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Series: My Semester at Sea
LU Travel, Study Abroad, Views from the U

Series: My Semester at Sea

Series: My Semester at Sea In Morocco By Chanel Watson Morocco was definitely the most culturally different port we have visited. Everyone had to rapidly adjust to conforming to their religious dress, food, fast paced atmosphere, and polluted air. Despite all of the changes, this was the port where I definitely experienced the culture. My first day In Casablanca was pretty easy. I had a field lab for my marketing class that required me to visit the Morocco marketing team for Coca-Cola. I learned about the differences in products and ingredients they provide in Morocco as well as the process for coming up with new marketing ideas to constantly reinvent the Coke brand; whether it is large scale, such as putting everyone’s names on a bottle, or providing personal experiential even...
Series: My Semester at Sea
LU Travel, Study Abroad, Views from the U

Series: My Semester at Sea

Series: My Semester at Sea Valencia and Barcelona: The Pretty Cities By Chanel Watson I know everyone wants to visit Madrid and Barcelona when they think of visiting Spain, but I definitely encourage everyone to visit Valencia. The beauty of it will blow your mind. At “Semester at Sea,” each class participated in a field lab, similar to a field trip. During a field lab, we attended a location that relates in some way back to our class and the culture of that country in particular. In Spain, I had a field lab for my Managerial Finance class. We went to the Stock Exchange of Valencia where we had someone from the marketing team explain to us the purpose of the stock exchange and how it worked in the best English she knew how to speak (which wasn’t that good, but we got the point.) ...
Series: My Semester at Sea: Culture Shock: Get Over It
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Series: My Semester at Sea: Culture Shock: Get Over It

Series: My Semester at Sea: Culture Shock: Get Over It By Chanel Watson Once you have been surrounded by ones culture, you are no longer vulnerable to your surroundings. Culture is not something you should be shocked about or afraid of, it is something to indulge in and appreciate so you can get over your fears. Many people miss out on the opportunity to study abroad because they are scared of a new normal. When I say the new normal, I am speaking in terms of learning someone else’s normalcies and everyday lifestyles that are different from yours. In the United States, we have dinner around 6 or 7 p.m.; in Greece, they don’t have dinner until 9 p.m. or 10 p.m.. In Spain, Futbol (or Soccer as us Americans like to call it) is their number one sport. If you don’t believe me, atten...
Lincoln Students Have Differing Opinions on Gay Marriage
Campus News, News & Current Affairs, Voices

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...
A Night of Poetic Rhymes with Lincoln Alum Rienne Scott
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A Night of Poetic Rhymes with Lincoln Alum Rienne Scott

  By Rickiea Cohen     On March 1, The Humanities Program for the Promoted Arts hosted “A Night at the Ware: Rienne Scott-A One Poet Show.” Scott opened the show full of energy and urged the crowd to interact with her performance. She excited the crowd with jokes, informing them that, she is “Lincoln”, from the swipes in the cafeteria, the nasty food, sneaking in buildings and enjoying Thirsty Thursdays. She missed her school for one reason, the people. Scott explained that Lincoln is the only place where you can personally meet people from District of Columbia, New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore and many other places. As she began to recite her poems, the crowd clung on to every word that she said.  Scott spoke of a relationship as she sang Andre 3000 verse from rap group U....
Feature: Tyreece “CameraMan” Powell
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Feature: Tyreece “CameraMan” Powell

By Schanelle Bouie Tyreece Powell, a Communications major in his sophomore year at Lincoln University, doesn’t speak much but is blaring his name for all to hear. Powell’s muted demeanor is a result of his quickened step that helps him manage his busy schedule. Most of his friends don’t know that he likes to listen to the piano as well as jazz music. But everyone is familiar with his love for filming. A typical day for the sophomore from North Philadelphia includes attending classes, working as the basketball manager as well as  recording and editing film. Although Powell has  been a Lincoln Lion for less than two years, he holds many positions. In addition to being the manager for the men’s basketball team, he is also videographer for the marching band Orange Crush, producer ...
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...
Lincolnian Artist Spotlight: eMeX
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Lincolnian Artist Spotlight: eMeX

By Alston Johnson Matthew Walker also known as eMeX (pronounced M-X) is an up and coming hip-hop artist from Baltimore, who attends Howard University. With mind-blowing metaphors, catchy one liners and musical influences like Jay-Z, J Cole, Kanye West and Drake, his music is a breath of fresh of air to the music scene. He shared that his dream label to be signed to would be Roc Nation under rapper Jay-Z. “I think I would say Roc Nation. Jay-Z has been my favorite rapper for some time now, so being signed under my mentor would be a blessing,” he said. eMeX began rapping at a early age. His decision to begin rapping was based upon events that took place in his life that may have been hard to handle. Instead of lashing out he decided to put his thought and frustrations on paper and ...
Thurgood Marshall and Troy Davis–An Essay
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Thurgood Marshall and Troy Davis–An Essay

By Harran Holmes--- If my legal spearhead Thurgood Marshall were still a justice on the Supreme Court would things have been any different with the Troy Davis execution that took place on September 21,2011? My response to this question is yes. After reading Juan Williams’ book Thurgood Marshall American Revolutionary, my respect and fond fascination with Marshall’s character, his way of life and his stand for equal rights for all has sharpened. Thurgood Marshall was elected the first African American justice on the highest court in the United States not because he conformed to the views of his surrounding justices but because he submitted to nothing other than what he believed was right for the human race, not solely African Americans. This question exploded in my thought pattern lik...