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  • TEDx events to be hosted

    By MEGAN LIGHT, Copy Editor TEDxSamfordU plans to take the campus by storm this year with bigger and better events as it restarts on Samford’s campus. TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan foundation that aims to share innovative and thought-provoking ideas in the form of short talks. The TED Talks series started […]

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    | October 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • Size Matters: Starbucks cup sizes differ by location

    By EMILY FEATHERSTON, News Editor Do two ounces matter? If you are spending $4.75 on a cup of coffee, two ounces could be important. When compared to the Starbucks stores at the Homewood Target and in Vestavia Hills, iced Venti drinks at the University Center location are two to four ounces smaller, depending on the […]

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    | October 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • Football Prepares to play Wofford

    By CHARLIE HOWARD The Bulldogs are coming off a much-needed bye week and are preparing to play the Wofford Terriers. “Open weeks always help,” Head Coach Pat Sullivan said. “It gives you a chance to get a few guys back. We’ve had a couple of people back, and that will help us.” The Bulldogs are 3-2 […]

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    | October 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • Access denied

    By RACHAEL HEADLEY, Features Editor   “Page blocked: Access to the requested site has been blocked by your organization’s policy.” This is the message that any Samford student will receive when attempting to open the Yik Yak app on their computer through campus Wi-Fi. Yik Yak, the anonymous social-media sharing app, has recently been a […]

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    | October 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

News

TEDx events to be hosted

By MEGAN LIGHT, Copy Editor TEDxSamfordU plans to take the campus by storm this year with bigger and better events as it restarts on Samford’s campus. TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan foundation that aims to share innovative and thought-provoking ideas in the form of short talks. The TED Talks series started […]

Size Matters: Starbucks cup sizes differ by location

By EMILY FEATHERSTON, News Editor Do two ounces matter? If you are spending $4.75 on a cup of coffee, two ounces could be important. When compared to the Starbucks stores at the Homewood Target and in Vestavia Hills, iced Venti drinks at the University Center location are two to four ounces smaller, depending on the […]

Protests divisive in Hong Kong

By SYDNEY CROMWELL, Editor-in-Chief Armed with yellow ribbons and songs, students in Hong Kong have been peacefully protesting for weeks in hopes of gaining democratic elections. However, their story is not that of underdog students versus the Chinese government or even democratic versus single-party political systems. The history, culture and politics of Hong Kong are […]

Step Sing groups choose themes

By SYDNEY CROMWELL, Editor-in-Chief Step Sing is still months away, but the planning process is already underway. Yesterday was the theme selection deadline for groups participating in the 2015 show. Despite some groups’ complaints that theme selection was early this year, Director of Student Activities and Campus Events Beth Roller said the date is exactly […]

Features

Active Minds chalks out stigma

By RACHAEL HEADLEY, Features Editor Last week, chalk messages covered campus sidewalks with statistics about mental health for college students. For the Samford chapter of Active Minds and chapter president Natalie Price, the goal was awareness. Price, a junior psychology major, has taken an active role to promote discussion and education of mental health. Another […]

Lucero to come to Cask and Drum festival

By AMY SMALL Lucero, the country-folk-punk rock band from Memphis, Tennessee, will be at the Cask and Drum festival on Oct.11. The show will kick off at 5:45 p.m. on the Cask and Drum stage on the corner of 2nd Ave and 27th Street South. In their 16 years together, the seven-man band has produced […]

Access denied

By RACHAEL HEADLEY, Features Editor   “Page blocked: Access to the requested site has been blocked by your organization’s policy.” This is the message that any Samford student will receive when attempting to open the Yik Yak app on their computer through campus Wi-Fi. Yik Yak, the anonymous social-media sharing app, has recently been a […]

More than just a Farmers Market

By Hattie O’Hara   On any given week, a trip to Ben Brown Plaza could result in joining a new club, information about grad school, and two new t-shirts, thanks to the booths and tables promoting a variety of organizations. However, one table last week was there to sell produce and promote a cause that […]

Opinion

Politics is not theatre

By MICHAEL ARTHUR, Columnist Senior political science major Congress’s actions at the moment are, shall we say, problematic for the welfare of the Nation. The 113th Congress is consistently chastised by the media, the public and even themselves for being one of the most unproductive sessions in American history. The ironic caveat to this statement […]

How do you think the U.S. should respond to the Islamic State?

By JULIE LAFORCE, Columnist Senior journalism mass communication major Griffin Benton, senior political science major “I believe that while the United States has started carrying out air strikes in Syria and Iraq, we need to be doing more to combat the radical Islamic State. We should have troops on the ground meeting this threat head-on. […]

The magic of Harry Potter

By JULIA JORDAN-LAKE, Columnist Sophomore psychology major Universal Islands of Adventure officially opened The Wizarding World of Harry Potter (Hogsmeade) in 2010. This summer, Orlando opened an expansion in Universal Studios, accessible only by a park-to-park admission pass: Diagon Alley. The feature ride within Diagon Alley is “Escape from Gringotts,” an action-packed multi-dimensional ride out […]

A pro-life response to Planned Parenthood

By BAILEY LANG, Guest Contributer Second year pharmacy student Last week’s editorial claimed that the closing of Birmingham’s last Planned Parenthood Center “fails to prevent abortion at all.” However, Planned Parenthood remains the largest abortion business in the nation, performing 327,166 abortions in 2012 according to the Planned Parenthood 2012-2013 Annual Report. It is true […]

Sports

Women’s Basketball chosen to finish third in SoCon’s preseason poll

By Grace Miserocchi The women’s basketball team is less than a month away from the beginning of the season and has been picked to finish third by the SoCon preseason coach’s poll. Sophomore guard and sports administration major Hannah Nichols and redshirt junior forward Taylor Reece were chosen for the preseason all-conference team by the […]

Understanding the basics of Volleyball

By SAMANTHA STALLINGS The next time you go to a Samford Volleyball game here are some rules and terms for you to understand: Games are called sets. The games are best three of five sets. The first four sets go to 25 and the fifth goes to 15. A team must win by two points in […]

Freshman French cross country runner a top competitor

By SAM CHANDLER Freshman interior architecture major Arsène Guillorel first considered the idea of competing for an American university four years ago. Guillorel, a cross-country standout from Pontchateau, France, was told by a fellow French athlete that there was no comparison to competing at the collegiate level in the United States. “He told me it’s probably […]

Football Prepares to play Wofford

By CHARLIE HOWARD The Bulldogs are coming off a much-needed bye week and are preparing to play the Wofford Terriers. “Open weeks always help,” Head Coach Pat Sullivan said. “It gives you a chance to get a few guys back. We’ve had a couple of people back, and that will help us.” The Bulldogs are 3-2 […]