Author Archives: The Buzz

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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Lysistrata Jones, A Review

BY: Annie Hart A hilarious sexually driven comedy, with a beautiful hidden meaning of finding your own path and own love, Lysistrata Jones captivated audiences and left all of us wanting more this past weekend at Shenandoah University. Lysistrata Jones is a spunky modern musical version of a classic Athenian comedy by Aristophanes. This show revolves around Lyssie J. and

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Mayor of Middletown Shares His View on the Opioid Epidemic

BY: Elise Eckman, Rachel Levy, and Dean Greenwood After taking us on a tour of the facilities at NW Works, we sat down with Charles Harbaugh IV, Mayor of Middletown, VA to discuss how he has seen the opioid epidemic grow in his hometown of Middletown and the Winchester area and how, as someone in a leadership position, he is dealing

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GCP Gets Ready to Go Global!

BY: Zachary Hubbard China, Iceland, Rwanda, Spain, and Uruguay, what do these 5 countries all have in common?  It’s not native language, climate, or most popular vacation activity.  The common denominator is that Shenandoah University will be sending groups to each of these five countries during Spring Break 2018.  The Global Citizenship Program (GCP) at Shenandoah has been sending groups

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Blayne Weaver – Writer, Director, Actor – has Returned to Winchester!

BY: Cynthia L. King Blayne Weaver, director of “Santa Girl,” is back in Winchester, VA this week to overlook pick-up shots and voice recordings. Last semester, Weaver and various other Hollywood folk came down to Shenandoah University to film the movie, “Santa Girl.” The movie was shot in 17 days – a pretty impressive feat – with the help of various

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