Welcome Back to the Hive 

By The Critograph Editorial Board

As we celebrate our first homecoming since the beginning of the pandemic, the Critograph, the student voice of the University of Lynchburg, wanted to welcome you HOME with a special issue of the newspaper.

We have spent the last 18 months publishing the paper online at www.thecritograph.com and we are so stoked about having a physical issue this weekend.

Our marketing manager, Jessica Head, ’22 and our copy desk chief, Hunter Epperson,’22 have spent weeks delving into the archives with the help of librarian, Ariel Myers, and transcribing issues.

We are proud to present historic stories from issues of the newspaper spanning from the 1940’s to the 1990’s.

As we read through archival issues, we were particularly tickled by the gossip column titled, “Straight From The Squirrel’s Mouth,” by Nutsy, that we can trace back to the 1940’s.

Looking at the issues also made us miss our newspaper historian, Dr. Clifton Potter, ’62 who retired after 54 years of service to the university. He would be able to give us so much context to the stories that have been included.

The stories have been transcribed as they were written in each issue and  give us a glimpse into the evolution of the university especially in terms of how Homecoming events are planned and executed. 

We have enjoyed learning about student life on campus and have a renewed appreciation for the history of the university and the legacy of its alumni.

After what seems like an eternity, we are happy to celebrate our new masked, mostly vaccinated, normal with you.

We are thrilled to be back on campus with our friends, our favorite faculty and staff and most of all, you as we celebrate Homecoming 2021.

Welcome HOME!

For more information on Lynchburg’s homecoming celebrations visit: https://www.lynchburg.edu/alumni-friends/alumni/homecoming/

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