Campus News

Carbon Monoxide leak causes scare for W students

Lauren Trimm

Thirty four students from Mississippi University for Women were admitted to the hospital Tuesday after a carbon monoxide leak was reported in Kincannon Hall about 5 a.m. According to an official at Baptist Golden Triangle, the students were transported to the hospital either by ambulance or personal vehicle. By late afternoon, all students had been released from the hospital.

Audacity presents 3rd Annual Dance Palooza

Robert Scott


Dance Palooza is an annual event hosted by Mississippi University for Women’s Audacity Dance Team. The event will take place Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. in Nissan Auditorium.

This year, Dance Palooza will be held in honor of Taboris Smith and Janiqua Williams. Taboris and Williams have ichthyosis and muscular dystrophy, respectively. Audacity and the other participants are hosting this event to raise awareness for these diseases. Kelvin Cockrell, one of the performers, shared some information about the event and explained the purpose behind it.

'Silent Sky' touches on current events in society

Lauren Trimm


   Mississippi University for Women’s Department of Theatre presented Lauren Gunderson’s “Silent Sky” Oct. 26-28 at 7:30 p.m. in Cromwell Theatre.

   The play is based on historical events and three women, Willamina Fleming, Annie Cannon and Henrietta Leavitt, whose research proved to be vital in the world of astronomy.

2017 Eudora Welty Writers' Symposium provides excitement and learning for all

Lauren Trimm


   Mississippi University for Women hosted its annual fundraiser, the Welty Gala, on Friday, Oct. 20, at 7 p.m. as a featured event of the Eudora Welty Writers’ Symposium.

   This year, the gala was bigger and better than ever. There were several changes to the Gala this year, particularly the decision to move the location from the W to the Trotter Convention Center. The W’s Jazz Ensemble was also featured.

Sports Round up

Price Hughes


   The fall sports season is beginning to wind down at Mississippi University for Women.

   The men’s soccer team is currently 3-9-2 on the season, with wins coming against Oakwood, Hendrix and The Crown College. There were ties against Huntingdon and Johnson University. The Owls have two remaining games as they close out the season Oct. 22 at home against Oakwood and Oct. 28 at home against Pensacola Christian College.

W hosts high school math day to honor Sonya Kovalesky

Casanda Anderson

Senior Reporter

On Oct. 9, 2017, the Mississippi University for Women’s Department of Mathematics extended offers to various high school females to participate in a day of math and learning.

There was a dual purpose to this event. The first was to raise awareness for the difficulties that Sonya Kovalevsky faced in her journey to receive her mathematics degree. She was the first female to earn a doctorate in math from a modern university. Second, the event was designed to showcase the importance of math.