Author Archives: Deana Lightner

The Dog-Eared Page

The Dog-Eared Page

This week’s book for “The Dog-Eared Page” is far from typical. In fact it is not a book at all; it is a journal. It is one story by one author—you. With prompts on every page, “Wreck This Journal” by Keri Smith is created entirely by the reader. The idea behind the book is that “to create is to destroy,” …

Journalist Speaks to the Horrors of Modern Slavery

Journalist Speaks to the Horrors of Modern Slavery

More than 27 million men, women and children are being held against their will as slaves. Modern-day slaves can be found working as servants or concubines, as prostitutes or as field laborers. Benjamin Skinner, a journalist and senior fellow at Brandeis University who wrote “A Crime So Monstrous: Face-to-Face with Modern-Day Slavery” after witnessing the sale of human beings around the world, works …

Our Golden Eagle Band: One Magical Night

Our Golden Eagle Band: One Magical Night

On Thursday, March 29, North Georgia’s Golden Eagle band performed the show “Magick”. This performance proved that North Georgia has some impressive musical talent. As the name suggests, “Magick” is both a musical and visual exploration of all things magical: sorcery, illusions, dark magic, humorous magic, magic shows, magic hats and even the magic of Ben Folds. This drum corps-style …

What’s Your Guilty Pleasure?

Everyone has that one show they can’t get enough of. If it’s not on air anymore, true fans will find a way to get their fix. My “guilty pleasure” is the action-packed, edge-of-your-seat, 2001 spy show, “Alias,” and I am not ashamed to admit it. The show follows Sidney Bristow, an undercover agent and full-time college student played by Jennifer …

‘A Crime So Monstrous’: Modern Day Slavery

‘A Crime So Monstrous’: Modern Day Slavery

On Monday, April 9 at 7 p.m., Benjamin Skinner will be speaking in Hoag Auditorium on the issue of modern slavery. Skinner is the author of “A Crime So Monstrous: Face to Face With Modern Day Slavery.” Although many would like to believe that slavery is a thing of the past, Skinner is raising awareness of modern day slavery’s existence. …

Chi Alpha is Reaching Students Everywhere

On Tuesday, March 6, Chi Alpha had its interest meeting on the Promenade by the Library. Chi Alpha is a student-led campus ministries organization with a goal of creating “a community of worship, prayer, fellowship, discipleship and mission on campus.” With chapters on nearly 300 campuses across the United States and in 45 nations, and with more than 200,000 students …

Saint Sounds: The Fray’s “Scars and Stories”

The Fray, a band that started out small in Denver, has released their fourth full length album, “Scars and Stories,” selling more than 87,000 copies within the first week. Their repetitive sound, technique and style used in their old albums have made them more successful with each album they produce. Their smooth and calming sound is one that anyone can …

Go Red For Women: The Fight To Save Lives

On Friday, Feb. 24,Gamma Sigma Sigma sponsored the Go Red for Women Event with the American Heart Association. The event revealed things about heart disease that many women don’t know. Heart disease is the number one killer of American women, killing more women than men. Every 33 seconds, one person in the United States dies of heart disease, and every …

Saint Sounds: Lamb of God’s “Resolution”

Heavy metal band Lamb of God has a new album,  “Resolution,” and fans are sure to be pleased with the musicianship and raw metal sound that Lamb of God delivers with each album released. “Resolution,” released on Jan. 24, is a breath of fresh air . It maintains Lamb of God’s high quality from their previous albums while adding new twists …

The Pell Grant

At North Georgia, only a small portion of the student population has the Pell grant but those who do rely heavily on it to graduate. The Pell Grant cuts that will go into effect July 1 of this year will affect students, non-traditional as well as traditional, but they may not be as severe as people have been led to …