SGA looks foward to a better future for the Wingate campus

Shane Rich, Staff Writer While the new semester is kicking into gear, Wingate’s Student Government Association shifts focus on bettering student experiences on campus. Even though in past years SGA has done much for the student body, they look to build on that momentum to make campus life even better for the future. According to the President of SGA Amanda Alling, “some of the things … Continue reading SGA looks foward to a better future for the Wingate campus

Greek life springs into second semester with more recruitment events

Caitlin Bailey, Staff Writer Why Spring Recruitment? Bryon Ecker, a brother of Kappa Alpha, went through Spring Recruitment last year. He has a special perspective on the process this year. He says, “Spring Recruitment can be an untapped market because you’ve got freshman coming in the fall who said no to Greek life but regretted it, or you have people who transfer in.” Unlike last … Continue reading Greek life springs into second semester with more recruitment events

Students write letters to soldiers through Wingate’s Leo Club

Leah Joyner, Staff Writer As the holiday season approaches, Wingate University students are gearing up to spread some holiday cheer through participating in a service project. Last Tuesday, students hand wrote letters to soldiers in the military as a part of the sponsored WU Leo Club event. “Through hosting this event, we hope to spread the appreciation for our troops. Coming from a military family, … Continue reading Students write letters to soldiers through Wingate’s Leo Club

Wingate football beats Pembroke to remain undefeated and advances in AFCA ranking

Sarah Thurman Staff Writer After a big win at home on Saturday against UNC-Pembroke,  the undefeated Wingate Bulldogs will be on the road for their next two football games. Wingate, 5-0 overall and 2-0 in the South Atlantic Conference, will travel to Salisbury to play Catawba on Saturday and to Mars Hill on Oct. 21. Both games will kick off at 1:30 p.m. The next … Continue reading Wingate football beats Pembroke to remain undefeated and advances in AFCA ranking

Wingate Leo Club host its first Induction Ceremony to commemorate new members

Leah Joyner, Staff Writer The Wingate University Leo Club welcomed new members into their organization last Tuesday at a special Induction Ceremony hosted by the Wingate Lions Club at the Wingate Baptist Fellowship Hall. For the ceremony, the upcoming Leo Club Officers were installed, new t-shirts were distributed to members and everyone celebrated the 100th birthday of the Lions Club International . Leo Club, which … Continue reading Wingate Leo Club host its first Induction Ceremony to commemorate new members

Southern Circuit film series debuts for a third year at Wingate

Ryan McKeel, Staff Writer The Union County Community Arts Council and the George A. Batte, JR. Fine Arts Center at Wingate University have joined together for the third straight year to sponsor multiple free film screenings as part of the Southern Circuit Film Series. The next film in the series, at 7 p,m. Wednesday, will be “Dalya’s Other Country.” Founded in 1975 as a community … Continue reading Southern Circuit film series debuts for a third year at Wingate

Dreamers of Wingate share their stories 

Savanna Harris, Staff Writer DACA has been a hot news topic in recent weeks since the Trump Administration announced that the policy will be allowed to expire. But, what exactly is DACA? Simply put, DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, is a program that was put into place by President Barack Obama in 2012 to protect children of undocumented immigrants from deportation. It also … Continue reading Dreamers of Wingate share their stories 

Wingate’s Pep band prepares to bring more excitement to the new athletic season

Ryan McKeel, Staff Writer Wingate University’s Pep Band gears up for the first home game of the 2017 season on Saturday, September 16 at 6:00 PM at Irwin Belk Stadium. The Pep Band, Wingate’s premiere athletic performing ensemble, has been under the direction of Dr. Dawn Price, Associate Professor of Music and Director of Bands at Wingate University, for ten years. With performances at select … Continue reading Wingate’s Pep band prepares to bring more excitement to the new athletic season

Jim Wand Returns to Wingate As New Semester Begins

Harrison Taylor, Staff Writer Dr. Jim Wand arrived on Wingate’s campus this past Tuesday to hypnotize students once again. Wand, a hypnotist, has been coming to Wingate for decades, and is currently on a college tour spanning nearly 200 shows in just a year. Students lined up over an hour beforehand outside Austin Auditorium, as the seating was first come, first serve. “My friends and … Continue reading Jim Wand Returns to Wingate As New Semester Begins

Hurricane Harvey hits close to home for some Wingate students

Savanna Harris, Staff Writer It’s unlikely that, sometime throughout the past few days, you haven’t heard something about Hurricane Harvey. With coverage on every mass media outlet from TV to radio, news about what is being called the worst storm to hit the United States in over a decade, is being heard far and wide. Making landfall last Friday as a Category 4 storm with … Continue reading Hurricane Harvey hits close to home for some Wingate students