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Month: October 2013

Juicy J’s performance a hit—just too late and too short
Campus News, Pop Culture/Lifestyle

Juicy J’s performance a hit—just too late and too short

By Andreas Roberts, Briana McKellery and Amanda Fields The Lincolnian The performance by rapper Juicy J on Saturday night excited fans and left them wanting more—much more. The concert, capping off a full week of Homecoming activities, was scheduled to start at 11:30 p.m. in the main gym of Manuel Rivero Hall but didn’t begin until about 12:15 a.m. Once it did, some students said it was too short. [polldaddy poll=7517530] Accompanied by only a DJ, Juicy J performed “Bandz Will Make Her Dance,” “Bounce It,” “Clappers,” and the 3-6 Mafia song “Stay High.” He was a real crowd-pleaser, sitting on the edge of the stage and reaching out to the fans to shake their hands. At one point, he stood in the front part of the crowd on the floor among the fans, driving them wild. Backstage be...
Greek Step Show wows the crowd
Campus News

Greek Step Show wows the crowd

Eleven teams competed in this year’s Greek Step Show on Friday night, with the theme “The Hunger Games.” Among the men, Iota Phi Theta Fraternity took first place for the third consecutive year. Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, which had just three performers, won first place among the women. — AMANDA FIELDS/THE LINCOLNIAN
Parade starts day of Lincoln Homecoming events
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Parade starts day of Lincoln Homecoming events

By Chanel Watson The Lincolnian The Lincoln University held its annual parade around the city of Oxford to celebrate Homecoming for 2013. The parade started at 10 a.m. and lasted until 11 a.m. Many people from the community came out to support Lincoln University and its students. Along with Lincoln, Virginia State University also took part in the parade as the Homecoming rivals for this year. The parade was full of live music from the marching bands of colleges, their cheerleading teams and students’ representation of the different clubs and organizations of The Lincoln University.
Tailgaters party at Homecoming game
Campus News, Campus Sports & Athletes

Tailgaters party at Homecoming game

By Andreas Roberts The Lincolnian Before and after the Lions took the field, the parking lot of the The Lincoln University’s new football stadium was the place for alumni, family and friends to be Saturday. It was a perfect day for tailgating. Nose-grabbing aromas filled the lot as fans popped open their trunks, share food and discussed old times. Smiles and laughter surrounded the parking lot as old friends reminisce on the times spent here. “It feels like just yesterday we were practicing in ditches, and now we have our own stadium,” said former player and track star Matthew Coston. “Feels good to see the outcome of hard work.” One of the biggest topics was how much the university has changed. Many alumni haven’t been back to the campus in years and are amazed at it...
Ziana Fashion Club rocks midnight show
Campus News, Pop Culture/Lifestyle

Ziana Fashion Club rocks midnight show

By Chanel Watson The Lincolnian   Ziana Fashion Club members took the stage at Manuel Rivera Hall last night for their annual midnight show for Homecoming week. “Ziana killed the show,” said freshman Tondalayla Goodman. Ziana models exuded sex appeal and confidence. Some of the ensembles included black and gold spandex bodysuits, white evening gowns, and business casual menswear. Aside from the runway walks, they had a variety of choreographed routines and a couple of solo performances that allowed certain members to shine. “I am very excited to see the new members and old members collaborate,” said junior Kiara Jackson, a choreographer and model. “We’ve been working very hard all night and all day. The longest practice we had was from 7 p.m. to 8 a.m.” The sh...
‘Swag’ opens doors, Bentley tells students
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‘Swag’ opens doors, Bentley tells students

By Veronica Carr For The Lincolnian What is “swag?" To Fonzworth Bentley, who spoke to a packed crowd of students and faculty Tuesday night in the International Cultural Center, “swag” is the combination of manners, confidence and style. Bentley, who was born Derrick Watkins, is an entrepreneur, actor, author and a musician. Bentley was born in Atlanta and is a graduate of the prestigious Morehouse College. He moved to New York City with no connections in the entertainment industry, but two years later, he managed to become a personal assistant to Sean “Diddy” Combs. Since then, Bentley has become a big name in the worlds of entertainment, acting and fashion. Bentley spoke about the importance of maintaining manners, confidence and style throughout all aspects of life...
Komen cancer fund benefits from PSU event
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Komen cancer fund benefits from PSU event

By Andreas Roberts The Lincolnian Susan G. Komen is one of the nation's biggest and best-known cancer charities, and it got that way from modest donations like the one People Standing United gave recently. The Lincoln University organization, known as PSU, hosted its annual basketball fundraiser last week. The Ball For A Cause raised $560 for the charity. “The money went to Susan G. Komen breast cancer funds, so we were playing for her specific charity,” said Isaac Addoh, promoter and regulator for PSU, which started in 1995 and became an official campus organization in 1999. Komen, once known as Susan G. Komen for the Cure, was founded in 1982 in Dallas by Nancy Goodman Brinker. Since then, the nonprofit organization has made a huge impact on those in need of the a breast-cancer cur...
Class warfare? Students debate who’s Lincoln’s best
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Class warfare? Students debate who’s Lincoln’s best

By Chanel Watson The Lincolnian Every class of students entering The Lincoln University thinks they've got what it takes to be the best. But do this year's freshmen—the class of 2017—make the grade? “The class of 2017 tries too hard,” said Malachi Bess, a member of the class of 2016. [polldaddy poll=7491723] Some freshmen actually agree, saying their classmates aren’t as lively as the other classes. “People say that they want to turn up, but don’t,” said Alliah Blue, a freshman from Las Vegas. “But, I do believe we have more work ethic than the class of 2016. They were just here to party.” Vanessa Walker, a freshman from New York, said her class still lacks a coherent identity. “Everyone in the freshman class is in a clique and is in their own separate groups," W...