Ethics team wins championship

2 months ago Dalton Powers Comments Off on Ethics team wins championship
The Virginia Wesleyan ethics bowl team captured the 2020 Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges (VFIC) championship. The team has not obtained this feat since 2000.  This year’s team consisted of sophomore Anitra Howard, freshman Criofan Shaw, and Team Captain, junior Alex Powers.  The team spent over a semester practicing weekly by going over ethical cases, Read More

Norfolk Zoo aids Australia

2 months ago Dalton Powers Comments Off on Norfolk Zoo aids Australia
“Australia is being ravaged by the worst wildfires seen in decades, with large swaths of the country devastated since the fire season began in late July,” as reported by CNN.  The fires have been a direct cause of death for at least 28 people across the country of Australia (as of January 2020), and has Read More

Methodist Church divided

2 months ago Lauren Faulkner Comments Off on Methodist Church divided
While Virginia Wesleyan is a Methodist-affiliated university, the school aims to provide an environment that is accepting of all people by embracing the diversity of our campus community.  Early last year, some issues arose within the Methodist Church as LGBT-related prohibitions were established. According to the New York Times, some of the actions taken include Read More

VWU campus battles illness

2 months ago Alex Powers Comments Off on VWU campus battles illness
The Virginia Wesleyan community was ravaged by sudden and bitter illnesses over the past weeks.  Beyond mere flu-like symptoms, students reported experiencing severe nausea, loss of appetite, lethargy and vomiting. Administration took notice of the problem, issuing an email to students on Tuesday, Feb. 4.  The message, from the Office of Student Affairs, acknowledged not Read More

System network update

2 months ago Co-Written Comments Off on System network update
Following a ransomware attack at the end of the Fall 2019 semester, the IT department continues to repair network systems. The Virginia Wesleyan campus lost its internet and network access sometime on the morning of Tuesday, Dec. 10, in response to a cyber attack on the campus network.   This incident came after several reports Read More

Wesleyan announces nursing program

2 months ago Kimberly DeHart Comments Off on Wesleyan announces nursing program
Virginia Wesleyan University is partnering with the Sentara Nursing program for students who want to go into the medical field and study Nursing Science. Wesleyan and Sentara have a partnership program that will consist of a bachelor’s degree in Nursing Science.  Virginia Wesleyan currently offers several preparatory medical programs for students to take, including pre-professional Read More

New year, new Batten

2 months ago Markaysha Bryant Comments Off on New year, new Batten
As the new year and semester kicked-off, many have noticed a few significant renovations on campus, specifically in the Jane P. Batten Student Center. Some of the new changes are the addition of a mural that embodies Virginia Wesleyan culture, the Harbor Grill, and a convenience store, the Coastal Market. During the January term, construction Read More

Veterans perform Greek literature

2 months ago Karleigh Warren Comments Off on Veterans perform Greek literature
In a world where war is constant, it is hard to understand the tragedies that come with it. On Thursday, Feb. 6 and Friday, Feb. 7, Virginia Wesleyan University students came to the Goode Fine and Performing Arts Center to attend The Warrior Chorus Project where they listened to the stories of those who have Read More

Students reflect on world travels

2 months ago Connor Merk Comments Off on Students reflect on world travels
During the month of January, many students took part in study away courses, including courses to Israel, Hawaii and Germany. Each of these courses had dynamic aspects of their coursework and studies. The Israel class focused on conflict mediation between Christians, Muslims, Jews and Palestinians.  Sophomore Isabel Laxton took part in the course to Israel. Read More

Students strive to end homelessness

2 months ago Faith Macwana Comments Off on Students strive to end homelessness
Allies in Marlins (AIM) to End Homelessness is an awareness campaign that is designed to draw attention to homelessness in the area. What started off as a class during Winter Session has blossomed into something bigger. Senior Alyssa Jamison, who works as a Head Shelter Manager said, “The goal of AIM is to get everyone, Read More