New Halloween petition

2 weeks ago Connor Merk Comments Off on New Halloween petition
A small movement is stirring to change the date when Halloween is celebrated. The Halloween & Costume Association (HCA) previously had a petition to change Halloween’s date from Oct. 31 to the last Saturday in October. Instead the HCA is looking to create a National Trick or Treat Day, which will take place on the Read More

Shooting at MacArthur Center Mall

2 weeks ago Markaysha Bryant Comments Off on Shooting at MacArthur Center Mall
A shooting at the popular shopping mall in Downtown Norfolk earlier this month had a big impact on some students. On Oct. 14, 2019 two people were shot at MacArthur Center in Norfolk, Virginia. The Virginian-Pilot reported that there were two victims, a 56-year-old woman, who police confirmed was an innocent bystander, and a 23-year-old Read More

Virginia election preview

2 weeks ago Connor Merk Comments Off on Virginia election preview
On Tuesday, Nov. 5, voters in Virginia will head to the polls to vote for candidates for the House of Delegates, State Senate and other local positions depending on their locality. The polls will be open between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. Virginia Wesleyan students on campus who are registered to vote will be voting Read More

Virginia Beach Beautification Project

2 weeks ago Alex Powers Comments Off on Virginia Beach Beautification Project
Improvements to the infrastructure and general cleanliness of the oceanfront are grabbing attention from the area’s denizens. Atlantic Avenue, down on the oceanfront of Virginia Beach, is getting upgraded.  Residents in the resort area of the beach spot are taking initiative to improve areas of the city. As the Virginian-Pilot reports, this group has been Read More

Resident assistant fired

2 weeks ago Alex Powers Comments Off on Resident assistant fired
On Friday, Oct. 10, junior Miranda Ward received the news that her employment as a resident assistant was terminated.   This came after the publication of a news story that featured Ward in the Marlin Chronicle’s last issue, which appeared on newsstands on Thursday, Oct. 9. The issue included a news story, beginning on the front Read More

Alumna warns of human trafficking dangers

2 weeks ago Karleigh Warren Comments Off on Alumna warns of human trafficking dangers
Human trafficking is commonly thought of as simply kidnapping. Many people may think of the movie “Taken” when asked what human trafficking is. Katie Cooper, a Virginia Wesleyan University alumna and anti-human trafficking supervisor at the Samaritan House of Hampton Roads, came to the Blocker auditorium on Oct. 17 to inform students and adults about Read More

LGBTQ+ panel shares rainbow of perspectives

2 weeks ago Nicholas Mundy Comments Off on LGBTQ+ panel shares rainbow of perspectives
A panel of LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transexual, queer, and + signifies a desire to be inclusive) members gathered in Blocker Auditorium to discuss their own unique points of views towards their own community and mental health. On Thursday, Oct. 17, two current students and two current employees of the university spoke about their own Read More

Scary stories to tell at the drive-in

2 weeks ago Dalton Powers Comments Off on Scary stories to tell at the drive-in
Virginia Wesleyan University’s campus hosted several Halloween events this past weekend. Student organizations sponsored several of these events, such as Phright Night, hosted by Alpha Phi Alpha; Mask-Off hosted by Phenomenal Women and The National Society for Leadership and Success; and a Halloween Crafts and Movie event hosted by Zeta Phi Beta.  The Wesleyan Activities Read More

Men’s basketball season preview

2 weeks ago Megan Sherman Comments Off on Men’s basketball season preview
The Virginia Wesleyan men’s basketball team seeks redemption for their early exit in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) quarterfinals last year, and they have all the pieces they need to do it. In the ODAC preseason poll, the team tied for second with Randolph-Macon and only fell behind the first-place Guilford by five points. Read More

Women’s basketball season preview

2 weeks ago Miles Christian Comments Off on Women’s basketball season preview
After a heartbreaking overtime loss in the ODAC Quarter Finals last year to Randolph Macon, the women’s basketball team hopes to come back stronger. With nine incoming freshmen, the Marlins have a relatively young team, after losing five seniors from last year’s team including the all-time leading scorer in program history, Jayla Harris. The freshmen Read More