The Kayseean was initially named “The KCN” for King College News and began as a regular student publication in October of 1933. It was preceded by a student magazine published biannually throughout the 1910s and 20s. The Kayseean has been, as our tagline states, the voice of King Students for over 80 years and is rapidly approaching its 90th birthday in the fall semester of 2023.
The spring semester is coming to a close and students are more than eager for summer break. If you find time in between studying for finals and preparing for summer jobs or internships, try and take a few moments to look back and review all that has happened in the semester that has passed us by.
Many first-year students struggle to adjust to the responsibilities and expectations of college life, and one of the best resources to turn to for advice in this stressful experience is upperclassmen. Following is a compilation of advice from graduating seniors on various areas of consideration during your time as an undergraduate student.
Black History Month has been a staple in American education since its first federally recognized observance in 1976. It has since gone on to be observed and celebrated in Canada, the UK, and Ireland, though in the two latter countries it is observed in October as opposed to February. President Gerald Ford, in his recognition of Black History Month, stated that it provided an “Opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.”
A study conducted of high school student engagement by the Fordham Institute in 2016 found that the subject of history was widely chosen as the least interesting or least liked subject of the students polled, second only to math in some cases. Ask any average high school or college student their opinion of the field, and you will likely be met with the same descriptive word from different people: boring.
As of Tuesday, January 25th, the Biden Administration formally withdrew the vaccine mandate for private businesses. The vaccination mandate was originally proposed last November, as a part of President Biden’s Covid-19 action plan, Path Out of the Pandemic. It was to be put into effect on January 4th and executed by the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
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.
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.