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Getting to Know: Dr. Bridget Lyons, The Other New Addition to the SU Athletic Department

BY: Jacob Morgan The Wilkins Athletic Center isn’t the only new addition to the Shenandoah University athletic department. This semester, SU has also welcomed a new Athletic Director, Dr. Bridget Lyons. Dr. Lyons earned her masters and Ph.D. at VCU. A collegiate athlete herself, she played three different sports, and pursued sports journalism before coaching at the high school level. Dr.

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Getting to Know Our Community: Greenwood Volunteer Fire and Rescue

BY: Bethany Melvin, Max Hendrix & Rachel Sherman Established in 1971, Greenwood Volunteer Fire and Rescue began its mission. 24 hours a day and seven days a week, the station is saving lives in their section of Frederick County, Virginia. In the year of 2017, Greenwood ran 2,213 total fire and EMS calls, with approximately 1,800 of those being EMS. On

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The Mosaic Center For Diversity: A Place for Everyone on Campus

BY: Noah Stitt With its grand opening last year, The Mosaic Center For Diversity enters its first full semester as a place where all SU individuals can go and take a load off. The Mosaic Center offers safe and fair treatment to everyone. Its mission is to focus and value the diversity reflected in all our lives at Shenandoah University and

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Get to Know Kalvin Oliver: SU’s Longest Tenured Football Coach

BY: Noah Stitt and Joseph Achour    Being a coach is more than just blowing a whistle. Coaching is about developing relationships with your players and helping them as they prepare for their futures. In many instances, coaches are former players of their respective sports. That is the case for Coach Kalvin Oliver who just completed his 14th season as an

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COMMENTARY: The Rough in the Diamonds.

Photo via SUHornets.com By Katherine Seidl Here at Shenandoah University, we have the motto “21 Sports, 1 Team,” but sometimes it feels as if the baseball and softball teams are forgotten. I say this because the baseball and softball teams do not have their own sports facilities. Having to use city-owned recreational fields is very inconvenient for our student-athletes on the

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Seven Questions with SU President Tracy Fitzsimmons

BY: Elise O’Neill-Eckman Have you ever wanted to sit down and have a casual chat with the university president? Recently, I had the chance to do just that. What is your favorite spot on campus? “I can only choose one?!” We both laughed and Dr. Fitzsimmons continued, “I love Sarah’s Glen. I love all the pieces of Sarah’s Glen so that

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Will the New Parking Garage Fix the Overcrowded Lots?

BY: Rachel Sherman A new three-story parking garage is being built for Shenandoah University! Opening in May of 2018, the garage will house 300 parking spaces inside with more spaces surrounding the building. It will be located off I-81 where the old athletic training field, “The Rock”, was located. Due to the overcrowded parking lots, many students are excited for

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