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High schoolers vie for Batten Honors spots

3 months ago Connor Merk Comments Off on High schoolers vie for Batten Honors spots
The most difficult part of the competition for White was creating the volunteer list. “It’s like putting together a puzzle, but I love doing it! Once I have everyone’s availability, I do my best to diversify each major event, the receptions and panels by major, cohort, ethnicity, gender and involvement,” White said. “The biggest thing Read More

Turkey time for VWU students

3 months ago Connor Merk Comments Off on Turkey time for VWU students
From the first Thanksgiving in the 1600s to the 2000s, it has remained a holiday that celebrates the ideal of being thankful and a closeness between family and friends. It took many years for Thanksgiving to takes its permanent place in American culture. The first Thanksgiving took place in Plymouth Colony, in present-day Massachusetts, in Read More

Eco-organizer leads first symposium

3 months ago Markaysha Bryant Comments Off on Eco-organizer leads first symposium
“Smart, hardworking and polite” were all words used to describe Patrick Berard Jr, a senior at Virginia Wesleyan University.  In high school, he participated in the dual-enrollment program, which allows students to take college courses while still in high school. He would have never imagined that a “Humans in the Environment” course would help him Read More

Alumna warns of human trafficking dangers

4 months ago Karleigh Warren Comments Off on Alumna warns of human trafficking dangers
Human trafficking is commonly thought of as simply kidnapping. Many people may think of the movie “Taken” when asked what human trafficking is. Katie Cooper, a Virginia Wesleyan University alumna and anti-human trafficking supervisor at the Samaritan House of Hampton Roads, came to the Blocker auditorium on Oct. 17 to inform students and adults about Read More

LGBTQ+ panel shares rainbow of perspectives

4 months ago Nicholas Mundy Comments Off on LGBTQ+ panel shares rainbow of perspectives
A panel of LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transexual, queer, and + signifies a desire to be inclusive) members gathered in Blocker Auditorium to discuss their own unique points of views towards their own community and mental health. On Thursday, Oct. 17, two current students and two current employees of the university spoke about their own Read More

Scary stories to tell at the drive-in

4 months ago Dalton Powers Comments Off on Scary stories to tell at the drive-in
Virginia Wesleyan University’s campus hosted several Halloween events this past weekend. Student organizations sponsored several of these events, such as Phright Night, hosted by Alpha Phi Alpha; Mask-Off hosted by Phenomenal Women and The National Society for Leadership and Success; and a Halloween Crafts and Movie event hosted by Zeta Phi Beta.  The Wesleyan Activities Read More

Marlins celebrate homecoming weekend

5 months ago Karleigh Warren Comments Off on Marlins celebrate homecoming weekend
Sierra Coleman, a junior at Virginia Wesleyan University, stated that this year’s homecoming was better than her high school homecoming due to the amount of people that attended and wanted to dance. “My whole basketball team went. There were even alumni there, because it was alumni weekend.” Current and former students of Virginia Wesleyan came Read More

Students impeded by Internet outages 

5 months ago Dalton Powers Comments Off on Students impeded by Internet outages 
Since the time that students arrived on campus at Virginia Wesleyan University, there have been issues with network connectivity. In our digital world, much of a modern college student’s education takes place online. Computers and network connectivity are the lifeblood of our knowledge stream. Reliable Internet is essential for many students to be able to Read More

Adulting 101: Making college feel like home

5 months ago Kylea McCarel Comments Off on Adulting 101: Making college feel like home
Packing your things, moving cities and starting a whole new life can be daunting, especially if you’re going to a new community with new people, places and activities. College, for many, is at the top of this list. Making new friends, starting classes, and feeling at home in your new environment is something all students Read More

Marlins storm the Involvement Fair

5 months ago Karleigh Warren Comments Off on Marlins storm the Involvement Fair
College can be a difficult transition for new students that do not know many other people on campus. One way to meet new people and make friends is to seek out groups who have made connections with other people on campus with the same interests. The Student Involvement Fair creates an opportunity for new students Read More