Cultural Influences in Marvel’s Black Panther

On June 9th, 2017 the first trailer for Marvel’s Black Panther premiered. The film, based on the comic book character by the same name, is directed by Ryan Coogler, and stars Chadwick Boseman as T’challa, the titular hero Black Panther. The movie will center on T’challa, the king of the isolated and technologically advanced African […]

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On Display at HPU Libraries: Banned Books

Banned Books Week is observed the last week of September, which this year falls from September 24-September 30, 2017.  It is an annual event that celebrates the freedom to read and highlights the value of free and open access to information. According to the American Library Association website, a challenge is an attempt to remove […]

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Smith Library Open House: Wednesday, September 6th from 10am to 2pm

We are hosting an Open House on Wednesday, 9/6 encouraging all faculty, students and staff to tour all FOUR floors of Smith Library. Come and meet with the Office of Academic Services, Advising, Learning Excellence, Tutoring and Library staff. Sample international teas, coffees and snacks provided by International Student Services. Test your knowledge of all […]

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Be a Lifelong Learner: Take the 14-day Learn Harder Challenge!

If someone asked you “what are you learning in college?” you may respond with ‘subject knowledge’ or ‘writing skills,’ or ‘making coffee without a coffee maker.’ Can a college education help you fix your car? Manage your money? Learn a new skill, like playing piano? In fact, it can—by teaching you how to ask questions, […]

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Smith Library’s Classic Rock Vinyl LP Collection

When considering an examination of classic rock and roll albums, one must take into account the primary listening medium that was used at the time. The LP (long player) format was the most used for many years. Beginning roughly in the late 1880’s, phonographic discs (made from shellac and later polyvinyl chloride) were used to […]

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The Evolution of Computers and Virtual Reality at HPU

High Point University is in possession of an Oculus Rift, one of the most sophisticated pieces of virtual reality technology on the market today. The potential applications for this device range from constructing virtual architecture, to helping treat crippling phobias. But most people use them to play video games, which is the focus of this […]

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