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Seniors react to college experience ending early

3 months ago Makiah Ellis Comments Off on Seniors react to college experience ending early
During spring break, Virginia Wesleyan University announced they would be converting campus instruction to remote instruction. In the wake of COVID-19, the class of 2020 unexpectedly wrapped up their senior year early.  The Baccalaureate and Commencement ceremonies that were to be held in May will be postponed to a later date. “I was looking forward Read More

VWU establishes sustainability leaders program

3 months ago Connor Merk Comments Off on VWU establishes sustainability leaders program
Virginia Wesleyan University has taken positive strides by emphasizing the importance of educating and involving our campus on environmental topics and initiatives. This can be seen by the “Generations Uniting to Address Climate Change” conference hosted by VWU and The Gunn Group in November, an increase in eco-friendly projects around campus and the RecycleMania competition. Read More

A historical trip down Wesleyan lane

3 months ago Connor Merk Comments Off on A historical trip down Wesleyan lane
A reflection of the student newspaper at Virginia Wesleyan from 1966 through 2020. The Marlin Chronicle has only existed at Virginia Wesleyan since 1981, but before then, the university newspaper held several different names: “The Newspaper” (1966), “The Village Voice” (1967-1971), “Transcript” (1971-1974), “Crosswinds” (1974-1981) and “Marlin Chronicle” (1981-present). Like most university newspapers, the paper Read More

Seniors adapt to new job environment

3 months ago Meleena Dreiling Comments Off on Seniors adapt to new job environment
With the COVID-19 pandemic refusing to let up, many seniors and students alike are still on edge and wanting to know when they will be able to continue their lives normally. For the seniors who already have jobs in these troubling times, things have been pretty easy for them. “I already had a job prior Read More

Student organizations preview

3 months ago Connor Merk Comments Off on Student organizations preview
Debate Debate club is a place for discussing different views, not attacking others. People of all different backgrounds come together to hear different points of views about a variety of topics. We discuss topics including, but not limited to, forms of discrimination, current events, world problems and whether or not a hotdog counts as a Read More

Faculty and students take on new dimension of learning

4 months ago Meleena Dreiling Comments Off on Faculty and students take on new dimension of learning
When you’re stuck in quarantine, what is there to do? Lounge on the couch, binge watch Netflix, surf the web, eat some snacks and, unfortunately, do your homework. Even though our campus is closed off due to the quarantine, we still have classes and responsibilities. Despite what has resulted due to COVID-19, students and teachers Read More

Coronavirus shortens college experience for seniors

4 months ago Makiah Ellis Comments Off on Coronavirus shortens college experience for seniors
The worldwide spread of COVID-19 has caused K-12 schools and college campuses to close, forcing students to move out prematurely. All courses have been switched to online and almost all schools have made the decision to cancel or postpone May and June graduation and commencement ceremonies. Virginia Wesleyan made their decision on March 18 to Read More

Counseling services continue despite the coronavirus

4 months ago Connor Merk Comments Off on Counseling services continue despite the coronavirus
The counseling department has announced that it will continue to offer counseling services to students. According to an email sent on March 20, “Online counseling sessions are available with all of our counselors. If you are already seeing a counselor here, you can contact them directly and they can set up online sessions.”  Also, the Read More

Theater department presents ‘The Shield’

5 months ago Faith Macwana Comments Off on Theater department presents ‘The Shield’
Students perform a contemporary rendition of Greek literature and veteran advocacy. Consisting of plot twists, rich humor and a double wedding, the Theatre Department put on a production of The Shield based on Menander’s Aspis. The production ran from March 5-8 in the Brock Theatre of the Goode Center. Dr. Travis Malone, VWU’s Dean of Read More

School revamps mail system

5 months ago Karleigh Warren Comments Off on School revamps mail system
On Mar. 9, individual mailboxes and service for all students will be discontinued. A more convenient and streamlined process for package delivery to benefit all students at VWU will replace the previous system. This process accounts for 75% of all mail delivery. This change will affect first-class and bulk mail only.  An email confirmation will Read More