Students to perform Mozart’s Solemn Vespers

By Hailey Bossert

Volunteer State Community College will host a free concert in the Wemyss Auditorium in Caudill Hall at 3 p.m., on April 14.

The Vol State Singers will be accompanied by the Portland High School Ensemble and the White House Heritage Choir in presenting Mozart’s Solemn Vespers, K339.

“Fauré Requiem” and “Rutter Requiem” will be featured at the concert. The event is not only free, but it is also open to everyone who would like to enjoy some music. Continue reading

RSO hosts the first Thursday Trivia

By Gloria Cortes

The Volunteer State Community College Returning Student Organization (RSO) hosted Thursday Trivia in the Mary Cole Nichols Dining Room A March 28, from noon – 1 p.m.

Twelve students participated, divided into two teams and competed against each other in the categories of pop culture, boy bands, animals, Disney movies, sports, and TV shows.

The two team captains were Jason Blaire and Ethan Denson, and the MC was Tracy Lilly. Continue reading

Health and Wellness Fair Addresses Student Issues

By Hailey Bossert

A Health and Wellness Fair will be hosted by Pioneer Prevention in Dining Room B of the Wood Campus Center March 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Pioneer Prevention is an organization on the Vol State campus that serves as a support system for students.

The staff members who work in this department are available to talk to students regarding subject matters such as alcohol and drug abuse, opioid use disorder, suicide, sexual assault, and mental health. They are able to provide professional help as well as resources to help them overcome these personal issues. Continue reading

SGA Presidential Election is Monday and Tuesday

By Gloria Cortes

The Volunteer State Community College Student Government Association (SGA) presidential election will take place March 18 and 19.

The two candidates are Mary Dobbs, the current vice president, and Preston Tatum.

There will be voting booths in the Mary Cole Nichols Dining Room A (from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., both days), the hallway of the second floor of the SRB (from 10:45-11:30 a.m. on Monday, and from 12:15-1 p.m. on Tuesday), the hallway of the first floor of Caudill (from 9:15-10 a.m. on Monday, and from 10:45-11:30 a.m. on Tuesday), and the main hallway of Wallace North (from 12:15-1 p.m. on Monday, and from 9:15-10 a.m. on Tuesday). Continue reading

International Film Series to Feature Devdas


By Katelyn Marshall

Volunteer State Community College will feature its third International Film Series Friday, March 22 at 5:30 p.m., in the Caudill Hall auditorium. This month’s will be “Devdas.”

“I have never seen the film itself,” Sarah Crotzer, an English faculty and instructor, said. “I know that it’s based on a popular Indian novel and it’s the latest in a series of remakes of that novel. It was made in 2002 and is considered a new classic of Bollywood cinema. But I haven’t had the opportunity to watch it myself yet, so I really don’t know anything else.”

After a wealthy family prohibits him from marrying the woman he is in love with, Devdas Mukherjee’s life spirals further and further out of control as he takes up alcohol and a life of vice to numb the pain. Continue reading