Won’t you be my neighbor?

7 months ago Julie Ainsley Comments Off on Won’t you be my neighbor?
Tom Hanks will put on the iconic red sweater made famous by Fred Rogers in his television series, “Mister Rogers Neighborhood,” for an upcoming biopic about his life and legacy entitled “You Are My Friend.” According to Vanity Fair, the biopic is currently being slated to be directed by Marielle Heller. The story is about Read More

Winter Session made Mandatory for Future Freshman

7 months ago Marlyn Silva Comments Off on Winter Session made Mandatory for Future Freshman
Starting winter of 2019, Virginia Wesleyan University will require all freshman to attend Winter Session. To many, this may come as a surprise as attendance has always been up to students. Provost Timothy O’Rourke, who has been spearheading this project, said that this will bring a positive change to the community. “Freshman would have a Read More

The land of lost DREAMs

7 months ago Marlyn Silva Comments Off on The land of lost DREAMs
Lack of solutions creates uncertainty for DACAs future America will always be known as the land of opportunity. This is where people come to fulfill their dreams and hope to succeed in whatever they choose to do. While thousands of people travel around the world to reach these goals, certain young immigrants who travel to Read More

Swimming competes in ODAC championships

7 months ago Luke Chiasson Comments Off on Swimming competes in ODAC championships
The Virginia Wesleyan University Swimming team completed their first season of competition this past weekend at the ODAC Championships in Greensboro, NC. The men finished in 9th place accumulating 119.0 points while the women finished in 10th place with a team total of 86.0 points. Individual highlights include many new school records being set for Read More

Maui Trip Part of False Missile Alert

7 months ago Mickella Rast Comments Off on Maui Trip Part of False Missile Alert
On Jan. 13, Doug Kennedy and Jason Seward gather together 12 students and climb onto a bus. Though there are a few still sluggish with the remnants of sleep, excitement is palpable. Today they will climb Mt. Haleakalā, a 10,023 ft. volcano that is no longer active, but still just as awe-inspiring. It is the Read More

What being black means to me

7 months ago Wynter Bond Comments Off on What being black means to me
Sometimes I wonder what it would be like if I attended Norfolk State University or Hampton University. Yes, the class sizes would be much larger, as would the campus. But what I really wonder about is the culture, seeing as how both of the schools mentioned are historically black colleges and universities (HBCU). As Black Read More

Shutdown

7 months ago Ashley Kline Comments Off on Shutdown
What does a government shutdown really mean? There has been much talk of government shutdowns, the most recent one being early in the morning of Feb. 9, while most of us were hopefully asleep. What does a government shutdown truly mean? Most of us average citizens do not feel the impacts of a government shutdown. Read More

Where’s the Hand Sanitizer?

7 months ago Caimaya Ashton Comments Off on Where’s the Hand Sanitizer?
  The flu has returned and is making an impact this season. Flu hospitalizations have steadily risen since 2014, and the 2017-2018 flu season is said to be the same, with an even higher record according to the New York Times. Many people wonder whether or not getting the flu shot is the best option. Read More

News of a Stormi causes a storm

7 months ago Wynter Bond Comments Off on News of a Stormi causes a storm
Columnist Wynter Bond shares her view on the announcement of Kylie Jenner’s pregnancy. So, the news that (most of) America was waiting for finally arrived last week: yes, Kylie Jenner was pregnant but surprisingly, there was no big hoopla during it. On Feb. 4, the youngest Jenner sister posted on social media platforms, confirming both Read More

Me Too

7 months ago Sabrina Lemons Comments Off on Me Too
Sexual scandal runs rampant among our nation’s leaders Some phrases I’ve heard around campus include: “Your crotch is not that interesting,” “Women are stupid,” “Wrong! Saying it again just makes you more wrong!” and “Americans need to do better job of minding their own business.” Sexual harassment and assault are example of how we, the Read More