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Lincoln University Hosts Its First HBCU Dance Competition
Campus News, Pop Culture/Lifestyle

Lincoln University Hosts Its First HBCU Dance Competition

By Carl Andre Vulcain   LINCOLN UNIVERSITY- On Friday, April 11, The Lincoln University hosted its first HBCU Dance Competition in the university’s International Cultural Center, themed around popular performers in Pop Culture. Hosted by Lincoln alumni Marshayla Kinsel ‘14 and Julian Mckelvey ’12, the event consisted of dance teams assembled hailing from the some of the nation’s most prominent HBCU’s. Amongst the teams was Lincoln’s very own dance team, Onyx Dance Troupe. "It was a great experience having [these] HBCU's come together in competitive fun," stated Kinsel. "I would definitely love to host again next year." The event was coordinated by Lowell Howard, current SGA Vice President of External Affairs, and Shawn Moore, coordinator of Student Life and Developm...
Ziana Fashion Club Celebrates its 30th Year
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Ziana Fashion Club Celebrates its 30th Year

By Carl Vulcain Ziana Fashion Club held a show to commemorate the club's 30th Anniversary. The show was hosted by he newly crowned Miss Lincoln University and Ziana Fashion Club executive board member Kiara Jackson as well Carlton Wilhoit, also a member of the clubs executive board. On April 7th, 2014 in the International Cultural Center at The Lincoln University, the show featured a complete package of runways and choreographed skit routines with set themes that matched the outfits including scenes entitled "Ellen Murphy", "The Great Gatsby", and "Burlesque", among others. "My favorite scene overall was the 'Saw' scene which took place after the intermission," said Erin Washington, Ziana Fashion Club President. "Overall we had some challenges but as we always do we pulled it ...
Senior Class Trip Cancelled as efforts are made for Senior Week not to suffer Same Fate
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Senior Class Trip Cancelled as efforts are made for Senior Week not to suffer Same Fate

By Carl Vulcain The graduating class at The Lincoln University will be without a class trip for the first time in recent memory. The main reason for the trip being cancelled was a lack of participation within the eligible student body. "We were planning on having the trip but people were not submitting payments on time," said Cherish Anderson, President of the class of 2014 executive board. "If 35 people signed up we would have been able to fill a single bus, but it did not work out." The trip was originally planned for students to depart on May 27th, and return on April 1st. The full price was set at $625, and to be payed in increments. The planned destination was to be the Bahamas. This announcement originally drew excitement from the student body, which makes the lack of pa...
Student Account Policy Holds Up Graduating Seniors
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Student Account Policy Holds Up Graduating Seniors

By Alexandra Rainey The Lincoln University financial Student Account Policy is affecting current graduating seniors. The Student Account Policy, also known as the “zero balance” policy is a rule that the university originally implemented in the spring of 2012, under university President Robert R. Jennings. The policy states, regarding graduating seniors, that in order to walk in graduation, you must have no money owed in your student account by April 25, 2014. If students do not have a zero balance by that date, they may not receive their cap and gown nor participate in the commencement ceremony to be held in May. April 7th-8th, the university held “Senior Salute” for the graduating class of 2014. On those two days, graduating seniors were able to receive their cap and gown fo...
Exit Counseling Prepares Graduating Seniors for Life After Graduation
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Exit Counseling Prepares Graduating Seniors for Life After Graduation

By Alexandra Rainey   On April 8, the Office of Financial Aid at The Lincoln University held an information session called “Exit Counseling” featuring Rita Evans of the American Education Services. “Exit Counseling“ was an information session held for seniors, informing them what they must know about loan repayment and how to remain out of debt after graduation. The session was held in three mandatory sessions for all university graduating seniors. During the information session, Evan discussed with students how to pick the right loan repayment that would suit their finances and what loan forgiveness is versus default. “Loan forgiveness is for students who plan to work in a public service job or in the education system,“ stated Ms. Evans. “These two options provide ...
University Delays Grand Openings of KFC & BRB
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University Delays Grand Openings of KFC & BRB

By Keyarnna Davis   Lincoln University students have been anticipating the grand opening of vendors Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) and Be Right Burger (BRB) in the Thurgood Marshall Living Learning Center Cafeteria. However, the openings of KFC and BRB have been delayed from their anticipated March 18th grand opening due to delayed health inspections and Oxford fire marshal approval. James Cuerton, Unit Manager for Thompson Hospitality Dining Services, the dining services that administers the university’s dining facilities, stated that the staff was ready for the original anticipated opening. “We were ready to serve the food,” stated Cuerton. “[However,] we are [currently] waiting on the Health Department and fire marshals to say we’re clear [to officially open].” Lamont Wa...
Fabolous Headlining Spring Fling Concert
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Fabolous Headlining Spring Fling Concert

It has been confirmed that Grammy nominated artist, Fabolous, will be the mainstream performer for Lincoln University’s annual Spring Fling concert. From the reduce prices to the location of the concert, the campus is excited for Spring Fling and the positive atmosphere it may bring. Instead of students complaining about the campus lacking “The College Feeling”, they are preparing themselves for a week of enjoyable festivities. This year will be the first time that the annual spring fling concert will be relocated from the Manuel Rivera Gymnasium to the Bottom of the “U”. The Annual Spring Fling Concert will be held on Saturday, April 5th. By the concert being held outdoors means Public safety will be following a strict policy. Diamond Scott, sophomore, mentioned that “Every...
Public Safety Precautions For Free Concert
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Public Safety Precautions For Free Concert

Public Safety Safety Precautions By Asia A. Black Due to Spring Fling’s concert at The Lincoln University being free, public safety is still taking a similar approach to the normal way of protecting the university. Captain James Connor, public safety official at The Lincoln University stated that outdoor concerts are actually less difficult to control than indoor concerts. “I don’t really know why that is, but they tend to be less trouble,” he said. Grammy award nominee Fabulous will be coming to preform on April 5 at 7 p.m. Not only are students on this campus excited for the free concert, other students on other campuses are as well. According to social media, the concert and after party appear to be the most promoted events within the whole Spring Fling roster. Nonres...
Winnie Washington Earns Second Term As Lincoln Names New SGA Board
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Winnie Washington Earns Second Term As Lincoln Names New SGA Board

By Jocelyn Haslon and Carl Vulcain Student Government Association President Winnie Washington earned a second term as president following last week's elections. As polls closed on Friday evening at 6 p.m., it was announced that the winners of the elections were, Washington, Donniece Brownlee as Treasurer, Olytoyin Olowookere as Secretary, Samantha Fitzpatrick as Vice President of Internal Affairs, and Nicole Webb as Vice President of External Affairs. "It was an honor to be voted into SGA. This was one of my goals for this year. Hopefully as a board, we can do a good job of giving students a voice and improving the campus," said Olutoyin Olowookere, newly elected SGA secretary. The elections took place after a series of fierce debates. Debates were held on Monday, March ...
SGA Candidates:  In Their Own Words
Campus Administration, Campus News, Voices

SGA Candidates: In Their Own Words

By Jocelyn Haslon The following is a set of questions answered and submitted by the 2014 candidates for Student Government Association. Aside from formatting changes, the content of their answers has not been altered. Read and assess who your choice should be for the next generation of Lincoln's student leadership. Christian Darius Alexander Computer Science President Slogan The right person, for the right reasons!!!  I am a man of many solutions and wish to use all my efforts and knowledge to : Platform Initiatives Serve the student body and its concerns. Beautifying the campus. Increase student population. Unify the faculty, staff, administration and students to create a more respected atmosphere amongst the campus. Raise the amount of male...