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  • 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
  • What’s the difference?

    Samford officials say definition kept incident off federal crime report By SYDNEY CROMWELL, Editor-in-Chief   The numbers on Samford’s Clery Act report should make students – and their parents – feel safe: zero murders, one assault and zero sexual offenses in the last three years, among other statistics. But what if those numbers are not […]

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    | October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • 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

News

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 […]

What’s the difference?

Samford officials say definition kept incident off federal crime report By SYDNEY CROMWELL, Editor-in-Chief   The numbers on Samford’s Clery Act report should make students – and their parents – feel safe: zero murders, one assault and zero sexual offenses in the last three years, among other statistics. But what if those numbers are not […]

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 […]

Features

Four fall drinks that outdo the Pumpkin Spice Latte

By KATIE MATUSKA Leaves scatter the ground, Ugg boots are out and Instagram is flooded with pumpkin spice latte pictures. While many consider this seasonal treat as the unofficial representative of fall culture, I beg to differ. I journeyed to four of the top coffee shops in Birmingham and found the best seasonal alternatives to […]

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. […]

“Gone Girl”: This year’s dark, twisted thriller

By MAGGIE RHENEY David Fincher, the director of “The Social Network” and “Girl with The Dragon Tattoo,” has released his latest masterpiece, a dark, twisted thriller titled “Gone Girl.” There is already early Oscar buzz for the film and it is rightly deserved. Brilliant writing paired with terrific acting make “Gone Girl” a must-see film. […]

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 […]

Opinion

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 […]

Deadly Dames and Hurricanes

By NATHAN YARBOROUGH, Columnist Sexism is deadly, and not in a way that you might expect. I am not talking about a radical feminist serial killer or anything of that nature, I am talking about the weather. On average, female-named hurricanes cause 22 more deaths than hurricanes with more masculine names, according to research from […]

Defining Citizenship: immigration and legalization in the U.S.

By JACKSON HOGAN, Columnist You do not know what you are talking about when it comes to citizenship. But it is not your fault. The word citizenship is ambivalent, not because it is an essentially contested concept (like ‘virtue’ or ‘justice’) but because it has two definitions: civic participation and legal status. The cooperation of […]

Ferguson October and the importance of news no one covers

By HAYDEN DAVIS, Columnist This is an article specifically to you. You consider yourself informed about the world—you click on the Facebook “Trending Topics” that interest you, and you know that Ebola is mostly in Africa and not in the United States. You may even check CNN.com irregularly and read the headlines, and you may […]

Sports

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 […]

Cross country caps regular season

By SAM CHANDLER The Samford University men’s and women’s cross-country teams completed their regular season this past weekend at the Crimson Classic in Tuscaloosa. Stacked against a competitive field of teams from the Atlantic coast conference and Southeastern conference, the men’s team finished 13th and the women’s team finished 15th. Men’s race Freshman interior architecture major […]

Football looses to Wofford and prepares for Furman

By CHARLIE HOWARD The bulldogs lost by one fourth quarter score after battling back from a 10-0 shortfall. . The Bulldogs fell to 3-3 overall and 2-2 in conference play. “It’s always a tough game when we play these guys; it’s always a four quarter deal, and at the end of the day they made more […]

Giants ahead by one game in World Series

By RILEY MOORE The major-league baseball World Series have begun with the San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals playing for the 2014 championship. The Kansas City Royals are going to the Series for the first time since 1985. They are currently undefeated in the post-season after sweeping the Baltimore Orioles in the American League Championship […]