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Photo Recap: 2015 Ring Ceremony

  This past Saturday, on February 21, was the event that sophomores eagerly await every year–ring ceremony. At 5pm, approximately 170 sophomores and other ring recipients filed into Presser Hall where families, professors, and fellow Scotties were awaiting their arrival. The ceremony included inspirational speeches from the sophomore class president, Madeline Miller Lansing, Georgia State Representative, Simone Bell ’03, and President […]

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Candlelight Vigil Held for Victims of Chapel Hill shooting

Megha Patel World News Editor The Agnes Scott campus was mournful on Sunday, February 15, as the Muslim Student Association held a candlelight vigil for Deah Shaddy Barakat, Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha, and Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, victims of the recent shooting in Chapel Hill. Students, faculty, and staff gathered around photographs of the three Muslim victims […]

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Students participate in 1 Billion Rising for Valentine’s Day

Shriya Bhattacharya Staff Writer 1 Billion Rising is a movement that may not be known by many people, but once you attend the event, you leave with determination to spread awareness about its importance. 1 Billion Rising is a global movement dedicated to ending rape and sexual violence against women and was created by prominent […]

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Emotional Support App, “7 Cups of Tea,” Soothes Stress

Maya Lewis Staff Writer As of 2013, a unique app has been launched to revolutionize the way we perceive counseling. 7 Cups of Tea, an app available both online and on mobile devices, has been dubbed the latest “on-demand emotional health and well-being service,” employing live, trained listeners for personal use at any hour of […]

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Six Year Keystone Pipeline Legislation Awaits Deadline for Presidential Veto

Amy Pipher Staff Writer On Wednesday, February 11, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 270-152 to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline after endorsing changes made by the U.S. Senate. This pipeline legislation, having spent six years being debated in Congress, headed to President Obama’s desk where he has until February 21 to decide its fate. […]

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Viewer’s Guide to Academy Award’s Best Picture Nominations

The 87th Academy Awards Best Picture nominations are just as diverse as any other year in Oscar history. Box office busters and quiet successes are pitted against one another for the title of Best Picture, and they sport faces both familiar and unknown, intimate and distant. This year’s nominations include American Sniper, Birdman, Boyhood, Grand Budapest Hotel, The […]

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