The Bristol, Virginia Landfill has come under significant public scrutiny concerning potential environmental and health effects that the waste depository might be inflicting upon the city. In a city council meeting held last October, more than 150 concerned citizens attended to speak up about the issues caused the Virginia landfill. The most widely cited problem is the odor emitting from the landfill and spreading throughout the city, but many citizens also complained of multiple health issues they believe to be caused by these gases, such as nausea, headaches, nosebleeds, and upper respiratory distress.
Tyler Feaster is a senior majoring in Digital Media Art & Design (DMAD) at King University and graduating this winter. In order to receive a diploma in this program, she presented her capstone exhibition featuring photography and graphic design primarily consisting of the women’s soccer team, of which Feaster is a member. Her work was composed of portraits, with information on each of the soccer players, depicting their jersey number, achievements, and stats for the year. The exhibition was held in the TV Lounge on the evening of Friday, December 3rd. This was a public event, and all were encouraged to attend; and in addition to the exhibition itself, refreshments were also provided.
Alexander Whitaker IV joined the King Community in 2016 as President of the University. He came to King from Berry College with more than 25 years of experience in higher education. President Whitaker has led King through many trials during his tenure, all the while staying dedicated to the education of students and the Christian values on which the university was built. So, as you finish up your final exams and projects, take a break and hear from President Whitaker as he recounts the accomplishments and milestones that our school has overcome in recent years, and explains some plans for the future.
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.
On October 28th King University conducted their 20th annual Experience DC Trip for all freshmen. The trip, which began in 2000, gives the students opportunities to experience Washington DC like never before. Unfortunately, the pandemic also halted the trip for the first-year class of 2020, and this year both classes of 2020 and 2021 were invited to join in on the fun.
When Kathrine Paterson began writing she was sure that she didn’t want to add another mediocre writer to the world; but when one of her college professors told her that it was maybe what God had in store for her, she thought she’d give it a shot. Fast forward through seven years of writing and she published one story in a Roman Catholic magazine that unfortunately went out of print one month after her story was published.
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.