Women’s golf wins conference championship
Apr24

Women’s golf wins conference championship

During the weekend of Friday, April 12, UMHB’s women’s golf team won its twelfth conference championship in program history. The championship was held in Glen Rose on the Comanche Lakes Course at the Squaw Valley Golf Club. The tournament lasted three days and had a total of 54 holes. Nine different teams competed in the tournament, including teams from Hardin-Simmons University, Concordia University and Howard Payne University. The Cru finished the conference championship with a team total of 953, taking them to first place and securing the championship title. This was an outstanding performance by the women’s team. Olivia Robinson, a senior public relations major from Deer Park, won an individual medal for her outstanding performance and was named ASC Golfer of the Year. Freshman Victoria Gleghorn from Nacogdoches tied for fourth place with a score of 241. Senior Cassidy Rawls from Snyder finished in ninth place with a score of 243. Freshman Jade Ming and sophomore Annie Hasselbach tied for sixteenth place with scores of 252. This fantastic performance by the women’s team carried them into the NCAA Division III National Championship. This tournament will be held at the Bay Oaks Country Club in Houston from Tuesday, May 14 to Friday, May 17. UMHB will co-host the...

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Cultures displayed at UMHB festival
Apr02

Cultures displayed at UMHB festival

The Multicultural Festival is an annual event that is put together to celebrate the diverse cultures that are on UMHB’s campus. This year’s event was held on Wednesday, March 20 on the third floor of Bawcom Student Union. Many different events took place at the event to feature and appreciate culture. Some of the events included a Tai Chi demonstration, praise dance, Mandarin poem readings, henna tattoos and traditional Japanese tea ceremonies. The first event of the night was a Tai Chi demonstration to relax. However, he changed directions when he stated that it could also be used for self- defense. The demonstration was interactive, as he got students to participate, and it was very informative. Another interesting event that took place during the night was a praise dance demonstration that was put on by junior nursing major Skaiye Finney. She did an outstanding job at incorporating worship into this event. Her dance was very interpretive and she also incorporated sign language. Before she began, she shared a quick PowerPoint about the background of praise and worship dancing. Her showcase was also very interactive, as she got the audience to sign with her as she danced. Spanish students and professors took time to read poems in Spanish with the audience. Dr. Madison, professor of UMHB’s Spanish I and II classes, was not planning on reading a poem, but she was asked to read a poem for the audience in place of a student that could not make it. She read a poem titled “Bala- da de los abuelos” by Nicolas Guillen. The poem was about an Afro-Cuban man that had to deal with two different kinds of racism while in Cuba. It was a very moving piece and was well-recited by Dr. Madison. Several cultures were on display, and the people that attended the event were able to learn about cultures with which they were unfamiliar. Many people came to partake in this showcase of cultures and left with a better understanding and appreciation of them. This is an event you do not want to miss when it comes around next...

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Cru softball wins three-game series
Apr02

Cru softball wins three-game series

UMHB’s softball team continued their season with a three-game stretch at home against McMurry University. The Cru was sitting just below .500 with a 10-11 record going into this series of games. To hit .500, the Cru would have to win two out of the three games. The McMurry War Hawks were also sitting below .500 with an 8-12 record. Even if the War Hawks were to win all three games and sweep the Cru, they still would not hit .500, but it would only bring them one win away. Freshman Kathryn Reed from Axtell took the mound for the first game of the series on Thursday, March 21. Her presence on the mound played a pivotal role in the game. She pitched for five innings and did not allow a single run. The offense began to score in the second inning with a single by junior Hannah Wolfe, which sent in Kourtney Cummings to score the Cru’s first run. The team continued to score until the fourth inning. The Cru’s scoring was capped off with a three-run home run by sophomore Allie Dalle. The Cru left the first game of the series with an 8-0 victory. On Friday, March 22 the Cru entered the second game of the series. This would also be the first game of a doubleheader. The previous day’s game left a bad taste in the War Hawks’ mouths, and they entered game two seeking. They tried to prove that their offense was a force to be feared. Their statement was made with an offensive barrage in the first inning. It started off with a single with two runners on base. The runner on third scored, only allowing one point. Then, a walk with bases loaded advanced a runner to home plate, allowing another score. Another McMurry single advanced two more runners to home. The Cru finally got out of the first inning, but not before allowing the War Hawks to score four runs. In order to stay alive, the Cru had to score. It is almost as if the Cru employed the turtle and the hare method in this game. They slowly put up runs one by one, and by the end of the second inning, they tied the game 4-4. The War Hawks looked tired and were not able to score during the second or third innings. UMHB was still in the fight. However, it seemed as if the War Hawks caught their breath, because they scored five more runs before the game was over, defeating the Cru 9-5. This tied the series 1-1, and the final game would determine who took the...

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Rainy day date ideas
Apr02

Rainy day date ideas

Spring is in full swing, and with this seasoncomes rain. Rainy days can be charming, but they can make it difficult to plan dates. But don’t let the weather keep you from having a good time! Here are some great ideas to try on a rainy day. Indoor Nerf War Nothing is more fun than bringing out your inner child. Having an indoor Nerf war with your significant other is a fun way to stay dry on a rainy day while still having a good time. This is a date that I have participated in myself, and it was a lot of fun. I borrowed two Nerf guns from my nephew and a giant Nerf rifle from a friend. The only thing that I had to buy was more bullets, and that only cost me about five dollars. As my girlfriend was on her way over, I set one of the Nerf guns by the door with a note that said “I’m hiding inside, and I also have one, so be careful.” We spent roughly an hour and a half bringing out our inner child, and we had so much fun. This date is fun for people of all ages, from high school students all the way to married couples. Create Artwork This is a date that I have not yet done, but I fully intend to do it in the near future. You can get together with your significant other on a rainy day and paint with everyone’s favorite artist, Bob Ross. For those of you who don’t know, Bob Ross was an artist who was known for his TV show,“The Joy of Painting,” where he showed viewers a step-by-step way to paint beautiful scenery.This date is going to be a little more expensive because you will need canvas, paint and paint brushes. I did the math, and supplies will cost you roughly $30 dollars. Bob Ross had a very calm, soothing voice, so this could also be used as time to destress. You can find his painting tutorials onYouTube, Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime Video. Rainy Day Picnic After reading this article, you might think, “Hey, these are supposed to be rainy day date ideas. I amnot going to have a picnicin the rain.” However, indoor picnics can be just as much fun! My girlfriend and I had plans for a picnic, but the radar said that there was an 80 percent chance of rain during the time we had planned for the picnic. I had to think on my feet, and I decided to bring the picnic inside. I set out a blanket with the picnic food, and we watched Netflix while...

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Women’s basketball team makes school history competing in national tournament
Mar20

Women’s basketball team makes school history competing in national tournament

On Friday, March 1, the Cru women’s basket- ball team entered into the NCAA National Championship Tournament. Fans of the team were filled with excitement, as this is the first time the team has earned a spot in this tour- nament in the program’s history. The Cru traveled to Richardson to play the first game of the tournament against the Lynx of Rhodes College. Rhodes got off to a great start with consistent scoring in the first few minutes of the game. Their defense kept the Cru at a zero in the score column for the first two and a half minutes of the first quarter. However, the Cru starting capitalizing on their three-pointers, which helped them begin to close the lead. The Cru went 8 for 14 from the three-point line in the first half. They also began to capitalize on their defensive opportunities. In the second quarter, the Crusaders forced seven turnovers. These turnovers by Lynx College launched the Crusaders into the lead. At the end of the first half, the score was 39-23 with UMHB in the lead. At this point, the Cru held on to the lead and did not look back. The game ended with a 70-56 Crusader victory, which brought them into the second round of playoffs. In their second game, they met the UT Dallas Comets for the third time this season. They met once in the regular season, where the Cru achieved a five-point victory and once in the conference championship, where the Comets earned a five-point victory. They were scheduled to meet again on Saturday, March 2 for the second round of the tournament. Fans did not know how to feel entering into this game, since the teams were so evenly matched. The Cru took the lead early on and kept it for the remainder of the game. This would not have been possible without the Cru’s defense keeping the Comets at bay. The Cru had two blocksin the first quarter and numerous defensive rebounds. They also had their fair share ofsteals. UMHB totaled fivesteals throughout the game,and that definitely impacted the Comet’s offense. The Cru finished the game witha 66-57 victory and entered into the third round of the championship tournament. On Friday, March 8, the Crusaders left Richardson and traveled to Crestview Hills, Kentucky to play Washington University in St. Louis. It was a very close game, and the two teams stayed within one point of each other all the way to the five-minute mark of the second quarter, causing several lead changes. At this point, WUSTL slowly started to increase their lead. Their defense was a force to be reckoned...

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