterans Day

Daniel McClain, Staff Reporter

November 12, 2019

On Veterans Day, Nov. 11, at North Oaks Park, ROTC members were able to join together and play a game of flag football. Captain Robert Yelton, National Guard, expressed that it was an activity for everyone to stay motivated. “It’s something to do,” shared Yelton. “Not necessarily celebrate the day, ...

Event additions reshape Mocktails

Event additions reshape Mocktails

Jacob Summerville, Editor-in-Chief

November 12, 2019

From a guest panel to a mechanical bull, an annual event is seeing multiple changes this semester. Hosted by the Office for Student Engagement and the Campus Activities Board, “Wild, Wild Western Rodeo Mocktails” will take place on Nov. 14 at 6 p.m. on Union Ave. directly outside the War Memorial...

A new office offers assistance to veteran students

A new office offers assistance to veteran students

Briyana Anderson, Staff Reporter

November 10, 2019

The Office of Military & Veteran Success offers assistance for students who are veterans and military service members to help them with their education and training needs. The office, located in the War Memorial Student Union, Room 2304, was created in September by Matthew D. Watkins, director...

Fanfare lecture discusses the world war

Fanfare lecture discusses the world war

Symiah Dorsey, Staff Reporter

November 8, 2019

A Fanfare lecture on campus discussed the World War II. Jeremy Black, a professor of history at the University of Exeter, discussed why the Allies won the world war. The lecture was hosted by the Department of History and Political Science, and was held at the War Memorial Student Union Theatre. Bl...