K-9 war hero visits campus

7 days ago Rebecca Schamel Comments Off on K-9 war hero visits campus
Chewie, a member of the Virginia Beach K-9 force with his handler Sgt. C. J. Tull. Service dogs like Chewie are normally obtained around the age of one and a half years old. After 10 to 12 weeks of training they are put into service and their normal tenure is seven years. This makes the Read More

Port Day success

7 days ago Cynthia Griffin Comments Off on Port Day success
The Lighthouse is known for the help that they give students with undergraduate research, study away opportunities and career guidance. The one thing that ties all of those things together is Port Day. Port Day is a Virginia Wesleyan event that is held each semester. On Port Day there are no classes, meetings or athletic Read More

Jazz Ensemble plays with pep

7 days ago Ashllee Spurlock Comments Off on Jazz Ensemble plays with pep
Drums, trombone, alto sax, flutes and trumpets are not usually what comes to mind when thinking about Virginia Wesleyan home basketball games, but thanks to Jason Squinobal and the Jazz Ensemble it is a reality for students of our campus. “I’ve been playing drums for my church for about 10 years now but when I Read More

Using art for a special cause

4 weeks ago Markaysha Bryant Comments Off on Using art for a special cause
Shyail Owens, also known as Shy, is a senior here at Virginia Wesleyan, and is currently double-majoring in Art and Women and Gender Studies. She is a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc., President of the organization Phenomenal Woman, a campus tour guide and a former work-study employee in enrollment services. She is always Read More

Thanksgiving across campus

4 weeks ago Ashllee Spurlock Comments Off on Thanksgiving across campus
During the middle of November, there’s a rush of excitement for college students to get a break from the cruel assignments and head home to the turkey. However; for students who live far away, going home for Thanksgiving is not always an option. “I look forward to going home for Thanksgiving; I’m from Baltimore, Maryland,” Read More

We’re queer, here and Jewish

2 months ago Bethany Walker Comments Off on We’re queer, here and Jewish
Dr. Amy Milligan came to Wesleyan to speak about queer Jewish women and pride tattoos this past Thursday. A crowd of about sixty students, staff, and guests flocked to the Blocker Hall Auditorium for her presentation. Dr. Milligan is the Batten Endowed Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies and Women’s Studies and the director of the Read More

VWU wants you (to vote)

2 months ago Nicholas Mundy Comments Off on VWU wants you (to vote)
Wesleyan Engaged and Marlins Vote are pairing up in an effort to increase student voter registration and voter turnout on Nov. 6 Virginia Beach voters will elect for many high-ranking positions including a senator, a house representative, a mayor, six city council members, five school board members, and two proposed Constitutional amendments. Brian Kurisky, Director Read More

Congressman Taylor visits campus

2 months ago Cynthia Griffin Comments Off on Congressman Taylor visits campus
On Oct. 18, Representitive Scott Taylor visited campus to talk to students and faculty about his time in Congress and his plans for re-election. Scott Taylor has been the 2nd District’s congressional representative for two years. He is currently up for re-election, going up against Democratic nominee Elaine Luria. As most candidates do, Taylor started Read More

Elaine Luria visits campus

2 months ago Cynthia Griffin Comments Off on Elaine Luria visits campus
In this current political climate, the midterm elections are a pivotal part of how the government will run for the next couple of years. While the next presidential election doesn’t happen until 2020, the midterm elections will decide how the Senate and the House of Representatives will run and whether or not Democrats or Republicans Read More

Mud games: a dirty tradition

2 months ago Robert Mazingo Comments Off on Mud games: a dirty tradition
This past Friday, Sept. 21, Virginia Wesleyan held its annual Mud Games on Rose Lawn. This event was hosted by the Wesleyan Activities Council (WAC). Mud Games is a Virginia Wesleyan tradition in which students, faculty and staff gather into teams of 4-8, and compete in various competitions while in the mud. The games include Read More