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News Student arrested on solicitation charges

Student arrested on solicitation charges

Heath Ransom, a rising senior at Union University, was arrested Monday afternoon and charged with 13 counts of solicitation of a minor, 13 counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and one count of tampering with evidence, according to Julian Wiser, Jackson Police Chief. Ransom was taken into custody after his arrest. He had formerly been a ministry intern at […]

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

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 […]

Major Leave: Athlete Chooses Faith Over Fame
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Major Leave: Athlete Chooses Faith Over Fame

Freshman political science major and baseball player Charlie Ellis watched Ryne Roper play ball on TV for the University of Illinois for two years. He followed the team’s seasons and was always impressed by the aptitude of the Division I athletes he watched. When he joined Union’s team, Ellis found out he wouldn’t have to turn on the TV anymore […]

PERSPECTIVE: Because of MOSAIC
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PERSPECTIVE: Because of MOSAIC

By Alma Hernandez I want to go home. How many times have we said this as young adults away from home? I began using this phrase when I transitioned from living in the metropolis of Los Angeles, CA to the small town of Columbia, TN. At first, I was excited, however, once I began school my attitude about my situation […]

PERSPECTIVE: All My Children
Perspectives

PERSPECTIVE: All My Children

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 […]