Jake Parker Feature

May 5, 2021 By Bailey Farmer - Contact the Editor

By Bailey Farmer Many people around Howard Payne’s campus know who Jake Parker is because of his role on the football team. But what some do not know is how he made his way to HPU.  Parker, a senior Kinesiology major from Tyler had never heard of HPU or Brownwood before coming to.  “God was […]

Senior Memoir From Our Staff

May 4, 2021 By Brienna Williams & Tia Campos - Contact the Editor

Brienna Williams, YJ Staff Writer – “My time at Howard Payne University has been short. I transferred in at the beginning of my Junior year. I originally began my college career at The University of Mary Hardin Baylor and never expected to end up at HPU, but I can see how it has been all […]

Surviving Finals: Students’ Perspectives and Tips

May 4, 2021 By Mackenzie Langham - Contact the Editor

Senior Conner Faught, majoring in Jurisprudence, the Academy, and Bible speaks against students over-studying. “Don’t study too hard. It’s the law of diminishing returns. At a certain point you have studied as much as is gonna help you–you’ve spent a whole semester in class. So, trust the effort that you put in throughout the semester. […]

An Interview with SGA President & Vice President-Elects Becker and Brown

May 4, 2021 By Caleb Callaway - Contact the Editor

Recently, results for the 2021-2022 Howard Payne University Student Government Association (SGA) elections were announced. Seth Becker and Parker Brown were elected president and vice president, respectively. Parker Brown, SGA vice president-elect, said, “We are very excited for the new administration. It will be good to take the school and SGA in a different direction. […]

Howard Payne Hosts First Worship Leader Lab

April 14, 2021 By Caleb Callaway - Contact the Editor

This April, students at Howard Payne University were given the opportunity to participate in HPU’s first Worship Leader Lab. This lab gave students the opportunity to learn from several worship leaders from across the state, many of whom graduated from HPU.  Dr. Chris Rosborough, assistant professor of music and director of choral activities said that […]

HPU Senior Overcomes Battle With Autism

April 9, 2021 By Mackynlie Conklin - Contact the Editor

Coming to a university is difficult and exciting enough, but for one of Howard Payne University’s student in particular, it presents additional challenges. Micah McDowell,  a 21-year-old senior majoring in history said that Proverbs 3:5-6 is a strong influence in his own life. “The thing is I leaned on my understanding for the longest time […]

New Apartment Prices Spark Difference in Opinion

April 9, 2021 By Mackynlie Conklin - Contact the Editor

Prices for the Howard Payne Newbury Place apartments are shifting due to renovations that are currently underway. This semester, one apartment building has been empty due to renovations taking place. The cost of living in the apartments is now dependent upon how many students are living in the apartments. In the past, students paid the […]

Addressing The Stigma: Mental Health Resources For HPU Students

April 6, 2021 By Brienna Williams - Contact the Editor

For many, the topic of mental health may seem like a buzzword or cliché topic. However, mental health struggles have been a part of life for as long as humanity has existed. Mental health refers to a person’s physiological and emotional well-being. Mental illnesses are often a result of stress, biological or genetic factors, or […]

HPU Chapel Band Auditions For AGT

April 1, 2021 By Jordan Givens - Contact the Editor

Many on campus have noticed Howard Payne’s chapel band has not performed the past couple of Wednesday’s. Upon further investigation, it was discovered that they were recovering from an audition with the hit show, “America’s Got Talent.” Junior education major, Amanda Moore, has sung in the chapel band for two years.  “God has been leading […]

Ask Buzz: Transferring Advice

March 30, 2021 By Jordan Givens and Mackenzie Langham - Contact the Editor

What Jordan Givens says: So you’re thinking about transferring. You probably have some people looking at you like you’re crazy and telling you there’s absolutely no reason for you to transfer.  What if I told you, thinking about transferring is okay. You’re not crazy for thinking about going somewhere else for college other than Howard […]