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repurposed by: A.C.Huff

Food Policy Protest at Turkle Hill

Students prepare to stage protest for unhealthy food policies in Turkle Hill dormitory on Friday, June 31.

Turkle Hill resident said on the matter, “The menu in that dorm is just meat, meat, meat.”

According to Dover, Turkle’s 200 residents were fed more than 160, 000 hamburgers last year while eating just 1,000 pounds of carrots. This averages out to one carrot being eaten per 160 burgers.

The event begins at noon on Friday, June 31, outside Turkle Hill cafeteria.

Homework Challenges

For many students, finding a way to finish their homework within a certain time frame at a higher standard can be challenging.

Stephen Dawson, assistant religion and philosophy professor, said, “[Students believe] everything can be done in a relatively compressed amount of time.”

Other professors said they agree that student procrastination and incomplete assignments undermine student’s potential. Some professors said they believe students should take care to utilize their resources more frequently.

Ashley Thompson, assistant professor of sociology, said, “I’ve always gone by the standard one hour of class should equal three hours of work outside of class.”

Some of the students tend to agree with the professors.

Sophomore Kelly Holland said, “You come to class prepared. They don’t spoon feed you.”

“They expect us to do things without being told.” said sophomore Jordan Seeley, “They expect us to get help from other places behind them.”

Above all, professors said they want to see students succeed and enjoy their studies.

Alumni Donations

Lynchburg College’s seniors are asked to donate to school after graduation through the pledge campaign. The campaign has combined the efforts of the Alumni Office, Annual Fund, and SERVE office on campus.

Senior Class President Melissa Richards said, “This change was made in an effort to increase senior participation in these campaigns.”

According to Richards, thus far, the graduating class has generated more support than usual for the fund. Out of the 499 graduates, over 100 signatures have been collected.

Bethany White, a senior participating in the campaign, said that she, “is eager to give back to the LC community and future students.”

The money collected by the Annual Fund from the pledge directly benefits the school, helping fund scholarships, equipment, and materials for campus.

Click to find out more about the annual fund.

OSA SnowFlex Excursion

Lynchburg College Office of Student Activities recently provided students with the opportunity to go off campus to the Snow flex Center. Located at Liberty Mountain, the SnowFlex center offers individuals with the chance to ski, snowboard, and tube year-round due to it’s use of synthetic material which reacts like snow. The OSA trip had around fifteen people in all, most of which had never tried snow sports before.

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Office of Student Activities’ Sarah Bias said in reference to the trip, “I think the people that went had a personal experience because they tried something new, which was cool for them.”

Of the individuals that attended the trip, many siezed the opportunity to try snowboarding for the first time.

First time snowboarder Sarah Irby said on her experience, “I stood for 20 minutes before my mom convinced me to try it. I thought it was cool, and I should probably go more often to get better.”

Video of Sarah Irby and Jasmine Brodgen’s attempt below.

Click to find out more upcoming events hosted by Lynchburg’s Office of Student Activities.

Written by A.C. Huff

Southern Music Weekend Getaway

Not far away from the Lynchburg college campus, Americana and bluegrass music is easy to find. While there are many local places, among the most popular is Floyd Country Store in Floyd, Virginia. Located just over two hours away, the store encompasses a variety of platforms for people to enjoy a southern style of music. You can browse a selection of rare c-ds, or listen to bands play live during events like Friday Night Jamborees. This place (as well as other local locations along the ‘Crooked Road’) has become a local hotspot, and has been featured in the New York Times.

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Morgan Wade Band live at the Floyd Country Store. Photo : Andra Blatt.

Morgan Wade (21), a local musician who’s played live at the Country store said, “This store has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. Every Friday night I would come listen to music for hours with my grandparents. It has a special feeling it gives me when I walk inside.”

She then goes on to say what makes the venue special, “It’s a small stage built for acoustic instruments, and there is no alcohol served there, so that makes a difference in the crowd. The crowd that is there is very interactive and they are there specifically to listen.”

For many young individuals, blue grass seems hard to appreciate and seems targeted towards older generation. However, this is what makes the Country Store unique in its musical acts, because you can listen to someone your age playing an eccentric genre of music.

Other colleges have stops along the Crooked Road (such as Rocky Mount’s Ferum and Blacksburg’s VT), , but Floyd is the closest location to Lynchburg. Admission to Friday night jamboree is five dollars, first come first served.

Click to see the schedule for Friday Night Jamboree.

Follow the Floyd Country store’s Facebook for live updates.

 

Black Out for WhiteOut

Repurposed by A.C. Huff 4-12-2016

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Winter Storm Jonas cancelled Friday and Monday classes at Lynchburg College, extending the weekend for college students. Some students utilized their newly found free time to drink and party, despite freezing temperatures, as well as a foot of snow.

Kelsey Dowling said that she and fellow junior Kelly McCarthy, wanted to have snacks for the storm, so they went to the grocery store “to stock up on two twelve packs of beer, some wine, liquor and cookie dough.”

This was among many accounts of the activities that went on during the students’ extra long weekend.

“Heels and snow don’t go together,” Hannah Myers, On-Call Montgomery Hall Director during the snowstorm, said after she noticed many residents brave the freezing temperatures in party attire while she was on rounds with security.

Many students had dreaded returning to school that Monday. Due to the college’s late announcement of Monday’s closure at 7:45 p.m., many students had thought it unlikely that classes would be cancelled.

Jason Dow, a junior at Lynchburg College, said, “I heard the buzzes of my phone announcing Monday’s cancellation, and mere moments later I heard celebratory yelling and screaming, including; ‘We’re drinking tonight!’”

Lynchburg College resumed classes on Tuesday with a condensed schedule.

Click here for information on the dangers & statistics of college drinking (as provided by the NIAAA).

 Original Writers: Charlotte Galamb, Katherine Graves,  Jasmyn West, A.C. Huff