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New Halloween petition

3 weeks ago Connor Merk Comments Off on New Halloween petition
A small movement is stirring to change the date when Halloween is celebrated. The Halloween & Costume Association (HCA) previously had a petition to change Halloween’s date from Oct. 31 to the last Saturday in October. Instead the HCA is looking to create a National Trick or Treat Day, which will take place on the Read More

Shooting at MacArthur Center Mall

3 weeks ago Markaysha Bryant Comments Off on Shooting at MacArthur Center Mall
A shooting at the popular shopping mall in Downtown Norfolk earlier this month had a big impact on some students. On Oct. 14, 2019 two people were shot at MacArthur Center in Norfolk, Virginia. The Virginian-Pilot reported that there were two victims, a 56-year-old woman, who police confirmed was an innocent bystander, and a 23-year-old Read More

Virginia election preview

3 weeks ago Connor Merk Comments Off on Virginia election preview
On Tuesday, Nov. 5, voters in Virginia will head to the polls to vote for candidates for the House of Delegates, State Senate and other local positions depending on their locality. The polls will be open between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. Virginia Wesleyan students on campus who are registered to vote will be voting Read More

Virginia Beach Beautification Project

3 weeks ago Alex Powers Comments Off on Virginia Beach Beautification Project
Improvements to the infrastructure and general cleanliness of the oceanfront are grabbing attention from the area’s denizens. Atlantic Avenue, down on the oceanfront of Virginia Beach, is getting upgraded.  Residents in the resort area of the beach spot are taking initiative to improve areas of the city. As the Virginian-Pilot reports, this group has been Read More

Resident assistant fired

3 weeks ago Alex Powers Comments Off on Resident assistant fired
On Friday, Oct. 10, junior Miranda Ward received the news that her employment as a resident assistant was terminated.   This came after the publication of a news story that featured Ward in the Marlin Chronicle’s last issue, which appeared on newsstands on Thursday, Oct. 9. The issue included a news story, beginning on the front Read More

Smithdeal Hall residents evacuated to hotels

1 month ago Alex Powers Comments Off on Smithdeal Hall residents evacuated to hotels
What’s the Smith-deal? On Sept. 19, the residents of Smithdeal Hall were informed by Virginia Wesleyan University administration that the hall would be vacated temporarily for renovation. Smithdeal is a residence hall in Allen Village, or Village II as it is known informally.  In the interim, many students are relocated to a nearby hotel.  The Read More

Greener and cleaner

1 month ago Markaysha Bryant Comments Off on Greener and cleaner
The Gunn Group, an organization focused on energy, water, national security and climate issues, will host a half-day conference at Virginia Wesleyan University to educate students about the ramifications of climate change on Friday, Nov. 8. Senior Patrick Berard Jr., who is majoring in Earth and Environmental Science, is an intern at The Gunn Group.  Read More

No vape zone

1 month ago Connor Merk Comments Off on No vape zone
On Sept. 11, 2019 President Trump spoke from the Oval Office specifically about the issue of vaping. This was shot to the forefront of the President’s agenda because Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar reported almost one-third of high schoolers have used electronic cigarettes in the past 30 days in 2019. This is up Read More

6-year old put in time-out

1 month ago Markaysha Bryant Comments Off on 6-year old put in time-out
School resource officer Dennis Turner, was fired after arresting two six-year-old children on Thursday, Sept. 19, according to the Washington Post.  The incidents took place at the Lucious & Emma Nixon Academy, in Orlando, FL.  Kaia Rolle, who suffers from behavioral issues, was one of the students who was involved. Rolle was handcuffed, arrested and Read More

Donor funds new African-American Studies Program

2 months ago Markaysha Bryant Comments Off on Donor funds new African-American Studies Program
An academic plan for African-American studies is coming to VWU, fulfilling a big need for students and the community. A new donor-funded African-American studies program will soon launch at Virginia Wesleyan University. On Aug. 23, 2019 at the State of the University Address, Scott D. Miller, President of Virginia Wesleyan University, announced that the University Read More