Opioid Crisis Presents Alarming Challenge to both County and Country

Savanna Harris, Staff Writer The opioid crisis is an issue that is becoming more and more prevalent here in our country. In 2016, there were over 63,600 overdose deaths in the United States alone, and more than two million people here are thought to be dependant on opioids, which are defined as drugs that replicateContinue reading “Opioid Crisis Presents Alarming Challenge to both County and Country”

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 WingateContinue reading “Opinion: Wingate’s lack of emergency planning during the school lockdown”

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.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,Continue reading “Speaker Kevin Hines shares his story of suicide and second chances”

John Pavlovitz speaks to Wingate campus about creating a bigger table

Rachael Robinson, Staff Writer John Pavlovitz spoke to Wingate students, faculty and staff last Wednesday. Pavlovitz is a pastor, blogger and the author of the novel A Bigger Table. He spoke to the audience about expanding their horizons and opening up themselves to new people, with his theory of “creating a bigger table.” When PavlovitzContinue reading “John Pavlovitz speaks to Wingate campus about creating a bigger table”

Dr. Cannon speaks at Union County Library on how to discern facts from fake news

Leah Joyner, Staff Writer Monroe, N.C.– Community members in Union County may have felt like they had gone back to college when they attended a program taught by Dr. Keith Cannon, the Chair and Professor of Journalism at Wingate University in the Communications Department. He spoke on Tuesday night at the Union County Monroe PublicContinue reading “Dr. Cannon speaks at Union County Library on how to discern facts from fake news”

Wingate has a view party for the Solar Eclipse

By Christina Kroeger, Staff Writer On Monday the moon did something remarkable. The moon crossed paths with the sun and blocked the earth’s sunlight. When this phenomenon occurs, it is called a solar eclipse. A solar eclipse can only occur when the moon is a new moon. The sun is much bigger than the moon.Continue reading “Wingate has a view party for the Solar Eclipse”

Review: Hilltop brings culinary diversity and family fun to the Monroe-Wingate area

Jackson Kaplan, Staff Writer MONROE, N.C. – – – When going out to eat for a meal, do you consistently struggle with deciding what to get on the menu? Spiro’s Hilltop Fish Fare and Steakhouse may very well present this challenge; however, any food item you choose is guaranteed to satisfy anyone’s taste buds. SinceContinue reading “Review: Hilltop brings culinary diversity and family fun to the Monroe-Wingate area”

Calm on campus amid the chaos close to home

Perspective of safety from a Campus Safety Officer Zeriq Lolar, Staff Writer              With the hustle and bustle of the Wingate University school year, it can be very hectic for students and faculty. Although, it is hectic for these individuals, campus safety can be hectic also. Wingate University has had its population go up andContinue reading “Calm on campus amid the chaos close to home”

Local gas shortage causes panic at the pumps

Residents sent into panic about the possible lack of fuel in NC Anthanee Doyle, Staff Writer  Wingate Students, Faculty and staff drivers panic about riots, pot holes, glass in the street or maybe even animals but do not panic about gas. If you have been under the impression that gas prices have gone insane you’reContinue reading “Local gas shortage causes panic at the pumps”