Hornet Homecoming

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Retrieved from the University of Lynchburg Homecoming Brochure.

Grace Cavanaugh ~ Copy Editor

      Homecoming Weekend for the University of Lynchburg is this weekend, Oct. 18-19, 2019.

      Jessica Jennings, the assistant director of alumni relations, said, “We will have events on Friday and Saturday. Saturday is our big day with the fourth annual tailgate for the university. On Friday, we have a couple of events for our alumni. We have our alumni awards dinner, and there is a reception before that.”

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Second Year Vibes: The Weight of Failure

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Illustration by Nicole Freewalt

Anna-Catherine Kueng ~ Assistant Editor


    If you are a college student, you know the sinking feeling you get when you have received a bad grade. Whether you are logging in to look at Turnitin or Moodle, or you are given back your assignment in class, it can feel like not only is your work is a failure, but you are too. 

     Nobody likes to fail in life. When you were a child, and you fell off the bike you were attempting to ride without training wheels, you likely got upset. This miserable feeling carries on throughout your life. When you are a child, you might fail at trivial things, like losing a game of Uno. But, as you grow up, you feel like a failure when you do not get the job promotion or when everyone around you is in a happy relationship except for you. 

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Daura Gallery Third Thursday

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Sculptures by William King are on display outside Daura Gallery. Photo from University of Lynchburg.

Emily Coffey ~ Staff Writer

     The Daura Gallery at the University of Lynchburg will host Third Thursdays once a month for the 2019-2020 school year.

     The new Academic and Public Engagement Coordinator, Laura Cole, plans, coordinates, and promotes each Third Thursday with the help from student workers and others. She shared that Third Thursday is a new program where the gallery is open after regular hours on the third Thursday of every month during an exhibition with art, music, and refreshments. According to Cole, the program started this semester and the second Third Thursday will be Thursday, Oct. 17 from 4-7 p.m.

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Nerd Factor: In Praise of the Space Kook

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Scooby and Shaggy encounter the Space Kook. 

Dr. Mike Robinson ~ UL Communication Studies Professor

     Over a bleak landscape, an otherworldly vehicle flies across the dusky horizon. Its dilapidated condition creates a haunting sense, amplified by the pulsing red lights from its cockpit and the bizarre electronic sound of its engines. After the craft sets down, a strange figure makes its way up the dirt road towards the viewer. The blue space suit seems to glow in the low light as the being lopes forward with a strange gait. As it nears, a blue skull is visible through the suit’s helmet dome. The dome glows red and the skull screams an eerie laugh.

That scream sent a chill down my very young spine. While there have been many more popular culture frights fired along my central nervous system since then, as the season of scares near, I find myself nostalgic for my youthful first encounter with Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!’s Space Kook.

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Women’s Golf: Creating a Legacy

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Freshman Lilly Self driving a ball off of the tee in the Emory & Henry Invitation on Tues., Oct. 1.  Image retrieved from the University of Lynchburg Sports Website. Courtesy of Brent Treash of Emory & Henry College.

Caitlin Dorsch ~ Copy Desk Chief

     The University of Lynchburg Women’s Golf program has started their first year strong, already creating a legacy of team comradery and excellence.  Third-year student and first-year golfer Lindsay Stanley insists, “Being a player on the first women’s golf team is so exciting. We’re making history and having fun while doing it.”

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Six Things to Do While on Fall Break

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Image retrieved from Pintrest

Katherine Daniel ~ Editor in Chief

     Fall break is finally here, heck yeah. It is finally time for that break to go home and see your friends and family. This is the time to catch up with those that you have not seen in a while. The only problem about going home for fall break is that it is a teaser before Thanksgiving and Christmas break. By the time Christmas break is here, I will be done with my undergraduate level too! (Woohoo!) Here are some things that you can do while being on fall break.

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Holy Moly, the Ceiling Fell Through!

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The damage, taken by Kristen Harris 9/27/19

Caroline Wilkerson ~ Staff Writer

     On Sept. 27th, at 11:00 p.m., the ceiling of 333 College Street fell through in one of the bedrooms.

     Kyle Gallagher, a junior and resident of the house on college street, said, “I was playing video games in my room downstairs, when I heard a loud crash, almost like the sound of a dropped dresser. I did not think much of it at the time, until I went upstairs and found that the roof had completely fell through.”

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