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  • Student Executive Board officers elected for 2014-15 school year

    Student Executive Board officers elected for 2014-15 school year

    ZACH BROWN – Editor-in-Chief Students elected a new Student Executive Board for the 2014-2015 SGA on April 7. Around 350 votes were cast in the online elections. Three of the four positions were uncontested. Junior journalism and mass communication major Maddie Davis beat junior accounting major Andrew Bragg for Vice President of Events. Other SEB […]

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    ZACH BROWN – Editor-in-Chief The Sons of Light are at it again, cryptic as ever. For the past two weeks, the secret organization has tweeted out three baffling messages that may point to what they plan to do next on campus. On April Fool’s Day, the Sons’ Twitter account, @Filii_Lucis, posted simply “Prepare.” The account […]

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  • Pi Kappa Phi suspension lifted

    Pi Kappa Phi suspension lifted

    SYDNEY CROMWELL – News Editor A hazing allegation led to the temporary suspension of the Alpha Eta chapter of Pi Kappa Phi fraternity in March. After an investigation, the chapter is no longer under suspension, but the judicial process continues. On March 13, the Office of Greek Life informed leaders of the Greek community about […]

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Robinson Forum speaker focuses on Buzzfeed, ethics of journalism

JACKSON HOGAN - News Writer  Political journalist Kyle Whitmire spoke on journalism ethics at the Timothy Sumner Robinson Forum on Tuesday, April 15. Whitmire discussed topics ranging from the “Buzzfeed headline” to WikiLeaks, covering broad ideas like the free press as well as specific issues like Birmingham scandals. Whitmire is an Alabama native and graduate of […]

Lieutenant governor candidate speaks to Samford Democrats

SYDNEY CROMWELL - News Editor  Following the on-campus Republican primary debate for Alabama’s 6th Congressional District, the Samford Democrats hosted their own event with James Fields, the Democratic candidate running for lieutenant governor. About 25 people attended the “Dialogue with a Candidate” in Brooks Hall on Thursday, April 10, where they ate pizza and listened to […]

Senate to host town hall in Caf

SYDNEY CROMWELL – News Editor Government Association’s Senate suffers from a student awareness problem. According to a 2013 email survey by SGA, 51.9 percent of students know their class officers and only 32.8 percent know their current senators. “A lot of students that I have talked to and that Caison Moore, the Vice President for […]

2014-2015 student media leaders chosen

HALLEY SMITH - News Writer  The editors of Samford’s three main student media outlets – The Samford Crimson, “Entre Nous” and Sojourn – have been hired for the 2014-2015 school year. These leaders were chosen by a panel that included the current editors of these publications, professors from the department of journalism and mass communication and […]


Live @ the Library features world-renowned St. John’s Bible

OLIVIA WILLIAMS – Features Writer Live @ the Library welcomed Tim Ternes from St. John’s University on Friday, April 11. Ternes has been the director of the St. John’s Bible for the past ten years. Samford proudly holds the Heritage edition of the St. John’s Bible, one of only 299 copies made in the state […]

Sons scramble students in campus egg hunt

Sons scramble students in campus egg hunt

ZACH BROWN - Editor-in-Chief The Sons of Light followed through on their vague hints of something worth preparing for with this week’s campus-wide Easter egg Hunt. Students awoke Monday morning to find a large quantity of Easter eggs marked with the Sons’ mark and Twitter handle hidden on campus. Inside each was a small wooden coin […]

Meet your new SGA President, McDavid Maddox

Meet your new SGA President, McDavid Maddox

OLIVIA WILLIAMS - Features Writer  Newly elected SGA President McDavid Maddox, a junior marketing and economics double major from Dothan, Ala., seeks to add a bit of flavor to student life during his tenure. “Before I came to Samford, I really wanted to go to culinary school. I have a huge passion for the culinary arts,” […]

Career Development Center introduces Pathfinders

The Career Development Center is launching a student-led program designed to give students the opportunity to develop leadership skills and assist peers in their professional presence. The program introduces Pathfinders, students who will be placed with a career counselor with whom to build a relationship and learn from. These students will also volunteer two to four hours each week […]


Growing pains

SYDNEY CROMWELL - News Editor  “Access Denied.” That’s the message I received when I attempted to reserve my room for next year. I have been a resident of Pittman Hall for the past three years and, because of its lower price tag and Central Campus convenience, had hoped to live there as a senior as well. […]

Violence and video games

GARRETT VANDE KAMP – Opinion Columnist When I was in middle school, my grandmother wanted to give my little brother and me a present by buying us a video game. At the time, we had our hearts set on the game currently rocking the industry: “Tony Hawk’s Underground.” But as we were at Walmart, the cashier […]

Special delivery

TAYLOR HANCOCK – Opinion Columnist  Typically when we hear that someone has “committed a crime”, we think of robbery or murder. But in Alabama, it is a crime to give birth in your own home. Parents and midwives can be prosecuted for delivering a baby outside a hospital. Why should the state have any active voice […]

On scapegoats and schadenfreude

JONATHAN ADAMS - Guest Columnist When I was a junior in high school, I, along with all of my unfortunate classmates, wasted a pristine Saturday morning in a depressing public school classroom taking the SAT. As fellow victims know, the infamous college admissions test begins with an essay assignment intended to evoke the critical thinking abilities […]


Women’s golf places 3rd at SoCon

CLAYTON HURDLE - Sports Editor The Samford women’s golf team finished in third place at the SoCon championships at Hilton Head Island, S.C. The Bulldogs, whose composite score of 936 was 21 strokes behind that of tournament champion Tennessee-Chattanooga, finished with their best-ever place in the SoCon final. Samford’s previous best finish in the SoCon championship […]

Track excels in Tuscaloosa meet

CHRIS GRIESEDIECK - Sports Writer The Samford track and field team competed in the Alabama-Mississippi Border clash on Friday, April 11. The meet took place at the University of Alabama’s Sam Bailey Track and Field Stadium in Tuscaloosa. The meet included top athletes from big schools like Auburn, Mississippi State, Alabama, Ole Miss and Southern Mississippi. […]

Men’s tennis wins to finish season, to begin tourney tomorrow

SAMANTHA STALLINGS – Sports Writer The Samford men’s tennis team won 6-1 against Chattanooga last Wednesday, their last match before the conference tournament. This win was their third straight. “We did a great job today and played a very complete match across the board,” Samford head coach Rahim Esmail said. “I am pleased with the […]

Baseball drops 2 of 3 at Davidson

 SAM CHANDLER – Sports Writer The Samford University baseball team (21-15, 7-5 SoCon) lost two of their three road games this past weekend against the Davidson Wildcats. After a tough 10-9 loss in Friday’s opening game, the Bulldogs bounced back to win game two of the series on Saturday afternoon. Freshman undeclared major Jared Brasher […]