Northam prevails in election for Virginia governor

11 months ago Amanda Archer Comments Off on Northam prevails in election for Virginia governor
  Democrat Ralph Northam will serve as Virginia’s 73rd governor after defeating Republican Ed Gillespie in the race for governor on Nov. 7. Voters chose Northam 54 percent to 45 percent over Gillespie, this was just a portion of the overall Democratic victory among statewide offices, including Lieutenant Governor and Attorney General. Prior to the Read More

Mold moves in (again)

11 months ago Tony Tann Comments Off on Mold moves in (again)
There have been issues with mold in dorm room closets, vents and showers in Bray, Allen and Brock Village. Students have reported mold on their windows, vents, walls and in bathrooms.  Students have also submitted work orders to maintenance and complaints to Residence Life. Mold has been prevalent in housing on campus in the past. Read More

Racially-charged signs appear on campus

11 months ago Mickella Rast Comments Off on Racially-charged signs appear on campus
Earlier this month, signs that read ‘IT’S OKAY TO BE WHITE’ appeared on campus. This issue was brought to light by Dr. Margolies, who hosted a speaker from the Lighthouse On Deck series. The speaker in question found the sign taped to a poster in Blocker. “I was surprised and horrified,” said Dr. Margolies. “It Read More

Shack-A-Thon comes to Wesleyan

11 months ago Megan Sherman Comments Off on Shack-A-Thon comes to Wesleyan
The 2018 VWU Off-Campus Shelter Managers are giving students the opportunity to gain a better understanding of homelessness in a campus Shack-A-Thon event. This fundraiser will begin at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 14,  and end at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 16. The event consists of teams of students creating a shack from limited Read More

Greer Center continues environmental growth

11 months ago Ally Chism Comments Off on Greer Center continues environmental growth
The Greer Environmental Sciences Center (GESC), opened during the Fall 2017 semester, hosts “green” elements throughout the building, promoting concern for the environment throughout Virginia Wesleyan University. This state-of-the-art facility is a nearly 40,000 square foot building and the newest addition to the VWU campus. “We got an anonymous donor that wanted to fund the Read More

“Other than Real” art exhibit

11 months ago Brianna Kidwell Comments Off on “Other than Real” art exhibit
Virginia Wesleyan University welcomes the “Other than Real” art exhibition from Nov. 9 through to Jan. 5. This exhibit will be held in the Neil Britton Gallery that is connected to the Hofheimer Library on the Virginia Wesleyan campus. Students from campus are encouraged to enter the gallery and experience first-hand viewing of the multiple Read More

Bang For Your College Buck

11 months ago Julie Ainsley Comments Off on Bang For Your College Buck
“Home of the Virginia Slice.” That’s the first thing you see when you happen upon Benny Damato’s in Ghent. This is home to the huge slice that floods instagram that is the perfect hotspot for the college student on a budget. Benny Damato’s offers regular slice of cheese pizza only costs about $4 with extra Read More

The Dugout

11 months ago Luke Chiasson Comments Off on The Dugout
Congratulations to the Houston Astros for winning the 2017 World Series over the Los Angeles Dodgers in a seven game series. It took me a little bit to get on the Astros bandwagon after they eliminated my hometown Boston Red Sox in the ALDS, but I eventually found myself cheering for them. It probably helped Read More

Using the Ballot as a Bullet

11 months ago Nathan Amanuel Comments Off on Using the Ballot as a Bullet
When I walked away from the polls last Tuesday, I walked away not with a belief in the power of a participatory democracy, but rather feeling the inadequacy and crushing weight of such a system. I felt there was no voice to represent me as a member of the black community. There was also no Read More

Floribama What?

11 months ago Caimaya Ashton Comments Off on Floribama What?
A lot of people are familiar with the hit show Jersey Shore. Unfortunately, that show came to an end. Never fear, you do not have to cry about not having your favorites go wild on the TV screen. The producers of Jersey Shore have linked back with MTV bringing you eight hot young adults who Read More