Females in the spotlight respond to hate

5 months ago Marlyn Silva Comments Off on Females in the spotlight respond to hate
In today’s society, women in the media are heavily judged, examined and criticized for anything they do, and it certainly seems they’re also criticized for being who they are. Women who receive a lot of backlash within social media and society are celebrities like singers and actresses. Given their strong and crazy following across all Read More

Virginia Wesleyan loses a good friend

5 months ago Marlyn Silva Comments Off on Virginia Wesleyan loses a good friend
Earlier this past month, the last founding member of the Virginia Wesleyan board of trustees, Trustee Emeritus Robert “Bob” Friend Boyd passed away April 7 at the age of 90, while leaving behind a long lasting and memorable legacy. As reported by President Scott Miller in his Nota Bene, Boyd was a lawyer and a Read More

Alphas welcome new members

5 months ago Marlyn Silva Comments Off on Alphas welcome new members
On a college campus, there are various types of clubs and organizations that make the college experience worthwhile. An intricate part of Virginia Wesleyan is the various Greek organizations that are currently active on this campus. All of them serve a unique role and have their own, unique presence within campus life. An important part Read More

Trump’s transgender policy

5 months ago Marlyn Silva Comments Off on Trump’s transgender policy
Since Trump took office, the United States has dealt with many issues and various setbacks. One of the many controversial issues surrounding the Trump administration is whether or not we should allow troops who identify as transgender serve our country through military service. There have been many talks on this topic dating back to President Read More

“From Accommodation to Declaration”

6 months ago Marlyn Silva Comments Off on “From Accommodation to Declaration”
Wesleyan passes new, inclusive policies for transgender individuals By July 2018 Virginia Wesleyan University will transition and change their policy regarding any student who identifies as transgender. More inclusive plans have been made to take steps to improve all students’ college experience. A recent report from Provost Timothy O’Rourke and the strategic planning committee stated Read More

A new ambassador program

6 months ago Marlyn Silva Comments Off on A new ambassador program
Visiting a country that one is unfamiliar with can be intimidating. Committing to receive a form of education in a different country is a whole different story. Recently, it has been proposed that Virginia Wesleyan University have plans to start an ambassador program for current students to help international students become acclimated to the campus Read More

Being Biracial

7 months ago Marlyn Silva Comments Off on Being Biracial
Our country has a long history with the topics of race and ethnicity. While we still deal with these struggles, the issues presented have many layers. One topic to discuss is the topic of being biracial and the struggles it may bring. The United States is known as a big mixing bowl of race and Read More

Changes to come for the general studies program

7 months ago Marlyn Silva Comments Off on Changes to come for the general studies program
After many years, Virginia Wesleyan University is looking to change their general studies program. The plan has been in the works for at least three years, thanks to a group of faculty members. Associate Professor Margaret Reese, director of the general studies program, called the current curriculum “kind of complicated.” The general studies courses range Read More

Winter Session made Mandatory for Future Freshman

7 months ago Marlyn Silva Comments Off on Winter Session made Mandatory for Future Freshman
Starting winter of 2019, Virginia Wesleyan University will require all freshman to attend Winter Session. To many, this may come as a surprise as attendance has always been up to students. Provost Timothy O’Rourke, who has been spearheading this project, said that this will bring a positive change to the community. “Freshman would have a Read More

The land of lost DREAMs

7 months ago Marlyn Silva Comments Off on The land of lost DREAMs
Lack of solutions creates uncertainty for DACAs future America will always be known as the land of opportunity. This is where people come to fulfill their dreams and hope to succeed in whatever they choose to do. While thousands of people travel around the world to reach these goals, certain young immigrants who travel to Read More