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A new visitor to the Red Planet

1 week ago Nicholas Mundy Comments Off on A new visitor to the Red Planet
Every person in NASA’s launch room sits forward avidly, listening to the meter countdown as the Insight draws closer to Mars. 200 meters. NASA has had eight successful landings on the aptly-dubbed ‘Red Planet,’ but this will be the first landing of its kind. 80 meters. The spacecraft is not on its projected course, and Read More

Same planet, new efforts

1 week ago Mickella Rast Comments Off on Same planet, new efforts
Though VWU is engaged in more large-scale efforts, most notably the new Greer Environmental Sciences Center and the solar SmartFlower, there are other, smaller scale projects that are soon to come. Several of the projects will give students alternate options to charge their phones or other electronic devices. A bike will soon be available on Read More

Credit changes quietly take effect

1 week ago Mickella Rast Comments Off on Credit changes quietly take effect
Along with lauded changes to the campus infrastructure and the addition of new buildings, other changes have silently taken effect. Beginning Spring 2019, the student academic credit policy will change. According to the new general policy, available online and in the student catalog, day students may take up to 18 credits each fall or spring Read More

VWU bleeds red and blue

4 weeks 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

4 weeks 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

4 weeks 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

4 weeks 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?

4 weeks 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…

4 weeks 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

2 months 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