How to Keep the Sniffles Away: Using the Health Center on Campus 

Reception Desk at the Health Center, located on the second floor of Hundley Hall. Photo taken by Hannah Belayachi 11/13/19

Hannah Belayachi ~ Guest Writer

     As the temperature gets colder, students are told to bundle up, but one can only wear so many layers and still fall ill to a cold or a flu that comes with the freezing weather. Luckily, the Health Center is here to help. 

     According its University of Lynchburg page, general visits to the health center are provided to students without additional charge. At the Health Center, registered nurses and nurse practitioners treat student health problems using by-the-book physician-supervised protocols. 

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UofL’s Residential Learning Communities

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Grace Cavanaugh ~ Copy Editor

    Students at the University of Lynchburg have the opportunity to join several different residential living-learning communities.

      “Experience a residential community that supports and enhances your academic goals and endeavors,” encourages the University of Lynchburg website. According to the website, there are currently four residential learning communities on campus: the Westover Honors College Community for First Year Students, the Dimensions of Diversity Community, the Westover Honors College Community for Upperclass Students, and the Spiritual Wellness and Mindfulness Community.

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Lynchburg Humane Society’s Pet-Cation Program 

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Anna-Catherine Kueng ~ Assistant Editor

     According to the Lynchburg Humane Society website, “The Lynchburg Humane Society has launched a new life saving program and we want you to get involved!”  

     Danielle Ulmer, Adoption Manager, said, “The Pet-Cation program allows the public to come into the center and choose a pet to spoil for the day. We offer two different types of Pet-Cations. The first type is an Adventure Day. This is where you can take a pet out for the day on a walk, a hike, take them home and give them a nice bath, just getting them out of the center and allowing them to have a break and do something fun. The other type is a Slumber Party. This is essentially the same thing as an Adventure Day, but you get to cuddle with them overnight and bring them back the next day.” 

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Lynchburg names First Female President

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Photo retrieved from the University of Lynchburg website.

Katherine Daniel ~ Editor in Chief

     On Monday Nov. 18, 2019 the University of Lynchburg announced the 11th president, Dr. Alison Morrison-Shetlar. Morrison-Shetlar will be the first female president and first person born outside of the United States to serve as president in university history. 

     Morrison-Shetlar who is originally from Scotland, has a Bachelors of Art in Biology and Chemistry and a Ph.D. in Biomedical Science from Dundee College of Technology.

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A Fiesta Fiasco

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Caroline Wilkerson ~ Staff Writer

     The University of Lynchburg is reeling in the aftermath of a weekend “Fiesta” themed party that has sparked discussions on campus about racism and cultural appropriation.

     Snapchats retrieved from students who attended the fiesta-themed party showed the students dressed in fake mustaches, wearing bandanas and sombreros and a student with a neck tattoo.

     Student and Vice President of External Affairs, Darian Geddis, tweeted, “So some students at my school threw a ‘Mexican’ themed party! This is what we call cultural appropriation, stereotyping, and absolutely disrespectful. I want disciplinary action now!”

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Internship Opportunities for Students

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Kelli Carter ~ Staff Writer

     Internships allow students to experience workplace environments and network with prospective employees. Many majors at the University of Lynchburg require students to  complete an internship prior to graduation.

     Jimmy Roux, professor of communication studies, said, “Networking is important because that is the single most effective way people gain employment. People who network are in the know about where positions are so they can fill them quickly and get the jump on the competition.”

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