“From Accommodation to Declaration”

6 months ago Marlyn Silva Comments Off on “From Accommodation to Declaration”
Wesleyan passes new, inclusive policies for transgender individuals By July 2018 Virginia Wesleyan University will transition and change their policy regarding any student who identifies as transgender. More inclusive plans have been made to take steps to improve all students’ college experience. A recent report from Provost Timothy O’Rourke and the strategic planning committee stated Read More

Complaining with courtesy

6 months ago Sabrina Lemons Comments Off on Complaining with courtesy
Dear readers, I may be preaching to the choir, but as a person who has lived a few different lives in a single lifetime, let me share the world of the pen and the sword. There are many common phrases that go around such as, “you can’t fight city hall,” or “you’re fighting an uphill Read More

Keeping campus safe

6 months ago Mickella Rast Comments Off on Keeping campus safe
A series of perspectives on gun control in the academic world In the aftermath of recent gun-related violence at schools, other educational institutions are taking steps to help combat potential gun violence. Bulletproof backpacks in particular have become more popular, and one company reported a 30 percent rise in sales just days after the Parkland Read More

Is Virginia Wesleyan losing touch with its United Methodist Heritage?

6 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

“She Kills Monsters” Hits the VWU Stage

6 months ago Julie Ainsley Comments Off on “She Kills Monsters” Hits the VWU Stage
The light shines on a setting from a different world and an ominous voice shares the history of “Dungeons and Dragons.” She then introduces the Tilly Evans, who is a well-known Dungeons and Dragons player. The light then shines on our hero, her sister Agnes. “She Kills Monsters” shares a story about Agnes discovering her Read More

Dress Codes

6 months ago Wynter Bond Comments Off on Dress Codes
So, I’ve noticed something since I’ve started college almost four years ago. It’s something so ridiculously crazy, so baffling, that I never thought it would exist… Guys, I can have my shoulders exposed and those of the male persuasion SOMEHOW still are able to learn and get an education. Flashback to high school with me, Read More

Bye Tel Aviv, hello Jerusalem

6 months ago Farah Haidari Comments Off on Bye Tel Aviv, hello Jerusalem
Trump orders the relocation of the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem This past December President Trump said he wanted to move the U.S.embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. However, it has now been announced that Trump plans to move the embassy this May, when Israel will celebrate its 70th year as a country. A Read More

Perks of being a Marlin

6 months ago Camille Benz Comments Off on Perks of being a Marlin
Virginia Wesleyan offers some surprising perks to students. When students research a database, article or book, they limit themselves to the same sources. Hofheimer Library and IT Services have access to much more, and here are some sources that go beyond article searching databases. Mango Languages: it is a program where you can learn a Read More

Not your average student-athletes

6 months ago Megan Sherman Comments Off on Not your average student-athletes
The student-athlete juggles schoolwork, practices and the stress that comes with being on a highly competitive sports team while also taking college level classes. Taking this into account, the schedule of the student-athlete-entrepreneur is even more strenuous. Alex Vawter and Chris Baker are both freshmen student-athletes who play baseball. Both also play integral roles in Read More

Alum Advice

6 months ago Brianna Clarkson Comments Off on Alum Advice
There is a mixture of feelings that comes with being a senior. Usually bittersweet, as students have the excitement of knowing that you are about to be finished with your undergrad, but also the stress knowing that your life is soon about to begin. Virginia Wesleyan has many alumni that have gone through the mixed Read More