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Building up the next generation through education

5 months ago Sabrina Lemons Comments Off on Building up the next generation through education
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union… I’m sure we’ve all heard the phrase in one form or another, once bitten twice shy! However, it seems in the 21st-century nobody wants to be reminded that they were bitten. This also brings to mind TV shows that I Read More

Tuition freeze: students react

5 months ago Farah Haidari Comments Off on Tuition freeze: students react
The Board of Trustees met earlier this year and reached the conclusion that the school should not raise tuition for the 2018-2019 school year. For the last 20 years, the school has been raising its tuition on a yearly basis. According to the press release sent on March 15, “We recognize that higher education is Read More

Trump’s transgender policy

5 months ago Marlyn Silva Comments Off on Trump’s transgender policy
Since Trump took office, the United States has dealt with many issues and various setbacks. One of the many controversial issues surrounding the Trump administration is whether or not we should allow troops who identify as transgender serve our country through military service. There have been many talks on this topic dating back to President Read More

Complaining with courtesy

6 months ago Sabrina Lemons Comments Off on Complaining with courtesy
Dear readers, I may be preaching to the choir, but as a person who has lived a few different lives in a single lifetime, let me share the world of the pen and the sword. There are many common phrases that go around such as, “you can’t fight city hall,” or “you’re fighting an uphill Read More

Is Virginia Wesleyan losing touch with its United Methodist Heritage?

6 months ago Co-Written Comments Off on Is Virginia Wesleyan losing touch with its United Methodist Heritage?
Among the many changes that have hit Virginia Wesleyan, the school decided to change its official mission statement. The new mission statement reads as follows, “An inclusive community dedicated to scholarship and service grounded in the liberal arts and sciences, Virginia Wesleyan University inspires students to build meaningful lives through engagement in Coastal Virginia’s dynamic Read More

Dress Codes

6 months ago Wynter Bond Comments Off on Dress Codes
So, I’ve noticed something since I’ve started college almost four years ago. It’s something so ridiculously crazy, so baffling, that I never thought it would exist… Guys, I can have my shoulders exposed and those of the male persuasion SOMEHOW still are able to learn and get an education. Flashback to high school with me, Read More

Bye Tel Aviv, hello Jerusalem

6 months ago Farah Haidari Comments Off on Bye Tel Aviv, hello Jerusalem
Trump orders the relocation of the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem This past December President Trump said he wanted to move the U.S.embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. However, it has now been announced that Trump plans to move the embassy this May, when Israel will celebrate its 70th year as a country. A Read More

A new ambassador program

6 months ago Marlyn Silva Comments Off on A new ambassador program
Visiting a country that one is unfamiliar with can be intimidating. Committing to receive a form of education in a different country is a whole different story. Recently, it has been proposed that Virginia Wesleyan University have plans to start an ambassador program for current students to help international students become acclimated to the campus Read More

Religious freedom starts at the Caf: providing kosher and halal food options

6 months ago Jasmine Demir Comments Off on Religious freedom starts at the Caf: providing kosher and halal food options
I am proud to say that Virginia Wesleyan University is an inclusive, understanding place, but if there was one place on campus I would make more inclusive, it would be the cafeteria. The cafeteria has undergone many changes in the past few semesters and, in my opinion, has gotten better. The next step the cafeteria Read More

A story of persistence

6 months ago Riley Conrad Comments Off on A story of persistence
In September 2016, Katie Brooks wrote an article for The Marlin Chronicle asking an important question, “Will Wesleyan Transition? VWC lacks institutional policies for students with non-binary gender identities.” Her question was brought about by President Barack Obama issuing the “Dear Colleague Letter on Transgender Students” in May 2016. Brooks wondered whether our administration would Read More