Taking Note of the Lynchburg Music Scene

Interest in concerts and musical performance has been increasing for the past few years in Lynchburg. Hill City is alive with the sound of music as the local band and music artist scene has been thriving for the past few years. Since 2012, the Lynchburg music culture has been growing. Locals are involving themselves in producing, promoting and curating a scene that attracts outsiders to … Continue reading Taking Note of the Lynchburg Music Scene

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BOGOs to Bouquets: Lynchburg Valentine’s Day Specials

This Feb. 14, Lynchburg has plenty to offer. Valentine’s Day has come around once again, so hopefully those with someone to love already have tomorrow mapped out. But if you’re finding yourself scrambling for a plan, or if you’re still summoning up the courage to ask that cute barista out, there’s still a shot! Here are ten local specials and events happening throughout Lynchburg tomorrow. … Continue reading BOGOs to Bouquets: Lynchburg Valentine’s Day Specials

Locals Evaluate Equal Rights Amendment: Pros and Cons

The ERA has been in limbo since the 70s, but it looks like it may pass soon. Randolph College’s Dr. Danielle Currier cannot remember a time when she was not deeply interested in civil rights and equality. She says this interest goes all the way back to her childhood. Her passion has moved Currier to participate in many civil rights protests, including the 2017 Women’s … Continue reading Locals Evaluate Equal Rights Amendment: Pros and Cons

Oscar Outcasts: Annihilation

An autopsy of the widely snubbed sci-fi masterpiece. I just want to say upfront that “Annihilation” is truly a great film. Its unique plot structure, attention to detail, score and mesmerizing production design create an incredible movie-going experience. Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Gina Rodriguez give standout performances, and director Alex Garland clearly has a strong aesthetic and is able to carry the themes … Continue reading Oscar Outcasts: Annihilation

Confederate Flag at Jefferson Forest Sparks Outrage

Parents took to social media to protest the display of Confederate flags on school grounds by students. Students and parents at Jefferson Forest High School in Bedford County have expressed outrage over photos posted on social media that showed a group of students brandishing Confederate flags on campus, Monday, Feb. 4. The school’s “Country vs. Country Club” spirit day encouraged students to attend school dressed … Continue reading Confederate Flag at Jefferson Forest Sparks Outrage

The Benefits of Doubt at Liberty University

With many Liberty students experiencing spiritual growth at the school, where do those with doubt go? After spending most of his life in the Southern Baptist church, Mike McHargue found himself struggling to find truth in what he had always been taught about Christianity. This questioning led to a faith transition that resulted in emotional turmoil and the loss of his community. He has continued to use … Continue reading The Benefits of Doubt at Liberty University

Oscar Outcasts: First Reformed

An overview of the religious drama, First Reformed, in context of the church and Christianity. Doubt, heresy and conviction have been some of the most enduring themes throughout film history. Since D.W Griffith’s 1919 silent masterpiece “Intolerance”, the struggle between those who see themselves as carrying out the divine will of God against the oppressive godless masses remains one of the most intriguing struggles in … Continue reading Oscar Outcasts: First Reformed

Renovations Prove Difficult for Student with Disabilities.

Campus construction is significantly slowing down students with disabilities.  Much of the construction at Liberty University has led to inconveniences for students and faculty. These obstacles are heightened for students who are physically disabled, whether temporarily or permanently. LU Senior Moriah Backhaus uses a wheelchair and has found that navigating campus has become more of a challenge since construction increased. “Life on campus has become … Continue reading Renovations Prove Difficult for Student with Disabilities.

A Point in Time: Homelessness in Lynchburg

Care networks take a survey to estimate the numbers on homelessness in Lynchburg. Early morning Jan. 24 before dawn, volunteers wore raincoats and boots to fend off the rain as they gathered in the wet parking lot of Miller Park. They split into groups and chose areas of the city to cover. Amber Teer, Coordinated Homeless Intake and Access Coordinator for Lynchburg, led her group … Continue reading A Point in Time: Homelessness in Lynchburg

A War on Common Sense

An LU student’s perspective on the opioid crisis. The opioid crisis has been a huge problem as of recent years. According to the South China Morning Post over 300,000 people have died in the US since 2000 due to prescription opioid overdoses. These types of opioids are prescribed for seizures, different types of pain and other ailments. Many of these opioids are extremely addictive and … Continue reading A War on Common Sense