Great Debate

Is Virginia Wesleyan losing touch with its United Methodist Heritage?

7 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?

10 months 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?

11 months 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