Henchman Hints

Dr. Mike Robinson ~ UL Communication Studies Professor

Getting started on any career path is challenging, but first steps in the super-crime business are particularly problematic. Unless you are one of the fortunate few who survive accidents with weird radiation, who discover ancient artifacts that unlock secret mystic powers, or who stumble upon alien space weapons, then chances are you will not be starting right at the top. That means you’ll be a henchman, and “henching” is hard.

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Mystic Magic: Fall Vibes

Grace Cavanaugh ~ Copy Editor  

With re-emergence of the pumpkin spice latte, including at our dear Muse, it has reminded me that it is almost that time of year again. The Autumnal Equinox is quickly approaching, so we must ask ourselves this question: what is better than to curl up with some good entertainment and a warm drink in the fall? 

      I, personally, am a reader, so my good entertainment of choice would be books. I have a few recommendations to get both into the fall spirit and add a touch of spookiness as October approaches.

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On Missing A Loved One


Anna-Catherine Kueng ~ Assistant Editor 

When I was 17-years-old, I lost my grandfather to cancer. This was the first time I truly experienced the magnitude of grief. Although my faith gave me peace about my Daddoo’s passing, it was still difficult to get through the weeks following his death. Everything reminded me of my grandfather: the Tennessee Volunteers, French toast sticks, and billy goats. Those were a few of my Daddoo’s favorite things, and though they may not hold much significance to others, hearing about them nearly brought me to tears after that March day when he told me goodbye. 

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UofL Volleyball and 4/24 Freedom


Caitlin Dorsch ~ Copy Desk Chief

The University of Lynchburg Volleyball team is currently on a five game winning streak. Since the beginning of their regular season on Friday, Aug. 30, against Mary Baldwin University, the Lady Hornets have been focused on one goal: winning with class. Although the team did slightly stumble in a loss on Saturday, Aug. 31, against Meredith College, the team was quickly able to re-focus and move onto the next set of matches.

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Girls Day Out

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Grace Cavanaugh ~ Staff Writer

On Friday, Sept. 7, Like A Boss Sales, Networking & Events, LLC, will be hosting the Girls Day Out Craft/Vendor Event at the Family Life Community Center.

      From 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., the ladies of Lynchburg are invited to a craft and vendor event at 22059 Timberlake Rd. According to their Facebook page, “Grab a girlfriend (or two) and come out and join us for a fun afternoon of shopping, raffles, and more! There will be Swag Bags for the first 100 ladies!!”

      On the New in Lynchburg page, the description for the event continues, “Admission is free, but if you reserve your free tickets before September 5, 2019, you will receive one free raffle ticket when you attend the event!

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“Queso and Questions” with the Commuter Student Association

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Katherine Daniel ~ Editor-in-Chief

The Commuter Student Association will host “Queso and Questions” on Thursday, September 5, 2019, in the new commuter lounge.

     Program & Advising Coordinator for Second-Year, Transfer & Transition Initiatives, Brennan Gourley, sent in an email on August 25, 2019, “Eat chips and ask questions! Join the commuter student association for Queso and Questions in the new commuter lounge!”

     Vice President of the Commuter Student Association, Rachel Garnett, said, “This is my first year serving on the executive board for the Commuter Student Association. Queso and Questions is Katie’s brainchild, as well as the other perfectly-crafted punny events, and this event is having its debut September 5, 2019!” 

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Welcome Class of 2023

IMG_8948 Kelli Carter ~ Staff Writer

On Aug. 23 and 24, 2019 over 400 first year students moved into the University of Lynchburg. They seemed to be so eager to see what this year has in store for them, while their parents tried to hold back tears, seeing their children now taking the first steps to become an adult. 

     Olivia Potelli, a first year student, is hoping to become a nursing major and is excited to meet new people and start a new chapter in her life. While talking to Potelli, she seemed happy to be at the University of Lynchburg and she kept smiling. Potelli said, “I really cannot wait to get to know my class. I like meeting new people and I talk a lot so that might come in handy.” 

     Becky Defino, another first year student, and her mother, Allison Defino, are also excited to see what this year has in store. Becky said, “I am really excited to meet new people and new friends.” Her mom said, “She is going to grow with her sister, Abbie Defino, who is a senior and goes here, as well…and we are looking forward to a great year.” 

     Both Defino and Potelli are excited to settle down and call this place home. Both already know what they want to major in, and with a supportive community like Lynchburg, they can most definitely succeed in the field that they choose.

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