Remote and abroad

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I went into 2020 thinking it would likely be one of the most exciting years of my life. I was studying abroad in Greece for spring semester and then starting my senior year in the fall. This all swiftly fell apart in March when I got sent home to Australia. I spent the summer agonizing Read More

Science Club Review

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The Science Club is back on campus for the first time in over three years, since before the school changed names from Virginia Wesleyan College to Virginia Wesleyan University.  The club is led by Ezekiel “Zeke” Herrera-Bevan, as president, Zack Hubbard, as vice-president, and Dr. Katrina Henry, as faculty advisor. The newly-revamped club is still Read More

President Trump visits Newport News

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The Hampton Roads region greeted a well-known visitor on Friday, Sept. 25: President Donald J. Trump. He held a rally at the Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport that gathered thousands of supporters. According to the Richmond Times-Dispatch, roughly 3,000 supporters attended the event, which is above Virginia’s 250-person limit for gatherings.  The Dispatch also reported that Read More

Virginia Wesleyan’s Campus welcomes Chaplain Marie Porter

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Upon arrival to campus for the 2020-2021 school year, Marlin Nation was greeted by an unfamiliar, yet friendly face: the new University Chaplain, Marie Porter.  Porter was not expecting to be in this position at VWU, but believes it was all “God’s work.” She previously was in a full-time position at Haygood United Methodist Church Read More

Yoga and Coffee

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It is a scientific fact that stress can have severely negative impacts on the human body, both physically and mentally. Some might find release through journaling, reading a book  or watching their favorite movie or show.  With the current situation in the world, it might be increasingly hard to de-stress. Furthermore, during these stressful times, Read More

A league of their own

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eSports, which stands for electronic sports, is a form of sport competition by using video games. It is one of the fastest-growing global sports and billion dollar industries today. eSports are growing and expanding to college campuses across the country. It can open doors and pathways for countless careers, not just as a player, gamer Read More

Literature in life

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The Book of Esther is one of my favorite books because it is so encouraging,no matter what season of life you are experiencing. Esther is an example to all of bravery, loyalty and perseverance through challenging times.  In the beginning of the story, Esther is a young woman, given a once in a lifetime opportunity Read More

Marlins adapt to COVID-19 developments

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After an unusual start on campus, VWU has successfully made it through its first month of the semester. This accomplishment is being celebrated by students and staff. As of Oct. 6, there have been a cumulative total of 20 positive cases of COVID-19 and 13 total cleared cases.  The weeks between Aug. 19th and Sept. Read More

Fall Athletes prevail over COVID-19 summer quarantine

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COVID-19 produced many challenges for athletes during the spring and summer months. These challenges had such a profounding effect on fall athletes. Their training and preparation took a serious hit. The constant wondering if they were going to have a season is one thing, but they were tasked with finding new avenues on how to Read More

Homecoming

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From Sept. 28 to Oct 2, Virginia Wesleyan hosted its Homecoming Spirit Week. With things looking a little different this year due to COVID-19, Sarah Guzzo, Director of Student Activities, and Off The Hook, VWU’s Student Programming Board, had to get a little creative and think outside the box. The week’s events included My Hero Read More