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Women’s Volleyball Ranked

Caitlin Dorsch, Copy Desk Chief~

The Old Dominion Athletic Conference coaches released their annual preseason poll on August 15, 2018, with the University of Lynchburg Women’s Volleyball team obtaining a rank of fifth-place, just 39 points behind number one ranked Washington and Lee University.  They were one of only five teams in the conference to reach the 100-point milestone. Read more

Lynchburg Welcomes Class of 2022

Caroline Wilkerson, Copy Editor~

On Wednesday, August 22, 2018, the Class of 2022 made history by being a part of the first convocation at the University of Lynchburg. While convocation is a tradition that honors the incoming freshman class, it is also an opportunity for the professors, advisors, and their peers to convey their expectations of the newest Hornets.

This year’s convocation held more significance as it was the University of Lynchburg’s first convocation. University of Lynchburg President, Dr. Kenneth R. Garren, opened the ceremony welcoming all guests and then raised the new University flag. Read more

The Change from College to University

Ethan Fredericks, Assistant Editor~

The fall brings more than just a change of season as Lynchburg College follows the plans set by its Board of Trustees, and changed the name to the University of Lynchburg. This decision was originally set in motion on February 24, 2017 as part of a larger strategy titled “Vision 2020” that intended to elevate the institution to University status and to make it higher ranked throughout the state. Read more

The Future of College Lake

Grace Cavanaugh, Staff Writer~

New and returning students may notice that Lakeside Drive is closed down with detour signs offering alternative routes. What some do not know is that Lakeside Drive is actually part of the dam. On August 2, 2018, torrential rains caused the dam holding back College Lake to fail, and water broke through and crossover Lakeside Drive. Since then, the University of Lynchburg and city officials have been discussing options for College Lake, which has since been drained due to extensive damage to the dam. According to Dr. Thomas Shahady, professor of Environmental Science at the University of Lynchburg, “The dam is inadequate. Because there’s homes below it, [city officials] are concerned that if we have another big storm that it could breach the dam.” Read more

Women’s Cross-Country Ranks 2nd

Caitlin Dorsch, Copy Desk Chief~

The Old Dominion Athletic Conference coaches released their annual preseason poll on August 16, 2018 with the University of Lynchburg Women’s Cross Country team obtaining a rank of second-place, just 13 points behind Washington and Lee University.

Having brought back most of the squad and by adding one freshmen to the mix, the UofL team seems ready to attack any course. The returning runners, who are apart of the UofL outdoor track and field program in the spring, are fresh off their first conference title since 2011.

Although being ranked second in the poll, the UofL runners feel that they should have been ranked first. Sophomore, Kaitlyn Johnson said, “We have a chip on our shoulder about being ranked second. We’ve been working so hard for it; we won outdoor track ODACs and beat [Washington and Lee] in regionals last year.”  Junior, Michela Cholak insisted, “We are preparing for the season by doing high intensity training, doing our endurance and two-mile time trials, and going on runs together.”

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Lynchburg College Women’s Cross Country team. Photo retrieved from Lynchburg Sports website, August 26. Photo taken by Hannah Grasberger (currently a senior at UofL)

The UofL runners believe that their team dynamic will help them excel into first place as the season progresses.  Sophomore, Stephanie Burnett said this UofL team is the “closest team [she has] ever had” and that the most important entity of a strong team, no matter the sport, is when “you actually like the people you are with, spending time with them, and hanging out off of the track.”

“I think the cool thing about our team is that even if we are dealing with something, we still help each other through whatever we are dealing with. We are there for each other,” adds Senior, Morgan Watson.

“After our two-mile time trial, Coach [Jake Reed] told us that our sixth girl was one minute and a half faster than our sixth girl last year. And, we beat [Washington and Lee University] in regionals last year. We are coming back this year stronger than ever,” says Burnett.

“Coming from a small town where everybody knows each other, it’s really nice to come here and immediately feel a strong family aspect on this team. I am so excited for what is to come,” states Freshmen, Rosie Gumm.

“We are ready,” says Johnson.

The UofL Lady Hornets begin their quest this Friday, August 31, 2018, at the Covered Bridge Open in Boone, North Carolina. Then, they head just down the road to Blacksburg for the Virginia Tech Alumni Invitation on Saturday, September 15, 2018.

Debate About It

Disa Woodland, Copy Desk Chief~

In light of the recent mass school shootings in the United States, a debate over the circulation of automatic/semi-automatic and high caliber weapons has come to the forefront of political discussion. In order to foster open discussion and understanding among Lynchburg College students, faculty and community members, the Criminology Club organized and held a debate on gun control on April 18, 2018. Read more

Running Back with the ODAC

Alex Allen, Copy Editor~

The Women’s Track & Field program here at Lynchburg College has added on to their program’s history. On Saturday, April 22, they brought home another ODAC Championship title. This was the first title for their program since 2011 and their 9th overall.

The women won with a total 195 points, which was 30 points over the second-placed Bridgewater College. They placed in four individual championships as well, which helped lead them to the overall title. Read more

Let’s Get Physical

Cameron Dail, Guest Writer~

Lynchburg College offers a variety of alternative fitness options outside of varsity and club-level sports. In addition to traditional sports teams, LC offers three fitness centers, a variety of classes and intramural sports to students.

The diversity of opportunities allows each student to find their fitness niche within the campus community. There are a multitude of classes held on campus including yoga, Zumba, kettlebell training and line dancing. Read more

“Hootie Hoo”

Alyssa Cannaday, Guest Writer~

Taylor White, Guest Writer~

Joshua Starkweather, Guest Writer~

As the semester progresses at Lynchburg College, so does the work of the security staff. Security reports increased significantly during the month of February.

These reports predominantly pertain to the use of alcohol on campus, specifically underage consumption.

Eighty percent of reported alcohol violations involved underage possession, with 10 percent involving those over 21 giving alcohol to a minor.   Read more

Hornets vs. Maroons

Alex Allen, Copy Editor~

On Saturday, April 14,  Lynchburg College’s women’s softball team hosted Roanoke College in their annual military appreciation game. The day also doubled as their Code Red game. The double-header ended in a split, with each team taking home a win.

Roanoke won the first game with a final score of 12-7. The Hornets scored two runs in the first inning and five in the last, while Roanoke scored two in the first, seven in the last and one run each in the second, third and sixth innings. Read more

Relay for Life at LC

Emily Yinger, Guest Writer~

Heather MacNeil, Guest Writer~

Lynchburg College held its annual Relay for Life event April 7 from 6 p.m. to 3 a.m. The beginning of the event was held on the Dell; however, due to inclement weather, the event was moved to Wake Field House.

Since 2006, 3,465 students have participated in Relay for Life at LC. Similar Relay for Life events are held all over the nation and aim to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Read more

A Night to Remember

Nathaniel Pierce, Staff Writer~

The office of Equity and Inclusion will be hosting their first Multicultural Gala on April 28, 2018, in the Memorial Ballroom. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the event starts at 7 p.m. It is expected to last until 9 pm. Undergraduate students are admitted at no charge, while all other tickets are $5. Tickets are available online at Eventbrite and from the Office of Equity and Inclusion. Read more

Communication Studies Merges to Social Sciences Department

Christa Walker, Guest Writer~

Lynchburg College has a very expansive School of Communication and the Arts. Majors and minors that are covered in this area include communication, music, museum studies (minor) and popular culture (minor).

Earlier this semester, administrators decided to merge the School of Communication and the Arts with the department of Social Sciences following the name change to the University of Lynchburg in the fall of 2018. Read more

LC in History: An Honor to Hopwood

Dr. Clifton W. Potter Jr., LC History Professor~

Until last year, Lynchburg College was the only senior institution of higher learning in our area that did not have a building on either the Virginia Landmarks Register or the National Register of Historic Places on its main campus. On Saturday morning at 11:15 we shall gather on the porch of Hopwood Hall to unveil and dedicate the bronze plaque that corrects that omission. Hopwood Hall has received both honors.

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