Sanctuary for Sufferers

Published by The Critograph on Sept. 20, 2017
Katherine Graves, Assistant Editor-

Have a voice

Illustration by Genevieve Griffin.

During “The Listening: Sanctuary” open mic event, people who have struggled with suicidal thoughts or depression, who have lost a loved one to suicide or who have known those who have struggled with suicidal thoughts or depression can share their songs, writing or art with the community or listen to others share their work.

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Ota Benga Honored

Published by The Critograph on Sept. 13, 2017
Katherine Graves, Assistant Editor-

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Ota Benga posed at the Bronx Zoo. Retrieved from The Encyclopedia of Virginia. Circa 1906.

Ota Benga, a man who was featured as “pygmy” in the St. Louis World’s Fair and later lived in Lynchburg, will receive a Virginia Historical Highway Marker at the corner of Lynchburg’s Garfield Avenue and Dewitt Street at the historic marker’s dedication ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 16.

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Fashion Week is Coming to Town

Published by The Critograph on Sept. 6, 2017
Katherine Graves, Assistant Editor-

Illustration by Genevieve Griffin.

During Central Virginia Fashion Week, which will take place Monday, Sept. 11 through Saturday, Sept. 16, local clothing businesses will debut their new merchandise, and two fashion shows will showcase the new fashions from local designers and local businesses.

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First Fridays Offers Local Flair

Published by The Critograph on Aug. 30, 2017
Katherine Graves, Assistant Editor-

Davana Robedee’s artwork “Revival.” 2014. Photo provided by Meg Einhorn.

This month’s First Fridays events on Sept. 1 will include multiple art exhibitions, a salsa party and book signings with live music in and around downtown Lynchburg.

First Fridays is a monthly assembly of events that are organized to encourage the public to spend their evening around the city, enjoying the local culture.

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Hopwood Reaches Landmark Status

Published by The Critograph on Aug. 23, 2017
Katherine Graves, Assistant Editor-

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Students pose in front of the new Hopwood Hall. Retrieved from Lynchburg College archives. Circa 1909.

Hopwood Hall is now the first Lynchburg College building to become a Virginia Landmark, thanks to the work of LC professors Dr. Clifton Potter and Dr. Dorothy Potter.

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Anti-Trump Protest in Progress

Published by The Critograph on May 3, 2017
Katherine Graves, Copy Desk Chief-

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Protesters marched through downtown Lynchburg during the “No Ban, No Wall” protest, which the Seven Hills Progressive Society organized. Photo by Bryan Pfeifer. Feb. 5, 2017.

The “Trump’s Non-Welcoming Committee” anti-Trump protest will be held along Wards Road in Lynchburg in response to President Donald Trump giving the keynote address at Liberty University’s graduation on Saturday, May 13.

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