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Humans of Longwood: Danielle El-Jor

“I was first diagnosed with mono(nucleosis), so I came back to school my second semester, not knowing I had cancer. I would fall asleep on my books, and I didn’t even know it. I wasn’t eating, so a whole bunch of things added up for me and when I went home in the summer, I told my mom I still wasn’t feeling well, and she suggested that I go to the doctor, just in case. My doctor did blood work and all of my levels were crazy, so I was sent to an oncologist. The oncologist found a huge lump on the side of my neck that no one had seen before; I didn’t even notice it. It was biopsied, and from March (2014) to August (2014), it went from Stage 1 to Stage 3, and it spread from my neck, my chest, under my arm and into my spleen, which is below the diaphragm. So, when it’s below the diaphragm, it is diagnosed as Stage 3. I’m in remission now; I go back (to the oncologist) every three months for tests.” – Danielle El-Jor, Hodgkin’s lymphoma cancer survivor Comments (0)

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Wednesday 04/27/2016
Humans of Longwood: Danielle El-Jor
Updated: April 29, 2016 - 11:27 am

“I was first diagnosed with mono(nucleosis), so I came back to school my second semester, not knowing I had cancer. I would fall asleep on my books, and I didn’t even know it. I wasn’t eating, so a whole bunch of things added up for me and when I went home in the summer, I told my mom I still wasn’t feeling well, and she suggested that I go to the doctor, just in case. My doctor did blood work and all of my levels were crazy, so I was sent to an oncologist. The oncologist found a huge lump on the side of my neck that no one had seen before; I didn’t even notice it. It was biopsied, and from March (2014) to August (2014), it went from Stage 1 to Stage 3, and it spread from my neck, my chest, under my arm and into my spleen, which is below the diaphragm. So, when it’s below the diaphragm, it is diagnosed as Stage 3. I’m in remission now; I go back (to the oncologist) every three months for tests.” – Danielle El-Jor, Hodgkin’s lymphoma cancer survivor

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Lancers walk for autism
Posted: April 27, 2016

Approximately one in 68 births in the United States enter the world with autism spectrum disorder. This is equivalent to about one percent of the American population, totaling close to 3.5 million Americans living with autism spectrum disorder every day, and the prevalence only increases each year.

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Thursday 04/21/2016
Canvas' New User Interface
Updated: April 21, 2016 - 4:55 pm

The summer semester brings with it some new changes to Longwood's Canvas LMS. Starting May 16th, Canvas will have a new user interface and will look different but will still function similarly. The new user interface will be very similar to that of the mobile Canvas application. It is important to note that this change will affect everyone. The review of the most visible and impactful changes can be seen here:

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Wednesday 04/20/2016
Humans of Longwood: Ben Grizzard
Posted: April 20, 2016

“My dad is an agricultural row crop farmer. He grows cotton, soybeans, milo, watermelons, peanuts, just basic things you can think of when it comes to agriculture. We have two full-time employees and during harvesting season, we have several people helping us out. I’m the 6th generation of farmer in my family, and I’m the second-in-command when I’m around. I try to take care of things when my father is gone. If something were to prevent my dad from being able to run the farm, I would be able to take over at this point. My dream is to run the farm alongside my dad one day and raise my son the way my dad raised me: on the farm.”

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Step together, stay together
Posted: April 20, 2016

The sun was warm, the music loud and the limbs in sync as all six NPHC chapters gathered in the shadow of the Student Union on Brock Commons last Friday.

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Spring Weekend and Bandfest make for one amazing celebration
Posted: April 20, 2016

Sunny days, live music, Oozeball and tons of booths can only mean one thing at Longwood; the annual traditions of Bandfest and Spring Weekend took over the campus once again. The two-celebrations are easily one of the campus’ biggest events and this year’s was no exception.

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125 volunteers don’t show up for Big Event
Updated: April 20, 2016 - 4:04 pm

This year’s participation for the Big Event increased in recruitment with 450 volunteers. However, only 325 volunteers showed up for participation at 83 job sites during the day, according to Mary Goggins, director of students for the Big Event.

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The Bakery closes for good
Updated: April 20, 2016 - 8:12 pm

The Bakery, a small Farmville business which has been around for 12 years, is set to close at the end of April, according to one of the owners, Synthia Starkey.

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