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Study Abroad: Attaining a wider perspective
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Study Abroad: Attaining a wider perspective

by Jamila Jacob   The ability to travel, both domestically and internationally, is one of the greatest privileges a human could have. Traveling, especially internationally is one of the most sought after and costliest leisure activities to exist. A great benefit to attending college, apart from having access to higher education, is having study abroad opportunities at one’s disposal. In fact, many students’ first travel experience might have been through a study abroad program at their institution. At Lincoln University of Pennsylvania, though a relatively small institution, there are countless opportunities to travel abroad to pursue college courses. Students have been to a variety of continents where they have visited countries like South Africa, Kenya, Spain, China, Ir...
Black History Month: Making your own story.
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Black History Month: Making your own story.

  It has been about a week since the month of February has begun. The first day of the month was not treated like any ordinary day by many. While the morning air on LU’s campus was visibly freezing, the souls of our colleagues were filled with warmth. From brightly colored dashikis, to afro hair in bloom like on a fresh day of spring, the campus community oozed with pride and vibrant energy: Black History Month! However, that excitement has seemed to wane a bit. The semester is rolling by and workloads seem to weigh a lot more than they did merely two weeks ago. All the same, we need to retain the same energy we had on the first day of February. While 28 days are not enough to recognize our achievements, each celebrated element of black history should serve to inspire our pur...
Student Spotlight: Lamar Mcmillan
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Student Spotlight: Lamar Mcmillan

By: Sandra Glover Lamar McMillan is currently a freshman here at Lincoln University he is originally from Prince Georges county, Maryland. McMillan started his journey of writing poetry for over one year, he became inspired to start writing because of someone he cared affectionately for. This will be a debut piece of poetry that is meant to be read as a 4 part story. Check it out! Poetry
Lincoln Almunus on PBS
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Lincoln Almunus on PBS

Lincoln's legacy of excellence and talent continues to evidently survive within different realms. See more about Frank Brown Jr's, LU graduate class of '89, journey as a musician in this interview on PBS show One on One with Steve Adubato. https://youtu.be/OQdovgaTBrc Excerpt from www.steveadubato.org "There's the man behind the music. He is Frank Brown Jr. Our own Frank Brown Jr. Your own! Musician, producer. He is the audio czar in the PBS system for many years, yes. Thank you partner. Thank you. For those of you... It's hard to realize this because Frank is on camera now. He has been taking care of the sound in virtually everything we do, and so many of us in public broadcasting for so many years. But you love music and have loved it for a long time. Your dad? My dad. A very pr...
Life After LU: Former SGA President Olutoyin Olowookere
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Life After LU: Former SGA President Olutoyin Olowookere

Olutoyin Olowookere shares details on her experience as a new university graduate, future plans and advice.  By Jamila Jacob- Senior Editor, The Lincolnian   "Yes, I definitely feel that transitional challenges are inevitable. It’s a part of the process."  "take this year to NETWORK at every opportunity you get, you never know who will be able to help you in the future." Lincoln alumna Class of '17 and former SGA president (2016-2017) Olutoyin "Toy" Olowookere graduated from LU with a B.A. in Management with remarkable academic standing, having served on the Student Government Association (SGA) board for four years, with sound experience in assuming leadership roles. As a young woman with a good head on her shoulders, Olowookere was able to navigate her academic career ...
Words of Encouragement from a Lincoln Alumn
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Words of Encouragement from a Lincoln Alumn

  By Derwayne Henry and LaKenya Burke-Ray Hello world! My name is DerWayne Henry. I am a recent graduate at The Lincoln University of Pennsylvania where I studied Strategic Communications with a focus in Public Relations in addition to double minor in Visual Arts and English.  I am also recognized as one of Lincoln University’s Dean’s list students, where I maintained over a 3.5 grade point average every semester. While at Lincoln University I was highly involved where I served as the President for the listed organizations: National Association of Black Journalists, Residence Hall Association, and Lions Media. Shortly after graduation, I relocated to Atlanta, GA. from Bowie, MD. to pursue my future endeavors in higher learning and public relations (PR) networking. Upon my...
Life At Sea: Japan is #Woke
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Life At Sea: Japan is #Woke

  By Chanel Watson   Kobe seems like a beautiful place, but I will never actually know. As soon as the ship docked in Japan, I was on my flight to Tokyo. After taking a 12 day trip from Hawaii, I was ready to experience the New York City of Asia. As I got off my plane and hopped in the cab, you could easily feel the tension between them and me, the Black students and Asian locals. As we walked through the terminal to the taxis, I could feel the stares at my brown skin and jet black braids. I appreciate that Japanese people try to be discreet about their stares, but I knew that the last thing they expected to see during the day was a group of 7 Black students. When we got out of the airport, Tokyo was everything I had seen in the movies. Bright lights, Japanese ...
Life at Sea: Curry, Chaos and Curiosity in India
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Life at Sea: Curry, Chaos and Curiosity in India

  By Chanel Watson I have had 5 adventurous days in a country that triggers all 5 of your senses. Imagine the smell of spices and tastes of curry; colorful saris and marble art are the cultural attractions that catch your eye. Rub the genie lamps with the tips of your fingers while listening to the traditional Indian music through their string and percussion instruments. Welcome to India. My trip started by going on a field program with my International Marketing class. We visited the Namami Wellness Resort in Kochi which is considered a getaway for people trying to find peace and serenity. We were welcomed with flowers and coconut milk, and then taken through a beautiful garden that leads to a shrine. In Hinduism, they worship Dhanwanthari, an avatar of Vishnu, to pra...
Why Moonlight’s Win is So Important
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Why Moonlight’s Win is So Important

By Tasha Saint-Louis On February 26th at the 89th Annual Academy Awards, Moonlight made history as the first LGBTQ film and film with an all-black cast to win an Oscar for best picture. This came in good time as Black History Month was ending and other historical achievements were made—Viola Davis became the first African-American woman to win an Emmy, Tony, and Oscar while Mahershala Ali made history as the first Muslim to win an Oscar. In addition to best picture and best supporting actor, the film won an Oscar for best adapted screenplay but their wins are not limited to the Academy. A refreshing take on the experiences of young Black boy’s coming of age and self-acceptance as a gay man, Moonlight has won countless other awards—183 others to be exact. The reason why winning...
The 6th Man Has Spirit, What About You?
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The 6th Man Has Spirit, What About You?

By: Tasha Saint-Louis If you have attended any recent sports events on Lincoln’s campus, you’ll notice that there is a new dynamic to the student section. Next to the band, you will see a sea of orange and blue chanting, jumping, and cheering more than the rest. What sets them apart from the rest of the students? A little something called school spirit. A newly formed organization on campus, The 6th Man is more than just a section; it represents a change in the game experience on campus. Per the organization’s adviser, Tiffani Brown, “The 6th Man is [essentially] a spirit campaign designed to shift the overall culture here at Lincoln.” The organization’s president Kenneth Faulcon, knew that the organization’s introduction to the campus would work best during basketball se...