Day: March 2, 2022

‘All life is interrupted’: Students, staff, faculty pray for Ukraine

On February 23, Russian President Vladimir Putin declared war on Ukraine. Despite happening nearly 6,000 miles away, the global impact of Russia’s invasion of the sovereign country made its way onto Southern’s campus last week, drawing more than a dozen people to Brock Hall. On Friday, February 25, students and faculty gathered in a circle …

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‘America’s Got Talent’ finalist Kechi Okwuchi to speak at convocation

“America’s Got Talent” finalist and singer Kechi Okwuchi will be speaking for Thursday’s convocation at 11 a.m.  According to the biography on her official website, Okwuchi was a finalist on “America’s Got Talent” in 2017 and was a finalist on “America’s Got Talent: The Champions” in 2019. Okwuchi released her debut single, “Don’t You Dare,” …

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SA launches International Food Festival event

Written by: Genesis Ventura Student Association (SA) will launch a new event called “International Food Fest” on March 6 in Illes P.E. Center from 3 to 5:30 p.m.  The event will celebrate the diverse cultural groups on campus represented by student vendors selling food from their various countries.   Madeline Ro, director of SA’s multicultural engagement, …

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Music ensembles remain unwavering throughout COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19 has impacted all parts of campus life in ways seen and unseen. After March 2020, the musical performance groups on campus found themselves in an unfavorable situation. It was no longer safe for large groups of people to congregate and enjoy music, nor was it safe for groups of musicians to be shoulder-to-shoulder on …

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ACA Study Abroad Fest to hold round trip ticket drawing for prospective ACA students

The annual Adventist Colleges Abroad (ACA) Study Abroad Fest will take place online on Sunday, March 13, at 10 a.m. Prospective students will be able to interact with program directors representing the countries that hold ACA programs, take part in a Q&A session, watch footage from each program and participate in a grand prize drawing.  …

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Collegedale Police Department holds second annual awards ceremony

Officers, their families and a few guests gathered at Chattanooga Elks Lodge on February 17 for a celebration of the values and accomplishments within the Collegedale Police Department (CPD). The ceremony featured guest speaker and veteran Jack Carney, who spoke prior to the awards being handed out to officers who showed courage and bravery in …

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Hamilton Flourishing hosts first county mayoral Republican primary debate

Candidates gathered at Hamilton Flourishing for the first Republican primary election debate for Hamilton County mayor on Monday, February 21. Running for the position are Republicans Matt Hullander, Sabrena Smedley and Weston Wamp. Also vying for the seat is Democrat Matt Adams, who did not participate in the debate. According to Wamp, this is the …

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Overcoming the anxiety of online learning

Written by: Shirali Pathak Editor’s note: The following article is written by a counseling graduate student in partnership with Counseling Services and the Southern Accent. Research conducted in 2021 by Xinyang Li and colleagues from Texas Tech University indicates that in a society with a growing rate of online learning, students are experiencing high rates …

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