The Weekender

The power of plus

3 months ago Tony Tann Comments Off on The power of plus
On March 25, Apple held its first ever services-centric event, where the company introduced several new and upcoming service products with no hardware announcements at all. It took Apple almost two hours to introduce Apple News+, Apple Arcade, Apple Card and Apple TV+. The only service that’s available today, Apple News+, is designed to provide Read More

Us vs. them

3 months ago Alex Cortright Comments Off on Us vs. them
After his first big hit in the movie industry in 2017, Get Out, Jordan Peele strikes again with another cinematic knockout, Us. With many hints at American history, past horror movies and existential terrors, it wasn’t as big of a hit as his previous film due to loose ends and a complicated storyline. However, similar Read More

Healthcare smackdown

3 months ago Tony Tann Comments Off on Healthcare smackdown
One week before WrestleMania 35, John Oliver dedicated the monologue segment of Last Week Tonight to diving into the issues around the wildly popular WWE and how the organization treats its wrestlers. Oliver has discussed wrestling before on the show, specifically critiquing Vince McMahon’s organization for its close ties to Saudi Arabia. Oliver kicked off Read More

Battle Royale Rumble

4 months ago Tani Martinez Comments Off on Battle Royale Rumble
Battle royale games have been a popular genre for games this past year or two. With games like PUBG and Fortnite being the forefront of the genre, the genre has been rapidly increasing in popularity and relevance. Of course, with the rise in popularity for Fortnite and PUBG spawns various other games that try to Read More

Something’s in the water after all

4 months ago Ashllee Spurlock Comments Off on Something’s in the water after all
Musician, producer and Virginia Beach native Pharrell Williams has announced a three-day festival named “Something in the Water,” which is set to take place this spring, from April 26-28. This cultural event is set to take place during college beach weekend, the time where many colleges join together on the oceanfront for laughter, drinks and Read More

Jam Session

5 months ago Tani Martinez Comments Off on Jam Session
Student musicians talk about where they go to play together Playing alone in your room can be fun on its own, but depending on who you ask, some may say playing with another person or at a store can be way more fun. We explore some of the various places on- and off-campus that you Read More

Grammys Gone Wild

5 months ago Ashllee Spurlock Comments Off on Grammys Gone Wild
After the Super Bowl, many of us anxiously watch the NFL fans settle their excitement so the music critics, movie watchers and binge watchers can come out to play for what seems to be a controversial season,  from the Oscars to our favorite, the Grammys. “I looked up some of the outfits seen on the Read More

SLURRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRP!

5 months ago Tani Martinez Comments Off on SLURRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRP!
Staff Writer Tani Martinez Explores The Hampton Roads Ramen Scene The microwavable pasta that college students identify as ramen is vastly different from the real thing.  College ramen is instantly made in the microwave from a dried brick of pasta and a flavor packet. Step outside that dorm room into the Hampton Roads area and Read More

Kingdom Close

5 months ago Tony Tann Comments Off on Kingdom Close
Weekender Editor Tony Tann Reviews Kingdom Hearts 3 It’s been over thirteen years since we last saw a mainline entry in the Kingdom Hearts series. Since Kingdom Hearts 2, video games have evolved massively, breaking barriers both in terms of gameplay and storytelling. In some ways, the long-awaited Kingdom Hearts III falls just shy of Read More

The Eavesdropping Apple

5 months ago Ashllee Spurlock Comments Off on The Eavesdropping Apple
A new bug was introduced to iPhone users in the latest update of iOS 12.1.4 on Feb 7.  Apple disabled its Group FaceTime feature after many users, including students on the VWU campus, reported that iPhone users could listen in on conversations without them picking up the call or know they were being monitored. Freshman Read More