Tuesday, November 30

Month: December 2013

Students look back, ahead at new college experience
Voices

Students look back, ahead at new college experience

By Chanel Watson and Andreas Roberts The Lincolnian   After a long semester, freshmen said they experienced both highs and lows during their first months at The Lincoln University. And as seniors approach their final semester at Lincoln, they say they’ve matured and learned to focus their attention. “I never thought I’d be the one giving advice on how to study,” said senior Dante Atkins. “I was the same one procrastinating three years ago.” The contrast between freshmen and seniors was apparent at the Langston Hughes Memorial Library this week. Many freshmen gossiped at the tables while briefly discussing class work, while the upperclassmen were strapped to the computer chairs with various tabs pulled up and working hard. Many freshmen feel they have gone thro...
Holiday choir concert puts audience in festive spirit
Campus News

Holiday choir concert puts audience in festive spirit

By Briana McKellery and Veronica Carr The Lincolnian The Lincoln University Concert Choir performed its annual Christmas Concert on Dec. 5 at the International Cultural Center. The event drew an audience of students, staff, faculty and community members. The choir is directed by Professor Edryn Coleman, who told the audience that the concert was a reminder of the “reason for the season.” Choir members dressed in floor-length black dresses or black tuxedos and processed in singing “Hark, the Herald Angels Sing.” In one of the featured songs, “Daniel Daniel”, senior Malcolm Richardson and junior Brian Fenderson performed solos. “I always enjoy going to the holiday concert because it is one the best concerts that Lincoln puts on during the school year,” said sophomore Ty...
Extended library hours allow crucial finals-week study time
Campus Academic Affairs, Campus News

Extended library hours allow crucial finals-week study time

By Timothy Alston The Lincolnian   The Langston Hughes Memorial Library is now open around the clock so students can study during finals week. The library opened at 6 a.m. today and will remain open until midnight Thursday. It will then reopen at 8 a.m. Friday. Some students were discouraged that the library was closed all day Saturday and then was only open from 6 p.m. to midnight Sunday. “I was hoping to be able to use the full library this weekend to get the majority of the work I have done,” said freshman Olutoyin Olowookere late last week. Other students said the closure was reasonable. By the end of the semester, the closure should not stop students from having comfortable studying accommodations because they should have been staying on top of our books....
Walk, forum raise awareness of AIDS risk at Lincoln
Campus News, Pop Culture/Lifestyle

Walk, forum raise awareness of AIDS risk at Lincoln

By Bryana Byrd The Lincolnian Zeta Omega Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta raised awareness of AIDS and HIV through the “AIDS Walk for Awareness” at The Lincoln University Wellness Center on Monday. The event opened with a half-mile walk on the indoor track. “I enjoyed how we learned about small facts as we walked around the track,” said junior Sa’Dia Chance. “The students holding the signs wanted you to really read and understand the information that was being displayed.” “Starting the program off with a walk was the perfect way to break and unify everyone who participated,” said junior Sakura Dobbs. “My most memorable moment was taking the group picture at the end and everybody screamed ‘Awareness!'” After the walk, the Delta’s held a forum about AIDS awareness in the Wellne...
Domestic violence remains a concern for students
Campus News

Domestic violence remains a concern for students

By Chanel Watson The Lincolnian It took Ebony a while to realize she was in an abusive relationship. “The abuse doesn’t happen until he knows he’s got you under his spell,” said Ebony, who agreed to be interviewed by The Lincolnian if her real name was not used. She is not a Lincoln University student. “He knows that you love him so much that you wouldn’t dare give up on the relationship,” she said. “After a while, you figure he’s hitting you because of the things you’re doing and that you are the bad one in the relationship, when really it’s the other way around,” Ebony said. The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence says that 21 percent of college students reported in 2007 having experienced dating violence by a current partner. Another 32 percent experienced dat...
Radio shows push for new listeners
Campus News, Pop Culture/Lifestyle

Radio shows push for new listeners

By London McAuley The Lincolnian One of the newest radio shows at Lincoln University is “The Lincoln Drive,” and it’s gaining a lot of attention. The show is similar to a typical morning-drive-time radio program but with a Lincoln twist. The show covers everything from rumors that you may hear around campus, local gossip and events being hosted. It also covers Lincoln concerns and problems that students may be experiencing. “We're bringing the hottest topics in entertainment and on Lincoln’s campus to Lincoln's listeners or students. I urge the entire campus to tune in,” said co-host Asia Black, a senior mass communications major. Devin Hall and Melissa Quinones, both mass communications majors, are the other hosts. The show airs at 1 p.m. every Tuesday on WWLU 88.7 F...
Families, students bond over holiday sports
Campus Sports & Athletes

Families, students bond over holiday sports

By Timothy Alston The Lincolnian   For a lot of students and their families, the holiday traditions of turkey on Thanksgiving and gifts on Christmas aren’t complete without one more experience: watching sports. “My family always watches sports during the holiday,” says senior Roy Burke. “It’s nice to have friendly competition while we’re also enjoying spending time together.” Many families don’t consider the holidays being the holidays without sports. Whether it’s at home or out on the town, many people make it a priority to be near a TV during the holidays. The idea of watching sports isn’t so much to be able to boast about winners and losers. However, it is simply something else to add to the list of things family members can share in common. It’s even a way to bond wit...