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Construction Workers Risk Health, Keep Working Amidst Pandemic

By Allyssa Compton

Despite the growing severity of the coronavirus outbreak in the United States, construction workers and contractors continue to work on job sites with few precautions being taken to ensure the workers’ health and safety.

According to the Department of Homeland Security, construction workers are considered essential critical infrastructure workers and must continue to report to work despite the pandemic.

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The Pandemic & My Hometown: Joshua Price

By Joshua Price
On a Monday, March 30, 2020,  I decided photograph how the pandemic was affecting my community in Maryland.
While some places seem deserted others seem to bustle like nothing has happened. Since they are deemed “essential business” parking lots of grocery stores being filled.
Fed-Ex Field, home of the Washington Redskins, is now being used as a COVID-19 testing area. I also visited Washington D.C.
Many of the tourist hotspots only contained a few people, if any.  As we begin to reach the peak of this virus we must maintain our social distancing and hope this all blows over sooner rather than later.

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The Pandemic & My Hometown: Sara Martin

By Sara Martin

 The recent coronavirus outbreak has affected many people in many different ways, more ways than imaginable.

In the community of Richmond, Virginia things have been different and changing daily. What was the norm is no longer and the new normal is now quarantine and a state wide stay-at-home order.

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The Pandemic & My Hometown: Sarah Barnes

On March 29, 2020, I explored my community to see how the COVID-19 pandemic was affecting Cary, North Carolina. I ventured to some of the schools I attended growing up, as well as several places I would usually frequent while home for the summer.
I discovered that although society was taking a hard hit, the sun was still out and the sky was still blue. While we are temporarily unable to live our regular lives, we should take this time as an opportunity to reflect and be thankful for our community’s efforts to keep each other safe.
Town of Cary Fire Station No. 8 and Police District Office is still in full operation during the stay-at-home order, March 29, 2020 in Cary, North Carolina. SARAH BARNES

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Update on COVID-19 (coronavirus) from University of Lynchburg President Kenneth Garren

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Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff,

I am writing with an important update on our ongoing response to COVID-19 (coronavirus), which has now been elevated to a worldwide pandemic. As the situation unfolds nationwide, I recognize the uncertainties and the possible risks here in our own community. I have decided to err on the side of extreme caution to keep our campus safe. I know that many of you are worried as you prepare to resume classes next week and I want to share our immediate plans to ensure your health and well-being.

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Lynchburg Cares About The Bahamas

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The Coastline of The Bahamas

Kelli Carter ~ Guest Writer

 The devastation of Hurricane Dorian hit close to home at the University of Lynchburg with Bahmamian students being intimately affected by the storm. 

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Lynchburg Celebrates Veterans Day

Julie Allen, Guest Contributor~

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Exactly one hundred years ago, the world celebrated Armistice Day, November 11, 1918. The most terrible war that the world had ever known, World War I, had finally come to an end.  

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Lynchburg prepares for Florence

Dr. Ghislaine Lewis, Critograph Faculty Advisor~

Hurricane Florence

As Hurricane Florence barrels toward the North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia coast as a Category 4 storm, the University of Lynchburg campus is preparing for the heavy rainfall. Parents and Family Weekend has been cancelled and the City of Lynchburg plans to close part of Lakeside Drive on Wednesday, September 12, so the drain pipe can be cleared of debris ahead of the storm.

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Debate About It

Debate About It

Disa Woodland, Copy Desk Chief~

In light of the recent mass school shootings in the United States, a debate over the circulation of automatic/semi-automatic and high caliber weapons has come to the forefront of political discussion. In order to foster open discussion and understanding among Lynchburg College students, faculty and community members, the Criminology Club organized and held a debate on gun control on April 18, 2018. (more…)

New State Legislation

Nathaniel Pierce, Staff Writer~

Since the convening of the Virginia General Assembly on Jan. 10, 2018, there have been over 260 bills focussed on education brought forward in either the state House or Senate. These are some of the more important bills of the 2018 year thus far.

Senate Bill (SB) 229 is labelled as “School bus personnel; training program on autism spectrum disorders.” This bill requires that anyone employed by the school board to be trained in helping and understanding all of the autism spectrum disorders. This bill is particularly aimed at those who work directly with any student with autism, including bus drivers and aides. SB 229 entered committee in the state Senate on Jan. 25. It passed through Senate with a 39 to 0 vote. It then entered the House and passed with a 96 to 0 vote on March 8. The bill has now moved on to Governor Ralph Northam’s desk waiting to be signed into law. (more…)

Travel: Uganda Forever

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Dr. Ghislaine Lewis, LC Communication Studies Professor~

In the midst of the Black Panther and Wakanda hype, I went to Kampala, Uganda for an Internet Policy in Africa workshop.

Africa is the sixth continent I have had the privilege of experiencing . Travel is my happiness, but as a person of African ancestry no one ever truly prepares you for the feelings that assail you when you land on the continent. (more…)

Sports Junkie: Astros Dodge Defeat

Sports Junkie: Astros Dodge Defeat

Chris Snan, Staff Columnist~

For those of you who aren’t keeping up with the 2017 World Series, you’re missing out. This year’s MLB (Major League Baseball) postseason has already been full of excitement, as well as disappointment. But now the World Series has begun, and everything just got that much more serious. (more…)

Talk of Trade

Chris Snan, Staff Columnist~

         NBA offseason: the most interesting, talked-about topic of the summer for us sports junkies.

Over the years, the league has been rocked by a mega trade, usually toward the end of the summer. Last year, it was Kevin Durant announcing he would be joining the Golden 

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The Solar System’s Black Sheep

The Solar System’s Black Sheep

Katherine Graves, Copy Desk Chief~

Astronomers may have identified our solar system’s seventh dwarf planet, 2014 UZ224, informally called “DeeDee” meaning “Distant Dwarf.” Most people are aware of the classification-debated dwarf planet Pluto, but our solar system contains five other confirmed dwarf planets that are arguably rarely discussed.

Dwarf planets are similar to planets except the gravity of dwarf planets is not enough to clear their orbits of lesser objects, such as asteroids, according to Space.com.

Our known dwarf planets are Pluto, Ceres, Makemake, Haumea, Eris and 2007 OR10. (more…)

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