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. Read More


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. Read More


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. Read More


Lynchburg Welcomes Class of 2022

Caroline Wilkerson, Copy Editor~

On Wednesday, August 22, 2018, the Class of 2022 made history by being a part of the first convocation at the University of Lynchburg. While convocation is a tradition that honors the incoming freshman class, it is also an opportunity for the professors, advisors, and their peers to convey their expectations of the newest Hornets.

This year’s convocation held more significance as it was the University of Lynchburg’s first convocation. University of Lynchburg President, Dr. Kenneth R. Garren, opened the ceremony welcoming all guests and then raised the new University flag. Read More


The Change from College to University

Ethan Fredericks, Assistant Editor~

The fall brings more than just a change of season as Lynchburg College follows the plans set by its Board of Trustees, and changed the name to the University of Lynchburg. This decision was originally set in motion on February 24, 2017 as part of a larger strategy titled “Vision 2020” that intended to elevate the institution to University status and to make it higher ranked throughout the state. Read More


The Future of College Lake

Grace Cavanaugh, Staff Writer~

New and returning students may notice that Lakeside Drive is closed down with detour signs offering alternative routes. What some do not know is that Lakeside Drive is actually part of the dam. On August 2, 2018, torrential rains caused the dam holding back College Lake to fail, and water broke through and crossover Lakeside Drive. Since then, the University of Lynchburg and city officials have been discussing options for College Lake, which has since been drained due to extensive damage to the dam. According to Dr. Thomas Shahady, professor of Environmental Science at the University of Lynchburg, “The dam is inadequate. Because there’s homes below it, [city officials] are concerned that if we have another big storm that it could breach the dam.” Read More


Let’s Get Physical

Cameron Dail, Guest Writer~

Lynchburg College offers a variety of alternative fitness options outside of varsity and club-level sports. In addition to traditional sports teams, LC offers three fitness centers, a variety of classes and intramural sports to students.

The diversity of opportunities allows each student to find their fitness niche within the campus community. There are a multitude of classes held on campus including yoga, Zumba, kettlebell training and line dancing. Read More