Category Archives: Uncategorized
By Stephanie Quaranto
College students are adjusting to the “new normal” of online school and isolation during this worldwide pandemic, two things that they did not sign up for.
In this strange period of time of the coronavirus, students all over the nation are trying to focus on passing their classes or graduating school not knowing when they will be able to return back to some sort of normalcy.
By Alyssa Lawry ~ Guest Writer
As one of two Food Lion’s in Wilmington Delaware this store has a lot on their plate, store manager Mark Smondrowski was gracious enough to take time out of his busy schedule to discuss how things are operating.
“Our company is committed to providing a safe environment for both associates and customers. We have followed the state guidelines calling out for social distancing, capacity maximums and enhanced cleaning responsibilities. Extra measures to help would be to mandate masks for all people in the store as well as reduced maximums,” said Smondrowski.
By Madison Ayres
Varsity swimming returned to Lynchburg this year after a hiatus dating back to the 1970-71 academic year.
After exceeding their own expectations this season, the program’s 28 men and women have a lot to celebrate and much to look forward to, according to head coach Brad Dunn.
Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff,
I am writing with an important update on our ongoing response to COVID-19 (coronavirus), which has now been elevated to a worldwide pandemic. As the situation unfolds nationwide, I recognize the uncertainties and the possible risks here in our own community. I have decided to err on the side of extreme caution to keep our campus safe. I know that many of you are worried as you prepare to resume classes next week and I want to share our immediate plans to ensure your health and well-being.
Caitlin Dorsch ~ Co-Editor in Chief
March represents the height of the club sports season.
Many teams at the University of Lynchburg have competed in tournaments recently, including the club women’s soccer and field hockey teams.
Since the beginning of their spring campaign, the women’s club soccer team has won one match against the University of Mary Washington team by a score of 2 to 0 on Sunday, Feb. 9. On Saturday, Feb. 22, the team tied 1 to 1 against a Virginia Beach City FC team of all age groups.
Grace Cavanaugh ~ Co-Editor in Chief
I know it has been a week since diving into Aleister Crowley, but this week I wanted to talk about an organization he was in for a brief time, and an organization that influenced the creator of Wicca, Gerald Brosseau Gardner. That organization is the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn.
First off, what in the world is the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn? The answer to that question is an odd one, for sure. According to the New World Encyclopedia, the Hermetic Order was a “magical order of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, which practiced various forms of theurgy and spiritual occultism.” Basically, it was a group of people who met up in a religious context and did spooky stuff.
Are you tired of the typical sports, like soccer, basketball, etc.? Well, you are in-luck because the University of Lynchburg’s Outdoor Leadership Program (OLP) is excited to take you on an adventure that you have never gone on before! Some activities that OLP hosts are rock climbing, hiking, rappelling, whitewater rafting, and – even – caving.
The OLP activities are centered around fun and adventure while in a positive environment. “I am really excited for all the awesome trips this semester with the Outdoor Leadership Program. It is a great program that allows students to gain leadership experience while having fun in the outdoors,” said OLP Experienced Guide and third-year student Nat Hanno.
Want to support the Critograph? Want a cool sticker? Want both? Then buy a sticker on Venmo @critograph for only $1.00! Make an order on the Venmo, then comment your P.O box number and we’ll have it delivered. If you want a sticker shipped off campus, the cost is $1.25, Put your address in the comment. Support the Crit today and send your payment to @critograph on venmo!
Anna-Catherine Kueng ~ Assistant Editor
Sadhu Vaswani is attributed with saying, “Love is selfless. It is prepared to sacrifice.” With the way the Internet can be, I am not sure if he truly said that, but I do believe these words are true. In Hallmark movies and the like, love is portrayed as a beautiful, easy thing. Love is beautiful, but I have never known it to be easy. Truly loving someone changes you completely.
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.
On Sunday, Nov. 10 at 12:00 p.m., the University of Lynchburg Women’s Basketball program defeated Meredith College by a score of 81-60. This game was the first of the regular season, and they began their campaign with a big win.
Third-year guard for the Lady Hornets, Maggie Quarles, started off the game by scoring a three-pointer. In total, she scored 15 points in the game. Second-year transfer student and guard, Alissa Smalls, was the highest scorer in the game with 18 points.
This week women’s soccer is collecting cans for the SAAC Food Drive. Bring all canned food to Turner and donate through Venmo at @Lynchburg_SAAC. The drive ends Friday so make sure to donate!
Grace Cavanaugh ~ Copy Editor
There has been a little debate that has arisen within my friend group. This debate is something I am sure a lot of readers can understand, and hopefully more than a few will take my side.
Now that Halloween is over, is it Christmas? When is it an appropriate time to break out the favorite holiday tunes? Is it too early to put a blow-up snowman in the yard and erect a tree in the living room?