Ice Ice Baby: Athletic Trainers Keep Bulldogs on the Field Ice Ice Baby: Athletic Trainers Keep Bulldogs on the Field
Armchair Philosophy: Art Student Blends Passion with Pragmatism Armchair Philosophy: Art Student Blends Passion with Pragmatism
Major Leave: Athlete Chooses Faith Over Fame Major Leave: Athlete Chooses Faith Over Fame
PERSPECTIVE: Because of MOSAIC PERSPECTIVE: Because of MOSAIC
News Awards Day commemorates academic excellence

Awards Day commemorates academic excellence

This year’s Awards Day commemorated students who have demonstrated academic excellence in their studies. One graduating senior from each department based on grade point average and overall quality of work received a medal. The medals are chosen by each department chair. In order for a student to be eligible for an award, the student must have at least a 3.5 overall GPA […]

Arts & Entertainment Armchair Philosophy: Art Student Blends Passion with Pragmatism

Armchair Philosophy: Art Student Blends Passion with Pragmatism

The air in theCO’s studio room is thick with bark dust as Zac Pankey, senior art major, demonstrates the process of making furniture. After experimenting with graphic design, which he found to be too mechanical, and sculpture, which he found to be impractical, Pankey discovered a passion for making furniture, which is both utilitarian and aesthetic. “I wanted to make […]

Sports Ice Ice Baby: Athletic Trainers Keep Bulldogs on the Field

Ice Ice Baby: Athletic Trainers Keep Bulldogs on the Field

While many students do homework, watch Netflix or workout after class, Union’s athletic trainers work to heal their classmates in the Fesmire Field House training room. There, athletes sit on high wooden benches covered in red cushions waiting to get stretched, heated or taped. One lies on his back with his hood over his face relaxing under a heated blanket. A […]

Life More than Just Horsing Around: Hippotherapy Gives Hope

More than Just Horsing Around: Hippotherapy Gives Hope

Wearing a nametag that simply reads “Mrs. Patty,” she stands in the riding arena like the ringmaster of a circus. She always seems to be more in motion than anyone or anything else, even when she’s simply standing with her hands on her hips, critical but kind blue eyes roving over the scene she loves. With swift, confident movements, she […]

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PERSPECTIVE: All My Children
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Barbara D’Alvia is a server in Brewer Dining Hall. My day starts with a long bus ride from my home in South Jackson to Union’s campus. When I arrive, I begin prepping—my least favorite work. It’s my least favorite because it happens before the students arrive. The greatest thing about working at Union is the time I get to spend […]

More than Just Horsing Around: Hippotherapy Gives Hope
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More than Just Horsing Around: Hippotherapy Gives Hope

Wearing a nametag that simply reads “Mrs. Patty,” she stands in the riding arena like the ringmaster of a circus. She always seems to be more in motion than anyone or anything else, even when she’s simply standing with her hands on her hips, critical but kind blue eyes roving over the scene she loves. With swift, confident movements, she […]

Crowdsourcing the Muse: Alumni Find Creative Outlet in Podcast
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Crowdsourcing the Muse: Alumni Find Creative Outlet in Podcast

When recent alumni Hunter Hawes and Brady Heyen come home from work, they sift through pages of story submissions, write dialogue and record sound effects to tell continue the story of their podcast, Ink Still Wet.  Ink Still Wet is an audio drama podcast, with each episode continuing a developing story. Listeners use their imagination to visualize the story with […]

Dr. Mathews’ Opus: Music Professor Establishes International Partnership
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Dr. Mathews’ Opus: Music Professor Establishes International Partnership

As Chris Mathews, professor of music and department chair, prepared to end one chapter of his life and leave Jackson after teaching at Union for eight years, he was able to coordinate a partnership several years in the making. Ever since his long-time friend started a chamber choir at South Africa’s University of Limpopo, he has wanted to collaborate. He […]

Found in Translation: Letter Ministry Reaches Out to Prisoners
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Found in Translation: Letter Ministry Reaches Out to Prisoners

The envelope buried in the mail bin seems forgotten, submerged beneath piles of other letters waiting to be sorted as the sun peeks over the horizon at Southwest Correctional Facility in East Tennessee. The piles are soon gathered up by an inmate and hurried to the mailroom, where the mountain of envelopes slowly dwindles as they are separated into canvas […]

MentorU: Colleges Collaborate to Guide Sixth Graders
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MentorU: Colleges Collaborate to Guide Sixth Graders

The heart monitor beeped steadily. Students took turns pressing a stethoscope to the patient’s chest, the intensity in their faces reflected in the one-way mirror on the other side of the room. They pulled the covers up at the bottom of the hospital bed and checked the patient’s foot for a pulse. “How are you?” Taia Carter asked the patient. […]

Lay vs. Day: Sports Editor Goes Head to Head with Varsity Athlete
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Lay vs. Day: Sports Editor Goes Head to Head with Varsity Athlete

When people ask the question, “What happens when an unstoppable force collides with an immovable object?” they usually don’t have an answer. The better question is “What happens when a very large object propelled by an unstoppable force meets an incredibly movable object propelled by a negligible force?” The answer is a beat down—the likes of which no one could […]