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Opinion & Analysis

  • Extra Points: Dear recent graduates...

    Two weekends ago I travelled back to civilization, whoops, I meant Chicago, for my master’s graduation.

    I’m only 24, but walking across the stage to receive my second degree made me feel old and wise (I am neither) and got me thinking about what I should’ve done to maximize my college experiences.

  • Extra Points: "Trophy Kids" review

      

  • Extra Points: NCAA Abroad?

    I came across an article the other day in the New York Times that caught my eye. 

  • First Column: A little about me

    My name is Margaret Pascale, I was born and raised in the Lynchburg/Campbell County/Bedford area.
        I am a Brookville High School alumnae as well as an alumnae of Lynchburg College. I received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication studies and a Bachelor of Arts in Sport Management in May of 2014.

  • Extra Points: Concealed Carry Class

        This past weekend I was able to spend four hours taking a concealed carry class and learned more about having a permit and carrying a gun than I ever thought I needed to know.
        First, let me start by saying I am an avid hunter and have used and been around firearms since I was young. My dad took me out on my first hunt when I was 5 years old and we ended up shooting a beautiful buck.
        My mom and dad also signed up and took the class with me, so we made this a family affair.

  • Extra Points: Superbowl

        Okay, here we go. These are my thoughts on the Super Bowl, the halftime show, overtime, the NFL rules and everything in between.
        Personally, I believe they shouldn’t have just called that final touchdown a touchdown without reviewing it. Everything was way too close. I saw a photo online they showed the running back’s knee was down, before he fell into the endzone.

  • Extra Points: Pro-Bowl

        The past week has been difficult for me in a lot of different ways. Things that were supposed to happen didn’t and things that no one ever wished to happen, happened. So of course, this week has been difficult and I have felt unfocused. But luckily I was able to have a relaxing weekend which helped.
        I have been trying to filter negative stuff out of my life because it is hard to be happy when so many people are trying to drag others down when they are unhappy.

  • Extra Points: Hunting

        This past week we saw several things in the news about hunting, some good and some probably won’t affect anyone, but first I want to tell you about what I saw on the way home from work this past Monday.
        I have about a 35-45 minute drive home from work every day, which is generally pretty nice. I have a good amount of time to think about my week and decompress before I get home. Not that I have a super stressful job.

  • Extra Points: Basketball

        I can’t believe that after having had been suspended from one game, apologizing and coming out saying he knew what he did was wrong, Grayson Allen pushed a coach on the bench and then he grabbed another player while falling. The funniest part of that whole falling situation was the guy slapped in in the face.
        Grayson Allen is a basketball player for Duke University. Allen has had numerous tripping incidents and has only been punished once.

  • Extra Points: Snow Delays

        This past weekend has been crazy between games and activities being canceled because of snow and schedules being rearranged. Snow is my least favorite part of winter. I don’t really mind the cold but I do mind the snow.
        Maybe I’d like snow if there weren’t so many people out on the road thinking they can drive normally in the snow, or if we actually took care of roads better, or if things didn’t just close down because a snowflake fell.