Tuesday, November 30

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ISPIT marks new life with show tonight
Campus News, Voices

ISPIT marks new life with show tonight

By London McAuley The Lincolnian   Like all good poetry, the name of tonight’s ISPIT performance—“The Reconstruction”—has a deeper meaning. “It’s a reconstruction of the organization because it’s a new year, and we have a lot of new members with new things to say, a lot more to say, and they are changing the voice of ISPIT,” said junior Nicole Webb, the poetry group’s treasurer. The event is scheduled for 7 p.m. in the Ware Center. Admission is $2. ISPIT usually hosts an event called Verbal Riot but was unable to do so this year due to time constraints. Tonight’s event is also a chance to show what the organization is about and give people around campus a chance to “spit” their poetry. Webb said the group’s newest members are bringing new life to ISPIT. ...
Study-abroad students share amazing stories
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Study-abroad students share amazing stories

By Federico Ghelli For The Lincolnian   Lincoln University students who've studied in another country say the experience opened their eyes to the broader world and helped them hone their foreign language skills. “It was a tough experience at first, but fantastic at the end," said Sarah Danaher, a senior French major, who spent the Fall 2012 semester in France. "I would never trade study abroad for the world,” she said. Danaher was one of three students who talked about their study-abroad experiences recently to other students interested in the program. Last academic year, 60 students studied abroad, either for a semester, for the summer or for a full year. “You can make study abroad happen for you,” said Constance Lundy, Lincoln’s director of International Pro...
Lincoln Students Have Differing Opinions on Gay Marriage
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Lincoln Students Have Differing Opinions on Gay Marriage

By Timothy Alston, Lorel Durant and Kita Williams Students at Lincoln University have mixed feelings about gay marriage, a topic that has been debated across the nation recently. The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments last week in two cases involving gay marriage, one involving California’s ban on gay marriage called Proposition 8 and the other involving the Federal Defense of Marriage Act. The court is expected to issue rulings in both cases this summer. Recent polls show growing acceptance of gay marriage by the public. A poll in December by USA Today showed 53 percent support gay marriage, up from 40 percent in 2009. More recently, a poll by The Washington Post and ABC showed 58 percent support for gay marriage. A Pew Research Center survey showed that support climbs to...
Drugs an issue on Campus
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Drugs an issue on Campus

By: A. Renee   Lincoln University-- Students at Lincoln University may not be too keen on the use of Sizzurp as famous rapper, Lil Wayne, who was recently hospitalized, was, but they aren’t drug free. Chief Larry Woods, director of Public Safety said he wouldn’t put it past people, especially college students if they drank codeine which is in the drink. Sizzurp has been mentioned in rappers lyrics, it contains cough syrup and alcohol combined. Lil Wayne’s inspiration for starting this was from one of his idols, Pimp C, who died of Sizzurp overdose in 2007. The drink got its name from the dyes in the cough syrup, which is mixed with a soft drink and alcohol of course. Woods said that they have had a lot of drug violations but, marijuana was the only drug that student...
‘Islamaphobia’- Are you afraid of Islam?
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‘Islamaphobia’- Are you afraid of Islam?

By: Ashley Reding Lincoln University’s department of Philosophy and Religion hosted the forum titled, “Islam and ‘Islamaphobia’” this past Monday in Grim hall auditorium. Melvin Leaman, a professor of the religion department introduced the guest speaker and students were looking forward to gaining a better understanding of the Islamic culture. The forum featured Rugiatu Conteh, the Outreach and Communications Director of Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR). Not only were Islamic beliefs and practices up for discussion, but the term “Islamaphobia” was discussed as well. Based on Conteh’s definition, ‘Islamaphobia’ is closed-minded prejudice against or hatred of Islam or Muslims. “Islamaphobia is an outdated term,” said Conteh “using the term Anti-Muslim bigotry, ...
Help to Better Lincoln
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Help to Better Lincoln

Once again, Lincoln has entered in Home Depot’s Retool Your School competition. The university had a great support system last year with the votes rapidly coming from students, faculty, and alumni which led to our victory. We were competing against Alabama A&M University for a total of $185,000 in grants for necessary facility and campus upgrades. This year’s campus improvement entails an increase in the number of grants offered to an HBCU that totals out to $195,000. There will be a $50,000 Tier I Grant, 12 $10,000 Tier II Grants, and a $25,000 Campus Pride Grant awarded by Home Depot to this year’s winner. Voting started on Feb. 18 leaving the site open to everyone to keep the votes rolling. The betterment doesn’t end there. Lincoln is also currently number one in The Toyot...
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“I am Gay, but there’s more to me” – LGBT History Month

By Ivana Whitfield Last week was the first event  of LGBT History Month, a forum called “I am Gay, but there’s more to me!”         Photos of stars, political leaders and other famous people were posted around the Student Union Building Multipurpose Room. Tamisha C. Jackson, the guest speaker of the night, went over each person with the audience, explaining their connection with the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender community. She mentioned people such as Queen Latifah who is an admitted lesbian, Langston Hughes, Lincoln Alum and also a bisexual male, and Beyoncé, an ally of the gay community.Shawn Moore, Coordinator of the Department of Student Life and Development explained the need for an event such as this. “It’s an issue within the African-American community and the community...
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Bi-Weekly Convocations: Too Much?

 By Khadeem Hughson           Among the new policies and procedures issued at Lincoln University,one of the most notable is the twice weekly convocations, advocated by President Dr. Robert Jennings.           Jennings has decided that one way to advance the legacy of Lincoln University is by holding campus-wide convocations each Tuesday and Thursday from 11 to 12 p.m. in the ICC. The convocations cover a variety of topics from women’s and men’s health, celebrated Alumni and honor society inductions.          The concept of weekly convocations has excited some, but not others. After several weeks of these convocations students and faculty are beginning to voice their opinions.          “I don’t like it. It’s different from anything I’m accustomed to. It should be once a week,” said senior...
Are Pageants Even Necessary?
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Are Pageants Even Necessary?

By: Alyson Robinson    The main light abruptly goes out, and welcomes the presence of one circular beam of colored light that provides a subtle view of the shiny wooden stage of the International Cultural Center. A womanly figure in a long, beautiful dress appears into the spotlight and introduces herself as the person the crowd wants for their next queen. Pageants are a staple of the general society and it is no different on our beloved campus. For many years, Lincoln University has seen an array of pageants. Greeks and other organizations put on pageants that serve as fundraisers, advertisement, and the general hype factors, aside from parties. This therefore benefits the organizers, but it can still be questioned if pageants benefit the participants. “I feel pageants are good b...