Revamped Bonner Leader Program

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Emily Coffey ~ Staff Writer

  The University of Lynchburg has an interactive and collaborative volunteer service program known as the Bonner Leader Program available to students through an application process.

     The new Graduate Assistant of the Bonner Leader Program, Jeffrey Snow, said the purpose of the program is so “students have access to education and an opportunity to serve.”

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Nice as New Thrift Shop Coming to Campus

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Poster advertising Nice as New

Kelli Carter ~ Staff Writer

      On Oct. 14-15 2019, Nice as New, a thrift shop, will be on campus. They will be here from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., and 4:30-7:00 p.m. This is a cool opportunity because they are coming to the school and students do not have to leave campus to get some of these awesome deals. 

     Thrift shopping has become trendy for many college students and millennials due to songs and famous people making it seem like a cool thing. A popular song that focuses on thrift shopping, is “Thrift Shop” by Macklemore.

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O’Connor named Sommerville Scholar

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Photo of Hiatt O’Connor

Anna-Catherine Kueng ~ Assistant Editor

     Hiatt O’Connor was the recipient of the 2019-20 Sommerville Scholar Award, the University of Lynchburg’s highest academic honor.” 

     O’Connor said, “I was sitting in Schewel with a friend and I got an email from Dr. Jablonski. I was surprised and then excited, with a little bit of giddiness.” 

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The Criminology House No More?



Anna-Catherine Kueng ~ Assistant Editor

 Criminology professors at the University of Lynchburg have been relocated to Schewel Hall after a tree fell on the Criminology House during a severe weather event on Sunday, July 21. According to Keith Smith, instructor of criminology, “It was one of the microburst-like storms with intense winds and tornado watches.” 

     Jena Wilkinson, a sophomore criminology major, said, “I found out over summer break that the crim house had been hit from a friend. She is an ambassador and she sent me a picture of the house. I was surprised at how extensive the damage was.” 

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What is the Student Activity Board?

IMG_B403765D486C-1 Kelli Carter ~ Staff Writer

The Student Activity Board hosts approximately 2000 events annually to ensure continued student engagement at the University of Lynchburg. 

     According to the university’s website, S.A.B., “is the major programming organization at the University of Lynchburg. S.A.B. is a student-run organization providing the campus with diverse cultural, social, educational, and recreational programs and events.”

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Lynchburg Student Research


Grace Cavanaugh ~ Copy Editor   

   Student  research is an integral part of campus life at the University of Lynchburg. 

     Mary King, a senior in the Westover Honors College is currently doing research on mental health.  King said, “The research that I am doing right now, I am working with Dr. Favero, Dr. Cylke, and Dr. Savage. My current research study is for my Westover Honors Thesis. What I am doing is I sent out a survey on Tuesday [Sept. 17] ….. assessing your mental health. It looks specifically at depression and anxiety levels in students and I am seeing how that correlates with the levels of stigmatization, stigma that they exhibit along with kind of the amount of advocacy form the school.”

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