What is diversity? It is not an old wooden ship used during the Civil War era to the dismay of some Ron Burgundy fans. “Diversity is what makes King University an ideal destination for international students looking to attend college here in the United States,” said Finley Green, director of Career Services.
Halloween first came to America with the settlers from Europe. Since then it has been a commonly celebrated holiday in the United States. Typically when someone thinks of Halloween, trick or treating, spooky movies and pumpkins come to mind. Have these things been tradition since the early stages of America or are they things that we have created along the way?
*Republished from the October 2015 issue of The Kayseean
King University held its annual wrestling combine this year on September 25th. The combine invited high school juniors and seniors to come get a view of the King University wrestling team. There were 23 different high school athletes that attended the combine. The event consisted of a campus tour, lunch, an opportunity for the wrestlers to present their ability to King coaches and a Q & A session with the men’s wrestling team.
Every year on September 11th, Americans across the nation pause to reflect and remember the 2,753 lives lost on that day. It’s been 20 years since that horrific day and for us Americans it’s a day that none have forgotten. Many in the community have hosted events in hopes of honoring the lives lost, such as running a 5K to raise money to help veterans in need, or stair climbs that symbolize the number of flights climbed by the firefights in the towers.
Kendall Morrison was elected as the President of the Student Government Association (SGA) last spring and has based a large part of her platform on bringing together the King and Bristol communities. One of the projects that she is organizing is King’s participation in an Angel Tree program this coming winter. The program anonymously gifts Christmas presents to families in need. Morrison notes, “My biggest goal is to help King become more involved in the community, rather than just being another college that brings students to town.”
Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion is an annual music festival celebrating Bristol’s country music heritage stemming from the 1927 Bristol Sessions, the origin of country music. This year marked the festival’s 20th anniversary of bringing together a wide range of music lovers to enjoy genres from Americana to Bluegrass to Indie and Folk and everything in between.