Tuesday, November 30

Month: November 2013

Fraternity plans fundraiser walk in Memphis
Campus News

Fraternity plans fundraiser walk in Memphis

By Andreas Roberts The Lincolnian Lincoln University’s chapter of Iota Phi Theta Fraternity is planning to participate in a big fundraiser next semester.  Although a date isn’t set yet, members of Iota Phi Theta plan to travel to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis to walk to raise awareness and money for cancer treatment and research. Members plan to raise money on Lincoln’s campus before the walk, then present it to hospital officials in Memphis. “It’s a pay-it-forward type of feeling, to be able to help people,” said fraternity member Roy Burke. The mission of the hospital is to advance cures and methods of prevention for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. The late Danny Thomas, a nightclub comedian and television actor, foun...
Lincoln fans look toward basketball season
Campus Sports & Athletes

Lincoln fans look toward basketball season

By Timothy Alston The Lincolnian     With football season coming to an end and basketball season picking up, there is a shift in energy on Lincoln University’s campus and a shift in the fans filling the stands. Why do people seem to like winter sports more than fall sports here at Lincoln? One factor may be the weather. Even though football season comes before basketball, the games are outside so fans have to endure the cold. That keeps many students away from football. “I personally don’t like cold weather,” said senior Cheyenne Simone. “But I do love football, so I can tolerate for the time.”  Basketball is played in the main gym, so students don’t have to worry about the weather. Another factor affecting popularity is the games themselves. “I only go t...
News & Current Affairs, Voices

Nation Reacts to Jordan Davis Verdict

Another shooting of an unarmed black teen has gripped the attention of the African American community.  Jordan Davis, 19, was killed by a 45-year-old white man, Michael Dunn, on November 23, 2012. Dunn shot and killed Davis and injured three of his friends following an altercation regarding of the loud hip-hop music the teens were playing in their vehicle at a gas station.  Dunn fired a total of nine shots into the vehicle.   Using Florida’s controversial “Stand Your Ground Law” as a defense, he said he only fired at the vehicle after he saw a gun.  Witnesses, however, say the teens never had a gun, and no weapon was ever found.  Dunn was found guilty of three counts of attempted murder, and another weapons-related charge.  He faces up to 75 years in prison ...
Lady Lions win opening game
Campus Sports & Athletes

Lady Lions win opening game

By Amanda Fields The Lincolnian After 40 minutes of rapid basketball, the Lady Lions were tied, 82-82, with Morgan State University in their opening game. The Friday night game went into overtime with only one timeout and two players in foul trouble. But the Lady Lions pulled through to win by eight points, with the final score 94-86. Zephrah Pam scored a career-high 29 points and grabbed 15 rebounds. She said she is “humbled” by the overtime win. “My shots were on, but my teammates found me on easy shots," Pam said. Sophomore Courtney Smith assisted with four three-pointers. Cynthia Johnson had 18 points and six rebounds. After a tough first half, the Lady Lions gave off encouraging vibes as they trailed the Morgan State Lady Bears by 20 in the second half. ...
Obamacare has implications for students, speaker says
Campus News, News & Current Affairs

Obamacare has implications for students, speaker says

By Bryana Byrd The Lincolnian The Affordable Care Act, better known as "ObamaCare," will affect students' health coverage for many years, last week's convocation speaker said. Antoinette Kraus, director of the Pennsylvania Health Care Access Network, spoke at the Nov. 14 convocation sponsored by the College of Professional, Graduate and Extended Studies. Kraus spoke about ObamaCare and the benefits it offers for Americans and students so they can get affordable insurance coverage. “ObamaCare educates people about the importance of taking care of their health,” Kraus said. ObamaCare offers online health insurance marketplace exchanges where businesses and families can compare health plans and qualify for reduced premiums and out-of-pocket costs. “Tax credits help make h...
Students ponder major decisions
Campus Academic Affairs

Students ponder major decisions

By Chanel Watson The Lincolnian While students are waiting in line to schedule classes with their advisors, there is always a wait on students who can’t decide on a major. Students may have an idea of a major when they come to college, but then decide on something else. Others have no idea at all. Whether they change their minds, don’t like the classes or find no usefulness in the major after evaluating the course, there is always confusion about students’ choices. “I know a lot of students who changed their majors in the past because it’s a rough job market, and the major won’t be enough when sending in a resume to employers,” said freshman Tondalaya Goodman. “They want to major in something that will stand out,” Goodman said. “Another big reason is because people have d...
You’ve graduated! Now what?
Campus Academic Affairs, Voices

You’ve graduated! Now what?

By Briana McKellery The Lincolnian College is often where you spend some of your best years of your life making friends, joining organizations, studying interesting things and maybe finding the love of your life. But when it’s over, many students are left with a world of questions about what to do next with their lives. Students typically have two options: Find a job or go to graduate school for a master’s degree. “I plan to go to graduate school as soon as I graduate so that everything is still freshly embedded in my mind,” said Cynthia Johnson, a senior who’ll graduate in spring 2014. [polldaddy poll=7570236] "I plan on majoring in chemical engineering, then take a career in personal care products, then one day start my own business,” Johnson said. Like Johnson, s...
Speaker urges students to take responsibility for themselves
Campus News, Views from the U

Speaker urges students to take responsibility for themselves

By London McAuley The Lincolnian Dr. Marc Lamont Hill, an activist, television personality, motivational speaker and author, recently spoke to Lincoln University students at the International Cultural Center. Hill spoke about several topics, including Shawn Bell, Trayvon Martin and how the world needs to act, especially the African-American community. He said you couldn’t have student success if you don’t have community success. “The biggest problem in the world today is that there are too many people that don’t do anything,” Hill said. Hill said students should ask themselves “who am I” and “whose am I” as part of their effort to understand their black identity. He stressed unity and how we should come together. Hill also spoke on his YouTube show called “For Colored Boy...
Lincoln students help at Heart Walk
Campus News

Lincoln students help at Heart Walk

By Timothy Alston The Lincolnian Lincoln University students helped at last weekend’s annual Heart Walk in Philadelphia, an effort to raise awareness and money for the American Heart Association. At the walk, people were encouraged to stop at the many stations where they could check their blood pressure, play trivia games about heart health and learn tricks to living a healthy life. Students volunteered at many of the stations. According to the association, more than 2,150 Americans die from cardiovascular diseases each day, or one every 40 seconds. The association challenges people to become more physically active. Exercise, as well as a healthy diet, can lower the risks of many heart issues like cardiac pulmonary disease, arrhythmia and heart attacks. The American Heart...
Freshmen fret over work of class board
Campus News

Freshmen fret over work of class board

By Chanel Watson The Lincolnian The freshman class board is off to a rocky start, students say. “I think they need to do a better job representing,” said freshman Leilani Rhodes. Members of the class board said they’re looking ahead to make some improvements in fundraising and activities. “There has been some miscommunication between the board,” said Class of 2017 Historian Tametra Thomas. “We have ideas, but I think that we can do better with initiating our ideas. We are considering initiating our ideas next semester since this semester is almost over.” [polldaddy poll=7549916] Many freshmen say the class has not made its mark on the campus yet. They are disappointed that the board has not shared any positive ideas to raise money with the class. Some freshmen blame...