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Which “ring” would you choose?

3 months 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…

3 months 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 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

Halloween traditions around the globe

4 months 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 months 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 months 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

Mold at VWU: a timeline

5 months ago Mickella Rast Comments Off on Mold at VWU: a timeline
2018: Smithdeal Hall Mold has once again appeared in Smithdeal Hall and other rooms throughout Allen Village, formerly Village II. Several students reported coming back from a break in preparation for Hurricane Florence and finding mold on the walls, beds and floors. Several students have come forward with concerns about their health. 2017: Bray, Allen Read More

New program manager coming soon

5 months ago Mickella Rast Comments Off on New program manager coming soon
As Virginia Wesleyan expands its ties in the local community, other partnerships have been strengthened, as well. The Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities (VCIC) has chosen Wesleyan as the home of its first satellite office outside of Richmond. The new program manager will develop and maintain a network of connections across the Hampton Roads area Read More

Hello, mold

5 months ago Nica Nakagomi Comments Off on Hello, mold
As part of an effort to combat mold in the dorms, air blasts from industrial fans in the stairwells of Smithdeal Hall, located in Allen Village (formerly Village II). Before Hurricane Florence, some students evacuated, not knowing what kind of damages would occur. Although the hurricane luckily did not hugely impact Hampton Roads, some students Read More

From the CDC: how to remove mold

5 months ago Mickella Rast Comments Off on From the CDC: how to remove mold
Tips from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) on how to get rid of mold and mildew permanently. Protect- Make sure to wear personal protective equipment to protect your eyes, nose, mouth and skin when cleaning up mold. Toss- Throw away or move outside anything affected by mold that can’t be cleaned and dried completely Read More