By Alyson Draper ~ Web Editor
This fall, the University of Lynchburg launched The Archaeology Society, an organization which aims to bring a new opportunity for students to learn history.
Dr. Christie Vogler, a professor of history at the University of Lynchburg and faculty advisor of the organization, hopes to introduce students to hands-on learning in history rather than a traditional lecture format.
“We’ve been able to go out to Historic Sandusky to excavate … we’ve been able to break pots and learn how to put them back together,” said Vogler.(more…)
By Alyssa Wilson ~ Assistant Editor
Photo of people sitting around a table and discussing. Photo retrieved from https://blog.vanillaforums.com/community/community-forum-software-5-reasons-its-the-ultimate-focus-group on 19th of September 2021 by Alyssa Wilson.
The Student Government Association of the University of Lynchburg hosted an online COVID-19 open forum to address rumors and questions surrounding COVID-19 policy at the University on Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021.
One of the first things addressed in the forum was the new mask mandate that will be implemented after the return of fall break. President Alison Morrison-Shetlar said, “ We talked about the best things to do around fall break. It’s a time when people are going to be going home into their own communities and we want to make sure that when you come back that the campus is safe, that you are safe, and that we can continue to have our in-person classes while wearing masks.”(more…)
By Hunter Epperson ~ Copy Desk Chief
Club swim is back at the University of Lynchburg after multiple delays since it’s original launch in 2018.
Freshman, David Brady said, “it feels amazing to swim again. It’s a different experience from anything else. I feel tired but also energetic afterwards.”
Caroline Lancaster, a fellow member of the club swim team added, “I’m very excited about swimming again. Swimming is a great way for me to process and clear my thoughts.”(more…)
By Chris Jennings ~ Assistant Copy Editor
The team has a rich tradition of being successful and is looking to capitalize on a pair of out-of-conference road victories against Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and Arcadia University on back-to-back weekends.
The Hornets traveled to Rochester on Sept. 11, to knock off RIT in a double overtime victory with a last second goal scored by Meghan Lauder.(more…)
By William Masselli ~ Editor in Chief
Before this conference victory, the team played a challenging out of conference schedule.
However, coaches and players believed that the challenging out of conference schedule allowed their team to develop perseverance, a necessary trait to prevail in a five-set match.
Head Coach Hannah Givens, said, “I think that the win against Cabrini helped us gain confidence coming into the season and ODAC play. This was actually the 10th win I have had as Head Coach. I was named head coach during the season in the spring. The win also helped us realize that we could push through a five-set match.”(more…)
By Em Maxey ~ Staff Writer
The Met Gala, also known as the fashion industry’s version of the Oscars, was not stopped by COVID-19 this year. American independence was the theme for this year’s event, showcasing some artist’s concept of what American pride can really look like. This prompt revealed some of the most controversial aspects of American culture, good or bad.(more…)
By Michael Robinson ~ PhD
Recently, I learned about an assignment in my son’s civics class. He must memorize the Preamble to the Constitution. “I can’t say it,” I said, “I can only sing it.” In fact, the very second that he mentioned the subject, the song had popped unbidden into my head. It was another example of a highly successful earworm from the good people who made School House Rock!
Back in my childhood, Saturday morning television belonged to kids. We could not wait to watch hours of cartoons and live-action shows. Peppered in among the programs were a number of public service announcements, small segments designed to help young people learn important information and demonstrate that the networks were not just money-grubbing entities trying to lure us to commercials for toys and cereal. I am always amazed at how deeply some of those items are buried in my brain.
“The Preamble” is not one of School House Rock!’s best tunes. It eschews the more upbeat jazzy sounds of “Conjunction Junction” or manic frenzy of “Ready or Not Here I Come” in favor of a folksier solemnity. It works though. That thing is etched so deeply into my brain that I have to work hard not to sing the Preamble.(more…)
By Hunter Epperson ~ Copy Desk Chief
This delicious Summertime Salad is fresh and light. With fresh berries, rotisserie chicken, baby spring mix, pecans, feta cheese, and a fuji apple vinaigrette is a great option on a nice warm day.(more…)
By Rylee McDonal ~ Copy Editor
Walking is something we overlook. It gets us from point A to point B. If there is something across the room, we walk to go get it. When we need to get to class, we walk to get there. We do not associate real significance with the act of walking.
However, there are few moments and few milestones in our lives that are associated with this act. We learn to walk as babies before we start to run. We walk down the aisle to get married. We walk across the stage for a diploma or an award. For myself and others, we walk to enter into Greek Life.
The week of September 10, 2021, I rushed the fraternity, Sigma Nu. Being the person I am, I was anxious beyond belief. I had already missed two days of rush week to attend to my duties as part of the school newspaper, and felt I may not fit in with this new crowd. Thankfully, I was wrong. The week continued and I was invited to their Knighthood dinner. It was very relaxing and reassuring to be around people I could relate to.(more…)
By Hunter Epperson, Em Maxey, William Masselli,
Senior Grace Ball, an international relations major, is leading a petition to move graduation from Shellenberger Field to the Dell.
Ball said, “The petition, ‘Keep the University of Lynchburg’s Graduation on The Dell’ was made to express the student body’s desire to keep the graduation ceremony on the beloved Dell. We created a petition to unify our voices and present our anger and sadness at the change of venue.”
The petition, as of Monday, Sept. 13, had 250 signatures.(more…)
By Rylee McDonal ~ Copy Editor
This weekend, the University of Lynchburg will host 2021’s Parents and Family Weekend, from Sept. 17-19. The calendar includes a bevy of events and opportunities for families to socialize and enjoy the university’s environment and culture.
However, with the increasing COVID cases, there have been many changes to the original schedule.(more…)