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Perplexing poinsettias 

1 week ago Co-Written Comments Off on Perplexing poinsettias 
I realize that most people consider poinsettias to be a holiday or Christmas flower. They are sold in excess during this time of year as they are one of the few flowers that are easily available in winter. There are many reasons to like them. They can brighten up a room with their vibrant red Read More

Ding dong, the bell tower is not gone

1 week ago Jonathan Joyer Comments Off on Ding dong, the bell tower is not gone
Virginia Wesleyan University is an institution that continues expanding every year it maintains operations. Each year new projects spring up and innovations are made to the campus and our connections to the community. One of the latest projects VWU has been showing off is the renovation of the Bell Tower outside of the Monumental Chapel. Read More

Jolly old Saint Lucifer

1 week ago Douglas Hardman Comments Off on Jolly old Saint Lucifer
‘Tis the season to hail Satan! Yes, you read that right. With the nauseating Christmas tunes and decorations rearing their head way too early once again, I encourage you to look towards the true symbol, icon and representation of holiday beliefs: the Dark Lord himself. While many of us love the holiday season, it’s definitely Read More

Fortnite fortitude

4 weeks ago Jonathan Joyer Comments Off on Fortnite fortitude
Fortnite coaches: ridiculous and just why. Ah video games, one of the favorite pass times of the last few generations.  It is amazing how far they have come in such a short period of time. We started out with computer games and going to arcades, then in the 90’s we transitioned into the era of Read More

Polling where you pray

4 weeks ago Ashley Kline Comments Off on Polling where you pray
Polling location for Wesleyan students at Ebenezer Baptist Church raise questions. Last week, many from Virginia Wesleyan University went to the polls to cast their vote in this year’s midterm election.  Shuttles provided by Wesleyan Engaged were even available to transport students back and forth to the polls. The interesting part of this story is Read More

Costume Confusion

4 weeks ago Jasmine Demir Comments Off on Costume Confusion
Rebuttal of “Pretty or promiscuous” Halloween is not just a holiday for children. It is also for the enjoyment of adults and allows them to let loose and relax. There are many holidays that often are dedicated to children. For instance, Christmas, though young and old celebrate it, is special for children. All adults go Read More

A horror renaissance

2 months ago Douglas Hardman Comments Off on A horror renaissance
What scares you the most? When I think of horror movies today, it is not the same as what I have seen in the past. The horror movie genre has undergone quite a few makeovers in the past decades. From slasher flicks, to meta, to torture porn, and to now dark, gritty, and comedic, the Read More

Trick-or-treating trouble

2 months ago Jonathan Joyer Comments Off on Trick-or-treating trouble
Well everyone, it is that time of year again. Break out the scary music, costumes and evil laughter because it is everyone’s favorite holiday, Halloween! It is also that time of year when everyone dresses up in costumes and goes door-to-door trick-or-treating. Now the big question is: should there be an age limit on trick-or-treating. Read More

Pretty or promiscuous?

2 months ago Ashley Kline Comments Off on Pretty or promiscuous?
Halloween is a time for scary movies, candy, and costumes (which are my personal favorite part of the holiday). As kids, boys and girls typically dress up on Halloween for the purpose of trick-or-treating. However, when one hits a certain age in the state of Virginia, they cease to be able to trick-or-treat legally. So, Read More

Double doobie standard

2 months ago Douglas Hardman Comments Off on Double doobie standard
We live in a world full of hypocrisy and double standards. Besides the misogyny and blatant hatred against many marginalized groups, I’d like to turn focus to the marijuana industry. We love a good capitalist takeover here in America. Back in November 2012, Colorado and Washington state became the first states to legalize the recreational Read More