Inch by Inch

Inch by Inch

Alex Allen, Copy Editor~

On Saturday, Nov. 11, Lynchburg College’s women’s soccer team began their journey to find their way back to a National Title. It has been three years since they brought the first National Championship win home to LC and two since they have made it past the second round. This year, the Lady Hornets continued tradition and took the game’s “inch by inch” and made it into the sweet sixteen. (more…)

She Said: Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

She Said: Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

Sarah Irby, Editor in Chief~

There’s a haunting dating trend on the rise, and it’s called “Ghosting.” For those of you who don’t know, this is when someone you think you have a connection with or who cares about you just disappears from your life, without any trace of communication or explanation. (more…)

The Evolution of LC Thanksgiving

The Evolution of LC Thanksgiving

Dr. Cliftion W. Potter Jr., LC History Professor~

By the time you read this column, Thanksgiving Day will be just one week in the future.  This long-awaited holiday is like the last long descent on a roller coaster—after “turkey day,” it is all downhill to exams. (more…)

LC Participates in 20th EU Simulation

Disa Woodland, Copy Desk Chief~

Lynchburg College participated in the Mid-Atlantic European Union Simulation Consortium in Arlington, Virginia from Nov. 8 to 11.

Dr. Marek Payerhin, professor of political science and a twelve-year veteran of the simulation, took a contingent of LC students (and one Randolph College student) to the EU simulation. (more…)

Nerd Factor: Satellite Operations

Nerd Factor: Satellite Operations

Dr. Mike Robinson, LC Communication Studies Professor~

Not every superhero has a hideout or a headquarters.  Both Daredevil and Batman battle crime on the mean streets of their respective home cities, but only Batman has taken the time to build a lair.  Of course, he has to make a Batcave.  Where else is he going to keep all that Bat-stuff?   (more…)

Unearthing the Past in the Mediterranean Sea

Unearthing the Past in the Mediterranean Sea

Genevieve Griffin, Guest Writer~

Bridget Buxton, an archaeologist at the University of Rhode Island, gave a lecture on Roman shipwrecks on Thursday, Nov. 9 at Lynchburg College.

Buxton, who specializes in underwater archaeology, visited the underwater port Caesarea in Israel, which was built by Roman Emperor Herod. Herod’s port is a man-made port, which has never been fully explored. The only known structure, other than the port and seawall, was one lighthouse. (more…)

The 5th Annual Race, Poverty and Social Justice Conference

The 5th Annual Race, Poverty and Social Justice Conference

Disa Woodland, Copy Desk Chief~

On Nov. 3-4, 2017, Lynchburg College in partnership with Many Voices One Community hosted the fifth annual Race, Poverty and Social Justice Conference. The event brought together members of the Lynchburg community to discuss the community concerns.

Conference chair and board president of Many Voices One Community, Leslie King said that  her mission was to “bring people from diverse backgrounds and ages together to engage in conversation, gain tools and education to positively affect change around issues related to racial and social justice.” (more…)

Shaving Heads for St. Baldrick’s

Shaving Heads for St. Baldrick’s

Emily Johnson, Staff Writer~

St. Baldrick’s Foundation states their mission is to “conquer childhood cancers,” and over the past 12 years, the foundation has managed to raise $230 million in the effort to do this.

The foundation was originally started on a St. Patrick’s Day in 2000 when 19 people shaved their heads to raise awareness for the truth about childhood cancer. The event raised $109,000, which went towards developing research methods for eradicating this disease. (more…)

Sex With an Ex

Sex With an Ex

Sarah Irby, Editor in Chief~

Sex with an ex: What a conflicting statement, am I right? Your initial thought is probably something along the lines of “Oh God, no, I would never do that,” but are you sure? It’s a real complex situation, and one that I think some people benefit from, while others don’t; or, the same person could benefit from it at one point in their life and not at another time. It’s all about timing, motive and mutual understanding, at least in my opinion. (more…)

Political Perspective: Virginia Goes Blue

Political Perspective: Virginia Goes Blue

Carter Elliott, Staff Columnist~

On Tuesday, Nov. 7, the Commonwealth of Virginia spoke up, and they said that no longer will we tolerate what is occurring in Washington D.C. The entire Democratic ticket was elected on Tuesday night. Our next Governor will be Dr. Ralph Northam, a pediatric neurologist and Army veteran born and raised in Virginia. Justin Fairfax, a small business owner in Virginia will be our next lieutenant governor. Finally, Mark Herring, our current attorney general was reelected to the position. (more…)

You Win Some You Lose Some

You Win Some You Lose Some

Alex Allen, Copy Editor~

This past weekend, all of Lynchburg College’s fall sports competed in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) championship tournament. These teams included the women’s soccer, volleyball and field hockey teams, as well as the men’s soccer team.

The volleyball team fell to Randolph-Macon College in the semifinals 3-0, but made a good run by upsetting Bridgewater College in the quarterfinals 3-1, ending their season with an overall record of 17-8. (more…)

New Dorms for 2019

New Dorms for 2019

Heather MacNiel, Guest Writer~

Lynchburg College on Nov. 3, 2017 announced the construction of a new residence hall on the grounds of McWane near Shellenberger field.

As part of its’ Vision 2020 plan, LC is on a mission to raise its profile and increase student retention rates.  The new residence hall will replace McWane Hall. Demolition is scheduled to begin  in the summer of 2018. According to LC’s webpage “[the hall plan was] adopted one year ago, Vision 2020 outlines three major goals for Lynchburg: student engagement, campus improvements, and stewardship. The upcoming residence hall project will be the first of several major facilities projects supporting those goals.” (more…)

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