New requirements impact history

6 months ago Camille Benz Comments Off on New requirements impact history
New changes to Virginia Wesleyan’s general studies program, effective beginning fall 2019,  will directly affect the future of the history department. The first component, supported by almost all faculty, are called Wesleyan Seminars. These are a combination of the writing courses and Senior Integrative Experience (SIE). Instead of the seminars being exclusive to seniors, they Read More

Historic Changes

6 months ago Jonathan Joyer Comments Off on Historic Changes
History department impacted by new general studies requirements. As a liberal arts institution, we should pride ourselves on offering a variety of subjects to current and prospective students. Recently, Virginia Wesleyan University’s administration decided to implement a general studies system to fully replace the system currently in place. This involves taking a few classes in Read More

How high school did not prepare me for college

6 months ago Wynter Bond Comments Off on How high school did not prepare me for college
Do me a favor and flash back to the last couple months of high school. Do you remember how excited you were? How anxious you were about starting college and potentially being completely on your own? I can imagine my fellow seniors feel something like that right about now. There’s a certain uneasy but comforting Read More

Females in the spotlight respond to hate

6 months ago Marlyn Silva Comments Off on Females in the spotlight respond to hate
In today’s society, women in the media are heavily judged, examined and criticized for anything they do, and it certainly seems they’re also criticized for being who they are. Women who receive a lot of backlash within social media and society are celebrities like singers and actresses. Given their strong and crazy following across all Read More

Are you part of the third?

6 months ago Sarah Tucker Comments Off on Are you part of the third?
According to a new report, one third of college students suffer from housing insecurity and food shortages. Are you part of the third? Alexa Ledari, staff writer for US News wrote a report “More Than One-Third of College Students Don’t Have Enough Food.”  According to Ledari’s report, results from a new survey, conducted by researchers Read More

Little dog, big job

6 months ago Brianna Kidwell Comments Off on Little dog, big job
For Lesley Richardson, the idea of dogs being a woman’s best friend has a lot more meaning behind it with her 5-year-old Yorkshire Terrier Baylee. Baylee has been a service dog for Richardson for the last three years, and provides her with more than just companionship. Richardson struggles with anxiety and bipolar disorder. Baylee is Read More

Changes on horizon for Marlin athletics

6 months ago Luke Chiasson Comments Off on Changes on horizon for Marlin athletics
There is no doubt that Virginia Wesleyan athletics are on the rise on the national level, with women’s soccer making back-to-back NCAA tournament appearances, softball claiming the 2017 National Championship and holding the #1 ranking in the country for over a calendar year and, men’s golf claiming an individual National Championship, but now under new Read More

Virginia Wesleyan loses a good friend

6 months ago Marlyn Silva Comments Off on Virginia Wesleyan loses a good friend
Earlier this past month, the last founding member of the Virginia Wesleyan board of trustees, Trustee Emeritus Robert “Bob” Friend Boyd passed away April 7 at the age of 90, while leaving behind a long lasting and memorable legacy. As reported by President Scott Miller in his Nota Bene, Boyd was a lawyer and a Read More

Softball K’s cancer…again

6 months ago Jenna Whitener Comments Off on Softball K’s cancer…again
The Virginia Wesleyan University softball team held their annual Strikeout Cancer Day during a double header against Emory and Henry College on April 22. All proceeds from the games, which were originally scheduled for April 7 but were rescheduled due to rain, were donated to the American Cancer Society to fund research to end cancer. Read More

Break out the bedazzler, decorate those caps

6 months ago Camille Benz Comments Off on Break out the bedazzler, decorate those caps
For the first time in Virginia Wesleyan history, graduating seniors will be allowed to decorate their graduation caps Glitter, rhinestones and flowers oh my! Seniors can finally decorate their graduation caps. A student council headed by Heidi Brinker, Wynter Bond and Brittany Hockey crafted a mortarboard decoration proposal for Provost Timothy O’Rourke. After receiving researched Read More