Costume Confusion

3 days ago Jasmine Demir Comments Off on Costume Confusion
Rebuttal of “Pretty or promiscuous” Halloween is not just a holiday for children. It is also for the enjoyment of adults and allows them to let loose and relax. There are many holidays that often are dedicated to children. For instance, Christmas, though young and old celebrate it, is special for children. All adults go Read More

Marlins Swim splashes into second season

3 days ago Terry Bosiako Comments Off on Marlins Swim splashes into second season
The Marlin swim team looks to expand their team, establish themselves as a competitive force in the ODAC and cover ground on the recruiting trail on their second season. The men’s swim team lost to Randolph College with a score of 125-54 on Oct. 20 at the VWU natatorium. Despite the loss, two freshmen put Read More

Lattuca’s first year one for the books

3 days ago Co-Written Comments Off on Lattuca’s first year one for the books
Skyler Lattuca of the men’s cross-country team had a productive first fall season of competition. Nabbing first-, third-, and fourth place finishes in the regular season, earning All-Region and Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Runner of the Week honors and being named ODAC Rookie of the Year, Lattuca will be a regular name in the Read More

Volleyball ends ODAC second round

3 days ago Megan Sherman Comments Off on Volleyball ends ODAC second round
After a charged start to conference play, the volleyball team fell to top-seeded Randolph-Macon in the second round of the ODAC tournament. The Marlins entered the tournament as the fourth seed after a 9-3 conference record. This loss ended the team’s season and was the last game for seniors Kristina Scott and Doneisha Hall. The Read More

Women’s Soccer makes third straight NCAAs

3 days ago Maggie Hunter Comments Off on Women’s Soccer makes third straight NCAAs
Qualifying for the NCAA tournament or, the “big dance,” is the end goal for every sports program in collegiate athletics, and Virginia Wesleyan women’s soccer went dancing. For the third year in a row, the women’s soccer team received a bid to the NCAA tournament. The Marlins finished with a record of 12-5-4, with their Read More

Movie Review: ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’

3 days ago Nica Nakagomi Comments Off on Movie Review: ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’
The music is the message. Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? Maybe it doesn’t really matter. Rami Malek, with his pronounced teeth, 70s rock star locks and flamboyant fashion, brings forth an exhilarating performance as Freddie Mercury in the biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody.” Both casual and hard core Queen fans will sing along Read More

Farewell Apu

3 days ago Garry Sjodin Comments Off on Farewell Apu
The Simpsons bid farewell to Apu this year after a public outcry for the removal of the character based on prejudicial and stereotypical representations of southeastern Asians. The outcry began to catch traction after comedian Hari Kondabolu released the documentary, The Problem with Apu, in 2017. Since then Hari has appeared on talk shows, such Read More

The Human Element

3 days ago Rebecca Schamel Comments Off on The Human Element
Wednesday night, Oct. 24th, at Sandler Center for the Performing Arts in Virginia Beach, those who attended were treated to an eye-opening film premiere of James Balog entitled The Human Element.  If there was ever a doubt about the actual realism of climate change, this film should be viewed by everyone. There was a very Read More

The new face of smoking

3 weeks ago Mickella Rast Comments Off on The new face of smoking
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Scott Gottlieb announced “the largest coordinated tobacco compliance effort in FDA’s history” in a press statement slotted for immediate release on Sept. 12. The compliance effort and statement addressed what the Gottlieb described as an “epidemic of e-cigarette use among teenagers.” “I use the word epidemic with great care. Read More

Halloween traditions around the globe

3 weeks ago Mickella Rast Comments Off on Halloween traditions around the globe
Ireland is considered the birthplace of what we consider to be Halloween today. The origins of the fun and spooky holiday come from ancient Celtic and pagan rituals, during which a festival called Samhain took place to celebrate a half-year marker. Today, both Ireland and Scotland celebrate Halloween with bonfires, games and traditional foods like Read More