Monthly archives for September, 2012

New communications intern and career ...

New communications intern and career advisor
By Kevin Russell, Sports Editor September 19, 2012 In the world that we live in today, garnering a degree from a top notch university is no longer enough to secure that dream job students strive for right out of college. Today, employers look for well-rounded individuals, who not only have their required degrees, but also have experience outs [...]

HPU students attend Democratic and Re...

DNC Group Photo
By Melia Sigmon, Photographer September 19, 2012 Nearly 30 students traveled to the Democratic and Republican National Conventions to learn about America’s political process. High Point University sponsored The American Dream Project to determine if the dream was still, in fact, achievable. When asked about his participation in this project, [...]

Celebrating the grand opening of new ...

By Jessica Strickler, Staff Writer September 19, 2012 On the evening of Sept. 11, children from Oak Hill Elementary hung out in the second floor methods classroom of the new School of Education and demonstrated how the Lego Robotics program can inspire students to work with math, science and technology. Guests were heard commenting, “we’ve ne [...]

Beyond the borders – a look at ...

By Mayeesa Mitchell, Staff Writer September 19, 2012 This August, High Point University welcomed more than 1,300 students into the Class of 2016. Students in the freshman class represent almost every social, economical, ethnic, regional and religious background. Most importantly, they represent more than just America. The freshman class inclu [...]

Talented Chin sisters bring strong bo...

Volleyball Twins
By Joseph Wetzler, Staff Writer September 19, 2012 Annemarie and Wavie Chin have been together their whole lives. Both wanted to play collegiate volleyball at the Div. 1 level and both wanted a school that was a perfect fit for them. When it came time to make their college decisions, both were unsure if these desires would separate them for t [...]

Allan Chaney returns to basketball de...

Allan Chaney
By Tim Womble, Staff Writer September 19, 2012 It’s a classic scene in many sports- themed television dramas: A doctor looks to the injured athlete and mutters a somber, “I’m sorry to say that you’ll never play again.” This is a common storyline in sports fiction, but for Allan Chaney, a former top-100 basketball recruit and new member of the [...]

Secondhand News: A gift to yourself

Secondhand News: A gift to yourself
By Jordan Oliver, Opinion Editor September 19, 2012 As a senior this year, I often think about the future.  I think about how I can’t wait to get a “real job” and make “real money” in this thing I’ll be entering called the “real world.” While I dream about the great possibilities of a future career and the life beyond school that I am all too [...]

Love him or hate him, you don’t know ...

Love him or hate him, you don’t know him and “2016: Obama’s America” won’t help
By Brailey Lisath, Staff Writer September 19, 2012 Audiences viewed “2016: Obama’s America” for the first time in mid-July; however, only now is it appearing in theaters nation-wide, dominating box offices, and raising debates on its credibility. Such a delay could seem irrelevant on the surface, but 15 minutes into the documentary, it is cle [...]

Students and Slane gear up for the el...

Students and Slane gear up for the election
By Kaitlyn Aiello, News and Layout/Design Editor September 19, 2012 As students and faculty alike prepare for the upcoming election, High Point University is making its final arrangements, too. After sending students to both the Democratic and Republican Conventions, voter drives will be open on campus. These two booths will be conveniently l [...]

Gym Class Heroes perform on the Rober...

By Jodi Guglielmi, A&E Editor September 19, 2012 Saturday night was a whirlwind of music, dancing and fun. The Gym Class Heroes rocked the stage as students gathered on Roberts Hall lawn to watch. The concert started at 8 p.m., but by 9:30 p.m. the Gym Class Heroes had taken the stage. Hundreds of students came out to see the concert and [...]