New School of Visual and Preforming Arts

Grace Cavanaugh, Staff Writer~

Every year, students across the United States come to the University of Lynchburg to further their education and challenge their academic thought. This year, Lynchburg College changed its name to the University of Lynchburg, and along with that change came a variety of new areas of study. New majors and minors include: psychological science, pop culture, and forestry and wildlife. Furthermore, the University of Lynchburg broadened their schools. Each of the University’s majors and minors are divided into separate schools. For example, the School of Science includes majors and minors of chemistry, biology and physics, and the School of Humanities include majors and minors of English, foreign language, and religion. Continue reading “New School of Visual and Preforming Arts”

The Silent Switch

Ethan Fredericks, Assisstant Editor~

On July 1st, 2018, the Westover Honors Program followed the University of Lynchburg’s initiative and underwent a name change, rebranding itself as the Westover Honors College.

Information regarding the change has remained foggy. With a singular twitter post from the Westover Honors College account regarding the change and no outside news coverage, details are mainly spread via word-of-mouth. This unfortunate circumstance has kept some of those enrolled in the Westover Honors College in the dark about the change. Continue reading “The Silent Switch”

Get Involved

Caroline Wilkerson, Copy Editor~

On Thursday, September 6, 2018, students of the University of Lynchburg will have the opportunity to showcase their clubs and organizations at this year’s Organization Fair.

Twice a year, the University of Lynchburg has an organization fair to allow students from all backgrounds, cultures, and beliefs to come together and to see the different ways that they can become involved on campus. The University of Lynchburg encourages all students to get involved in some way, for they believe that it can help their students explore new interests, develop new skills, enhance their academic program, and have a direct impact on the campus and surrounding Lynchburg community. Continue reading “Get Involved”

Lynchburg in History: U.L. in History

Dr. Clifton W. Potter, UofL History Professor~

On April 18, 1903, Dr. Josephus Hopwood and the men who would form the core of the first Board of Trustees of Virginia Christian College paid $13,500 ($382,000 in 2018 dollars) for the deserted Westover Hotel, its contents, and a large tract of land.  The defunct resort had been built in 1890 during a nationwide land boom as the anchor of the West Lynchburg Land Company. Continue reading “Lynchburg in History: U.L. in History”

Nerd Factor: Thanos’ Big Dumb Idea

Dr. Mike Robinson, UofL Communication Studies Professor~

By now, you’ve probably seen Avengers: Infinity War. Or you’ve had someone tell you what happened in the end. If not, stop reading now.

Thanos killed half of the population of the universe.  With a snap of his fingers—and the unimaginable power of the Infinity Gauntlet—Thanos’ will was enforced and a number of beloved Marvel Cinematic Universe characters crumbled to dust. Continue reading “Nerd Factor: Thanos’ Big Dumb Idea”

Mystic Magic: The Future is in the Cards

Grace Cavanaugh, Staff Writer~

I’ve always been interested in Tarot. At first, it started with a little interest while I was doing research for a story I was writing. I talked to a Pagan friend of mine who read Tarot about which cards would mean this and that, and she gave me a few websites to look at, as well as a few suggestions for the cards I should look up. I went on to tell my aunt about this same story, and the research I’d done, and then my aunt surprised me with a pack of Tarot cards. At the time, I had no interest in doing readings. I just thought they were cool. The cards my aunt gave me were zombie themed, but I never got to even open them. My parents aren’t very religious, or weren’t at the time, but they were superstitious. My mom made me give the cards back, because by having them I was inviting “the Devil” into our house. Continue reading “Mystic Magic: The Future is in the Cards”