Opinion: Wingate’s lack of emergency planning during the school lockdown

Ryan McKeel, Staff Writer Shortly before Spring Break, Wingate University was put on lockdown on what was supposed to be just a normal Monday. In the middle of the day, law enforcement responded to a report of a shooting on Jerome Street south of US 74 across from the Wingate campus. Members of the Wingate community were shocked to learn that while campus safety did … Continue reading Opinion: Wingate’s lack of emergency planning during the school lockdown

Opinion: Changing Americans’ Attitudes on Drug Policy

Amanda Alling, Staff Writer The problem to be discussed here is one that requires a radical shift in not only foreign and domestic policy, but more specifically a deviation in perception of substance abuse. For far too long, we as Americans have viewed the consumption of drugs in a negative light – as a vice. And while undoubtedly drugs can, and often do, weaken societal … Continue reading Opinion: Changing Americans’ Attitudes on Drug Policy

Wingate makes changes to the safety protocol in reaction to the campus lockdown

Mariah Anderson, Staff Writer “Wingate University has issued immediate lock-down procedures for the main campus. Please lock all doors and windows and await further instruction.” With this 11:35 a.m. text, Wingate University instituted a lockdown on Monday, February 26, 2018. Rumors of an active shooter on campus caused students in the dining hall to race to their dorms since they had no place to hide … Continue reading Wingate makes changes to the safety protocol in reaction to the campus lockdown

Collegiate Curls Club emerges on Wingate’s campus

I’Dajha Harris, Staff Writer A brand-new club has emerged on Wingate’s campus under the name Collegiate Curls of WU. Learning about this new hair club, it was an instantly intriguing as woman of color whose hair is naturally curly, to find out more about it and who started the club. Campus Collaboration Chairwoman, Alina Siler took the time to speak on behalf of the club … Continue reading Collegiate Curls Club emerges on Wingate’s campus

Res Life opens the door to new housing changes

Caitlin Bailey, Staff Writer Housing sign-ups is one of the most dreaded times of the year for students. Friend groups are split up as students scramble to find who they are rooming with. This is not a decision to be taken lightly either. Decisions made can determine where you will live for a year. Sure, students can change housing at the beginning of the semester, … Continue reading Res Life opens the door to new housing changes

Homicide across from campus causes schoolwide lockdown

Keyana Daye, Staff Writer Wingate students started their Monday afternoon just like any other until the sound of a siren was played from the bell tower. A lockdown had begun. Earlier that morning the Union County law enforcement had responded to a report of a shooting on Jerome Street, which is across from Wingate University. Once Campus Safety was notified, the University Crisis Management Team … Continue reading Homicide across from campus causes schoolwide lockdown

Speaker Kevin Hines shares his story of suicide and second chances

Sarah Thurman, Staff Writer On Thursday, February 22, Kevin Hines came to Wingate to give a lecture titled Cracked Not Broken, The Kevin Hines Story. Kevin Hines was only 19 when he decided that he wanted to take his life by jumping off the Golden Gate bridge.  This is a jump that 99% of people, do not live from. Kevin was in that 1% that … Continue reading Speaker Kevin Hines shares his story of suicide and second chances

Student Athlete Spotlight: Hannah Hinson

Mason Teague, Staff Writer A ton of athletes across different sports tell about how they have always loved playing their sport ever since they were a little kid. In the case of junior women’s track & field student-athlete Hannah Hinson of Suffolk, Va., being a thrower began during her freshman year in high school. At a football game her freshman year, Hinson was approached by a … Continue reading Student Athlete Spotlight: Hannah Hinson

VITA club students are helping those in the community to file their taxes

Savanna Harris, Staff Writer It’s always refreshing to hear that the people in your community are helping those in need. What’s even better is when those volunteers are coming from your very own college campus. Part of the Wingate University mission statement is to take advantage of opportunities to go beyond the campus itself and make a difference, and that is exactly what the students … Continue reading VITA club students are helping those in the community to file their taxes

Limited parking at Wingate has students feeling frustrated

Keyana Daye, Staff Writer With the admission of over 1,000 freshman students last semester, which is almost double the size of all previous classes, there was bound to be some issues. One of the biggest issues to most students, and even faculty, would be parking. No matter which parking lot you pull into, the game of luck always seems to be in full effect. With … Continue reading Limited parking at Wingate has students feeling frustrated