Coach Francis wins 100th game

4 months ago Megan Sherman Comments Off on Coach Francis wins 100th game
Head baseball coach Chris Francis earned his 100th win with the Virginia Wesleyan program in a 7-2 road win against Ferrum College on March 30. This season marks his fifth year as the head coach of the Marlin team. This is not the first time Francis has found himself on the coaching staff at Virginia Read More

FAFFA created to support VWU Women’s Sports

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In an effort to show support for women’s sports and overcome the perception that they are boring compared to men’s, junior Kerri Wasko created the group Female Athletes for Female Athletes (FAFFA). Women sports are not often broadcasted in the media nor high in attendance. However, women’s sports are very similar to men’s sports.  For Read More

Marlin community strikes out cancer

4 months ago Megan Sherman Comments Off on Marlin community strikes out cancer
Despite the seeming never-ending rain, the softball team persevered to host their annual “Strikeout Cancer” event on April 20. This event is a part of a movement to raise money for cancer research and awareness. The team began their participation in the movement in 2009 where they raised $3,000. Then ten years later in 2018 Read More

The power of plus

4 months ago Tony Tann Comments Off on The power of plus
On March 25, Apple held its first ever services-centric event, where the company introduced several new and upcoming service products with no hardware announcements at all. It took Apple almost two hours to introduce Apple News+, Apple Arcade, Apple Card and Apple TV+. The only service that’s available today, Apple News+, is designed to provide Read More

Us vs. them

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After his first big hit in the movie industry in 2017, Get Out, Jordan Peele strikes again with another cinematic knockout, Us. With many hints at American history, past horror movies and existential terrors, it wasn’t as big of a hit as his previous film due to loose ends and a complicated storyline. However, similar Read More

Healthcare smackdown

4 months ago Tony Tann Comments Off on Healthcare smackdown
One week before WrestleMania 35, John Oliver dedicated the monologue segment of Last Week Tonight to diving into the issues around the wildly popular WWE and how the organization treats its wrestlers. Oliver has discussed wrestling before on the show, specifically critiquing Vince McMahon’s organization for its close ties to Saudi Arabia. Oliver kicked off Read More

Small school, big opportunities

5 months ago Faith Auad Comments Off on Small school, big opportunities
Choosing an institution of higher learning to attend is considered to be one of the most important decisions a person can make in their life. However, there is often a misconception that smaller colleges and universities do not offer as many opportunities as larger institutions. But a recent poll released by the Gallup and Strada Read More

‘You are not alone’

5 months ago Mickella Rast Comments Off on ‘You are not alone’
Students and counselors discuss Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) among college students as the seasons change and warmer weather approaches, potentially ending the symptoms of SAD for those who suffer from the “winter pattern” variety. Wednesday, March 20, marks the official beginning of spring in the Northern Hemisphere, and plenty of people are excited for the Read More

Campus reaffirms inclusivity

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VWU vows to remain inclusive to all people despite the United Methodist Church’s decision to ban LGBTQ+ from obtaining leadership. The United Methodist Church (UMC) voted 53-47 in Feb. to ban gay clergy and officiating LGBTQ+ weddings. The outcome of such a long-anticipated vote stunned and disappointed those eagerly awaiting the results of the UMC Read More

New beginning for fine arts on campus

5 months ago Nicholas Mundy Comments Off on New beginning for fine arts on campus
The Susan S. Goode Fine and Performing Arts Center will take over the special events that were formerly held in the Hofheimer Theatre near the end of March. The old fine arts building will still be holding regular daily classes, and Virginia Wesleyan is still striving to improve the older building. Groundbreaking began on the Read More