College Life: Senior Year is Finally Here

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Katherine Daniel ~ Editor-in-Chief

As I sit here thinking about what I want to tell the new incoming freshman class, I realize that I am in the stages of writing my last pieces of news stories and opinion pieces for The Critograph because… I am a SENIOR!!

Senior year is finally here and boy, does it feel good. There is always the saying, “I cannot wait for senior year to get here.”

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Nerd Factor: All’s Well That Endgames Well?

Dr. Mike Robinson ~ UL Communication Studies Professor

[Warning: Spoilers for this summer’s Marvel movies]

     Hurrah! Happy ending! Thanos is beaten and all is well in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. I mean sure, heroic sacrifices were made and all that, but such things should be expected when the ultimate evil is engaged. The important thing is that things are back to normal.

     Avengers: Endgame was a movie built upon time travel hijinks and superhero brawls. At three hours long, one certainly can understand that not every aspect of the temporal dilemmas and not every question about alternate universe experiences were addressed in it. Spider-Man: Far From Home did take on some of the problems of half of the world’s population being returned to life after five years. However that exposition was abandoned in favor of a summer class trip inspired adventure. 

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Mystic Magic: Wizards In The Park

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Grace Cavanaugh ~ Copy Editor

This weekend, I took a trip to Indianapolis with my mother, my aunt, and my sister. We went because the people behind Pokemon Go recently created a new game called “Wizards Unite.” It is based on Harry Potter, where you play as a witch or wizard attempting to cover up various instances of magic in the Muggle world.

      The event, called Wizards Unite Fan Festival (WUFF), went on all weekend, although we only went on Saturday. It was a lot of fun! There were specialized merchandise for the event, for both Wizards Unite and Niantic, the company that created the app.

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Second Year Vibes: Back to School Blues

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Anna-Catherine Kueng ~ Assistant Editor

Since I was a child, I have always associated August with one thing: going back to school. While it used to be exciting buying school supplies and a new lunchbox in elementary school, going back to college is a different feeling. It means leaving behind my hometown, and all the people there that make it feel like home. It means suitcases bursting at the seams, long drives, and farewell tears. 

     When my voice cracks as I tell my best friend bye, when I see my parents waving as I back out of the driveway, and when I leave my large, soft bed, I begin to wonder why I put myself through going away for school. 

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U of L Athletes Unite Against Interpersonal Violence 

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Caitlin Dorsch ~ Copy Desk Chief

     At 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019 in the Turner Gymnasium on Wayne Proffitt Court, the fourth annual One Love Escalation Workshop took place. 

This event, which focuses on helping students understand the signs of domestic and interpersonal relationship violence, began in August 2016 and was originally held for only varsity athletes. 

Over the past few years, however, this event has gotten so big as to be opened to all students, faculty, and staff at the University of Lynchburg.

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Isolated at the Annex?

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Caroline Wilkerson ~ Staff Writer

On Aug. 6, 2019, the Dean of Students announced that students assigned to be living in the new residence hall would instead be moved into the Annex until the weekend of September 14th, 2019. 

     The Annex, a former hotel used by Liberty University during renovations, has been turned into a living spaces for students. The Annex was loaned to the University of Lynchburg by Liberty University free of charge and is located on Old Fellows Road, which is just under a three mile drive to the University.

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