|October 25th, 2011
On Friday, Oct. 21 at 11 a.m.,
students gathered to pay tribute to Edwards Commons 33 years of
Nearly a year after the old cafeteria burnt down, Lyon
hosted the ground breaking ceremony for the new student center
later that day at 1:30 p.m.
President Weatherman began the event,
which continued with remarks from Board of Trustees Chairman
Raymond LaCroix Jr.
Afterwards, Faculty Assembly
Paul Bube stated that Edwards Commons was not just a student
union but a "place which facilitated friendship."
with a hope that the new student center would "provide
you a multitude of wonderful memories at Lyon College."
Student Government Association (SGA)
President Jacob Didion followed in the presentation, along with
Staff Assembly President Jeremy Woodward.
President Donald Rogers concluded the remarks saying that "this
is a new era" for Lyon College. The ceremony ended upon the
site’s first shovel scoops.
Just because you’re in college
doesn’t mean that you’re too old for Halloween. While
trick-or-treating is a thing of the past (for most of us, at
least), you can still get into the spirit of the holiday by
going to the Haunted House of Bethesda. Located only eight miles
outside of Batesville, it is sure to complete your Halloween
If the idea of a haunted house
isn’t enough to convince you, the location certainly will—it’s
located in an old abandoned firehouse on top of a mountain in
the small town of Bethesda.
Brenda Lindsey, technology
administrator at the Mabee-Simpson Library and board member of
the Bethesda Community Center, describes the attraction as "in
the ‘boonies’ and is considered by many to be the scariest one
around." Even if you’ve been to the house in previous years, you
won’t be disappointed with a repeat visit.
"We change up the haunted house
each year and this year we have added new monsters and spooks,
though most of your favorite movie spooks and monsters will be
there," Lindsey adds. "Concessions will be available, and we
dare you to come!"
The Student Life Center has already
paid the entrance fees for all Lyon students, so the cost is
absolutely free; just show your Lyon ID
card at admissions. The Bethesda Community Center is
not-for-profit, so all of the money goes to paying the community
center’s bills for the year, as well as improving playground
equipment and picnic tables at the community park.
The haunted house is open from October 28-31,
starting at 7:00 p.m. Directions and more information can be
found at the Student Life Center, on the fliers located around
campus, or at
facebook.com/BethesdaHaunted, so come out with your friends
or family and enjoy the spirit of Halloween—just try not to get
eaten by zombies along the way.
Homecoming king and queen announced
Seniors Jacob Worlow and Maci Powers
were crowned Homecoming king and queen Saturday, Oct. 22, at the
Homecoming court presentation.
Lyon’s Homecoming court ceremony was
held at 6 p.m. on Couch Gardens. The weather was a beautiful
break from the week’s gloomy nature and the crowd, while meager
in size, was filled with loving family and friends who had come
to support their court member.
Freshmen Francesca LoBianco and Brett
Alexander, sophomores Molly Young and Patrick Houston, and
juniors Hannah Williams and Aaron Farris represented the
underclassmen at the ceremony.
The senior court members were as
follows: Jacob Worlow escorted Jacquelyn Maddox, Josh Dunham
escorted Amber Simpson, Spencer Hall escorted Madeline Boyd, and
Trenton Weeks escorted Maci Powers.
The court left Brown Chapel heralded
by the college’s pipe band, each maid with a bouquet of baby’s
breath and a single white rose. The senior court members modeled
noble crowns and tiaras, for the men and women respectively.
After seniors Jacob Didion and
Cethlinn Cunningham, Mr. and Miss Lyon College, presented the
court, a silent audience and court awaited the announcement of
king and queen.
Lyon’s student body had spent the
previous week voting for the senior male and female whom they
believed deserved the titles. Worlow and Powers were named king
and queen, receiving their crowns and sashes to the cheerful
applause of the crowd.