Category Archives: News

The Peculiar Yellow Lady Slipper

Disa Woodland, Copy Desk Chief~

Dr. Nancy Cowden an Associate Professor of Biology at Lynchburg College, in conjunction with Dr. Priscilla Gannicott of the Chemistry Department, has been studying how native North American orchids have been maintaining their populations, with emphasis on the large yellow lady slipper orchid. Read more

No Love for Bad Love

basketball1.pngKelvin Whitehurst, Staff Writer~

Lynchburg College took its stand against relationship violence by hosting a One Love Foundation workshop on Sunday, Aug. 27.


Introduced to the campus in winter 2016 by a collective of LC staff: Dr. Adam Dean, Steve Koudelka, Abby Pyzik Smith and Jon Waters. The goal of the One Love Foundation is to create an atmosphere for students to educate themselves on sexual assault and relationship violence.

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First Fridays Offers Local Flair


Katherine Graves, Assistant Editor~

This month’s First Fridays events on Sept. 1 will include multiple art exhibitions, a salsa party and book signings with live music in and around downtown Lynchburg.

First Fridays is a monthly assembly of events that are organized to encourage the public to spend their evening around the city, enjoying the local culture. Read more

New Position, Old Diamond

Alex Allen, Copy Editor~

On May 26 of this year, no more than a month after previous head coach Percy Abell retired, Lynchburg College announced the new head coach for baseball would be Lucas Jones. If that name sounds familiar to some, it is because Jones not only graduated from LC but also played on the baseball team. Read more

Construction at Every Turn

Katherine Graves, Assistant Editor~

Construction projects on U.S. 460, U.S. 501, Fifth Street downtown and the Leesville Road and Greenview Drive intersection will continue to impact drivers into the fall.

“The biggest thing is pay attention to what is going on around you, certainly to your driving first and foremost,” said Paula Jones, communications manager for the Read more

First-Year Arrival

Disa Woodland, Copy Desk Chief~

The Class of 2021 arrived on Lynchburg College’s campus this week. Incoming first years and their families flooded campus with new faces as first years began checking in at Schewel Hall. Parents and siblings waited on the first floor as their student(s) performed the first of many independent tasks: check-in. Read more

Get Your Chopsticks Ready

Kelvin Whitehurst, Staff Writer~

The new school year has brought renovations to On Common Ground located in Drysdale Student Center. Lynchburg College Dining Services has introduced a new oriental express food service: Chopsticks.

Chopsticks plans on having a more expansive menu than the previous express food Read more

Seniors Recognized at Season End


Alex Allen, Staff Writer~

On Saturday, April 29, Lynchburg College’s Men’s Baseball team not only split a doubleheader with the Royals of Eastern Mennonite University but also honored their six seniors.

These six seniors consisted of catchers Ryan Hardy and Will Hylton, shortstop Ryan Katona and pitchers Chris Morelli, Logan Woodall and Zach Englemann. Read more

Protecting Our Protectors

Jasmine Brogden, Staff Writer~

The American Legion will be invaded by veterans on Saturday, April 29 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. There’s no battle occurring; though, the Lynchburg Area Veterans Council is planning to hold its first Community Lynchburg Spring Market.

The council hopes to engage the veterans in being an active part in the Lynchburg area. They also want to raise funds to better fulfil the veterans’ needs. All proceeds will go directly to serving the veterans in our community. Read more

The Solar System’s Black Sheep

Katherine Graves, Copy Desk Chief~

Astronomers may have identified our solar system’s seventh dwarf planet, 2014 UZ224, informally called “DeeDee” meaning “Distant Dwarf.” Most people are aware of the classification-debated dwarf planet Pluto, but our solar system contains five other confirmed dwarf planets that are arguably rarely discussed.

Dwarf planets are similar to planets except the gravity of dwarf planets is not enough to clear their orbits of lesser objects, such as asteroids, according to

Our known dwarf planets are Pluto, Ceres, Makemake, Haumea, Eris and 2007 OR10. Read more

Lynchstock Drowns With the Storm

Jasmine Brogden, Staff Writer~

The skies were dark blue and gray. However, cars were lined up and down the lots.
People were chatting, taking in the beginnings of the Lynchstock Music Festival. It was the fifth anniversary of this event on April 22, 2017, and by the end of the day, the large event was forced inside the Glass House due to inclement weather. Read more

Lacrosse Ladies Stomp Bridgewater

Alex Allen, Staff Writer~

The Lynchburg College Women’s Lacrosse team is currently on a one-game winning streak after defeating Bridgewater College 10-5 during an away game on Saturday, April 22.

Gaining this win puts the Lady Hornets with an overall record of 8-5 and 4-3 in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference.

This game followed the game between LC and Roanoke College that ended in overtime 10-9 with LC falling short in the end. Read more

Dance For Second Chances

Vicky Kuharski, Staff Writer~

Lynchburg Project Lifesavers are holding their 8th annual Second Chance Prom at Phase
2 on Saturday, April 8, from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Every year, Project Lifesavers holds the Second Chance Prom to raise both donations and
awareness for their cause.  Read more

Sports Junkie: Baseball Begins

Lynn Walsh, Multimedia Editor~

Sunday, April 2 marked Opening Day for Major League Baseball with three contests in action. Even though spring training had been underway for some time, the start of the official season means a lot of things, the obvious being the return of a baseball fan’s favorite sport. It also has a lot of other connotations like warm weather and fun nights spent with family and friends. Read more

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