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Peaks of Otter Winery Turns 21

Peaks of Otter Winery Turns 21

Vicky Kuharski, Staff Writer~

The Peaks of Otter Winery is hosting its 21st birthday party on Saturday, Sept. 23, and the public is invited. The event will begin at 5 p.m., and the party will last until 11 a.m. the following morning for those that are interested.

To celebrate their 21st anniversary, the winery has enlisted the help of local band Long Strange Night. They are a Grateful Dead and Beatles cover band that has gained popularity in the area for the last several years. They will be playing all night and may be seen at the post-party camping option that is available to attendees. (more…)

Sanctuary for Sufferers

Sanctuary for Sufferers

Katherine Graves, Assistant Editor~

During “The Listening: Sanctuary” open mic event, people who have struggled with suicidal thoughts or depression, who have lost a loved one to suicide or who have known those who have struggled with suicidal thoughts or depression can share their songs, writing or art with the community or listen to others share their work. (more…)

Tearing Down Walls

Tearing Down Walls

Kelvin Whitehurst, Staff Writer~

In the midst of President Donald Trump challenging the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) act, students were greeted with an e-mail midday Friday, Sept. 8 from Lynchburg College President Kenneth Garren who delivered a message reassuring those affected by DACA that the students of LC are all a part of the Lynchburg Hornet family. (more…)

Ota Benga Honored

Ota Benga Honored

Katherine Graves, Assistant Editor~

Ota Benga, a man who was featured as “pygmy” in the St. Louis World’s Fair and later lived in Lynchburg, will receive a Virginia Historical Highway Marker at the corner of Lynchburg’s Garfield Avenue and Dewitt Street at the historic marker’s dedication ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 16. (more…)

Parents Descend This Weekend

Parents Descend This Weekend

Kelvin Whitehurst, Staff Writer~

Lynchburg College prepares for another annual Parents and Family Weekend, which will take place Friday, Sept. 15 through Sunday, Sept. 17. Around the campus, families will have chances to meet the professors and attend concerts, sporting events, and induction and recognition ceremonies.

Coordinator of the Parents and Family Weekend, Jan Sigler is enthusiastic about this year’s events, especially the performances. (more…)

LC Dominates Shellenberger Classic

Alex Allen, Copy Editor~

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Women’s Soccer Dominates on Shellenberger Field

This past weekend, the Lynchburg College Women’s Soccer Team won the annual Shellenberger Classic, which was hosted at LC. This year the three other teams alongside LC were Salisbury University, Wheaton College and Roanoke College.

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Soccer Starts Strong

Alex Allen, Copy Editor~

Lynchburg College’s Men’s Soccer team, which was ranked first in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) preseason poll, started their season off with a win against the Falcons of Pfeiffer University on Friday, Sept. 1 and a tie game against the University of Massachusetts Boston on Sunday, Sept. 3.

The final score of the first game was 1-0. The winning goal for LC came at the beginning (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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Climbing Waterfalls

Climbing Waterfalls

Disa Woodland, Copy Desk Chief~

Dr. Takashi Maie, an assistant professor of Biology at Lynchburg College, has been pursuing research into the functional morphology of the Goby fish in Hawaii and his native Japan.

The Goby fish, also referred to as the waterfall climbing fish, use a sucking action coupled with the contraction of muscles attached to their vertebrae to climb up waterfalls.At the top of the waterfall, the Gobies find freshwater. This is necessary for (more…)

Fashion Week is Coming to Town

Fashion Week is Coming to Town

Katherine Graves, Assistant Editor~

During Central Virginia Fashion Week, which will take place Monday, Sept. 11 through Saturday, Sept. 16, local clothing businesses will debut their new merchandise, and two fashion shows will showcase the new fashions from local designers and local businesses.

Monday through Thursday, Central Virginia Fashion Week, or CVFW, will have free events showcasing the new clothing from local businesses such as Altavista’s Pretty (more…)

No Love for Bad Love

No Love for Bad Love

 

Kelvin Whitehurst, Staff Writer~

Lynchburg College took its stand against relationship violence by hosting a One Love Foundation workshop on Sunday, Aug. 27.

Introduced to the campus in winter 2016 by a collective of LC staff: Dr. Adam Dean, Steve Koudelka, Abby Pyzik Smith and Jon Waters. The goal of the One Love Foundation is to (more…)

The Peculiar Yellow Lady Slipper

The Peculiar Yellow Lady Slipper

Disa Woodland, Copy Desk Chief~

Dr. Nancy Cowden an Associate Professor of Biology at Lynchburg College, in conjunction with Dr. Priscilla Gannicott of the Chemistry Department, has been studying how native North American orchids have been maintaining their populations, with emphasis on the large yellow lady slipper orchid. (more…)

No Love for Bad Love

basketball1.pngKelvin Whitehurst, Staff Writer~

Lynchburg College took its stand against relationship violence by hosting a One Love Foundation workshop on Sunday, Aug. 27.

 

Introduced to the campus in winter 2016 by a collective of LC staff: Dr. Adam Dean, Steve Koudelka, Abby Pyzik Smith and Jon Waters. The goal of the One Love Foundation is to create an atmosphere for students to educate themselves on sexual assault and relationship violence.

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