Luck of the draw

4 months ago Valery Caraballo Comments Off on Luck of the draw
An unknown local Norfolk resident won a major lottery prize, causing others in the area to reflect on what the money could mean to them.   It’s 11:49 p.m. and you’re still finishing up your paper that is due at midnight, your hand reaches into your jacket pocket which contains the winning lottery numbers that had Read More

Virginia elections: the results are in

4 months ago Dalton Powers Comments Off on Virginia elections: the results are in
The November election results are in.  It is time to look at how the races fared and what impact the Wesleyan community had on Election Day. According to The New York Times, following the Virginia General Election on Nov. 5, there has been a major shift in our representation. The Virginia State Senate now consists Read More

Recycling in Hampton Roads

4 months ago Alex Powers Comments Off on Recycling in Hampton Roads
While the outlook of recycling in the region faces obstacles, Virginia Wesleyan University’s commitment to sustainability persists. Recycling in the Hampton Roads area has a difficult challenge ahead.  Recycling is becoming more integral to community plans for sustainability, but it is also becoming more expensive.   How to save these recycling programs is the next question Read More

NATO war simulation engages students

4 months ago Dalton Powers Comments Off on NATO war simulation engages students
Over a dozen Virginia Wesleyan students spent the week at the NATO Innovation Hub, working alongside military officials to simulate a war game. Virginia Wesleyan University’s unique relationship with the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) was exhibited when students took part in a decision-making simulation at the organization’s Innovation Hub Nov. 4 through Nov. 8.  Read More

Who killed Kylie Jenner? Students solve the mystery

4 months ago Connor Merk Comments Off on Who killed Kylie Jenner? Students solve the mystery
The Wesleyan Activities Council (WAC) hosted a murder mystery event for students on Friday, Nov. 15. This event was created with the collaboration of WAC and Mission Improvable productions. The event began with attendees being greeted with a nametag of a celebrity that they will act like for the remainder of the night. There was Read More

High schoolers vie for Batten Honors spots

4 months ago Connor Merk Comments Off on High schoolers vie for Batten Honors spots
The most difficult part of the competition for White was creating the volunteer list. “It’s like putting together a puzzle, but I love doing it! Once I have everyone’s availability, I do my best to diversify each major event, the receptions and panels by major, cohort, ethnicity, gender and involvement,” White said. “The biggest thing Read More

Turkey time for VWU students

4 months ago Connor Merk Comments Off on Turkey time for VWU students
From the first Thanksgiving in the 1600s to the 2000s, it has remained a holiday that celebrates the ideal of being thankful and a closeness between family and friends. It took many years for Thanksgiving to takes its permanent place in American culture. The first Thanksgiving took place in Plymouth Colony, in present-day Massachusetts, in Read More

Eco-organizer leads first symposium

4 months ago Markaysha Bryant Comments Off on Eco-organizer leads first symposium
“Smart, hardworking and polite” were all words used to describe Patrick Berard Jr, a senior at Virginia Wesleyan University.  In high school, he participated in the dual-enrollment program, which allows students to take college courses while still in high school. He would have never imagined that a “Humans in the Environment” course would help him Read More

The Full Count

4 months ago Austin Edmonds Comments Off on The Full Count
On Nov. 12, 2019, the baseball world was still suffering from its World Series hangover when current Oakland Athletics pitcher Mike Fiers, who was with the Houston Astros during their 2017 championship run, spoke up about his former ballclub by claiming that the club used cameras in their home Minute Maid Park in 2017 to Read More

ODAC Champions

4 months ago Co-Written Comments Off on ODAC Champions
Matalus had 369 kills this season, which not only led the team but also was the most of any middle hitter in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference.  “We all worked really hard every week and to be recognized by the ODAC as an individual was a really cool accomplishment. Especially because it was the last Read More