Home » Archive

Articles in the News Category

Features, Headline, News »

[1 Feb 2012 | Comments Off | ]

Hampden-Sydney College constantly receives recognition for the very things that each student and faculty member takes sincere pride in: maintaining a clean welcoming campus, promoting exceptional academic standards, and providing a strong athletic program, to mention a few. The impressive portrayal the school works to preserve everyday can be traced back to the significant level of communication and understanding between faculty, staff, and students at H-SC.  This sense of cooperation between staff and students distinguishes the College from many other universities. This idea of unity and collaboration is what we …

Features, Headline, News »

[1 Feb 2012 | Comments Off | ]

During the early morning of December 4, 2011, the H-SC campus experienced an event that, fortunately, it seldom serve venue to: the shooting at the Minority Student Union House. Thankfully, campus police arrived quickly on the scene, and no one was injured. This unfortunate occurrence was relayed to the student body using the Emergency Notification System or ENS. The system caused emails to be sent to the students and faculty; text messages were sent to the registered cell phone numbers in the system; there was a informative message on the …

News, Opinion »

[1 Feb 2012 | Comments Off | ]

With the Republican Primaries well underway and the Presidential Election in the not-too-distant future, it will only be a matter of time before we are reminded about our patriotic duty to vote. Many well-intentioned citizens, from celebrities proclaiming “Vote or Die” or our grandparents complaining about how corrupt our generation has become, present voting to us as a remedy for an ailing society. The problem, as many of these well-intentioned people see it, is that bad, wicked, and corrupt politicians are in office and that they simply need to be …

Features, News »

[1 Feb 2012 | Comments Off | ]

On this hill, January 31, 1920, the very first publication of The Hampden-Sydney Tiger was circulated for the reading pleasure of the student body, faculty, and alumni. Subscriptions were two dollars and the price of a single issue was ten cents. There was no section for reviews of the various forms of media. Instead, the paper consisted almost entirely of articles concerning athletics, with a few advertisements scattered between pages.
Our predecessors here at the Tiger wrote with several goals in mind. They intended to bring accurate details concerning athletic events, …

Features, News »

[1 Feb 2012 | Comments Off | ]

Freshmen were asked what they plan on doing differently this semester because of what they learned last semester or because of their experiences. They were asked to reply with both a goal within the classroom and one outside of the classroom. Here is what they said:
In the Classroom: ”I’m going to make sure I do my homework sooner than ten minutes before the class.”
Outside of the classroom: “I’m going to try to spend less money on chicken wings.” –Mason Watkins ‘15
 
In the classroom: “This semester from eight to four I’m …

News »

[1 Feb 2012 | Comments Off | ]
Despite the Cold, Basketball Heats Up the Court

After starting the season at 4-2, the Hampden-Sydney basketball team has been on fire winning 10 of their last 12 games overall and 7 of 9 in the ODAC. Leading the Tigers through this torrid stretch has been forward Harrison George who is averaging 17.8 points per game (second in the ODAC) and 6.2 rebounds per game (11th in the ODAC). George’s best performance was against  Roanoke College where he scored 28 points, including 19 in the second half. George also added 10 rebounds, 5 assists, and 3 steals in …

Features, Headline, News »

[5 Dec 2011 | 5 Comments | ]

At Hampden-Sydney College, students enjoy many liberties that many other schools outright ban. Take allowing guns on campus, for example.  Allowing guns on campus poses a potential threat to security, yet our school allows students to have guns under certain conditions.  Any student who chooses to bring a firearm or bow must register them with the school and must also keep them in the gun locker. Nonetheless, there are some who choose to keep their guns close at hand in their dorm rooms.
For those of unfamiliar with the gun locker, …

Features, Headline, News »

[5 Dec 2011 | Comments Off | ]
Aramark Monopoly Continues on College Grounds

Hampden-Sydney students are very fortunate to attend a school that offers a vast number of seminars and forums from well-accredited speakers, but events such as these are sometimes a hardship on their hosts due to a seemingly harmless culprit: cookies.
Faculty and students both have had issues with the catering policies and prices provided by Aramark. The price of light refreshments, such as cookies, bottles of water, and cheese trays have become a problem among members of the community who want to serve refreshments at school events.
According to Aramark’s H-SC catering …

Features, Headline, News »

[5 Dec 2011 | Comments Off | ]
Professor Involvement Outside of the Classroom

At any Saturday home game at Hampden-Sydney the professors who watch the game from the Wilson Center are a welcome and familiar sight, and it is usually the same professors who attend each game. This group of professors has become a fixture at the College. Students, who appreciate additional out-of-classroom time to interact with their professors, also respect them.
Decades ago the on-campus and out-of-classroom contact was even more pronounced, but with different generations come different priorities. This is not to say that newer professors do not value the students, but …

Features, News »

[5 Dec 2011 | Comments Off | ]
Fraternity Life Beyond the Party Scene

                
 Merriam-Webster.com states that the word fraternity can be defined as “a group of people associated or formally organized for a common purpose, interest, or pleasure.” Nearly 70 percent of the Hampden-Sydney student body that is non-active in Greek Life may see Fraternities as simple promoters to party and have fun.  This may be true at other colleges, but while all 10 active fraternities on the Hampden-Sydney campus engage and host weekend social activities, they also contribute significantly to the common good of Hampden- …