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Posts published in February 2019

Pioneer women drop final home game of season

By Jim Hayes

Despite a near triple-double by guard Aliyah Miller, the Volunteer State Community College Lady Pioneers dropped a 83-72 decision to the Dyersburg State Community College Eagles last Saturday in Pickel Fieldhouse.

Miller’s 30-point, 11-rebound, 7-assist effort went to naught as only one other Vol State player, Kelsey Harriman, finished the game scoring in double figures.
“I thought we came out with a lot of energy, a lot of fire,” said Pioneer head coach Otis Key. “I probably made some decisions that could have been better, and some of my adjustments could have been better.”

“It was an emotional game,” said Key. “We had eight sophomores playing their last home game.”

Vol State men win first road game of year

By Jim Hayes

Winning their first road game of the year, the Volunteer State Community College Pioneers upset the Columbia Sate Community College 76-73 Wednesday night at Columbia State Community College.

The win marked the first time the Chargers had lost on their home court this year and left Vol State with a 4-13 conference record heading into last Saturday’s final game on the road at last place Jackson State Community College.

The win did not have any effect on the Pioneer’s seeding for the conference tournament which begins next week at Cleveland State Community College. Cleveland State is 6-10 in conference play as of Thursday.

Let’s talk about body language

By Katelyn Marshall

Join Pioneer Prevention at Volunteer State Community College for a discussion about healthy body image with guest speaker, Mackenzie Fox from Tennessee Voices for Children to speak to students about Body Image and Healthy Eating at Wood Campus center in the Mary Cole Nichols Dining Room B Feb. 28 from 2p.m. – 3 p.m., according to Vol State’s website.

“How we perceive ourselves physically has so much to do with our self-esteem,” said assistant professor at Vol State Kendal Joy Shriver, who has previously worked for Sumner Regional Medical Center in Gallatin as a Wellness and Exercise Specialist for 22 years. She also worked at Sumner Healthplex and Sumner Station Fitness Center.

Shriver mentioned that she does not think that there is such thing called a “normal” body image. “A lot of little girls may think ‘Barbie’ is normal, but we know it is not. Body image is an individual thing, but highly influenced by our ‘ideal images’ through TV, movies, and what society claims is a beautiful body image.”

Vol State students prepare for spring break

By Katelyn Marshall

Spring break at Volunteer State Community College March 4-8, and there are no classes, according to Vol State’s website.

Vol State student Bailey Morgan Evans said her purpose of spring break is to enjoy time with family, friends, and reset for the other half of school. She also said that her best destination is her house.

Evans also said that most people go to the beach during spring break and that she did not know of any events that were going on during spring break.

KEY lectures keep minds engaged

By Haley Bossert

Volunteer State Community College will host a series of KEY lectures to promote lifelong learning.
KEY stands for “Keep Educating Yourself.”

The objective of these lectures is to keep participants minds engaged while informing them of various topics ranging from honey bees to caring for the elderly.

The discussion topics will be discussed in the following order: “Elder Care Law Issues,” “Wizard of Oz,” “The Reformation – 1517,” “Honey Bees 101,” “Tennessee Self-Defense Law and Firearm Simulator,” and “The Korean War and the Relevance to Current Political Issues.”

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