First required winter session

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The 2018-19 winter session marked the first in Wesleyan’s history to require freshmen to enroll. From Jan. 3 to Jan. 25, students trekked across campus to learn about topics varying from the history of pirates (HIST 250) to disability in the media (REC 219-01). Over sixty courses were offered, including online classes. Some of the Read More

Wesleyan waives tuition for furloughed families

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VWU announced that tuition deposits would be waived for furloughed families in the wake of the nation’s longest government shutdown to date. In addition to this, Wesleyan has also implemented a food drive to help furloughed workers and families. Though the government has tentatively reopened for three weeks, Wesleyan has kept the waiver in effect Read More

Credit changes quietly take effect

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Along with lauded changes to the campus infrastructure and the addition of new buildings, other changes have silently taken effect. Beginning Spring 2019, the student academic credit policy will change. According to the new general policy, available online and in the student catalog, day students may take up to 18 credits each fall or spring Read More

Same planet, new efforts

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Though VWU is engaged in more large-scale efforts, most notably the new Greer Environmental Sciences Center and the solar SmartFlower, there are other, smaller scale projects that are soon to come. Several of the projects will give students alternate options to charge their phones or other electronic devices. A bike will soon be available on Read More

A special thank you

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Here at the Marlin Chronicle, we’re always working hard to get you the latest news and interesting tidbits. Our staff writers work hard scouring the campus for feature stories, and our editors are their own superheroes during deadline nights. But there are some staff members who definitely deserve extra credit for the work they put Read More

Current events roundup

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Marvel icon Stan Lee dies: Stan Lee died on Monday, Nov. 12. He was 95 and credited with turning the Marvel franchise into the iconic cornerstone of superhero media it is today. He brought an emphasis on humanizing superheroes to the industry and was a key player in the popularity of such beloved superheroes as Read More

Use these apps if you want to…

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Mingle: Tinder, Grindr, Bumble, Casualx, AdultFriendFinder and the aptly-named iHookup are all apps for people who are looking for a more casual sexual encounter. Whether you’re a bachelor on the prowl or a single lady looking for some fun, any of these apps can help you scratch that itch. A word of warning, though: you Read More

The new face of smoking

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Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Scott Gottlieb announced “the largest coordinated tobacco compliance effort in FDA’s history” in a press statement slotted for immediate release on Sept. 12. The compliance effort and statement addressed what the Gottlieb described as an “epidemic of e-cigarette use among teenagers.” “I use the word epidemic with great care. Read More

Halloween traditions around the globe

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Ireland is considered the birthplace of what we consider to be Halloween today. The origins of the fun and spooky holiday come from ancient Celtic and pagan rituals, during which a festival called Samhain took place to celebrate a half-year marker. Today, both Ireland and Scotland celebrate Halloween with bonfires, games and traditional foods like Read More

Current events roundup

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World’s longest sea bridge completed: The world’s longest sea and tunnel bridge has finally been completed, connecting Hong Kong and Macau to China’s mainland. The bridge is 34.2 miles and has reduced a four-hour commute between Hong Kong and Zhuhai, a Chinese city, to 45 minutes. Despite this milestone, there are still several controversies surrounding Read More