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Posts published in March 2019

Lady Pioneers defeated by Walters State

Jim Hayes

After a play-in win over Dyersburg State Community College, the Volunteer State Community College Lady Pioneers were dropped from the TCCAA Division Region VII conference tournament with a 58-47 loss to the Walters State Community College Senators.

The games played on March 1 and 2, at Cleveland State Community College, ended the Pioneers’ season with a 5-11 conference record. They were 11-14 overall.

In the play-in game win, four Vol State players scored in double figures. Shayala Armstead led the Pioneers’ scoring with 19 points. Aliyah Miller scored 18 points and Tatiyana Lavender scored 15. Xavia Williams added another 11 points to round out the Pioneers’ double figure scorers.

Vol State loss leaves overall record of 6-20

By Jim Hayes

Despite 45 points from freshman guards Tim Goodrich and Justin Goodson of the Volunteer State Community College Pioneers were bounced from the TCCAA Division Region VII conference tournament 83-85 by the Roane State Community College Raiders.

The game on March 1, at Cleveland State Community College, saw only one other Pioneer score in double figures, sophomore guard Jaden Chumley. Goodson scored 29 points, Goodrich 26 and Chumley scored 11 points.

Landon Crowell sculptures give old objects new life

By Allyson Oakley

Inside the Humanities building at Volunteer State Community College, the exhibition, “Canyons of the Broken and Departed,” by Ohio sculptor Landon Crowell is on display until March 28.

“The materials have a previous life, ranging from shelving, stud walls and even art shipping crates. This gives the elements of each piece a memory, a previous life,” stated Crowell.

Most materials were pulled from demo projects and construction sites.

Dunaway hired as new financial aid director

By Katelyn Marshall

Donna Dunaway has been hired as the new director of financial aid at Volunteer State Community College.

She was assistant director of Financial Aid at Motlow State Community College in Smyrna, Tennessee, for nearly nine years, according to Vol State’s website.

“My hopes in leading the financial aid office is to continue the amazing legacy I am inheriting from Mrs. Sue [Pedigo] and to find ways to make operations more efficient where we can,” said Dunaway, who has previously 24 years of experience in financial aid. “I just want to bring in a new perspective and be a part of this amazing team as we move forward in Vol State’s future.”

Why do we have daylight saving time?

By Yvonne Nachtigal

Having advanced our clocks an hour on Sunday, most of us are a bit groggier and crankier than normal this week. The question arises, “why on earth do we do this?”

Benjamin Franklin is popularly credited with daylight saving time (DST), but that is a myth. What Franklin did was note that Parisians, who, he maintained, wasted half their day sleeping, would save money on candles and better utilize daylight by going “early to bed and early to rise.”

Our elementary school teachers told us that the idea of “maximizing daylight” was to help farmers and lower the nation’s electricity usage. But, historically, farmers and the agricultural industry have been the only ones who have lobbied against the plan because it left them with less sunlight to get their crops to market.

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