Athletic recruitment proves resilient

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Sports have been affected mightily during this national pandemic and coaches and players have had to adjust during these changing times. Regulations and guidelines have eliminated numerous ways of recruiting. COVID-19 has forced many coaches to become more creative in acquiring new players.  Prior to the pandemic, new recruits were able to stay on-campus and Read More

Dominion Energy hosts virtual diversity event

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Due to the challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic has presented in regards to social gatherings, the number of overall events on campus have decreased dramatically. Our Marlin community has made the best of the situation though, and a variety of virtual options have been experimented with. An example of such an event occurred on October Read More

General Election race tightens as ballot count continues

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As of 10 a.m., Nov. 4, it still has yet to be determined who will next hold the Office of United States President.  Election Night saw election results pour in from all over the country as polls closed. Yet, with the unconventional election cycle and a tight race, it remains unclear who will cross the Read More

Dining services loses their edge

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The cafe serves a lot of people during the day, especially since they cater to students and faculty for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They provide students with jobs so that they are able to pay for college through their work experience. Hours for the cafe accommodate varying students’ schedules. I was grateful to be able Read More

VWU reports one COVID-19 case in past two weeks

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During the week of Oct. 14 to Oct. 20, one case was confirmed on the weekly COVID-19 update on Wednesday, Oct. 21, and none from Oct. 21 to Oct. 28. Since the beginning of the semester, there have been 21 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Despite in-person classes ending this fall semester on Nov. 20, the Read More

Spring semester plans announced

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The changes to the Spring 2021 semester schedule were announced in President Miller’s Nota Bene on Oct. 26. The noteworthy alteration was the removal of spring break. Miller stated that the Emergency Response Team and President’s Cabinet collaborated on the plan and the Board of Trustees was supportive of the proposal. The semester will begin Read More

Modified intramurals for spring

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Virginia Wesleyan’s Recreation and Wellness department aims to restart intramural sports in the Spring of 2021. Due to the coronavirus restrictions and social distancing guidelines, all intramural sports were cancelled for the fall 2020. However, as the university enters the final weeks of the semester the department of Recreation and Wellness are hopeful to recommence Read More

Athletes in time out

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The corona virus has proven itself to be a serious occurrence this year, and so on this campus. It has changed the way the entire campus operates, from not having any usable water fountains other than a select few, to wearing face masks around campus, and limiting the possibilities for athletes to train and compete Read More

The Closer: MLB

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My favorite sport has always been the national pastime. Baseball has had a special place in my heart since my first ever game in the nation’s capital. I watched my favorite player at the time, Chipper Jones, jog out onto the field as he neared the end of his historic career.  Baseball historians and analysts Read More

Trivia Nights bring Entertainment to campus

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Despite the restrictions on student activities on campus, there are still many opportunities for students to connect with others. Among these opportunities sponsored by VWU’s campus programming board, Off the Hook, are two virtual trivia nights every week where students can win themed prizes. Past trivia themes have included sports, pop culture, Star Wars, rap Read More