First Year Vibes: Life in the Present

Anna-Catherine Kueng ~ Assistant Editor

Life is often defined by moments when dreams are fulfilled, such as graduating from college, getting married, having children, and retiring.  These are the moments that people look forward to as they get older and these are the moments that stand out when people look back at their lives. For example, as a high school senior, I often dreamed about graduating and starting college.

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College Life: Places to Eat in Lynchburg

Katherine Daniel – Editor in Chief

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Illustration by Nicole Freewalt 

Valentine’s Day is this week and who does not love Valentine’s Day? You might get candy and a stuffed animal from a friend, a lovely bouquet of roses from your boyfriend or girlfriend, or you could surprise your mom with flowers. Whichever way, Valentine’s Day is for everyone and it does not matter if you are single, in a relationship, or married: you can still enjoy Valentine’s Day. A lot of people just go out to dinner for Valentine’s Day, which is nice. You get to enjoy a night of not worrying about homework (as long as you get it done before the dinner) and stress. There are many amazing places to go to dinner in Lynchburg and I thought it would be nice to list fourteen places to take your girlfriend, boyfriend, or friend to dinner in Lynchburg.  So here we go. P.S., these are not in order from first to last. It is just a list of places that I like.

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First Year Vibes: On Turning Nineteen

Anna-Catherine Kueng ~ Assistant Editor

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In less than a week, I will be celebrating my nineteenth birthday. When I was younger, I often wondered what my sixteenth birthday would be like, or what it would be like to  turn the big eighteen-years-old; however, nineteen is kind of an age I overlooked. I did not think about how it would be my first birthday away from home, or that nineteen is my last year of being a teenager. Although I know I still have a lot to learn, I wanted to share nineteen things I have realized over the course of my life, and especially during my first year of college.

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The Buzz: College Life: Romantic Relationships Are Never Easy

Katherine Daniel ~ Editor-in-Chief

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Illustration by Nicole Freewalt

Relationships are never easy. You have situations where you want to cry, smile, or be angry. There are times where you want to have time away from your significant other and other times, you want them to hold you close. There are always many ups and downs to a relationship, but if you love each other, you end up making things workout in the end. I’ve been in a relationship with my man for five years now, and it has truly been a journey of plenty of laughing, crying, endless memories, and tons of love. But even in our relationship, things have never been easy. We have taken one break when we have been together, but not long after being apart, we came back together, and it seems like nothing ever happened. Since being in a long-term relationship, I have learned many key things to a successful relationship.

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First Year Vibes: Remembering What’s Important in College

Anna-Catherine Kueng ~ Assistant Editor

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Contrary to what some people in academia may think, I do not believe education is the most important thing in life. In no way do I mean to suggest that education is useless; in fact, being a student throughout the course of my life has taught me more about life than I would have ever imagined. I also realize what a privilege it is to be able to attend school, especially at the university level.

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College Life: Being a Mom for a Fur Baby

Katherine Daniel ~ Editor in Chief

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Photo by Katherine Daniel

If anyone knows me, I love my fur baby. You might ask, what is a fur baby? Well, fur baby to me is my dog. Some people might have fur babies that are dogs, cats, or really anything with fur. Though I love my fur baby, being a dog mom is hard. It is not all fun and games and it is not as easy as everyone thinks it is. It is definitely fun, but getting woken up at the crack of dawn every morning, occasionally getting humped, and sometimes having your shoe strings eaten is some of things that are not fun. It is also hard to leave to go to classes knowing my baby is home and all alone. I love my fur baby, and he definitely shows me that I seriously do not want to have kids anytime soon. Here are some of the duties you should expect from being a dog mom.

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First Year Vibes: Why I Don’t Make New Years Resolutions

Anna-Catherine Kueng ~ Assistant Editor

On New Year’s Eve, many people start to talk about the upcoming year and everything they want to do, see, and experience. They may even make resolutions and share them with friends and family. Maybe you partake in this tradition and are successful, or maybe you are one of the people who broke their resolutions just a week after 2019 began; I am neither.

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