Tuesday, January 18

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Educational Rights For Lincoln Students
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Educational Rights For Lincoln Students

By: Nikia Lites As a graduating senior, the on campus life is very different now, than pre-pandemic. In themiddle of my sophomore year, Covid caused the campus to shut down and all students had toleave forcing us to continue the semester virtually. Students then had to adapt to doing classes online. Some complained that we should do inperson classes, some advocated to continue online classes. Online classes made up the bulk ofthe 20-21 academic year. This year, students received an email stating that we must return tocampus, and remote learning was not an option. Students began to have mixed emotions due to Covid 19. A statement in September fromUniversity President, Brenda Allen mandated faculty, staff and students to be vaccinated by thestart of the new year. Many students a...
Mold Infestation In Apartment Style Living Residence Hall
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Mold Infestation In Apartment Style Living Residence Hall

By: Nina Clinton In early September more and more people who live in the Apartment Style Living often referred to as “The New” started noticing the infestation of mold in the ceiling and air vents. As more residents started to look in their vents more people started to see mold.  Within buildings, multiple group chats raised the concern about the mold, and seeing as how Community Advisors couldn’t do much they just directed all students to physical plant. Some rooms were worse than others but almost every single room in the building had mold.  Brian Dubenion who is the Dean of Students entered the residence hall group chats to ensure all the residents that the matter is being taken seriously and that it would be handled. An outside company, Serve Pro, contracted by Linc...
The Road to Miss CIAA
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The Road to Miss CIAA

The Road to Miss CIAA Every year our Miss Lincoln University is granted the opportunity to run for Miss CIAA. This annual competition allow our campus royalty to compete for a crown against 45 other HBCU Queens. For the past 3 years Lincoln’s queen has been 2nd runner up, this year our Miss Lincoln Tamia Casey feels that she can break that mold and bring us home the title as Miss CIAA. Miss CIAA Food Lion Feeds Ft. Tamia Casey Miss Lincoln University PA 2018-2019 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fsm30q_O6Vk&t=8s This competition is comprised of several applications, essays, and interviews before even being considered for the position. Once given the greenlight campus queens have 30 days to accumulate the most amount of votes. Throughout various social media platforms, t...
“If You are Not Black Do Not Say It”
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“If You are Not Black Do Not Say It”

Black people’s use of the word “nigga” is controversial due to its derivation from the word “nigger,” which is a racial slur directed at black people. On one hand the word “nigger” is utilized as the ultimate insult that has oppressed African Americans for generations, and on the other hand “nigga” has become a term of endearment utilized by the same ones the word once oppressed. Due to the word “nigga” derogatory and racist roots, the meaning of the word changes when white people use it versus their black counterparts. When the word is utilized between black people, it is used as a term of endearment in informal social settings. The common use of the word within the black community was a way to dilute its degrading effect through embracing the word amongst the community. When...
Why Do Students Not Want to be Bothered by Public Safety
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Why Do Students Not Want to be Bothered by Public Safety

Aisja Cunningham LINCOLN UNIVERSITY- Public Safety is present to ensure the safety and protection of Lincoln University’s campus. However, black students do not view police officers in general as their protectors; they view them as someone who harasses and criminalizes them. According to Lincoln University’s website, its main campus is patrolled by armed, sworn Police Officers commissioned by the Pennsylvania Municipal Police Officers Education & Training Commission. The Department of Public Safety provides services of prevention, detection, and investigation of criminal and non-criminal incidents. As a historically black institution, we must acknowledge the social justice issue that black millennials have with police presence as it relates to our university. Due to thei...
Under The Bus: World Refugee Day
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Under The Bus: World Refugee Day

My travel to Europe was eye-opening in many ways. I learned about new cultures, peoples, history, language and I uncovered a lot about my own character. However, the most striking aspect of my travel pertained to human rights and how much improvement our global society must still undergo. In the third month of my semester abroad, I had the opportunity to travel to Morocco, which is just south of the Spanish border, for a weekend. I was most excited about this trip long before I was even fully prepared to go to Europe. I have seen the glamour on social media; beautiful apparel, golden, sandy beaches which are tread by remarkably tall camels. My first day there, I got that typical experience where I rode camels and took pictures and I was pretty satisfied.                 ...
Who Rocks the Mic?
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Who Rocks the Mic?

Marvin Gregg   It seems like the hot topic old school vs. New school Hip Hop has come back to the surface. For the past couple of months various old school hip-hop artists have given their intake on the new artist of hip-hop both negative and positive. However one comment stuck with everyone for a while and even created what I guess you can say a “genre”; Mumble Rap. Mumble rap is when a rapper makes music with lyrics very difficult to understand. Others like to call mumble rap when rappers mumble incoherent absolute garbage for an entire song. Whatever they like to call it our generation seems to love it. Artist that fit into that category are Young Thug, Lil Uzi Vert, Playboi Carti, Young Dolph and the list continues. Debates like this always seem to emerge onto the surf...
The Return of Ziana
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The Return of Ziana

Marvin Gregg After months of talking and a long and almost disappointing wait, the oldest and the boldest has returned. The oldest Non-Greek Organization Ziana Fashion Club is back. After only a year of being inactive Ziana has returned and is getting straight to business. Ziana has been on Lincoln University’s campus for 34 years. The organization is well known for their models vicious 7inch heel. There Annual Homecoming Fashion show which features clothing lines from Lincoln and Ziana alumni. Its Fashion Forward Thursday which all the members of the organization dress in a unique trend/look for that day and of course being the only fashion club on campus. Ziana consists of models, members, hairstylist, makeup artist and fashion consultants. It is furthermore an organization that ta...
Constructing a Dream
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Constructing a Dream

Marvin Gregg An Organization that was birthed from nothing but a dream… Reconstruction is a step team as well as one of the newest additions to our student life here on campus. This is an organization led by students where males and females can come together on a collegiate level through step. Reconstruction not only encourages an outlet of expression, comfort and creativity but also fosters a positive and uplifting environment for the team and the Lincoln University community. Typically on a HBCU campus you would only see the members of Greek organizations stepping.  Having said that, one of the purposes for Reconstruction is to give the opportunity for students who are not apart of any Greek organization an opportunity to do something that they have grown to love. It is furtherm...