Archive for March, 2012

NGU football springs into action

Billy Watson Sports Editor Spring practice has begun for the North Greenville University football team. This is the first spring practice for new head coach Carroll McCray. The Crusaders will head into the 2012 season with lofty expectations after a record breaking 2011 season in which they went 11-3 and made it to the quarterfinals […]

NGU dispatches students to REVEAL God’s truth, love to the community

REVEAL 2012, an enormous community service project headed up by North Greenville University’s Baptist Student Union, involved the students of North Greenville as well as local churches.  Promoted through Facebook, campus life, Twitter and YouTube, REVEAL 2012 gained a large student following with the slogan “God Reveals. God Revealing. God Revealed.” Students and volunteers from […]

NGU Christian Worldview Week: tying apologetics to evangelism

Allie Outhouse Assistant Editor “We need to understand what we believe and why,” said Alex McFarland, director of Christian Worldview, at North Greenville University’s Christian Worldview Week which was held March 19 – 21. Throughout the week, NGU’s Christian worldview department gave students the opportunity to learn from renowned apologists how to understand and defend […]

Hunger Games Part II: Do HG themes reflect a Christian worldview or not?

Elizabeth Pirkle News Editor The world was indeed watching as The Hunger Games took the nation by storm, raking in an estimated $155 million during its opening weekend. This story, set in a futuristic America, renamed Panem, and based on Susanne Collins’s best-selling novels, has captured the hearts and imaginations of people throughout the world. We […]

Difference Maker of the Week: Dr. Ronald Marks

Merica Broome Staff Writer From everything from an ordained house pastor to a professor to a Major in the Air Force, Dr. Ronald Marks looks at everything he has ever done as a mission field. His goal is to be used by God wherever He places him. Working at North Greenville University as a chemistry […]

News Briefs

Campus BIG BIRTHDAY ON CAMPUS President Jimmy Epting’s birthday is this Sunday, April 1. UPCOMING ETIQUETTE DINNER North Greenville’s annual etiquette dinner will be held Monday, April 17 from 5 to 7 p.m. Students must register and pay the $10 fee for this event by Monday, April 6 at the Office of Career Services. This […]

Uncovering the truth: Kony 2012

Paddy O’Conor Staff Writer It has been said that our generation is prone to sensationalism. This judgment has been proven true once again by the recent outbreak of rage over Joseph Kony, the leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) in Northern Uganda, a rebellion against the Ugandan government.  Kony is wanted by the International […]

Hunger Games Part I: Move over, Harry Potter; Twilight: There’s a new franchise in town and it’s already big

Jordan Ecarma Editor-in-Chief The numbers are in, and the odds were definitely in favor of The Hunger Games. The film’s opening weekend box office now stands as the third-best of all time, just behind the final Harry Potter film and The Dark Knight. In spite of the frenzied media build-up, this level of success is […]

NCAA tourney: Final Four

Billy  Watson Sports Editor Two weeks ago the tournament field of 68 was released and now we find ourselves with the only four teams left to make up the final four. Kentucky, Louisville, Ohio State and Kansas are this years’ final four teams. The first matchup in the Final Four is between two teams who […]

Hunger Games Part III: Many NGU students line up at the midnight premiere

Meaghan Wilkie Copy Editor On March 22, at midnight Cherrydale’s Regal Cinemas was packed with viewers ready to see the highly anticipated film of the year, The Hunger Games.  But what made the midnight premiere so exciting? Some highlights of the night included people dressed in Capitol attire, a Seneca Crane look-a-like, a girl in […]

Baseball set for title run

Billy  Watson Sports Editor The North Greenville University baseball team is in the midst of another historic season. The Crusaders are currently third overall in Conference Carolinas and second in the western division. The  Crusaders are trying to do something that no other team has done at NGU and that is win a conference championship […]

The importance of being modest

Linzy Laird Contributing Writer Ladies, this is nothing new; you’ve all heard that you should be dressing modestly. Tired of hearing this same old message? Start listening to your Father’s and your brothers’ pleas for your bodies to be presented in such a way that declares you serve a God who loves you. Your body […]

Lady Hoops end season in conference heartbreak

Jonathan Coelho Staff Writer The North Greenville University women’s basketball team’s 2011-2012 season has come to an end. The Lady Crusaders finished the season with a 21-9 overall record and a 14-4 conference record. Their season ended at Emmanuel College, as the Crusaders fell to the Lions 80-69 in the NCCAA South Regional title game […]

News Briefs

Campus CREATION KIDZ AUDITIONS Creation Kidz will be holding auditions for six TV episodes in the Mass Communication TV studio on March 23 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Eight roles need to be filled, five male and three female. Those auditioning will need to emulate child-like behavior, sing, dance and portray a bright smile. […]

Lent: Should you participate? What is this practice, why is it significant and who can be a part of it?

Erin Chandler Opinion Editor If you see your best friends passing up that Starbucks drink they just can’t live without or foregoing other indulgences, it may be more than just a pre-summer diet. Lent, they claim, is the reason for denying themselves of the simple pleasures they participate in.  Many people think hearing the term […]

The verdict is in: criminal justice comes to NGU

Merica Broome Staff Writer North Greenville University will be offering a criminal justice concentration in the fall of 2013. The criminal justice program, to be taught by new professor Angelia Turner, will be headed up by Gregory Bruce—the Chairman of NGU’s interdisciplinary studies program. Turner will definitely bring a great deal of much-needed help in […]

Lady Crusader softball continues hot streak

Meredith Lewellen Assistant Sports Editor The 2012 North Greenville University Softball has had quite a year since winning their first National Championship last May. Karli Taylor, senior sport management, who plays third base on the team said,“When we won the national championship I was shocked after the kind of season we had, but I was so […]

Reaching the world and expanding resumes

Chantelle Simmons Staff Writer Bill Stuermann, chair of the Modern Linguistics department, is looking for more students who are interested in taking foreign language courses outside of  the traditional German, French and Spanish options. The alternative courses being offered are medical Spanish, American Sign Language, Hindi and Arabic. Medical Spanish, which is being offered this […]

Difference Maker of the Week: “Bubba”

Paddy O’Conner Staff Writer There are few departments that handle more than the maintenance department, and they do so without much praise or recognition.  Yet, it is rare to see one of the maintenance men without a smile on his face, and it is rare to walk into the office without hearing laughter. One of […]