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Theatre: Alive and Well

3 days ago marlin-chronicle Comments Off on Theatre: Alive and Well
VWU Theatre completed the run of its mainstage spring 2020 production, The Shield, on March 8.  I attended the March 7 performance. I distinctly remember joking with a friend pre-show about the curious run on toilet paper at local stores.  I also remember being a bit on edge when someone seated behind me started coughing.  Read More

We Can End Partisan Gerrymandering in Virginia

3 days ago marlin-chronicle Comments Off on We Can End Partisan Gerrymandering in Virginia
Every ten years, all 50 states redraw their electoral district lines based on population data gathered from the U.S. Census. Here in Virginia, our state constitution mandates that the members of the General Assembly draw their own districts.  This has inevitably led to politicians picking their voters, when it should be the other way around.  Read More

Virtual events are meaningful

3 days ago marlin-chronicle Comments Off on Virtual events are meaningful
Hi: I’m Cassidy Braithwaite, I’m a junior majoring in Special Education. I’m in KDP (a honors society for educators), I’m an RA for Honors Village, and I’m a member of Spectrum, Generation Action, and the TableTop Gamers club. When I have spare time, I enjoy knitting and baking! I’m sure that everyone is sick of Read More

Remote and abroad

2 weeks ago marlin-chronicle Comments Off on Remote and abroad
I went into 2020 thinking it would likely be one of the most exciting years of my life. I was studying abroad in Greece for spring semester and then starting my senior year in the fall. This all swiftly fell apart in March when I got sent home to Australia. I spent the summer agonizing Read More

Literature in life

2 weeks ago marlin-chronicle Comments Off on Literature in life
The Book of Esther is one of my favorite books because it is so encouraging,no matter what season of life you are experiencing. Esther is an example to all of bravery, loyalty and perseverance through challenging times.  In the beginning of the story, Esther is a young woman, given a once in a lifetime opportunity Read More

The silver on-lining

2 weeks ago marlin-chronicle Comments Off on The silver on-lining
My name is Dalton Powers. I am a senior majoring in business with a focus in accounting here at Virginia Wesleyan University. During my time here, in addition to my responsibilities as a student, I have become someone who spends a great deal of time doing work in the community as well as interning throughout Read More

Being a student during a global pandemic

1 month ago marlin-chronicle Comments Off on Being a student during a global pandemic
If someone told me back in February that in seven months the United States would have over six million cases and up to two hundred thousand deaths from COVID-19, I would have said such a claim was absurd. Unfortunately, here we are.  To be a student in their undergraduate career in the midst of a Read More

Communities on fire for justice

1 month ago marlin-chronicle Comments Off on Communities on fire for justice
Unless you’ve been living under a rock all summer, you’ve heard about the movement called Black Lives Matter, or at the very least the letters B, L and M.  BLM was founded on July 13, 2013 in response to the acquittal of George Zimmerman after he fatally shot Trayvon Martin. May 26, 2020, the day Read More

COVID-19 and discovering new leisure activities

1 month ago marlin-chronicle Comments Off on COVID-19 and discovering new leisure activities
2020 will forever be known as the year of COVID-19. So many events and occasions that were integral to our lives have been put on hold in order to help mitigate the threat of COVID-19. This has meant no live sports, no weddings, no parties and no other social events.  If you’re like me, you Read More

International student’s experience in VA

6 months ago Audrey Bally Comments Off on International student’s experience in VA
I am Audrey Bally, I was born and raised in France. I am, now, a Mathematics and Political Science major at VWU. When I was 16, I decided I did not want to keep studying in France and wanted to open my opportunities by studying in America. I, therefore, learned English and during my last Read More