Monthly archives for February, 2013

Youth Network enriches area children

Youth Network
By Chelsie Gastright, Organizations Editor February 20, 2013 Community service is deeply embedded into High Point University’s foundation. Students contribute 30,000 hours annually to the surrounding communities and through other service projects with on-campus organizations. In fall of 2012, a new non-profit organization opened its doors jus [...]

Calvin Harris announced for HPU Sprin...

Calvin Harris announced for HPU Spring Concert
By Kaitlyn Aiello, News and Layout/Design Editor February 20, 2013 After talk, rumors and speculation, High Point University students were finally given the name for the 2013 Spring Concert, on April 13. Calvin Harris, a DJ, singer, songwriter and record producer from Scotland, was chosen, concluding the long choosing process. “There’s a lot [...]

American Idol: Less of a reality and ...

American Idol: Less of a reality and more of a show
By Brailey Lisath, Staff Writer February 20, 2013 A crowd of over 6,000 gathered in Charlotte, N.C. this past June with hopes of becoming the next American Idol—or, more accurately, in hopes of being marketable enough to even see the judges room. Now in season 12, the singing competition that has drawn in millions of viewers since 2002 is les [...]

Alexa Crawford makes T.E.A.L. into mo...

Alexa Crawford makes T.E.A.L. into more than just a color
By Stephanie Schwartz, Advertising Manager February 20, 2013 Starting a business isn’t for everyone. It takes hard work, dedication, and countless hours to perfect the plan. When Alexa Crawford, a business administration major with a concentration in entrepreneurship, was assigned to create a business from the ground up, she wasn’t thinking a [...]

HPU seniors looking to bring success ...

baseball
By Henry Molski, Sports Editor February 20, 2013 As spring training begins for professional baseball in Florida and Arizona, the real deal has begun in the NCAA. The High Point Panthers men’s baseball team is already three games into the 2013 and they are picking up right where they left off in 2012 While 2012 didn’t end on an actual win, the [...]

HPU women’s lax begins first season i...

womens lax
By Joseph Wetzler, Staff Writer February 20, 2013 The women’s lacrosse team returns 11 starters from a year ago. They finished 15-4 and made it to the National Lacrosse Conference (NLC) finals. This year, they enter the inaugural season in the Big South Conference as the number one team for women’s lacrosse. This comes as no surprise consider [...]

Secondhand News: Our differences make...

Secondhand News: Our differences make the world go round
By Jordan Oliver, Opinion Editor February 20, 2013 It’s hard to believe that with so many people on this earth, no two are exactly the same. Each and every individual is, well, exactly that—individual! It’s kind of neat to think that every time we meet someone new, we are meeting the only kind of that person in the world…bet you never thought [...]

Should liberal arts classes continue ...

Should liberal arts classes continue to be offered at N.C. public universities?
By Mayeesa Mitchell, Staff Writer February 20, 2013 On Bill Bennett’s national radio show last month, newly elected Gov. Pat McCrory made controversial remarks in regards to liberal arts education in public institutions of higher education. “If you want to take gender studies, that’s fine. Go to a private school and take it, but I don’t want [...]

High Point University launches its ow...

the harlem shake
By Jodi Guglielmi, A&E Editor February 20, 2013 High Point University students gathered in the University Center courtyard to join in on the nation-wide phenomenon known as the “Harlem Shake.” On Feb. 2, a YouTube user named The Sunny Coast Skate (TSCS) posted the first video, featuring five teenagers from Queensland, Australia, that laun [...]

The Joke Factory comedy club opens wi...

dustin-diamond
By Jodi Guglielmi, A&E Editor February 20, 2013 The room was filled with laughter as the comedians took the stage at the grand opening of the Joke Factory located in the High Point Plaza and Conference Center. The club, though small, created a warm and welcoming atmosphere. There were a handful of tables that could fit four to six people [...]