Struggling with faith on Ash Wednesday
It’s in tiny, grey print on your calendar or in your daily planner. The little words that mark any significant holiday, but yesterday it read, “Ash Wednesday.” Ash Wednesday is a Christian holiday in which people have ashes smudged onto their foreheads into the shape of a cross.
THE WAR ZONE
Finding appreciation and camaraderie in times of crisis
Have you ever seen hundreds of people ban together for a single cause up close and personal? I have, and I am truly honored to share my story with you today. Two years ago, my community faced the worst tragedy I had ever seen in my 17 years of life. On March 2, 2012, the tornado sirens rang, and the pagers blurred the news that still haunts me today.
‘Finding Hillywood,’ second of three Mary B. Martin school screenings
ETSU’s Mary B. Martin School of the Arts presents the film “Finding Hillywood” Monday, March 17, at 7 p.m. with Director/Producer Leah Warshawski as part of the South Arts Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers. Hillywood is the second of three independent films Mary B.
Amigo to perform at The Hideaway
Saturday March 8, Johnson City will welcome the band Amigo at The Hideaway. The trio from North Carolina casually formed in 2011 after they completed college. In the band is Slade Baird on guitar and vocals, Adam Phillips as the drummer and lead singer, and Thomas Alverson as the bassist.
Trading Temple Run for fun
For college students who are fans of the game Temple Run but who can better relate to campus life than to the Indiana Jones-like premise of Temple Run, a new mobile game called Campus Beer Run 3D is worth checking out. Developed by Wutango Media based in Seattle, the game is “the world’s first temple run for belligerent college party-goers,” according to the company’s website.
Men’s tennis reschedules App. State match for March 19
Due to inclement weather, the ETSU men’s tennis team’s home opener vs. Appalachian State has been rescheduled for Wednesday, March 19, at 2 p.m. The Buccaneers (4-8) will open Atlantic Sun play Friday, March 14 when they host Florida Gulf Coast.
Lady Bucs set to face Lipscomb tonight
Embarking on its final regular season road trip of the year, the ETSU women’s basketball team will begin the trek with a visit to Lipscomb University to take on the Lady Bisons on Thursday evening at 7 p.m. EST inside Allen Arena. The Bucs will look to continue the momentum after dismantling North Florida, 76-41, on Senior Night inside the MSHA Athletics Center this past Saturday.
Racial and homophobic slurs to be banned in NFL
The competition committee for the NFL is expected to discuss the possibility of implementing a rule that would cause players to be penalized 15 yards every time an official hears a racial slur such as the N-word. This ban could potentially include homophobic slurs as well.
Bucs baseball hosted Eastern Kentucky, first night game of the season Wednesday
The ETSU baseball team played its first night game of the season Wednesday as the Blue and Gold hosted Eastern Kentucky at 6:05 p.m. in Thomas Stadium. ETSU (5-6) was swept by reigning Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference champion Canisius over the weekend and the Bucs look to bounce back into the win column against the Colonels.
ETSU wins in a double-OT thriller,89-88
Like the end of a great novel, the last chapter of the ETSU vs. Lipscomb story was simply unforgettable. In a series that has witnessed every imaginable late-game scenario unfold over the last nine years, the ETSU men’s basketball team overcame a 16-point deficit with eight minutes left in regulation.