COSA hosts “Take Back the Night”

by Kendall Calkins


The Council of Student Advocates will be holding “Take Back the Night” at the Hardin Valley campus Thursday, Oct. 22 from 6 p.m.-8 p.m.


“We want to raise awareness about rape on college campuses,” said Student Activity Board member Alayna Strickland about the event that will include speakers and a walk for awareness.


“We are hoping to have student victims speak and share their survival stories,” and COSA liaison Joshua Anderson.


The event was held last year at the Division Street campus. Anderson and Strickland both “hope to build upon last year’s successful event.”

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

COSA holds voter registration drive

By Kendall Calkins


The Council of Student Advocates registered 534 students as new voters at the Hardin Valley Camus las month to promote National Voter Registration Week.

Volunteers, Student Activity Board members and work-study students staffed a tent in the courtyard everyday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. the week of Sept. 21 to “give students the opportunity to have a voice in public elections and a chance to become actively involved in their government.” said Student Government president and COSA liaison Joshua Anderson.

“We are very proud of this year’s success and hope registration week continues to grow each year”, said Anderson of this year’s registration compared to last year’s turn out of 499.

Another registration drive is set for sometime in January to give students a chance to register before the March Presidential primary.

COSA hopes to expand on voter awareness with candidate forums for the upcoming local and national elections.

“Students say they don’t even know who is running”, said Anderson, “We want students to be able to elect leaders that reflect their values and opinions.”

Expansion on voter awareness has not yet been finalized and will be on the student calendar in the coming months.

Friday, October 9th, 2015

Student Leadership Awards

by Brittany Hawk

The Pellissippi State Community College Student Leadership Awards will take place Friday, April 29.

The awards ceremony is an annual event that first began in 1993.

Gwen Miller said, “The Student Leadership Awards is Student Life and Recreation and the college’s celebration of student leaders around campus.”

The awards are for outstanding clubs, advisors, officers and members. They also recognize the council of student advocates, student activities board, student success, mentors, ambassadors, new student orientation leaders, global ambassadors and student liaison.

Miller said there will be a panel of a student, faculty and Student Life representatives.

Clubs and council of student advocates department supervisors nominate themselves or others for the awards. The panel will pick the winner in each category.

The categories consist of outstanding student leader, outstanding advisor, outstanding community service, outstanding service to the college, outstanding project, most improved organization and outstanding student organization.

The winners are given plaques for the awards and certificates are given out to recognize the council of student advocates and global ambassadors.

Sunday, April 24th, 2011

Seventh Annual Pellapalooza

by Brittany Hawk

It is time again for Pellissippi State’s annual Pellapalooza. Pellapalooza is a talent showcase for students of Pellissippi State.

This is the seventh year for the Pellapalooza showcase. It will take place in the courtyard of the Hardin Valley campus on Wednesday, April 20th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

There is no limit on the amount of participants. Gwen Miller said in the past there have been up to 15 talents that included singing, dancing, poetry, and even drama.

Pellapalooza is a talent showcase so there will not be judges at the event.


Monday, April 4th, 2011

COSA to listen up at Voice-Out event


By Claire Reed

Council of Student Advocates presents “Voice-Out”, an opportunity for students’ voices to be heard, on Oct 28th at the Hardin Valley Campus.

Voice-Out, hosted by COSA, is letting students voice their opinions. The event will allow students to send in comments or suggestions to Student Life and Recreation, and then the Student Activity Board of COSA will categorize the comments and respond to them.

Olivia Daniel, a Student Activity Board Member of COSA, has helped to plan the event Voice-Out and helps to organize the online blog for Voice-Out. Daniel said, COSA is primarily for enhancing the learning experience of the students here at Pellissippi.

COSA provides many different outlets to help students get connected to the campus by organizing activities and events.  The iPause, a student-produced video production, makes announcements about upcoming events so students can be informed about what’s happening on campus, Daniel Said.

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009