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  • Soccer Clinches the SoCon Title

    By MIKE ROHDY The Bulldogs clinched the SoCon title with a hard-fought, 1-0 victory over the Mercer Bears at home. Samford now has a 12-7 record and is 7-2 in the SoCon as it moves on to the first round of the SoCon tournament this Saturday. A mere 4 minutes into the game, senior finance […]

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    | October 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • Food insecurity in Birmingham

    Aleah Vassell, Columnist Earlier this month, there was a convocation in the Planetarium titled, “A Place at the Table.” As a senior with about 20 more convo credits to earn, I was there. At first glance, the title gave me an impression that this might be a religious lecture about the history of communion and […]

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    | October 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • Samford alumni climb Everest

    By RACHAEL HEADLEY Standing at 18,200 feet, Graham Lemmond and Steven Shirley stared at the summit of Mount Everest, the world’s tallest mountain. Lemmond, a 2007 journalism and mass communication graduate, and Shirley, a 2008 biology and pre-med graduate, were part of a team that went to Nepal to trek Everest. Lemmond and Shirley got […]

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    | October 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • Nine Tips for College Students on How to Save Money

    By ALLIE HALES We all have that friend who doesn’t know how to handle money. As a college student, you don’t want to be like that friend. Based on research conducted around campus, here are nine tips on how students can handle their money to avoid getting in financial trouble: Split your purchases into categories. […]

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    | October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

News

Students swindled by fake charity

Emily Featherston, News Editor Junior vocal performance major Joylyn Rushing noticed something was wrong when a woman approached her outside of Brooks Hall Tuesday and asked for money. The woman showed her a brochure and said that she was raising money to help children, though Rushing was unable to find out which children the charit […]

Cadre program expanded

Rachel Sinclair, News Writer Proposals for student-led cadres in the spring of 2015 are now available on Banner. The opportunity for students to propose and lead cadres became available this fall. Brian Pitts, the campus minister overseeing cadres, said it was one of several changes regarding the structure of cadres. Unlike previous years, students must […]

Students react to Ebola

By VICTORIA HEYER, Copy Editor Ebola is on everyone’s mind lately. Some are brushing it off, others panicking. This year marks the largest Ebola outbreak in recorded history. For some Samford students, the issue was brought a lot closer to home when a case of Ebola was confirmed in Dallas. The patient, Thomas Duncan, passed […]

Novak challenges students to talk about hazing

By MEGAN LIGHT, Copy Editor Kim Novak, a national expert in student-focused risk management, spoke to students Monday about the need for awareness of the definition of hazing and how they can prevent its occurrence on campus. Novak’s presentation noted that hazing is not specifically a Greek Life issue, but that it also happens in […]

Features

Decorating your dorm for fall

By KARA YOUNG Leaves are falling, colors are changing and pumpkin spice lattes are back in high demand. Needless to say, fall is in the air. Here are a few tips on how to decorate your dorm for the season. Candy corn Whether you love it or hate it, candy corn is a part of […]

Samford alumni climb Everest

By RACHAEL HEADLEY Standing at 18,200 feet, Graham Lemmond and Steven Shirley stared at the summit of Mount Everest, the world’s tallest mountain. Lemmond, a 2007 journalism and mass communication graduate, and Shirley, a 2008 biology and pre-med graduate, were part of a team that went to Nepal to trek Everest. Lemmond and Shirley got […]

What’s in my queue?

Navigating Netflix like a film critic By HUDSON REYNOLDS Looking for some films to embrace Halloween spirit? Look no further than your Netflix account. Below are four must-see films that will make the season a bit more spooky.   Nosferatu (1922) [NR] Vampire horror and German expressionism join forces in what possibly may be the […]

World languages and cultures department chair shares experiences with students

By TAYLOR YUNGK As a six-year-old, Mike Ledgerwood and his family of seven were vacationing in Quebec when he and his brother decided to play with Canadian children they saw outside. However, the children did not speak English and ran away. Ledgerwood still remembers how the communication barrier between them made him feel and in […]

Opinion

Food insecurity in Birmingham

Aleah Vassell, Columnist Earlier this month, there was a convocation in the Planetarium titled, “A Place at the Table.” As a senior with about 20 more convo credits to earn, I was there. At first glance, the title gave me an impression that this might be a religious lecture about the history of communion and […]

Samford is not a Christian school

Logan Greenhaw, Columnist It is plastered on the gates to our campus. It is built into the architecture of our chapels. It is woven into the very fabric of our programs: Samford is a Christian school. When I consider the implications of the word ‘Christian,’ however, I am forced to disagree. In the letter to […]

Remembering World War I

Franklin Lowe, Columnist This year marks the hundredth anniversary of the First World War, a war that I believe will always be tied to teens and twenty-something’s like us. After all, the soldiers who died were our age, as were many of the civilians, nurses, and laborers affected by its four long and bloody years. […]

Movers and shakers: Defining Samford’s leadership community

By STONE HENDRICKSON, Columnist Who are your leaders, Samfordians? Who among you has the most influence on the nature and direction of Samford’s student life? And are you one of those leaders? I think we can answer these questions by building a box. While somewhat porous, this box contains Samford’s student leaders and consists of […]

Sports

Volleyball loses to UNCG ending winning streak

By Samantha Stallings Samford Volleyball went 1-1 this past weekend, beating East Tennessee State University 5-2 and losing to UNC at Greensboro 3-0. Saturday afternoon Samford’s winning streak was snapped and lost their first SoCon game of the season. The Bulldogs lost both sets 25-19, 25-19. “Put that loss up to the last two weeks […]

Soccer Clinches the SoCon Title

By MIKE ROHDY The Bulldogs clinched the SoCon title with a hard-fought, 1-0 victory over the Mercer Bears at home. Samford now has a 12-7 record and is 7-2 in the SoCon as it moves on to the first round of the SoCon tournament this Saturday. A mere 4 minutes into the game, senior finance […]

Michael Eubank’s Journey to Samford

By Sam Chandler Quarterback Michael Eubank’s improbable path to becoming the starting quarterback at Samford University began far before he was even aware of the school’s existence. Eubank, a redshirt junior and communication studies major, has led the Bulldogs to a 4-3 record, accounting for 12 total touchdowns. His unique journey began in the fall […]

Samford Crew starts out fall season with second and third place finishes

By GRACE MISEROCCHI, Sports Editor The Samford Crew team finished up its first regatta of the season last weekend at the Hobbs Island Regatta in Huntsville, Alabama. The varsity women’s eight plus boat placed third, and their four plus boat placed second, while novice women’s boat placed third. The crew team was founded in 2010 and […]