Founders Day celebration

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Virginia Wesleyan’s longest-tenured member, Dr. Larry Hultgren, gave the keynote speech for the third annual Founders Day on Sept. 6 in the Convocation Center of Batten Student Center. Hultgren currently serves as a professor of philosophy and Director of the PORTfolio Program, and has served as an NCAA Faculty Athletic Representative for more than 40 Read More

Is Virginia Wesleyan losing touch with its United Methodist Heritage?

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Among the many changes that have hit Virginia Wesleyan, the school decided to change its official mission statement. The new mission statement reads as follows, “An inclusive community dedicated to scholarship and service grounded in the liberal arts and sciences, Virginia Wesleyan University inspires students to build meaningful lives through engagement in Coastal Virginia’s dynamic Read More

Softball captures title in Arizona

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Just days after the Virginia Wesleyan University (VWU) softball team secured a $500,000 gift from the TowneBank Foundation for a complete field renovation, the Marlins flew westward to Arizona to compete in the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Leadoff Classic. The Marlins (14-0), who are currently the top-ranked team in the country according to the Read More

Oh SNAP: proposed changes for those receiving nutritional assistance

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Supplement is to provide in addition to what is already present or available; it is not intended to provide everything for the individual or, in this case, the child or other eligible adult. Basic nutrition for anyone under the age of 18 is the primary goal of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, SNAP, in order to Read More

Does the Oxford comma (put before and at the end of a list) add finesse to writing, or simply take up unnecessary space?

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I’d like to dedicate this article to my parents, Ayn Rand and God. If you had to do a double take because you thought I said that my parents were Ayn Rand and God, then you just might be a proponent of the Oxford comma. The comma before “and” at the end of the list, Read More

2017: a year in review

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3 years into the 10-year plan Nearly one year ago to the day, the Marlin Chronicle reported on President Miller’s 10-year Master Plan, wherein he “gave students a glimpse into the future of Virginia Wesleyan College.” It is now three years into Miller’s time at Wesleyan, and the recently-turned university is well on its way Read More

Based on its history, should we celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday?

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Well people, it is again the time of the year when we celebrate the beloved holiday known as Thanksgiving. Many of us have reasons for enjoying and celebrate this holiday. My question is this: should we celebrate Thanksgiving based on the original reasoning behind this occasion or based on our own motives and traditions? I Read More

Great debate

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Netflix and binge watching: a great way to pass the time or unhealthy habit?      This semester I have a lot on my plate. I am writing for “The Marlin Chronicle,” taking my Senior Seminar Course, doing an internship and taking other classes while trying to maintain a social life. A typical day for me is Read More

Students and staff discuss anthem controversy

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National anthem protests have engulfed the lead storyline in the news for over a year now. However, recent tweets by President Donald Trump have put an even more pervasive spotlight on the situation. Across the country professional athletes have been kneeling during the playing of the National Anthem as a form of protest against racial Read More

A blast from the past homecoming

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Virginia Wesleyan University will be hosting numerous events on campus annual to the student body. The events taking place are the following: Mud Games, Homecoming and family weekend events. These events will also include the annual Homecoming Parade that students look forward too with the Homecoming Dance and Tailgate, ending the week with a major Read More