After eight beautiful years, King University’s president, Alexander Whitaker, will retire after the 2023-2024 school year. President Whitaker has served a very respectful term at King. He has shown astounding leadership while contributing to the community around him. Mr. Whitaker’s contributions will be forever etched into the history of King University. Let’s take a look back at his tenure.
The city of Bristol will be bringing something new to town this year for the Halloween season. The city will host an inaugural Halloween parade on Saturday, October 28th, on State Street for the faithful natives of Bristol. That said, there will be no shortage of fun activities for all to enjoy. Here are just a few things that you can look forward to ahead of Saturday’s event.
Fall is upon us at King University, with no shortage of activities to look forward to in October. Let us look at what the Tornado athletic department offers for this month. First, look at the men’s and women’s soccer teams. Both teams will have home games on the 4th, 7th, 11th, 14th, and 21st, with away games mixed in. The women’s volleyball teams will host teams this month on the 3rd, 6th, 7th, 18th, and 25th. Other teams in action during the month include men’s and women’s swim teams, golf teams, cross-country teams, and the Tornado esports team. Following this month, men’s and women’s basketball and men’s wrestling are right around the corner in November!
To trust the process is to rely that things will work out. You still must put the work in, but it is knowing that the work put in will result in something unique. This is, frankly, a terrifying process to trust in. But it is worth it in the long run. This is why I am writing this legit 3-step guide to trusting the process.
After a meeting on Tuesday morning, October 17, the King College faculty announced its approval of a student publication. Thee meeting was called by Acting President Garrison. Dr. Henry made the motion that the members of the faculty give their support and encouragement to the paper in any manner possible. This motion was unanimously approved.
This past weekend, Bristol, Tennessee, drew in over 30,000 people for the 22nd annual Rhythm & Roots. The festival, hosted by The Birthplace of Country Music, brings various music to the Tri-cities for one weekend. This year, the festival welcomed Castlewood Virginia natives, 49 Winchester, to the small town where they played two sets, one on Saturday and then one mega set on Sunday night.
As students begin to return to settle into school for the semester, that can only mean two things. The first is that it is time to hit the books hard, and the second is that the Tornado is back! After a long summer, it is time to start filling up those stands and cheering for your Tornado.
As we count down the days of the Spring semester, start preparing for finals, and say goodbye to the class of 2023, there is no shortage of things to look back upon from the year’s second half. In a year that has seemingly flown by, reflecting on another wonderful year at King is important!