Phin: a band with Trevecca roots

By Christy Ulmet

Toby Haydel always knew in the back of his mind that he wanted to be in a band. His dream came true in 2013 when he and some of his friends started a band that will perform tonight in the final round of a local battle of the bands.

Phin, who will play tonight at one of five bands at The Pavilion East in the Music City Mayhem Showdown at 6 p.m., is made up of six members who draw their inspiration for their music from the same influences, said Haydel, a junior at Trevecca.

“Everybody brings a different strength to the table, whether it just be organization or positivity, or anything else,” Haydel said.

One of Haydel’s goals was to create music that he would like, and music that others would like. Continue reading

Trevecca’s annual Friday Night Live takes the stage


Photo by Kaleena Vaughn.

By Christy Ulmet

After nearly three months of preparation, more than 30 students helped put on the two back to back sold out shows of this year’s Friday Night Live. Keeping the noise going for the evening was the FNL band, made up of students. Hosted by Trevecca’s very own Dr. Mike Jackson, FNL drew nearly 500 people.

Both shows originally had 150 seats sold, but 50 were added to accommodate for the high demand in attendance. After all seats were filled, people sat on the floor along the wall to have a chance to see the show.

Friday Night Live is Trevecca’s version of the famous Saturday Night Live, put on entirely by Trevecca students and faculty. This year’s show featured the Trevecca Hunger Games, Freaky Fiesta Friday, Dan and Denise Boone showing off their dancing skills, and more. Continue reading

National study on sexual assault puts spotlight on college campuses

By Christy Ulmet

Though a new national study reports that one in five American women are sexually assaulted while in college, there are no official reports of a sexual assault in Trevecca’s crime records which go back 17 years.

Steve Harris, associate provost and dean of student development, said a student did report a sexual assault and file criminal charges sometime in the early 2000s, but charges were dropped in court.

“Anything that goes on in the broader world, and even in the Nashville community, can happen here. Just because we’re a Christian college doesn’t mean we’re immune from that. Whatever is happening around us is still a threat here,” Harris said. Continue reading

Trevecca to host film week leading up to annual film festival

By Christy Ulmet

Trevecca is kicking off its annual 72-Hour Film Festival with Film Week, a full week of activities leading up to the festival this year.

“White Like Me,” a documentary about racism will screen tonight, a communication professor will offer a film-making boot camp tomorrow night and short films produced by Trevecca students will screen Friday night.

“I really would like to develop this full-fledged and make it a yearly thing. We’d have a week with films, discussions, boot camp, and contests and hopefully more and more students will get involved,” said Jamey Durham, associate professor of communication. Continue reading