Meet The Greeks

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Retrieved from Lynchburg email. 

Caroline Wilkerson ~ Copy Editor

On Wednesday, Feb. 13, the University of Lynchburg’s National Pan-Hellenic Council hosted a game night in the West Room of Drysdale for a chance for students to get to know the different fraternities and sororities offered on campus.

The four different Pan-Hellenic fraternities and sororities represented at the game night was Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., and Alpha Psi Lambda National, Inc.

According to the National Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity website, the fraternity “works to develop leaders, promotes brotherhood and academic excellence, while also providing service and advocacy for their communities.”

University of Lynchburg Alpha Phi Alpha President, Tyrome Harvey, said, “We have recently started mentoring students grades 6-12 at the Fort Hill Community School.” Harvey also emphasized, “We really just want to bring people together and awareness about our Greek life.”

As stated on the University of Lynchburg Multicultural Greek Council website, Alpha Psi Lambda National’s mission statement is, “to promote continued personal and collective growth of our membership, success, and unity through education, leadership, cultural awareness, and community service.”

Secretary of the co-ed Latino fraternity, Shannon McGovern, said, “We are a social fraternity, however, we are very service oriented and care about educating the public about Hispanic needs, as well as other minorities…we really just want it to be an inclusive place.”

Additionally, Alpha Kappa Alpha also has a similar mission statement. The national website states, “Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority’s mission is to cultivate and encourage high scholastic standards, to promote unity, and friendship among college women, to study and help alleviate problems concerning girls and women in order to improve their social stature, to maintain a progressive interest in college life, and to be a “Service to All Mankind.”

Vice President, Membership Chairman, and Director of Public Relations, Manal Sayed,  said, “We focus on many different philanthropic projects. One in particular is Soles4Souls, which is where we collect used or new shoes for those in need.” Formal Rush for Alpha Kappa Alpha begins March 5, 2019.

Kappa Alpha Psi is one of the newest fraternities on the University of Lynchburg campus. In reference to the national website, Kappa Alpha Psi serves to be “in service to communities with particular emphasis on African American communities.” David Lovette II, said, “We stand on achievement…and really just want to motivate one another to be great.”

Each organization put emphasis on inclusion and the fraternities and sororities are welcoming to a variety of students on campus.


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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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: First Semester Coming to an End

Anna-Catherine Kueng ~ Assistant Kueng

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After my fifth grade graduation, I went home (following shopping at Target) and cried. I had made so many friends at my elementary school and I did not want to start middle school the next year. At the time, Brosville Elementary was my happy place, full of friends and teachers that made me happy. I have always been so sentimental about things ending that my parents would purposely plan exciting things for me at the end of the school year, like fishing trips, just so I could look forward to something else.

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