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Smithdeal Hall residents evacuated to hotels

6 days 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

6 days 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

6 days 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

6 days 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

4 weeks 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

VWU seeks shelter from Hurricane 

4 weeks ago Connor Merk Comments Off on VWU seeks shelter from Hurricane 
As Hurricane Dorian approached the Hampton Roads area, students and faculty prepared for the storm. On Friday, Sept. 6, and Saturday, Sept. 7, Hurricane Dorian affected our area. This hurricane affected many Caribbean nations and the East Coast of the United States. The Hampton Roads region was under a storm surge warning, flash-flood warning and Read More

Gun violence triggers Wal-mart boycott

4 weeks ago Alex Powers Comments Off on Gun violence triggers Wal-mart boycott
With mass shootings rekindling the gun debate, consumers are pushing back on major gun retailers The gun debate in the United States has been reinvigorated in the past few weeks.  Three major mass shooting made headlines across news platforms, causing another wave of activism surrounding guns. El Paso, TX was the first site of such Read More

eSports has entered the chat

4 weeks ago Alex Powers Comments Off on eSports has entered the chat
Competitive videogaming will begin as a club sport as early as January 2020 with an eSports arena to accompany it. VWU is welcoming an eSports team that could be starting as early as January 2020.  The announcements around this new Virginia Wesleyan eSports team came during President Miller’s State of the University address this past Read More

Wesleyan’s first Earth Week

6 months ago Mickella Rast Comments Off on Wesleyan’s first Earth Week
On Monday, April 22, people across the U.S. celebrated the 49th annual Earth Day. But this year, Wesleyan took the event one step further by introducing its first-ever Earth Week, to be held the week of April 23 – 27. A poster about the different events invited the campus to check out Wesleyan’s “green thumb Read More

Students demand housing change on social media

6 months ago Mickella Rast Comments Off on Students demand housing change on social media
An Instagram account detailing allegedly horrendous living conditions at Wesleyan has gone viral, prompting widespread campus outrage and local news coverage from outlets such as WAVY 10. The account shows pictures and videos of mice, mold and water damage, among other issues. All submissions are reportedly from students living on campus, whose work orders have Read More