UL in History: Christmas Dance

Dr. Clifton W. Potter Jr. ~ UL History Professor

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Illustrations by Nicole Freewalt. 

When this edition of The Critograph appears there will be two weeks left before

the beginning of the examination period. I know that both faculty and students are

looking forward to the long vacation and beginning a brand-new semester in mid-


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Tis the Season

Grace Cavanaugh ~ Staff Writer

The holiday season has come and many places are already advertising Christmas and other holiday events.

On Thursday, November 29, the second annual Christmas Coffeehouse in Bedford will happen at Golf Park Coffee and Freedom 4/24 Headquarters from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. Attendees will enjoy live music and local vendors, including The Birch, The Bear & The Bee and Ansgar Leather Co. While this event has free admission, 20% of all proceeds will be given to Freedom 4/24, who “bring freedom and justice to victims and survivors of sexual exploitation and human trafficking,” according to their website. For more information on this event, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/252489818771273/.

Starting on Friday, November 30, and continuing until Thursday, December 6, Venue Cinemas will be showing the 2003 movie Elf, starring Will Ferrell. The movie is rated PG. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, November 28, and are $2 for showings before 6:00 p.m. and $3 for showings after 6pm. For more information or to buy tickets, please visit https://venuemovies.com.

A Seussified Christmas Carol will be performed at the Bower Center for the Arts in Bedford, Virginia, on Friday, November 30, and Saturday, December 1, at 7:00 p.m., and Sunday, December 2, at 3:00 p.m. Tickets are $10. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit https://seussifiedchristmascarol.brownpapertickets.com/.

The Appomattox Christmas Academy will host a Christmas Market on Friday, November 30, at 5pm and continued on Saturday, December 1, at 3:00 p.m. According to their Facebook event page, there will be “Pony Rides, special kid activities, [and a] gift wrapping station […] Food on Friday provided by St. Andrew’s REC Annual Fish Fry. Food on Saturday will feature The Cotton Candy Lab, The Taco Wagon […] and Hibachi Guys.” For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1666029906845725/.

The Lynchburg Community Market will become the Mistletoe Market on every Saturday from December 1 to December 22 from 7:00 a.mm to 3:00 p.m. December 1 and 8 will “have carriage rides and [you can] visit Santa and Mrs. Claus!”, according to their Facebook event page. For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/2099731197009829/.

The Reindeer Run 2 Miler will happen, rain or shine, on Saturday, December 1, from 9 to 11am. Tickets for the event are $20-$35 for Students and Faculty/Staff of Liberty University, and $25-$40 for the general public. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit https://runsignup.com and search for the Reindeer Run 2 Miler.

Sunday, December 2, will see the 59th Annual Lynchburg Christmas Parade at 4pm starting at Lynchburg City Stadium and ending at E.C. Glass High School, according to the Facebook event page. “Come out to see the Floats, Marching Bands, Music, Royal Princess of VA, Charlottesville Ballet, and Much More!” boasts the Facebook page.

University of Lynchburg Goes Nutty

Korinne LeMaire ~ Guest Writer


Photo of baby squirrel. Taken by Korinne LeMarie

Students at the University of Lynchburg have noted a rise in the number of squirrels on their campus. Sophomore Emily Dudley and junior Liz Gerhart have said that they have never seen so many squirrels until coming to University of Lynchburg.

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Literary Witch in Lynchburg

Grace Cavanaugh ~ Staff Writer

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Madeline Miller (left) and her novel, Circe (right).

On Thursday, November 8, Madeline Miller, a New York Times bestselling author, visited the Givens Books & Little Dickens on Lakeside Drive for a book reading and signing. Miller has two published books. The Song of Achilles was published in 2012 and, more recently, her novel Circe was published in 2018. Miller is also an essayist who has been published by many news organizations, according to her website.

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