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    Singarama celebrates 60 years

    The Diamond Anniversary 1964 was an important year. The Beatles took the United States by storm, the fight for racial equality was in full swing, and our military took its first shots in the Vietnam War. Here at Lipscomb University, a new tradition was born. It would become an annual event called Singarama. Singarama is a 2-day performance where the Social Clubs (Lipscomb’s version of Fraternities and Sororities) and other students sing, dance, and entertain. These shows are written, directed, and staged by the students. It’s a competition. The performances are judged on choreography, sets and props (visuals), vocals, entertainment, and the overall theme. The Majority of Singarama acts have their…

  • News,  Opinion

    MLK Day: The bigger picture

    Every third Monday of January, millions of American students rejoice in unison as school closes for a day. However, many forget that the reason for nationwide closures is the remembrance of the remarkable life of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. From the holiday being put into law in 1983 to the first observance by the whole country in 1986. The recency of the establishment of the holiday is a reminder that the Civil Rights movement was not that long ago. This year marks the 60th anniversary of the “I Have a Dream” speech, an empowering message that resonates with many still. On Aug. 28, 1963, King gave one…

  • Archive,  The Babbler

    Babbler has history dating back to the 1920s

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    Republished from The Babbler, Vol. 66, No. 6, Jan. 20, 1987. It’s not magic–it’s called work, which helps bring The Babbler to you. An inside look at the Babbler. For over 60 years student life has been recorded in The Babbler, but now The Babbler will tell its own story. In 1920, four Lipscomb literary society editors published a monthly journal called Havalind Acts. The journal contained short stories, poetry, jokes, and a few news items. However, by 1923 enrollment increased and the administration decided to create a larger paper. The paper would be five times larger than Havaland Acts, and its name would represent DLC as being a Christian…

  • Archive,  The Babbler

    Havalind Acts

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    Republished from The Babbler, Vol. 4, No. 1, Oct. 5, 1923. The paper of David Lipscomb was formerly named “Havalind Acts.” It appeared once every month in bound volume. Its capacity was about 2,000 words. A paper this size was rather small to represent successfully the activities of this school. Much news that would have been of interest to alumni and friends had to be omitted and only the main events could be featured in the paper. Then, also, the lack of space prohibited the giving to every individual student a chance to paper was largely the editors’ paper, and was not sufficiently large to accommodate the writings of the…