Monthly archives for September, 2012

Road trip destinations for college st...

Road trip destinations for college students
By Anne Davey, Staff Writer September 19, 2012 When planning a getaway in North America, it is easy to get lost in the lights and glamour of New York or the scantily clad streets of Las Vegas, often missed however, are the quaint towns and the large, but distant cities. The question that usually arises, is where to go, but the real question s [...]

Foo Fighters rock the stage regardles...

foo fighters
By Nolan Stout, Staff Writer September 19, 2012 The Foo Fighters have proved that no matter the size of the venue, they can still put on an amazing show. On Sept. 5, the band performed a three and a half hour concert at The Fillmore in Charlotte, N.C. “I’m not sure, but I think we might break the record for the longest Foo Fighters show tonig [...]

Zeta Tau Alpha to rebuild and clean u...

Zeta Tau Alpha to rebuild and clean up local homes
By Chelsie Gastright, Organizations Editor September 19, 2012 “It means a lot to me,” said 75-year-old Harry Williams, chuckling softly. It was all he had to say, but you could tell he meant much more. The retired High Point native has been in the area for 25 years and volunteers at his local church as an usher. During all 25 years in High Po [...]

New Catholic ministry club to host of...

New Catholic ministry club to host off-campus lock-in
By Chelsie Gastright, Organizations Editor September 19, 2012 When entering college, finding that special place to feel welcomed and at home can be difficult. For many, finding that “home away from home” is more than just a dorm and the university they attend, but is found in a club or organization. Last year, that home away from home for man [...]

HPU prepares for new biomechanics lab...

By Kaitlyn Aiello, News and Layout/Design Editor September 5, 2012 By the end of September, majors associated with the School of Health Sciences will have a new building to call home, the former Circuit City. Driving past the Oak Hollow Mall on Eastchester Drive and looking toward the back of the mall, one will still find Circuit City. Howeve [...]

Steve Wozniak named as 2013 commencem...

Steve Wozniak named as 2013 commencement speaker
By Jodi Guglielmi, A&E Editor September 5, 2012 Steve Wozniak, known to many as “Woz,” was announced as the 2013 High Point University commencement speaker. While the name might not immediately jog one’s memory, he might be better recognized as “the Apple guy.” Known for his partnership with the late Steve Jobs, Wozniak co-founded Apple C [...]

Security Tips

By Elaine Cornwall, Staff Writer September 5, 2012 Before students swarmed campus for move-in day, Campus Security had to work overtime to ensure the safety of the students upon arrival. With nearly 1,300 freshmen, the security team had to find a way to make sure that every student felt safe and secure. Under the guidance of Jeff Karpovich, t [...]

We missed you, NFL

We missed you, NFL
By Kevin Russell, Sports Editor September 5, 2012 It’s the most wonderful time of the year and no I’m not talking about the holidays.  I’m talking about the beginning of a new season in the National Football League. I realize that preseason games started more than a month ago and training camps started back in July, but as Allen Iverson once [...]

The NCAA finally gets it right

The NCAA finally gets it right
By Jeff Gilley, Staff Writer September 5, 2012 Perhaps the biggest debate in sports over the past few years has been the need for a playoff system in college football.  Many fans have been in favor of a playoff system because it has the potential to better determine a worthy national champion. It would be an understatement to say that the Sou [...]

Burdon and Yearwood shine early for m...

Ben Burdon
By Joseph Wetzler, Staff Writer September 5, 2012 Intense, hard, different, three words often mentioned by High Point University freshmen soccer players, Austin Yearwood and Ben Burdon. With more intense practices, highly structured workouts and new level of competition, the game of soccer has transformed from a hobby in high school, to a lif [...]