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  • Math professor Foreman remembered for humor, kindness

    Math professor Foreman remembered for humor, kindness

    SYDNEY CROMWELL – News Writer Mathematics professor David Foreman died on Thursday, May 1 after an extended battle with cancer. Foreman had been part of the mathematics and computer science department since 1986. Foreman is survived by his wife and his daughters Julie and Emily. His funeral is set for 2 p.m. today at Brookwood […]

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    | May 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • Sons of Light conclude egg hunt with candles, trickery

    Sons of Light conclude egg hunt with candles, trickery

    ZACH BROWN - Editor-in-Chief  The Sons of Light egg hunt ended early Good Friday morning with a team of about 20 winning the $2000 prize. Contestants and curious onlookers arrived at the Lady Justice statue by Memory Leake Robinson Hall at midnight, only to be told via the Sons’ Twitter (@Filii_Lucis) to relocate to Reid Chapel. […]

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    | April 25, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • Men of Night car-marking prank a ‘nuisance’

    Men of Night car-marking prank a ‘nuisance’

    ZACH BROWN | Editor-in-Chief Beeson Woods residents awoke Thursday to find their cars blazoned with a crude, white “M.”  The group “Men of Night” has claimed responsibility for the marking through their Twitter account. Nearly every car in Beeson Woods was marked, most on the back windshield.  Other areas of campus were unaffected. Senior computer […]

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    | April 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

News

Memorial service remembers Foreman as a ‘blessing’

CHELSEA PENNINGTON - News Writer Friends, family, and those touched by mathematics professor David Foreman gathered in Reid Chapel on Monday for a memorial service to celebrate his life. The service included reading of Malachi 2:5-6 and Philippians 2:1-4 and a musical reflection, “God Is My Shepherd,” by Randall Richardson, the performance studies department chair. A […]

Three students receive Fulbright grants

SYDNEY CROMWELL - Editor-in-Chief Senior music education major Chris Barbee and senior history major Zach Brown received grants from the Fulbright program to study abroad for a year. Additionally, freshman English and classics major Stone Hendrickson was chosen for a summer grant to study in the U.K. Barbee will be traveling to Latvia to study choral conducting and […]

Three chosen as new CDC Pathfinders

Three students will be the first participants in the Career Development Center’s new Pathfinders program. Freshman Celia Hinson and juniors Melody Martinez and Claire Graff, all human development and family science majors, were chosen for the program, which starts in the fall. The students will be paired with a career counselor and trained to help […]

Sigma Nu hosts 1K run as part of Samford’s pledge to “Shoe a Nation”

 SYDNEY CROMWELL - News Editor   The brothers of Sigma Nu have pledged to put shoes on the feet of 1,000 children as part of Samford’s “Shoe a Nation” project. President Andrew Westmoreland first announced the project at a convocation in March. Samford intends to raise $100,000 to provide shoes for the children of Dominica, a Caribbean […]

Features

Finals week: study healthier, not harder

LAUREN HUNT - Features Writer As finals week approaches, many students are planning their strategies for studying. Students are tempted to drink large quantities of caffeine to stay awake longer. Even worse, some students choose to take prescription pills such as Adderall to help them stay focused and alert. These may seem like harmless actions that […]

Movie review: Marc Webb’s ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’

CAITRIN WILLIAMS - Features Editor   This being the second installment of “The Amazing Spider-Man” series, I already knew that I preferred director Marc Webb’s film series to Sam Raimi’s Kirsten Dunst-plagued saga. Webb and his crew kicked the special effects and stunts up several notches while keeping the web slinging and Oscorp shenanigans at a somewhat […]

What’s behind the curtain at Samford’s ‘Wizard of Oz’?

CHELSEA PENNINGTON - Features Writer  Samford students can follow the yellow brickroad to the theater department’s production of “The Wizard of Oz,” from May 2-4. This journey will take an unexpected turn compared to most productions though – the show will be steampunk. Steampunk is a science fiction genre featuring steam-powered machines rather than high-tech spaceships […]

Movie Review: ‘Captain America 2’

JIMMY LICHTENWALTER - Features Writer   The films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe are, for the most part, great movies. A great deal of time, effort and talent go into these films – and it shows. Yet, as much as I enjoy the Marvel movies – and superhero films in general – I never thought that they […]

Opinion

Positive paralysis

TAYLOR BURGESS – Opinion Columnist   I spent much more time not writing this than I did actually putting words to page. I think this is the best way my last Crimson column could have come together. I am not making another argument about the value of time management or an enumeration of reasons why I procrastinate. […]

Why I write

MICHAEL DORRILL – Opinion Columnist I wrote my first editorial for the Crimson as a freshman. It was about the Harvey Updike tree-poisoning incident. It was a brief few hundred words. I was upset by both the incident itself and the response to it. I argued that a rivalry should be intense, and that we should […]

Please don’t edit this column

ZACH BROWN - Editor-in-Chief   In my time on the editorial staff of the Crimson, I have been baffled by how writers cannot grasp the role of an editor. Multiple times, myself and other members of the editorial staff have received impassioned emails, demanding that editors not edit a piece for myriad reasons, usually largely unjustified. Or […]

Real world rush

LINDSAY WISEMAN – Opinion Editor A certain stereotype surrounds the sorority girl. Energetic and enthusiastic, the classic sorority girl is always willing to try new things. At Samford, this stereotype does not necessarily ring true. At larger state schools, however, evidence is far from absent. The most obvious difference between the two environments is the […]

Sports

Softball wins final regular season series

CHRIS GRIESEDIECK - Sports Writer  The Samford softball team hosted the Georgia Southern Eagles this past weekend in the final regular season SoCon matchup. The Dogs won the first two games of the series before losing on Sunday. Samford edged GSU 1-0 and 2-1 in Saturday’s doubleheader. Sophomore nursing major Caroline Wilder blasted a solo home […]

Football prepares to defend SoCon title

CLAYTON HURDLE - Sports Editor  After recording an 8-4 record and reaching the FCS playoffs in 2013, the Samford football team has begun preparation for the 2014 season. Samford will have to replace a number of players from the 2013 SoCon co-championship team, most notably quarterback Andy Summerlin. Sophomore communication studies major Michael Eubank transferred to […]

Dogs get season split with AAMU

CLAYTON HURDLE - Sports Editor   Samford avenged a loss earlier in the season with a 5-1 home win over Alabama A&M on Tuesday night. Samford jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning and never trailed. Samford’s bats retired Alabama A&M’s starting pitcher Payden Khun by the end of the first, recording two hits […]

SU senior memories

ERIC BIANCALANA - Sports Writer What will you miss most about your team?  Hamilton Bailey, basketball guard: “What I’ll miss most is something I know I’ve taken for granted, being with my teammates. No one knows me like they do.” Katie Murphy, volleyball middle blocker: “I will miss being around my sisters every day. I could […]