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Fishburne Military School declares war on norovirus

This article originally appeared in The News Virginian on December 12, 2018. Fishburne Military School (FMS) has had a recent outbreak of norovirus. According to Chris Richmond, the military school’s communications director, the ailment was likely contracted by cadets or several cadets over the Thanksgiving break. Commonly referred to as “food poisoning,” norovirus often causes diarrhea, vomiting… Continue reading Fishburne Military School declares war on norovirus

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Waynesboro High teacher honored

This article originally appeared in the News Virginian on November 26, 2018. This is part one of a three-part series of this year’s Dawbarn Education Awards recipients. Being a child is often difficult, especially for those who have been dealt a bad hand by life. Charmaine Everett-Cupp is well aware of this and her work on improving… Continue reading Waynesboro High teacher honored

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Fanhood on full display: Homeowner shows support for Hokies with yard sign

This article originally appeared in the News Virginian on November 22, 2018. One area Hokies fan isn’t afraid to let his neighbors know where allegiance lies. In fact, Fred Mader makes sure his neighbors on Hermitage Road outside of Waynesboro are aware. Seventeen years ago he built a large sign that pays tribute to Virginia Tech, with the correct… Continue reading Fanhood on full display: Homeowner shows support for Hokies with yard sign

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Senior Column: David Pettyjohn

This article originally appeared in the Rotunda on April 22, 2018. It is part of a collection brief reflective paragraphs that graduating Rotunda writers publish about their work and experience at the paper. My former colleages’ reflections can be read here. I’m very thankful for the help that you all have given me on my writing. I’ll make sure… Continue reading Senior Column: David Pettyjohn

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Artists of all kinds showcased at annual Longwood’s Got Talent

This article originally appeared in the Rotunda on March 18, 2018. Here is a collection of the total of 48 pictures that appeared in the physical copy of the article and on the website version. Longwood’s Got Talent is a talent show held in the Jarman Auditorium of Longwood University each year as the campus wide program… Continue reading Artists of all kinds showcased at annual Longwood’s Got Talent

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A night of adoration at the Campus Catholic Ministry

This article originally appeared in the Rotunda on March 11, 2018. As many, especially Christians, know, Lent is the time for observing the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, starting on Feb. 14 (Ash Wednesday) and continuing for six weeks. This time period ends three days before Easter Sunday, when Jesus is said to have risen from the dead… Continue reading A night of adoration at the Campus Catholic Ministry

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Citizen Leadership Institute builds a “philosophy of leadership”

This article originally appeared in The Rotunda on 2/17/2017. An archive is here. The Citizen Leadership Institute is one of Longwood University’s departments for fulfilling its goals of developing its students as citizen leaders. It is similar to many of the credited courses at Longwood, and has a similar classroom environment. Laura Parker is the assistant director… Continue reading Citizen Leadership Institute builds a “philosophy of leadership”

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New Brock Experience to send students to the border to see immigration in action

  This article was published in the Rotunda on 2/12/2018. An archive is here. Some of the latest changes to Longwood University are not in the physical construction of the campus, but the new potential courses that are being made available to students. The Brock Experiences program was started in 2016 as a way of making traveling… Continue reading New Brock Experience to send students to the border to see immigration in action

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An invisible pain on campus

One of the most serious issues facing American students in higher education today is not grades or dating, but actually mental health. Over three-fourths of mental health problems start before age 24, according to the National Association of Mental Illness. With an unsteady job market and a heavy load of debt payments ahead of them,… Continue reading An invisible pain on campus

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DIGILab opens in the Greenwood Library to serve students

This article originally appeared in the Rotunda on 10/28/17. An archive is here. The Greenwood Library at Longwood University now has a new addition to its facilities. The DIGILab, first unveiled in September this semester, brings new supplies and equipment to students using the library for projects. The lab is run by Longwood’s Digital Education Collaborative (DEC),… Continue reading DIGILab opens in the Greenwood Library to serve students