Where do I begin with my perspective as a student, specifically, a Lynchburg Hornet, in the midst of a pandemic?
First, I want to acknowledge that I could never say what virus I am referring to in this article, and you would still know. Turn on the news, get on Facebook, look at the toilet paper aisle at the grocery store, or basically talk to another human being, and you will hear about the Coronavirus. It has sparked conversation around the world, put masses into panic, and most impacting for me, it has moved my college classes online.
Recently, I saw a meme on Facebook announcing a girl was starting college at “Da Crib University.” I chuckled, yet at the same time, it is alarming to think about how seriously the virus is affecting everyone and that it has closed UL’s campus.
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!
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!”
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.”
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.