Author Archives: The Buzz

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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Winchester Restaurant Week

BY: Rachel Levy Grab your significant other or best friend and head down to Old Town Winchester where many restaurants are partaking in Winchester Restaurant Week. Seven restaurants are having a special menu where you get a three course meal for only $30. The seven restaurants are: Brewbakers Cork Street Tavern George’s Food and Spirits Joe’s Steakhouse Village Market &

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Twenty-eight SU students and five faculty/staff members are in South Korea working as volunteers at the Winter Olympics. Among those on the trip are three of our staffers from The Buzz.    Tyler, Mariah and Kelley will be sending us photos and blog post updates from their trip.   Find out more about the Team USA -SU by visiting: https://www.su.edu/olympics/   First

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Hornet Buzz Heard in Wilkins Center

By: Monica Baranko Students, faculty, and Winchester locals all gathered on a cold Wednesday night to celebrate the opening of the new James R. Wilkins, Jr. Athletics and Events Center at Shenandoah University. To open the event, President Tracy Fitzsimmons and James R. Wilkins Jr.’s son, Richie Wilkins, spoke about the facility. There was even more chatter coming from the crowd.

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