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Guest speaker delivers diversity presentation

5 months ago Karleigh Warren Comments Off on Guest speaker delivers diversity presentation
Diversity is an uncomfortable subject in all aspects. Many students do not know how to deal with diversity and do not even know when it is actually happening. The only way to learn more about diversity and ways to deal with it is by having that conversation.  On Wednesday, Feb. 26, students gathered in the Read More

Mass shooting discussion pursues common ground

5 months ago Connor Merk Comments Off on Mass shooting discussion pursues common ground
The growing trend of mass shootings in America has presented the American people with a debate over how to solve this crisis. There is no universally accepted definition of a public mass shooting, and this piece defines it narrowly. The Washington Post has created a research article titled, “The terrible numbers that grow with each Read More

‘A culture of caring’ Dr. Merlock Jackson expresses gratitude, pens letter to community

5 months ago marlin-chronicle Comments Off on ‘A culture of caring’ Dr. Merlock Jackson expresses gratitude, pens letter to community
Following a car accident caused by a drunk driver that nearly took the lives of Jackson and her husband, she reflects on the outpouring support from the Virginia Wesleyan community in an open letter. I remember hearing the deadening thud, followed by feeling as though every bone in my body had shattered. On the evening Read More

OPUS scholarship program offers opportunity

5 months ago Faith Macwana Comments Off on OPUS scholarship program offers opportunity
The OPUS program was created by President Scott Miller as part of an initiative to help students with financial obligations graduate. The main reason students do not graduate or complete their degree is the cost. Bearing this in mind, the OPUS program was created to assist those in need. In roughly three and a half Read More

Jamming with the mathematician

5 months ago Faith Macwana Comments Off on Jamming with the mathematician
“The musician feels mathematics, the mathematician thinks music” was famously said by James Joseph Sylvester, a renowned mathematician. It was also one of the opening quotes that mathematician Michael Manning used in his presentation on Thursday, Feb. 20 at 11 a.m., as part of the OnDeck Premier Series, titled “Measuring the Muse: Why Music Excites Read More

On your marks, get set, recycle

5 months ago Connor Merk Comments Off on On your marks, get set, recycle
Virginia Wesleyan is participating in a friendly competition called RecycleMania, which is hosted by RecycleMania and the National Wildlife Federation. During the eight week competition, colleges and universities benchmark their recycling programs to promote waste reduction activities to their campus communities.  According to the official website, “Colleges across the United States and Canada report the Read More

VWU celebrates Black History Month

5 months ago Karleigh Warren Comments Off on VWU celebrates Black History Month
The Black Student Union at VWU was created so that Black students could have a voice or be seen and heard on campus. This organization is overseen by President Michael Perry and Vice President Monique Ayers.  The Black Student Union’s slogan is, “Made by Black Students for all Students.” Perry lives by this slogan and Read More

New year, new Batten

6 months ago Markaysha Bryant Comments Off on New year, new Batten
As the new year and semester kicked-off, many have noticed a few significant renovations on campus, specifically in the Jane P. Batten Student Center. Some of the new changes are the addition of a mural that embodies Virginia Wesleyan culture, the Harbor Grill, and a convenience store, the Coastal Market. During the January term, construction Read More

Veterans perform Greek literature

6 months ago Karleigh Warren Comments Off on Veterans perform Greek literature
In a world where war is constant, it is hard to understand the tragedies that come with it. On Thursday, Feb. 6 and Friday, Feb. 7, Virginia Wesleyan University students came to the Goode Fine and Performing Arts Center to attend The Warrior Chorus Project where they listened to the stories of those who have Read More

Students reflect on world travels

6 months ago Connor Merk Comments Off on Students reflect on world travels
During the month of January, many students took part in study away courses, including courses to Israel, Hawaii and Germany. Each of these courses had dynamic aspects of their coursework and studies. The Israel class focused on conflict mediation between Christians, Muslims, Jews and Palestinians.  Sophomore Isabel Laxton took part in the course to Israel. Read More