“Get to The Plot” Passing the political fluff

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Shay Mills Opinions Editor During my freshman year, my best friend Michele had a boyfriend who always told interesting stories. However, that is not what this is about. One day, as he was telling a dreadful, overly detailed story, my best friend suddenly yelled out “get to the plot!” Along with laughing at his embarrassment, Read More

What’s so cool about it?

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by Connor Pederson In the past three weeks of my time using the wonderful tool that is social media, I have witnessed a trend that has been described as pointless, fun, a good cause and stupid. I am talking about the ever-so-popular Ice Bucket Challenge. What could be cooler than dumping a bucket of ice-filled Read More

Cutting the cord

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Douglas Hardman Opinions Editor Time in college is one of the greatest steps in a person’s life. We are furthering our education and, for the most part, are also learning what it is like to live on our own. Many of us were brought on campus by our parents, moved in, said our goodbyes and Read More

From plumbing to pass backs

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Rayven Davis Community Editor While some of us were sitting at home watching reality television, reading or lying by the beach, junior Danielle Benn was changing lives. Benn finished her school year slightly early to head to Jamaica to rebuild schools for young children. “The first school was about half the size of the Grille Read More

SGA Story

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Molly Fanney Imani West and Karalyn Schimek have been very busy this year, and just about every year of college up to now. They are very involved in the campus community, holding high positions in their sororities multiple on-campus jobs, serving on the executive board of the Student Government Association, and being members of honor Read More

Blocker Reno

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Molly Fanney Virginia Wesleyan’s 45-­year­-old natural sciences building, Blocker Hall, will be receiving some substantial renovations over the summer, with the intent of modernizing and maximizing undergraduate research resources and classroom experience in the building, as well as getting rid of its ‘70s architectural style. The renovations were made possible by three private donations of Read More

Unconventional Leadership

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Molly Fanney Everyone remembers leaders such as Gandhi, Pope Francis, and Che Guevara, but I bet most people wouldn’t know that those people fit the description of unconventional. Virginia Wesleyan offered a new course this past spring semester in which students had to analyze diverse historical and current figureheads and argue whether they are or Read More

“A Local’s Guide”

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Elizabeth Sims Everywhere you go, you will find places that make you smile and other places that make you wonder how they are even still in business. Being in a college town is no different, with even more hole­in­the­walls and tourist traps to visit and experience. Here are some places and things you need to Read More

Breaking the Stereotypes

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Doug Hardman You have emptied your lockers, you have packed up your room, and you are about to say goodbye to your parents and friends. You find yourself sitting on another campus surrounded by strangers and a sense of unfamiliarity. You are in college now. One of the biggest things about college, especially Virginia Wesleyan, Read More

Fall Preview – I Believe That We Will Win

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DJ Woodmore Sweaty palms, the feeling of butterflies in the pit of your stomach, and the roars of the student section can only mean one thing: fall season is here. The 2013 fall season was filled with excitement from start to finish, capped off with an Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) championship by the men’s Read More