Great Debate

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

Is Virginia Wesleyan losing touch with its United Methodist Heritage?

9 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

Does the Oxford comma (put before and at the end of a list) add finesse to writing, or simply take up unnecessary space?

1 year ago Co-Written Comments Off on Does the Oxford comma (put before and at the end of a list) add finesse to writing, or simply take up unnecessary space?
I’d like to dedicate this article to my parents, Ayn Rand and God. If you had to do a double take because you thought I said that my parents were Ayn Rand and God, then you just might be a proponent of the Oxford comma. The comma before “and” at the end of the list, Read More

Based on its history, should we celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday?

1 year ago Co-Written Comments Off on Based on its history, should we celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday?
Well people, it is again the time of the year when we celebrate the beloved holiday known as Thanksgiving. Many of us have reasons for enjoying and celebrate this holiday. My question is this: should we celebrate Thanksgiving based on the original reasoning behind this occasion or based on our own motives and traditions? I Read More

The Great Debate: It’s Not Too Early for Some Christmas Music

2 years ago Julie Ainsley Comments Off on The Great Debate: It’s Not Too Early for Some Christmas Music
It’s the most wonderful time of the year. It’s time for the best holiday seasons of giving, the most delicious food and sweet family time. More importantly, it is time for Christmas music. Read More