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VWU bleeds red and blue

6 days ago Nicholas Mundy Comments Off on VWU bleeds red and blue
Virginia Wesleyan students, staff and faculty reflect on the 2018 midterm elections and who will be representing Virginia’s 2nd congressional district. Students, staff and faculty at Wesleyan went to the polls to vote in the midterm elections on Nov. 6. Adjunct professor John Doucette said there was a “tremendous turnout” in this year’s midterm election. Read More

Honors College linked with STEM

6 days ago Garry Sjodin Comments Off on Honors College linked with STEM
Virginia Wesleyan University is advertised as a premier liberal arts institution with majors ranging from the arts to the sciences. But with the addition of the Greer Environmental Sciences Center and the Batten Honors College revamp, there has been a growing emphasis on environmental sciences and STEM majors. Many students have an understanding that when Read More

A special thank you

6 days ago Mickella Rast Comments Off on A special thank you
Here at the Marlin Chronicle, we’re always working hard to get you the latest news and interesting tidbits. Our staff writers work hard scouring the campus for feature stories, and our editors are their own superheroes during deadline nights. But there are some staff members who definitely deserve extra credit for the work they put Read More

Current events roundup

6 days ago Mickella Rast Comments Off on Current events roundup
Marvel icon Stan Lee dies: Stan Lee died on Monday, Nov. 12. He was 95 and credited with turning the Marvel franchise into the iconic cornerstone of superhero media it is today. He brought an emphasis on humanizing superheroes to the industry and was a key player in the popularity of such beloved superheroes as Read More

Which “ring” would you choose?

6 days ago Jordan Esposito Comments Off on Which “ring” would you choose?
Today it seems like almost all colleges are stereotyped with certain cultures. The most prevalent one attributed to higher education is hookup culture, which references a relationship preference for one-night stands and purely sexual contact. The term “hookup culture” is thrown around and applied to many campuses in American. Some people say that colleges push Read More

Use these apps if you want to…

6 days ago Mickella Rast Comments Off on Use these apps if you want to…
Mingle: Tinder, Grindr, Bumble, Casualx, AdultFriendFinder and the aptly-named iHookup are all apps for people who are looking for a more casual sexual encounter. Whether you’re a bachelor on the prowl or a single lady looking for some fun, any of these apps can help you scratch that itch. A word of warning, though: you Read More

The new face of smoking

4 weeks ago Mickella Rast Comments Off on The new face of smoking
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Scott Gottlieb announced “the largest coordinated tobacco compliance effort in FDA’s history” in a press statement slotted for immediate release on Sept. 12. The compliance effort and statement addressed what the Gottlieb described as an “epidemic of e-cigarette use among teenagers.” “I use the word epidemic with great care. Read More

Halloween traditions around the globe

4 weeks ago Mickella Rast Comments Off on Halloween traditions around the globe
Ireland is considered the birthplace of what we consider to be Halloween today. The origins of the fun and spooky holiday come from ancient Celtic and pagan rituals, during which a festival called Samhain took place to celebrate a half-year marker. Today, both Ireland and Scotland celebrate Halloween with bonfires, games and traditional foods like Read More

Halloween traditions at Wesleyan

4 weeks ago Nica Nakagomi Comments Off on Halloween traditions at Wesleyan
As temperatures start to drop in the Hampton Roads area, students at Virginia Wesleyan University are preparing for the Halloween season. Spider webs and pumpkins adorn the entrances of dormitories, while some residents decide what costumes to wear. Skylar Mao, a sophomore from Ningbo, China, marveled at costumes and decorations as she looked around at Read More

Current events roundup

4 weeks ago Mickella Rast Comments Off on Current events roundup
World’s longest sea bridge completed: The world’s longest sea and tunnel bridge has finally been completed, connecting Hong Kong and Macau to China’s mainland. The bridge is 34.2 miles and has reduced a four-hour commute between Hong Kong and Zhuhai, a Chinese city, to 45 minutes. Despite this milestone, there are still several controversies surrounding Read More