Day: March 22, 2021

Southern student raises money for families in Lebanon

During the month of March, senior history major Benya Wilson started a fundraiser to help families in Lebanon.  Wilson raised over $2,000, donated by current Southern students and alumni, through her GoFundMe page. The fundraiser more than doubled its original goal of $1,000 and was widely shared over different social media platforms, which contributed to …

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Middle Eastern Club launches on campus

Southern’s newly established Middle Eastern Club is now recruiting members. Marlyn Antwan, sophomore political science major, is the president and founder of the Middle Eastern Club. “I started the Middle Eastern Club because I’m Middle Eastern,” Antwan said. “I always wanted one here at Southern, and I kept hearing stories about people who tried starting …

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The SJC partners with Puerto Rico’s Universidad Adventista de las Antillas

Southern’s School of Journalism and Communication (SJC) is in the process of partnering with Universidad Adventista de las Antillas (UAA) in Puerto Rico. UAA does not offer degrees in communication, but this partnership will allow UAA students to transfer to Southern to obtain a communication degree after taking general classes for two years in Puerto …

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“Blindness is not a disease:” A blind couple’s story and how they navigate Southern

Like most Southern students, Chris and Kyla Slaughter have faced their fair share of struggles navigating college life. But for them, the term “navigating” takes on a much more literal meaning. Chris, 43, and Kyla, 45, are both completely blind.  Unlike his wife, Chris was not born blind. In fact, he served in the United …

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Updates on the construction project on Apison Pike

The construction project from Apison Pike to State 321 (Ooltewah Ringgold Road) continues and is on schedule for its completion date on May 30, 2025, according to Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) Communications Officer Jennifer Flynn.  In August 2020, the Accent reported on the progress made by TDOT since construction began on Phase I in …

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Collegedale Public Library opens for in-library use and receives grant for damaged books

The Collegedale Public Library opened on March 15 for limited in-library use including browsing and checking out books, using the computers and studying at indoor tables. According to a Collegedale Public Library news release, patrons will be required to wear masks, maintain six feet of social distance when using the library services and wait if …

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