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Preparation begins for new buildings ...

Master Plan
By Chelsie Gastright, Organization Editor March 27, 2013 High Point University is continually growing. In recent years, HPU has seen the addition of the new School of Education building, a new Starbucks at the bottom of the University Center, and the Biomechanics Lab near Oak Hollow Mall. There have also been renovations, including the Café i [...]

Making history- First Latino and Jesu...

Making history- First Latino and Jesuit pope elected
By Savannah Simons, Staff Writer March 27, 2013 Half way through February, news broke out that for the first time in nearly 600 years the pope was resigning. With over 1.2 billion Roman Catholic followers, news shocked people all over the world. The last pope to resign was Pope Gregory XII in 1415 in order to end the “Great Western Schism,” a [...]

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 [...]

New Years Resolutions: A Conversation...

By Anne Davey, Staff Writer February 6, 2013 The New Year brings with it lots of things – glitz and glamour, increased interest in memberships at the gym, and of course the requisite New Year’s Resolutions. Some resolutions last longer than others, and the glitz and glamour are shelved for another year. But most importantly, the New Yea [...]

Service learning courses offer new vo...

By Kaitlyn Aiello, News and Layout/Design Editor February 6, 2013 With the start of the semester comes the offering of eight different service-learning courses for students at High Point University. Rather than learning in the typical lecture-style course, students have the opportunity to volunteer in and around the community in areas pertain [...]

CAT Speed Dating

CAT Speed Dating
By Chelsie Gastright, Organization Editor February 6, 2013 Last year, Campus Activities Team introduced the High Point University family to speed dating. Twenty-four students showed up to try their luck at finding that perfect someone for Valentine’s Day. After a successful first year, they are bringing it back for a second go. The Farmers M [...]

The new way to rush – Spring 20...

By Brailey Lisath, Staff Writer January 23, 2013 Nail biting, hair playing, foot tapping. Nervous habits broke out in women all over campus during the first two weeks of January. Why? Girl’s rush kicked off the start of spring semester, causing excitement and anxiety in the group of girls preparing to make the right impression on the right pe [...]