Four Part Exhibit Unveiled

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Four Part Exhibit Unveiled
John Fox
Online Editor
The
Daura
Gallery
unveils four exhibits titled
“Anonymous
Women:
Draped,”
“Power
&
Identity: African Art from
the Collection,” “Ethiopian
Orthodox
Art”
and
“Rockwell Kent: The Art
of the Bookplate,” at 4p.m.,
Thursday, Jan. 29, at the
Dillard Fine Arts Center,
with opening remarks
by photographer Patty
Carroll.
The inspiration for
Carroll’s exhibit comes in
part from her time living
abroad in England. Instead
of being identified as an
artist, she was identified by
her domestic status, Mrs.
Jones: her husband’s last
name.
“When you get put into
a more traditional society,
people know you via the
world of your husband or
who you are in relation to
someone else, suddenly
life changes a lot and then
you start thinking about
who you really are and
how the home is both a
place of safety and a place
of claustrophobia,” Carroll
said.
She said the photographs
are a mockery of how
woman can over-identify
with the home and focus
on making the home more
beautiful and obsess with
the décor.
Carroll explained that
men take care of the outside
of the house and women
take care of the inside of
the house, with her and her
husband as an example.
Men are responsible for
the snow shoveling and
mowing the grass. Further,
she said that men tend to
grill out and women tend
to use the stove, and that is
their identification with the
home.
“In the pictures, the
woman
becomes
part
of that experience and
camouflaged
by
the
drapery as a symbol for the
home,” Carroll said. “She
becomes so much a part of
it, that you lose her.”
Dr. Barbara Rothermel,
director of the Daura
Gallery
and
assistant
professor
of
museum
studies
raised
some
self-actualization
questions
about
Carroll’s exhibit.
“What is our identity? How
do we present ourselves
publicly? We consider that
everyone wears a mask
and we present what we
want to present to people.
By draping women in the
accouterments and fabrics
of their daily lives, we are
getting another perception
of how woman work and
live within society,” she
said.
In the second exhibit,
most of the “Power &
Identity” artifacts are dark
brown wood figurines in
distinct poses such as a
woman carrying a basket
overtop her head with her
children chiseled into the
sides, or a male figurehead
covered in nails and rope.
Senior English major Jared
Bloomquist explained that
the nails in the male figurehead represented a promise
to pay, or an exchange of a
deed. Each family would
have something similar.
Junior Electronic Media
major Jaret Hussamy said
the figurines showed a
sense of their culture and
the time necessary to sculpt
them.
Rothermel said that the
“Power & Identity” exhibit features fetish figures,
masks, ceremonial and funerary objects.
“These works were utilitarian in nature. They were
meant to be used and support the social group, hold
them together and reflect
their belief systems,” Rothermel said.
The Ethiopian Orthodoxy
exhibit offers an array
of devotional pieces that
show the historical spread
of Christianity into the African continent.
According to the Daura
Gallery webpage and Rothermel, Christianity was
affluent in the east African
kingdom of Ethiopia by
the fourth century CE. Believers and monks opened
monasteries that dispersed
devotional materials such
as
illuminated
manuscripts, crosses and icons
that are recognized by their
large almond-shaped eyes.
The Ethiopian Orthodox
style was two-dimensional
compared with the Renaissance era three-dimensional appearance.
Rothermel said the Ethiopian style has a rich heri-
Photo by John Fox. A photograph by Patty Carrol displayed in the
exhibit, “Anonymous Women: Draped,” in the Daura Gallery.
tage and is very distinctive.
The style has very heavy
outlines and uses vivid
colors. Icons were painted
in churches or on blocks of
wood that would then be
presented to the church.
Crosses were adorned with
symbols of the Virgin Mary,
which were of importance
to the region.
“St. George is the patron saint of Ethiopia, but
also he was believed to be
the intermediary between
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the Virgin Mary and the
people, so he would carry
her messages,” Rothermel
said.
Hussamy said the crosses
with pictures of Jesus in vibrant colors on them were
interesting to look at.
“It shows some of the religious art they were doing
back then,” Hussamy said.
The last of the four exhibits features bookplates
by the mid-twentieth century painter and illustrator
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1. Stop Touching Your Face
The H3N2 Flu is spread through infection of the mucosal membranes which
are in your eyes and nose. Touching a doorknob or a communal computer keyboard and then touching your face exposes these membranes to any germs that
you may have picked up.
2. Clean the Traffic Areas
When cleaning your room, house or apartment, make sure to thoroughly clean
spots that people are commonly touching. Areas like railways, refrigerator handles and table tops are some examples of areas that need extra attention to avoid
spreading the flu.
3. Carry Hand Sanitizer
College students touch communal items such as doorknobs, sinks and desks every day. Applying hand sanitizer prevents the flu virus from coming in contact
with the mucosal membranes and it is more convenient than constantly washing your hands.
4. Don’t Count the Flu Shot Out
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it might not be as effective at preventing the H3N2 Flu virus, it can prevent you
from getting other types of the flu.
5. Don’t Forget the Basics
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healthy foods, get enough sleep, stay hydrated and get plenty of exercise.
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Alexa Nash
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Cases of the flu virus
peak in December through
February, meaning that
those who have gotten the
vaccine are more protected
than those who did not.
The vaccine chosen for
this year’s strain, primarily
influenza A strain H3N2
according to the Centers
for Disease Control (CDC),
is effective on about half of
the viruses present.
Influenza strain H3N2
has
“drifted”
this
year, meaning that it
has undergone “small,
antigenic
or
genetic
changes,” the CDC said.
According to reports, 70
percent of the H3N3 virus
has undergone a change.
This type of drift is major,
abrupt and typical of
influenza A. The vaccine
produced for this season
matches the original H3N2
strain, but does not protect
those who have contracted
the
drifted
strain.
According to the CDC, this
is how patients this season
are able to get the flu twice,
despite being vaccinated.
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The vaccine protects half
of the H3N2, H1N1 and
B strain flu types, the
CDC reported. A study
published in “Morbidity
&
Mortality
Weekly”
showed that the vaccine
decreased a person’s risk
of contracting the flu by
23 percent, much lower
than previous percentages
of 30 to 75 percent. The
same study concluded how
effective the vaccine is on
certain age groups. It is 26
percent effective for those
six months to 17 years of
age, 12 percent effective for
those 18 to 49 years of age
and 14 percent effective for
those 50 and older.
The CDC and other
health care facilities are
pushing the use of flu
antiviral
medication.
Tamiflu, which contains
the antiviral compound
osteltamivir phosphate, is
prescribed by a doctor and
taken to reduce the number
of days a patient is ill
with the virus. Zanamivir
and peramivir (for those
18 years and older) are
other antiviral medication
ingredients supported by
the CDC for treatment.
The CDC warns that the
prescriptions may be more
difficult to fill because
of the rise in demand;
however,
the
drug
companies assured that
they will have a constant
supply available.
Healthcare providers
still push patients to get
the vaccine since it does
protect them from some
strains of the virus. Those
younger than six months
and older than 65 are
still at the highest risk of
hospitalization, so further
precautions such as getting
the vaccine twice per
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Viruses and other
illness spread quickly on
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Practicing good hygiene
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Winter Abroad
Carrie VanBuskirk
Copy Desk Chief
Two study abroad trips
were offered over the recent
Winter Break. One was the
annual trip to Rome and
the other was a trip to Sicily, Italy and Greece, which
was offered to students for
the first time.
The trip to Rome gave students the opportunity to
study photography and art
history.
“The class aspect was a lot
of fun, and it was really
interesting,” said junior
Shannon Clow. Clow enjoyed the chance to study
the history of the different
sites visited, while learning how to work a camera
at the same time. The entire trip took place in Rome
and lasted for two weeks.
Throughout the time in the
city, the students studied
architecture, food and art.
Different field trips also
took place allowing the
students to see many different sites, one of which
was the Villa d’Este.
“The highlight of my trip
was probably visiting Villa
d’Este which is in Tivoli,
Italy,” Clow said. “The location included naturally
powered fountains, which
were gorgeous and a great
experience to see in person.”
A second study abroad
trip that some students experienced was to Greece
and Southern Italy for three
weeks. Greek and Roman
literature were studied on
this trip, mainly focusing
on Greek mythology. Students shared that it was
the best experience of their
life and was life changing.
Having the chance to study
hands-on in a foreign city
created an entirely new experience.
“It was really neat to put
into perspective everything we had talked about
in class and see it in real life
at museums, ancient ruins
and other archaeological
sites,” said senior Eme Gwynn. While abroad, the students met about two times
a week to take quizzes and
discuss the sites they had
studied.
“It was easy to learn from
such a hands-on experience,” said junior Regina
Schicke.
Dr. David Lipani, profes-
“Students
are
transformed
by their time
in a foreign
country..,”
-Dr. Lipani
sor of English, led the trip
to Sicily and Greece. He
shared that the students’
lives had been impacted by
the great experience.
“Students are transformed
by their time in a foreign
country--among
other
things, they come home
with a greater tolerance for
difference and an appreciation of that difference,” Lipani said.
After having many years
of first-hand experience
seeing the impact that
studying abroad has on
students, Dr. Lipani encourages that more students get involved.
Photo courtesy of Shannon Clow..A photograph taken of the naturally powered fountains at Villa d’Este, in
Tivoli, Italy while students studied abroad in Rome this past winter
Photo courtesy of Regina Schicke. 21 Lynchburg College students share their school pride in Taormina,
while studying abroad on a trip to Southern Italy and Greece during Winter Break.
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-More people are insured than ever before
Export more goods, “boost manufacturing”
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Fix loopholes in tax filing to lower rates
-Oil prices are low
-Combat mission in Afghanistan is over
“Confront terrorism and the threats posed by Al
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-Out of the recession
Replace the Affordable Care Act
Offer free community college
Cut wasteful Spending
Tax on investments and inheritances
“...advance solutions to prevent the kind of cyber
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Photo by John Fox. A piece depicting a vibrant Christian scene is displayed in the Daura Gallery.
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Daura Gallery
Rockwell Kent.
Bookplates were small
pieces of paper that were
placed on the inside cover
of a book to personalize a
person’s book or collection
of books.
Bloomquist worked on
the Kent exhibit researching the significance, original location and inaugural
year of each bookplate.
“[Kent] would get a short
biography of the person
and design the bookplate based off of that,”
Bloomquist said.
Rothermel said the bookplates were a way that
Kent made money early in
his career.
“They are wonderful
imagery that reflects the
importance of reading, importance of books, as well
as Rockwell Kent as an artist,” Rothermel said.
The Daura Gallery’s main
message with these exhibits is to promote social relevance.
“All of them are about
supporting the various cultures, societal importance
and the meaning of imagery, of artifact, of object.
They all hold tremendous
meaning for the people for
whom they were originally
intended,” Rothermel said.
Bloomquist said that the
four exhibits give a good
direct comparison of different ideas of art in one
room.
The exhibits will be displayed until April and after
commencement, the Daura
Gallery will present a traveling Pierre Daura exhibit
containing
nation-wide
museum pieces ranging
from pictures, paintings
and sculptures about family.
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Week in
Review
Snapchat released an
update on Tuesday, Jan.
27 that caught people’s
attention. Users can no
longer see who is “Best
Friends” with who,
which created some
controversy. There is
also a new property
called
“Discover,”
which allows websites
to share their own
content with Snapchat
users, creating a whole
different form of media.
New
England
experienced more than
two and a half feet of
snow Tuesday, Jan. 27
in a “historic” blizzard.
New York City and
Philadelphia got less than
forecasters expected, while
Auburn, Massachusetts
reported 35 inches. Snow
will continue to fall into
Wednesday morning, with
added snowfall expected
to reach an extra eight to
20 ½ inches in some states.
Tesla Motors introduced
the dual-motor Model S
in 2014. This model has an
“Insane Mode” that will
increase the acceleration
from 0-60 in 3.2 seconds,
the standard Model S
which accelerates from
0-60 in 5.9 seconds. This
3.2 second acceleration
is comparable to a
Lamborghini or Ferrari.
Despite regular exercise,
spending eight to 12
hours sitter per day can
significantly increase a
person’s risk of premature
death, according to a
study found in the Annals
of Internal Medicine. The
chance of developing type
2 diabetes is 90 percent
as a result of prolonged
sedentary activity. To
prevent this outcome,
stand at a desk or take walk
breaks to break up work.
Information compiled from
various sources.
Opinion
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Lynchburg College in History
The Legacy of Miss Georgia
Dr. Clifton W. Potter
LC History Professor
Let me welcome
everyone back for the
spring semester which will
fly like the wind;
graduation day will be
here before we know it. I
trust that everyone had a
restful and pleasant winter
break. On Friday Jan. 2,
my wife and I attended
a lecture at the Academy
of Fine Arts sponsored
by The Antiquarians, an
organization devoted to the
arts and local history. The
subject of the program and
the gallery opening that
followed it were devoted
to the life and work of
Miss Georgia Morgan who
was the second chair of
the Lynchburg College Art
Department.
From 1915 until
her retirement in 1945,
Miss Georgia entertained
and instructed generations
of LC students. She had
studied in Paris and the
United States and she
shared her experiences
with those who were lucky
enough to study with her
in her studio on the third
floor of Hopwood Hall
above rooms 25 and 26.
She was also an active
member of the Lynchburg
Art Club which still hosts a
show in her memory every
year. It features the works
of local artists, a cause Miss
Georgia championed until
her death at the age of 82 in
1951.
I have had the
privilege
of
knowing
some of her students who
cherished fond memories
of one of our most
original professors. No
sooner had Miss Georgia
arrived on campus than
she persuaded President
Hundley to allow her to
fashion a landscaping plan
for the main campus. The
dogwoods that she planted
as saplings still grace the
Circle with their beauty
each spring. However, it
was her studio that was
her real legacy to LC and
the wider community.
Like the Pied Piper she
led her students all over
Central Virginia recording
nature in every season.
Her canvases are found in
every important private
and public collection in the
Commonwealth as well
“There were a
number of very
talented artists
and decorators
in our class, and
they turned the
gym into “Ice
Palace.”
galleries in the North East.
A number of them are part
of the college collection.
She framed many of her
paintings herself, and
she loved to use gold and
silver radiator paint to add
a touch of elegance to the
inexpensive wood with
which she worked.
The
opening
receptions
which
she
hosted for the annual
student
show
were
legendary—especially the
punch. The recipe and the
bowl in which this special
libation was served were of
her invention. If it needed
stirring or refreshing, she
simply pulled out one of the
paint brushes stuck in the
bun on the back of her head
and performed that duty.
Thus there was always an
oily sheen on the surface
and a hint of turpentine in
the taste. A true eccentric,
she loved to dress her
students in fancy costumes
so she could photograph
them as characters from
history and literature. We
did not have a college
Marshal until 1953 when
Dr. Sommerville became
the first person to fill that
post. If Dr. Hundley or
Dr.
Montgomery
had
chosen to create that office
while Miss Georgia was a
member of the faculty, she
might well have assumed
that responsibility because
of her seniority, and what
a Marshal she would have
made!
Photo courtesy of Lynchburg College Archives. Miss Georgia Morgan
with Dr. Ruskin S. Freer on Campus Day in 1933.
Nerd Factor
Tick Tock Goes the Clock
Dr. Mike Robinson
LC Communication
Studies Professor
When I read that the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists
had recently pushed the
Doomsday Clock ahead, I
was startled. A Cold War
creation, the clock was
designed to be a symbol
of how close we are to
imminent destruction.
If it reaches midnight,
humans are done for. The
clock was moved to 11:57
p.m. Upon reading that,
I immediately wondered,
“Did I miss some news?
Are things that bad in the
Ukraine?”
When I read more about
the decision, I got slightly
frustrated. Apparently
the scientists decided to
include information about
global warming. I’m not
a denier. Humans are
impacting the environment on the planet and
much difficult consideration lies ahead for our
species. However, adding
climate information to the
clock just confuses me. As
a child of 1980s who read
“Watchmen,” listened
to songs like Nena’s “99
Luftballons” and watched
“The Day After” miniseries on TV, I expect my
clock to exclusively represent how close the nuclear
missiles are to flying.
For the sake of clarity, I
would like to suggest the
creation of some alternative clocks that work in
similar ways but convey
separate information.
The Environment Clock:
These atomic scientists
have the right idea. We do
need a powerful metaphor for how much we
humans are messing up
the planet. This clock will
use the familiar motif of
doom at midnight. However, it should have a more
natural feel to suggest
the nature of the subject-perhaps a water clock or
sundial (which admittedly
doesn’t work at midnight,
but we could shift it to
noon for this cool visual).
The Millennial Isolation Clock: This clock
represents the degree to
which adults have become
completely frustrated with
obsessive uses of social
media and the internet. As
the time ticks closer and
closer to midnight, millennials can act for their own
safety by closing the screen
or putting down the tablet.
This clock will appear as
a digital readout and will,
of course, be available as
an app for easy download
onto cellphones and other
portable electronic devices.
The Kardashian Clock:
This clock warns us how
close the world is to being
overwhelmed by reality
celebrities who do nothing. It is currently set to
11:59:59.99.
The Comic Book Hype
Engine Clock: If you
know DC and Marvel
Comics, then you know
that both of these universes face a never ending series of crises that threaten
to destroy entire universes
full of the characters you
know and love. In fact,
Marvel just announced
their Marvel Universe
will end this May. Don’t
worry, it will recover.
Universes always do. This
clock will function basically the same way as the
Doomsday Clock, only it
is currently set to five minutes after midnight.
The Class Genesis
Clock: This clock is designed to help students
realize that their world is
about to end and class is
about to start. This information will guide students
to making important
decisions such as whether
there is enough time to
buy that bagel or coffee
before class. The symbolic quality of the clock
is a little trickier to read,
requiring an awareness of
hours every weekday and
additional knowledge of
half-hours on Tuesdays
and Thursdays. Still, the
clock is conveniently available practically everywhere on campus.
Opinion
Sports Junkie
Deflating the Super Bowl
Andrew Props
Sports Editor
Despite everything that
has been going on regarding “deflategate” there is
going to be a football game
played this weekend. Ever
since the New England Patriots have been caught up
in their newest scandal, Super Bowl XLIX has seemed
to have been overlooked.
Even with this scandal I am
still looking forward to the
Super Bowl.
“Deflategate,” as its being called, is the allegation
that the Patriots played
some role in the footballs being deflated in the
American Football Conference (AFC) Championship
game against Andrew Luck
and the Indianapolis Colts.
At this point, I don’t really
care about the footballs being deflated anymore. If it
was a close game, then it
would be fine to make a big
deal about it. But, the final
score was 45-7 in favor of
the Patriots. Such a large
margin of victory shows
the Patriots were a better
team than the Colts .
Even if the footballs
were underinflated, Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount rushed for
three touchdowns against
the Colts. If Tom Brady
had thrown for 600 yards
and six touchdowns, then
we could speculate more
about the deflation. But,
Blount rushed for nearly
150 yards and three scores.
With a dominant performance like this, again, it
just shows that the Patriots
were the better team.
The Patriots will more
than likely face a fine and
potentially lose some draft
picks, but in the grand
scheme of things, this really isn’t a punishment. It
has been released that a
member of the locker room
staff is being investigated
by the National Football
League (NFL) because he
had something to do with
the deflation of the footballs . Whether or not this
is ‘true’ that employee (or
soon to be former employee) will be receiving a major payout from the New
England organization. I
highly doubt that some
low-level employee was
the mastermind behind the
Patriots most recent scandal. But, this will be how
the Patriots organization
tries to spin it to avoid as
much trouble as possible.
Enough about the whole
deflategate scandal; let’s actually talk about the game.
The Seattle Seahawks are
the first defending Super
Bowl Champions to make
it back to the Super Bowl
in a decade. Their improbable comeback in the
National Football Conference (NFC) Championship
game against the Green
Bay Packers is the largest
comeback in conference
championship game history, according to the Associated Press. The defining
moment of the NFC Championship game was the
botched onside kick by the
Packers with 2:09 remaining in the fourth quarter.
The Seahawks ended up
winning 28-22 in overtime.
If that onside kick isn’t
botched the Packers are in
the Super Bowl instead of
the Seahawks .
As of Jan. 26 the line on
the Super Bowl is New
England -1 and the over/
under is 47.5 according
to Bleacher Report . Since
the matchup was set over
a week ago the lines have
not changed too much,
they started low and have
continued to stay that way.
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Science According to Izzy
Critters on Campus: Best Practices
Izzy Zaru-Roque
Staff Blogger
“If a pet is your wish,
make it a fish!” Students at
Lynchburg College are familiar with this quote as it
is posted on various walls
in the residential halls and
repeated by the Resident
Assistants (RA) at the beginning of each semester.
Students at LC and many
people across the world
violate housing codes and
laws in order to keep pets
that may not necessarily
be allowed. Violating these
codes is not in the best interest of the animal.
Let’s face it, college students often forget to feed
themselves, are they really
capable of taking care of a
small animal too?
Let us put this on a larger scale. In Madagascar it is
illegal under international
law to own a lemur as a
pet. However, according to
a study led by Kim Reuter
at Temple University, over
28,000 lemurs are kept in
captivity. Over 91 percent
of the lemur species is considered at risk of going extinct due to issues such as
habitat loss, rising poverty
in the country and the bush
meat trade. When these
few lemurs left are purchased on the black market
and kept in captivity they
easily become victim to
poor living conditions and
Girl Code
7
Dressing for Weather
Aleshia Washington
Staff Blogger
Oh, the weather outside is frightful… so put a
jacket on. It’s clearly winter time and it’s frigid outside. Winter is the season
where everybody gets sick,
so to prevent yourself from
coughing up your lungs
and sneezing your brains
out, cover up.
I know most girls do not
want to put away their
pretty dresses and maxi
skirts, but honey, you’re
going to get sick. You
can look cute with warm
clothes on, I promise. If
you’re going to wear a
dress at least put on stockings, a jacket, boots and a
scarf. There are plenty of
cute clothes that you can
cover up with. Honestly,
when it starts getting below 50 degrees, I’m wearing sweatpants. The cold
makes me super lazy, and I
just do not have the energy
to put on adorable clothes
that I would wear the rest
of the seasons. I’m not saying I always wear sweatpants, but plenty of girls
can agree that they have
malnutrition.
Now, I realize a
hamster or kitten stuck
into a dorm room is not a
wild lemur, but the same
logic applies. Most college
students must live within
a restricted budget, which
means they don’t have the
extra spending money to
get their illegal pet the food
they need. Many animals
also need various levels of
space in order to be healthy
and happy. A college student with a single dorm
room would not be able to
properly provide the space
the animals need to stay active and healthy. Lastly, a
college student’s life is con-
their lazy days, and it’s
mostly during the winter.
When it’s time to go out
on the weekends, try to
cover up. I admit, parties
can be a scorcher, and there
is no point of wearing a big
jacket when you’re just going inside a hot room. But,
when you step outside of
that sweaty party all of the
cold air will hit you. I can
agree that it is a hassle carrying a jacket around in the
party when you’re trying
to cut a rug. Just find a safe
place to put your jacket,
and then you’re all set.
If you do not get as cold
as everybody else, then do
you; no judgment here. For
the rest of the ladies that
get cold easily, please stop
trying to be cute by showing off your body. Who are
you trying to impress? It’s
not going to be cute when
you are lying in bed with
a stuffy nose and a terrible
cough.
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stantly fluctuating. A pet
is a serious responsibility
that cannot be forgotten or
put to the side when found
inconvenient.
At the end of the
day it’s best to keep the animals’ welfare in mind and
recognize that the rules
and laws are in place for a
reason. If a pet is your wish
it must be a fish.
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8
Sports
Spring Sports Preview
Andrew Props
Sports Editor
The start of the spring
semester at Lynchburg
College marks the beginning of the spring sports
season for many teams.
Men’s and women’s
lacrosse, baseball, softball
and tennis all had their
first practices of the season
last week.
The Men’s Lacrosse
team will begin the season
ranked seventh in the nation, according to Inside
Lacrosse Magazine. In
addition to the team being
ranked seventh, junior
attack Aaron Murphy was
named to the preseason
All-American team as an
honorable mention. The
Hornets will face a tough
schedule this spring. They
will face seven teams that
were named in the preseason top 20 list; three of
these games will be played
at Shellenberger Field.
These games are Salisbury University (#4) Feb.
14, Cabrini College (#5)
March 1 and Roanoke College (#14) March 28 .
Women’s Lacrosse
opens the season Feb. 25 at
Mary Washington University. The Hornets finished
sixth in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference
(ODAC) last season, finishing with a record of 7-9
and an ODAC record of
6-4. The 2014 season ended
with an ODAC Tournament quarterfinal loss to
Guilford College. The real
test will come on March 21
against ODAC conference
opponent Washington &
Lee University , ranked
15th in the preseason poll.
Hornets Baseball looks
to keep up the offensive attack they had last season.
LC finished the 2014 campaign ranked 14th in the
nation in batting average
(.334), ninth in runs scored
(317), sixth in runs per
game (8.57) and 16th in
hits (450). Baseball begins
their season with a trip to
Methodist University Feb.
6-8 and looks to build off
their performance last season when they advanced
to day three of the ODAC
tournament. Contests
against ranked preseason
opponents this season
include Emory University
(#3), Shenandoah University (#17), Bridgewater
College (#21) and Tufts
University (#22) .
The LC Softball team
looks to keep their postseason streak alive this
season as they have
advanced to the Division
III Regional Tournament
with an at-large bid the
past two seasons. In their
2014 campaign they ended
the season 31-16. Softball
opens this season where
they ended last season,
at Emory University in
Atlanta, GA. Salisbury
University (2014 National
Championship runner-up),
Virginia Wesleyan College
(2014 ODAC Champions)
and Christopher Newport
University (2014 Regional
Champions) are just a few
of the important games on
the slate for the Hornets .
Sports Schedule
Men’s Basketball
Jan. 31 vs. Randolph-Macon at 2:00 PM
Feb. 4 at Emory & Henry at 7:00 PM
Women’s Basketball
Jan. 31 at Randolph-Macon at 2:00 PM
Jan. 3 vs. Hollins at 7:00 PM
Men’s and Women’s Track and Field
Jan. 30 at Captains Invitational and Combined Events at
Newport News, VA
Jan. 31 at Captains Invitational and Combined Events at
Newport News, VA
Weekly Scores
Men’s Basketball
Jan. 21 vs. Hampden Sydney College L, 63-61
Jan. 24 at Virginia Wesleyan L, 78-55
Women’s Basketball
Jan. 21 at Virginia Wesleyan L, 63-59
Jan. 24 vs. Guilford W, 52-46
Photo courtesy of Lynchburg College Athletics. The Hornets prepare
to face Randolph-Macon College at City Stadium in Lynchburg, VA in
the 2014 ODAC Tournament.
Photo courtesy of Lynchburg College Athletics. The LC softball team prepares to take on Agnes Scott College at Emory University in Atlanta, GA in the 2014 NCAA Regional Tournament.
Photo courtesy of Lynchburg College Athletics. The LC men’s lacrosse
team during a game against Washington College in Chestertown, MD
in the 2014 NCAA Division III Tournament Second Round