Perplexing poinsettias 

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I realize that most people consider poinsettias to be a holiday or Christmas flower. They are sold in excess during this time of year as they are one of the few flowers that are easily available in winter. There are many reasons to like them. They can brighten up a room with their vibrant red Read More

Balanced scoring leads to success

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The men’s basketball team is eager to seek revenge after they were upset in the first round of the ODAC tournament last season, and they are off to a hot start to prove it. With an overall record of 4-2 and 2-0 in the conference so far, the Marlins have a squad of offensive threats Read More

Lattuca’s first year one for the books

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Skyler Lattuca of the men’s cross-country team had a productive first fall season of competition. Nabbing first-, third-, and fourth place finishes in the regular season, earning All-Region and Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Runner of the Week honors and being named ODAC Rookie of the Year, Lattuca will be a regular name in the Read More

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