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

Whats your story?: Wingate community helps Maria Cepeda cope with her loss

Kendall Sienon, Staff Writer Wingate, N.C. — Life hands you lemons, throws you curve balls, and may knock you down. But it is how people deal with those adversities that make them truly incredible people. Most college students worry about finals or what they are going to wear that weekend. For some, life has different plans. Maria Cepeda, a junior from Port Charlotte, F.L, faced … Continue reading Whats your story?: Wingate community helps Maria Cepeda cope with her loss

What’s your story?: Aderson returns to Brazil after a year of experiences at Wingate

Andrew Elliott, Staff Writer One night, I walked into my brother’s jazz combo rehearsal and saw an unfamiliar face; Arte immediately introduced him to me. “Andrew, I want you to meet our new guitarist, Aderson; he’s a student/teacher here.” said Arte, as I shook hands with Aderson da Silva. Who knew that this man would later become more than just a musician, student, and teacher … Continue reading What’s your story?: Aderson returns to Brazil after a year of experiences at Wingate

What’s Your Story?: Kimmi Moore faces trials that make her stronger

Maggie Smith, Staff Writer Wingate University’s total enrollment is approximately 3,150. Out of those 3,150 people, each one has their own story. Students walk past one another everyday unaware of each other’s stories. Some stories need to be heard so others fighting the same battles know they’re not alone, but sometimes people are afraid of sharing their story. Sophomore, Kimmi Moore has her own story … Continue reading What’s Your Story?: Kimmi Moore faces trials that make her stronger

What’s your story?: Dorso graduates with masters degree, walking boot, and ever-present smile

Nick Vaughn, Staff Writer Aimee Dorso is no stranger to Wingate University. Dorso spent her undergraduate years here, graduation with a degree in accounting last spring. She returned this year to complete the Master of Accounting program. By day Dorso is a student getting her masters, but by night she is the night manager at the Ethel K. Library where she is dubbed “Queen” Dorso … Continue reading What’s your story?: Dorso graduates with masters degree, walking boot, and ever-present smile

What’s your Story?: Shaw shares her experience at Wingate

Alex King, Staff Writer Rebecca Shaw’s story began in 2012 when she began applying for college. She had her mind set on getting far away from the small town of Indian Trail that she has lived in her whole life. “I applied to Wingate because it was right down the road and my brother went there but I had no intention of going there,” Shaw … Continue reading What’s your Story?: Shaw shares her experience at Wingate

Wingate Baseball helps to fight cancer one swing at a time

Brandon Bowles, Staff Writer On Wednesday May 3rd Wingate University Baseball was able to give back to the community by partnering with the Levine’s Children’s Hospital. As of 2014, 15,780 children and adolescence from ages one to nineteen suffer from cancer. Those that lose their battle with cancer are a little less than 2,000 in the United States. To do their part, the baseball team … Continue reading Wingate Baseball helps to fight cancer one swing at a time

Wingate Senior Athletes are preparing to hang up their collegiate sports careers

Maggie Smith, Staff Writer Some people’s first words are ball. Some people start playing a sport not long after they even learn to walk. People grow up around sports, and sports become apart of people’s life. For some, it is their life. So what’s it like when it’s all over? For some people sports becomes a way a life. It requires commitment, hard work, and … Continue reading Wingate Senior Athletes are preparing to hang up their collegiate sports careers