Sports Junkie: NFL Trades

Chris Snan, Staff Columnist~

Recently, there have been some big free agency moves in the NFL. ESPN released signings involving Richard Sherman, Jimmy Graham, and many more big-name athletes. So far this offseason free agency has been one of the hottest ones yet, and there’s still the NFL Draft to come. Read More

St. Patty’s Day Pub Crawl

Nathaniel Pierce, Staff Writer~

Lynchburg is going to be very green on Saturday, March 17 for the Saint Patrick’s Day celebration.

The Lynchburg St. Patty’s Day Pub Crawl is a huge event for Lynchburg. The Pub Crawl will start at 2 p.m. on Saturday and last late into the night. Registration will be downtown at the Water Dog from 2 to 6 p.m. Micah Gaudio, a 1997 graduate of Liberty University, is the founder and organizer of the pub crawl. Read More

Let’s Play Ball

Alex Allen, Copy Editor~

The Lynchburg College softball team has started off their 2018 season on a high note. They currently are 11-3 overall and have a winning percentage of .786. After starting off 8-0, the lady Hornets were ranked 19 in the NFCA’s (National Fastpitch Coaches Association) top 25. Read More

She Said: Send Nudes

Sarah Irby, Editor in Chief~

So, let’s talk about nudes. Unfortunately, this discussion has nothing to do with my favorite types of lipstick. Some of you might send out a collective gasp, but I’m just going to throw it out there: Sending nudes is stupid.

I get it, nudes can be fun and flirtatious, and they’re a regular staple of sexting. However, it seems like the cons outweigh the pros. Maybe, they make you feel confident or maybe you’ve been conditioned into thinking you need to send that guy a picture of yourself sans clothes in order for him to like you; despite the reasoning, I find that sending nudes is an ignorant and risky act. Often, we do it impulsively, without even considering the potential ramifications, or we just ignore them and assume everything will go smoothly, because we totally trust this person. Maybe, there are certain circumstances where it’s rational to assume everything will be fine – like if you’re in a seriously committed relationship – but even then you don’t know what the future holds. Read More

Spring Break with OLP

Disa Woodland, Copy Desk Chief~

Over spring break, the Outdoor Leadership Program (OLP) took eight students into the Florida Everglades for a week-long trip of camping and kayaking. The students met OLP at 8 a.m. on Saturday morning, March 2, to start the 15-hour trip to Florida. Read More

LC in History: The Great War

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

During spring break I received several pieces of mail dealing with the commemoration of the centennial of the end of World War I, which will take place on November 11, 2018. Even one of my favorite television programs, “Timeless,” marked its return to primetime with an episode dealing with the Great War.  All this brought to mind one of my fondest memories of my years at Lynchburg College. In the spring of 1966, Robert Hailey directed R.C. Sheriff’s award-winning drama Journey’s End. First produced in London in 1928, the play is set in a British army dugout near Saint-Quentin, Aisne, France in late March 1918.  Hailey was finishing his doctorate, and this production was one of the final projects required for the completion of his degree at Case-Western Reserve University. Read More

Travel: Uganda Forever

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Dr. Ghislaine Lewis, LC Communication Studies Professor~

In the midst of the Black Panther and Wakanda hype, I went to Kampala, Uganda for an Internet Policy in Africa workshop.

Africa is the sixth continent I have had the privilege of experiencing . Travel is my happiness, but as a person of African ancestry no one ever truly prepares you for the feelings that assail you when you land on the continent. Read More