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.


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 


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

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

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