April 17th marked the return of the NASCAR Cup series to the Bristol Motor Speedway, the iconic short track is considered one of the greatest on the NASCAR circuit. In the days and weeks leading up to the cup race other series and cars took the track, but all heads were turned last weekend towards NASCAR’s top level, the Cup Series.
On December 3rd King university held its annual late-night breakfast, giving students and staff a chance to kick back before finals week. The night consisted of food, games, prizes, and gifts. This popular event gives students the opportunity to relax, enjoy time with friends, and spend time among King community before finals week.
After a one-year hiatus due to the ongoing pandemic, Help Portrait event returned this weekend to provide free pictures for families and individuals in the Bristol area. This year marked the tenth annual Help Portrait event that the Art & Design Club at King University has hosted, which took portraits of ten families, a total of twenty-seven people, and two dogs. The event was careful to follow current local covid-19 guidelines, masks were provided for any volunteer or attendee that wanted them, and the waiting area was socially distanced. Though the number of people that attended the event was less than in past years, the impact on the community was not diminished.
Fall is right around the corner here at King University. Soon leaves will be turning and crisp winds will start to wisp across campus. The month of October is always a magical one, not just because of the change in weather, but the holiday it brings, Halloween. Here at The Kayseean we plan to join in on the Halloween fun.
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.
In honor of the 20th anniversary of 9/11, ETSU’s ROTC Buc Battalion partnered with the Stop Soldier Suicide organization to raise money to help service members in need. The event was hosted by VetFest, an annual festival held in Whitehall Delaware that is filled with music, food, and laughter, where all the proceeds collected from VetFest go directly to Stop Soldier Suicide. ETSU ROTC had over 110 participants and raised a total of $4,300 for the Stop Soldier Suicide charity.