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OPUS scholarship program offers opportunity

2 hours ago Faith Macwana Comments Off on OPUS scholarship program offers opportunity
The OPUS program was created by President Scott Miller as part of an initiative to help students with financial obligations graduate. The main reason students do not graduate or complete their degree is the cost. Bearing this in mind, the OPUS program was created to assist those in need. In roughly three and a half Read More

Jamming with the mathematician

2 hours ago Faith Macwana Comments Off on Jamming with the mathematician
“The musician feels mathematics, the mathematician thinks music” was famously said by James Joseph Sylvester, a renowned mathematician. It was also one of the opening quotes that mathematician Michael Manning used in his presentation on Thursday, Feb. 20 at 11 a.m., as part of the OnDeck Premier Series, titled “Measuring the Muse: Why Music Excites Read More

On your marks, get set, recycle

2 hours ago Connor Merk Comments Off on On your marks, get set, recycle
Virginia Wesleyan is participating in a friendly competition called RecycleMania, which is hosted by RecycleMania and the National Wildlife Federation. During the eight week competition, colleges and universities benchmark their recycling programs to promote waste reduction activities to their campus communities.  According to the official website, “Colleges across the United States and Canada report the Read More

VWU celebrates Black History Month

2 hours ago Karleigh Warren Comments Off on VWU celebrates Black History Month
The Black Student Union at VWU was created so that Black students could have a voice or be seen and heard on campus. This organization is overseen by President Michael Perry and Vice President Monique Ayers.  The Black Student Union’s slogan is, “Made by Black Students for all Students.” Perry lives by this slogan and Read More

New year, new Batten

2 weeks ago Markaysha Bryant Comments Off on New year, new Batten
As the new year and semester kicked-off, many have noticed a few significant renovations on campus, specifically in the Jane P. Batten Student Center. Some of the new changes are the addition of a mural that embodies Virginia Wesleyan culture, the Harbor Grill, and a convenience store, the Coastal Market. During the January term, construction Read More

Veterans perform Greek literature

2 weeks ago Karleigh Warren Comments Off on Veterans perform Greek literature
In a world where war is constant, it is hard to understand the tragedies that come with it. On Thursday, Feb. 6 and Friday, Feb. 7, Virginia Wesleyan University students came to the Goode Fine and Performing Arts Center to attend The Warrior Chorus Project where they listened to the stories of those who have Read More

Students reflect on world travels

2 weeks ago Connor Merk Comments Off on Students reflect on world travels
During the month of January, many students took part in study away courses, including courses to Israel, Hawaii and Germany. Each of these courses had dynamic aspects of their coursework and studies. The Israel class focused on conflict mediation between Christians, Muslims, Jews and Palestinians.  Sophomore Isabel Laxton took part in the course to Israel. Read More

Students strive to end homelessness

2 weeks ago Faith Macwana Comments Off on Students strive to end homelessness
Allies in Marlins (AIM) to End Homelessness is an awareness campaign that is designed to draw attention to homelessness in the area. What started off as a class during Winter Session has blossomed into something bigger. Senior Alyssa Jamison, who works as a Head Shelter Manager said, “The goal of AIM is to get everyone, Read More

Who killed Kylie Jenner? Students solve the mystery

3 months ago Connor Merk Comments Off on Who killed Kylie Jenner? Students solve the mystery
The Wesleyan Activities Council (WAC) hosted a murder mystery event for students on Friday, Nov. 15. This event was created with the collaboration of WAC and Mission Improvable productions. The event began with attendees being greeted with a nametag of a celebrity that they will act like for the remainder of the night. There was Read More

High schoolers vie for Batten Honors spots

3 months ago Connor Merk Comments Off on High schoolers vie for Batten Honors spots
The most difficult part of the competition for White was creating the volunteer list. “It’s like putting together a puzzle, but I love doing it! Once I have everyone’s availability, I do my best to diversify each major event, the receptions and panels by major, cohort, ethnicity, gender and involvement,” White said. “The biggest thing Read More