Saturday, September 18, 2010

Newberry Takes Down L-R 3-0

The Lenoir-Rhyne volleyball team (5-3, 2-2) played the first of their two matches in South Carolina this weekend on Friday night at Newberry College (8-3, 1-1). Newberry took care of their visitors 3-0 and held L-R to only 28 kills on the night. Setter Brianna Blackey had 35 assists for Newberry, who had a hitting percentage of .391. Lenoir-Rhyne continues their South Carolina trip with a match against Anderson University on Saturday.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Men's Soccer Knock Off 2009 D-II Runners-Up

Lenoir-Rhyne (3-1) traveled up the mountain Thursday night to face national power Lees-McRae College  (3-2) and came away with a 1-0 win. The Bears scored in the 56th minute off Sean Rogers' header off a corner kick from Jordan Holmes. L-R was able to hold on to the lead despite 14 shots form Lees-McRae. Senior goalkeeper Tom Heath was able to save 5 of their shots on goal, and receive help from his defense to keep the other shot on goal out of the net. The Lads will take on Anderson this Sunday at 4:00 at home.

Construction of Base for Martin Luther Statue Continues!

Construction of the base in the Shaw Plaza that will house the statue of Martin Luther nearing completion.

L-R Community Service Fair

Students Learn More About Volunteering Within the Hickory Community
During the recent L-R Community Service Fair, students were given the opportunity to learn more about local organizations and how they can serve as volunteers.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

You Gotta Fight For Your Rights

Does Gaga Take It A Little Too Far?
Editorial By: Kimberly Caporale

Kimberly Caporale
On September 12 MTV hosted their annual awards show. Each year there is some type of controversy, last year it was Kanye West saying Taylor Swift didn’t deserve the award she was given. This year the talk of the VMA’s didn’t occur on stage. It occurred with Lady Gaga’s choice of outfit: a meat suit and accessories.

Lady Gaga explained her choice of attire to Ellen Degeneres, “If we don't stand up for what we believe in and if we don't fight for our rights, pretty soon we're going to have as much rights as the meat on our own bones.”

I agree that it is crucial for everyone to stand up for what they believe in. That is one of the most important things one must learn in college. Students no longer have parents over their shoulders telling them what to do,
Lady Gaga (Photo credit:
it is the students responsibility to handle issues with roommates and professors on their own, or seek out those who can help them. And if a student doesn’t make this adjustment quickly it can change the course of their lives, from changing majors to transferring.

Not only is standing up for what you believe in important in college, but isn’t that what we were being taught in school when we learned about bullies? Bullies are becoming an even bigger problem in schools and kids shouldn’t have to deal with that while receiving an education. Although if we don’t learn how to tell someone no then, who are we ever going to stand up for our moral compose when we are adults? Our generation is expected to lead the world in the coming years and if we can’t stand up for what is right, then we will have a serious problem on our hands. Not only as a nation, but as a world society.

Although Lady Gaga’s stance may seem radical, maybe she is onto something. Could all our rights be taken away if we don’t stand up for them? Well if we aren’t willing to stand up for them we obviously don’t need them. Regardless she has successfully managed to keep herself in the media light once more and topped her own scale of out there.

Remembering 911

By: Kimberly Caporale

Each year people participate in a variety of activities to honor those who lost their lives in the September 11 tragedy. It may be putting out flags for those who perished, as the LR campus does, participating in community service, which was done throughout the country or having a memorial service, which was also done on the LR campus this year.

The memorial service was very simple with a speaker, prayer and hymns. The memorial gave listeners an array of things to think about in relation to the tragedy that struck our nation when most of current college students were still in grade school. Many students stood and reflected on the number of flags placed out on the Russell House lawn, each representing a life that was lost.

But even if people didn’t directly participate in a ritual to honor those who were lost on that day, I saw an out pouring of support of social networking sites. So many people’s Facebook status, and Twitter updates centered around remembering the tragedy that shook our nation.

The years don’t erase the pain or magnitude of what occurred on that day in 2001, but each year Americans seem to find new and better ways to serve their fellow man, knowing that there is no guarantee of tomorrow.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

L-R Volleyball fall to Tusculum


HICKORY, NC- Tuculum (5-2, 3-0) handed Lenoir-Rhyne (5-2, 2-1) their first conference defeat Saturday taking the match 3-0 at Shuford Gym. Bailey Price led the Pioneers with 10 kills, while Brook Christenbury and Katelin Wensley each had 6 for the Bears. Overall Tusculum only out hit L-R 34-33, but the difference was seen in hitting percentage, with Tusculum being more efficient with a percentage of .245 to the Bears' .083. Lenoir-Rhyne continues conference play next weekend, traveling to Newberry next Friday and Anderson on Saturday.