The Shape of Things

Grace Cavanaugh ~ Staff Writer


Flyer from an email sent by Lauris Cassidy.

From December 6 to December 8 at 7:00 p.m., The Shape of Things, a play by Neil LaBute, will be performed in the studio theater.

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UofL Women’s Basketball

Caitlin Dorsch ~ Copy Desk Chief

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Team listens to Head Coach Abby Pyzik Smith during a water break in the game against Averett University on Tuesday, November 13, 2018, Photo retrieved from Lynchburg Sports Website. 

On Sunday, December 2,  the University of Lynchburg women’s basketball team defeated Shenandoah University by a score of 74 to 62.  This win marks their second Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) win and their third team win overall.

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First Year Vibes: First Semester Coming to an End

Anna-Catherine Kueng ~ Assistant Kueng

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After my fifth grade graduation, I went home (following shopping at Target) and cried. I had made so many friends at my elementary school and I did not want to start middle school the next year. At the time, Brosville Elementary was my happy place, full of friends and teachers that made me happy. I have always been so sentimental about things ending that my parents would purposely plan exciting things for me at the end of the school year, like fishing trips, just so I could look forward to something else.

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Mystic Magic: Five Ways to Destress

Grace Cavanaugh ~ Staff Writer

Our wonderfully long Thanksgiving break is over and finals are fast approaching. These next two weeks are probably the most stressful of the entire semester, but as someone who has lived through two final weeks so far, I can promise there is light at the end of the tunnel.

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Nerd Factor: Surviving Christmas Music Overload

Dr. Mike Robinson ~ UL Communication Studies Professor

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Music is an important part of the holiday tradition. However, at this time of year, many people find themselves facing increased levels of anxiety and physically debilitating symptoms due to their exposure to these festive songs. Christmas Music Overload, or CMO, is a recently diagnosed condition that was not just made up for the purposes of a comedy column and it strikes millions of Americans every year in late November and all through December. Always concerned for your safety, the Nerd Factor offers these helpful suggestions for living with CMO:

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UL in History: Christmas Traditions

Dr Clifton W. Potter Jr. ~ UL History Professor

With Thanksgiving behind us, all thoughts are on the long vacation. However,

there is one great barrier to cross before we can enjoy the holiday season—final exams.

There was a time, not so very long ago when exams were given after Christmas vacation

and not before it. One would drag all the books and research materials home with every

intention of studying for finals during the holidays or writing that term paper which had

been hanging around your neck like the albatross. Only the highly disciplined were able

to study and write a paper during Christmas; I was not among them.

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College Life: Christmas with Hallmark

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Everyone loves a good Christmas movie during the holiday season. Christmas Hallmark movies have always been a favorite thing for me to watch. I absolutely LOVE Christmas movies on the Hallmark Channel and, for anyone who knows me, they know I watch the Hallmark Channel A LOT. I especially enjoy the romance Christmas movies because I’ve always been a big romance movie lover. Over Thanksgiving Break, I went to a good friend’s house and my guy friend said, “Oh my gosh, you changed ESPN to the Hallmark Channel.” After listening to his complaining and switching back and forth to the Hallmark Channel to ESPN when it went to commercials, he ended up watching the Hallmark movies with me. I said, “Oh, so look who is interested in the Hallmark Christmas movies now?” I am going to list six of my favorite Hallmark Christmas movies for you and a summary of what they are about.

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