Being a student during a global pandemic

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If someone told me back in February that in seven months the United States would have over six million cases and up to two hundred thousand deaths from COVID-19, I would have said such a claim was absurd. Unfortunately, here we are.  To be a student in their undergraduate career in the midst of a Read More

A Quarantine bite

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Lolly’s Creamery Located in the ViBe Creative District, Lolly’s Creamery is a Virginia Beach classic that everyone must try at least once. It’s the perfect sweet treat for any occasion. The Tiffany blue building with a black and white striped awning gives off major retro vibes. Lolly’s Ice Cream written in curly script adds to Read More

Communities on fire for justice

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock all summer, you’ve heard about the movement called Black Lives Matter, or at the very least the letters B, L and M.  BLM was founded on July 13, 2013 in response to the acquittal of George Zimmerman after he fatally shot Trayvon Martin. May 26, 2020, the day Read More

Fall and winter sports postponed

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Virginia Wesleyan has followed the lead of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference and has postponed the beginning of the fall and winter sports seasons. There will be no athletic competition for fall and winter teams until 2021. Under the guidelines set by the CDC and Virginia Wesleyan, there are teams that are allowed to have Read More

Say hello to the new Townebank Arena

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The Jane P. Batten Center and Convocation Hall opened in 2002, and served as the venue for VWU commencement ceremonies from 2002-2018. The Convocation Hall has also hosted entertainers, tournaments and even presidential and political candidates.    The Convocation Hall is now known as Townebank Arena, located in the Jane P. Batten Student Center on the Read More

Election day preview

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Autumn is soon to be upon us, and with it, the final sprint to Election Day on Nov. 3.  This year, there’s a broad range of choices on the ballot. Voters here in Virginia Beach will be voting for president, senators, representatives, city council, and school board positions, in addition to two Virginia constitutional amendments. Read More

Back in Business

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The coronavirus pandemic has brought many changes that affect our daily lives in a multitude of ways in the past six months. On March 18, the Office of Academic Affairs sent an email declaring that students were told to remain at home after spring break and continue their courses online. After being sent home, President Read More

Marlin Orientation welcomes students back to campus

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This year presented a variety of new challenges in regards to freshman move-in due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  It was different from last year in that there were two separate move-in days on Thursday, Aug. 20 and Friday, Aug. 21, with two separate two-hour time blocks that students had to sign up for. The blocks Read More

Susans art at macarthur

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Pop your head into the open entrance that directs your attention to a bunch of beautiful, one of a kind art.Though you may think the mall is only for shopping, there’s a bunch of unspoken events  around.  The gallery where this particular artist held her show is where many local artists and schools demonstrate their Read More

Wesleyan Top Ten

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Do you have a song that makes you feel good or that you love to jam out to? The Weekender is taking song suggestions to curate a Wesleyan Top Ten Spotify playlist. Email your song suggestions to either fpmacwana@vwu.edu or vecaraballo@vwu.edu. Faith Macwanafpmacwana@vwu.edu Valery Caraballovecaraballo@vwu.edu Read More