Chris Snan, Staff Columnist~
We are approaching week six of the NFL’s (National Football League) regular season, and some big news just hit the media.
Star running-back Ezekiel Elliott, of the Dallas Cowboys, had his suspension reinstated which will now put him out of play for a total of six weeks. At this point in the season, the timing could not be any worse for him or the Dallas Cowboys. The regular season only lasts 15 weeks, and since it’s week six, Elliott is looking at potentially returning to the field at some point during week 12. At this point in the season, it’s almost useless for him to make a return. Read more
Disa Woodland, Copy Desk Chief~
On Oct. 4, the sisters of Lynchburg College’s chapter of Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority hosted a Women in Leadership panel in Sydnor Auditorium. The panel included several very successful female faculty members. The panelists were director of residence life, Kristen Cooper; Dr. Sabita Manian, professor of international relations and political science; vice president for enrollment management, Rita Detwiler and Dr. Oeida Hatcher, associate professor of music and dean of the school of communication and the arts. The panel was hosted by Dr. Sally Selden, the vice president and dean for academics, as well as a professor of business management. Read more
Emily Johnson, Staff Writer~
There are many upcoming Halloween and fall festivities in the Lynchburg area. These events include Scaremare, Candlelight tours and a Haunted Harvest Cornfield.
Scaremare, hosted by Liberty University, will be running Oct. 19-21 and Oct. 26-28. The event is known for its funhouse rooms and scenes of death which raise questions of what happens after we die. Each trip through Scaremare lasts approximately 40 minutes. The gates open at 7:30 p.m. and remain open through 11 p.m. Students who show their college ID on Thursday nights will receive discounted tickets for $5 apiece. Tickets can be purchased at the gates with cash only. The event is being hosted at 2300 Carroll Ave., Lynchburg, Va. 24501. For further inquiries, contact (434) 582-2180, or for discounted group tickets contact (434) 582-7328. Read more
Sarah Irby, Editor in Chief~
You’re probably getting really tired of hearing me talk about the importance of communication, but I really can’t stress its significance enough, not only in everyday life, but in your relationships and sex life as well.
So often we strain our relationships or feel uncomfortable in our sexual experiences simply due to miscommunication. This is easily remedied by – you guessed it – talking. People have become so terrified of expressing their feelings or approaching someone face-to-face that we can’t accurately convey what we need to. So in the end, we settle for less than what we want. Read more
Shannon Muller, Guest Writer~
Lynchburg College is currently undergoing a rebrand and name change, and in the fall of 2018 it will transition to the University of Lynchburg.
According to assistant vice president of Lynchburg College communications and marketing, Mike Jones, “Lynchburg College has been operating as a University for some time now…with nearly twenty graduate and three doctoral programs.” Read more
Dr. Clifton W. Potter, LC History Professor~
This week I was able finally to take some of my fall jackets out of the closet and wear them for the first time since last year. That is one of the few advantages of the arrival of cooler weather. What about sixty years ago, what did we wear then? Read more
Nickki McCormic, Guest Writer~
On Saturday, Oct. 21, Alpha Chi Omega will be hosting their second annual fall festival here on campus from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This event will support Alpha Chi Omega’s philanthropy for domestic violence awareness. The festival is open to students and staff of Lynchburg College and to the residents of Lynchburg as well. The event plans to mirror a tailgate with free games, a raffle and food available. Read more
Vicky Kuharski, Staff Writer~
The Lynchburg Gothic League is bringing Everyday is Halloween: The Dark Side of the 80s back to downtown Lynchburg. Everyday is Halloween is an all-ages DJ night held once a month that focuses on old-school gothic rock, punk rock and 80s new wave.
The first DJ night will be held Friday, October 20 at Fifth Street Grind. Local mortician Patrick Hubble (DJ Undertaker) will not only be performing, but is the man that worked to bring this event back after a several year hiatus. Read more
Dr. Mike Robinson, LC Communication Studies Professor~
One of the scariest things that I ever saw happened on a very small scale on a very ordinary day a little over twenty years ago. Yet it chilled me to the core and still gives me goosebumps when I think about it to this very day. Read more
Alex Allen, Copy Editor~
This past weekend, Oct. 13-14, Lynchburg College’s Women’s Volleyball team attended the Alfred Tournament held at Alfred State College in New York. The lady hornets had a record of 4-0 for the weekend. Read more
Carter Elliot, Staff Columnist~
Let me start my saying that I am in no way, shape or form anti-gun. I grew up on a dairy farm where shooting water bottles and clay pigeons was a very common occurrence. I even shot competitive shotgun when I was sixteen.
However, since 1991 we have had eight mass shootings, resulting in the deaths of 229 people. The scariest part of this statistic is that 193 of the total 229 people killed in mass shootings in the United States have been since 2007. Let me make this even more clear: 84 percent of all people killed in mass shootings since 1991 were killed in the past decade. This stark rise in mass shootings has caused much chaos and fear in the United States, yet somehow we haven’t done anything to prevent this on a major scale. Read more
Kelvin Whitehurst, Staff Writer~
If you had the chance to meet Ted Duvall last Friday, you’d know that Duvall is a beekeeper, Lynchburg Alumni and Executive Producer of The Incredible Dr. Pol at National Geographic. Duvall returned to campus to hold his seminar titled “LC to TV: A 30 Year Career in TV” and visited classrooms, telling his story as a student here on campus as well as his experience in the ever-changing media industry. Read more
Sarah Irby, Editor in Chief~
It’s fall, y’all! You know what that means? It means the weather is going to start getting cooler, the sweaters, scarves and boots are going to come out, and we’re all going to be sipping on our pumpkin spice lattes. The season also means it’s prime time for snuggling, so you better get your cuddle buddies ready. Read more
Nathaniel Pierce, Staff Writer~
The Lynchburg College Theatre Department will be showing “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” this Thursday, Oct. 5, through Saturday, Oct. 7 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 8, at 2 p.m. inside the Dillard Fine Arts Center. Tickets are $5 dollars for students, $15 dollars for adults and $12 dollars for seniors. Read more
Vicky Kuharski, Staff Writer~
The Lynchburg Hillcats and Lynchburg Humane Society have been working together to bring the Quarter Mile Beer Run and Slobberstock to the community.
On Saturday, Oct. 7, patrons of the event can participate in a family-friendly quarter mile beer run. From 11a.m. to 5 p.m., activities, beer and live entertainment will be provided. Read more