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Halloween traditions around the globe

3 months 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

Halloween traditions at Wesleyan

3 months ago Nica Nakagomi Comments Off on Halloween traditions at Wesleyan
As temperatures start to drop in the Hampton Roads area, students at Virginia Wesleyan University are preparing for the Halloween season. Spider webs and pumpkins adorn the entrances of dormitories, while some residents decide what costumes to wear. Skylar Mao, a sophomore from Ningbo, China, marveled at costumes and decorations as she looked around at Read More

Current events roundup

3 months ago Mickella Rast Comments Off on Current events roundup
World’s longest sea bridge completed: The world’s longest sea and tunnel bridge has finally been completed, connecting Hong Kong and Macau to China’s mainland. The bridge is 34.2 miles and has reduced a four-hour commute between Hong Kong and Zhuhai, a Chinese city, to 45 minutes. Despite this milestone, there are still several controversies surrounding Read More

Mold at VWU: a timeline

4 months ago Mickella Rast Comments Off on Mold at VWU: a timeline
2018: Smithdeal Hall Mold has once again appeared in Smithdeal Hall and other rooms throughout Allen Village, formerly Village II. Several students reported coming back from a break in preparation for Hurricane Florence and finding mold on the walls, beds and floors. Several students have come forward with concerns about their health. 2017: Bray, Allen Read More

New program manager coming soon

4 months ago Mickella Rast Comments Off on New program manager coming soon
As Virginia Wesleyan expands its ties in the local community, other partnerships have been strengthened, as well. The Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities (VCIC) has chosen Wesleyan as the home of its first satellite office outside of Richmond. The new program manager will develop and maintain a network of connections across the Hampton Roads area Read More

Hello, mold

4 months ago Nica Nakagomi Comments Off on Hello, mold
As part of an effort to combat mold in the dorms, air blasts from industrial fans in the stairwells of Smithdeal Hall, located in Allen Village (formerly Village II). Before Hurricane Florence, some students evacuated, not knowing what kind of damages would occur. Although the hurricane luckily did not hugely impact Hampton Roads, some students Read More

From the CDC: how to remove mold

4 months ago Mickella Rast Comments Off on From the CDC: how to remove mold
Tips from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) on how to get rid of mold and mildew permanently. Protect- Make sure to wear personal protective equipment to protect your eyes, nose, mouth and skin when cleaning up mold. Toss- Throw away or move outside anything affected by mold that can’t be cleaned and dried completely Read More

Coca-Cola ‘goes green’

4 months ago Garry Sjodin Comments Off on Coca-Cola ‘goes green’
When the new Coca-Cola Georgia Peach and California Raspberry soda flavors hit shelves in March, they may have a third contender to watch out for in the future: cannabis. Reports have surfaced that Coca-Cola has been eyeing the rising cannabis industry in America to work on a collaboration. Cannabidiol, or CBD oil, is a legal Read More

Bray Village Rejuvenated

4 months ago Garry Sjodin Comments Off on Bray Village Rejuvenated
Bray Village, formerly known as Village 1, began overhauls earlier this semester as part of a $1.9 million privately funded restoration process that will last the duration of the academic year. This Village is one of the oldest living facilities on campus and the first student-specific housing facility available when the campus opened its doors Read More

A Student’s Perspective

4 months ago Garry Sjodin Comments Off on A Student’s Perspective
An opinion from a displaced upperclassman living in the hotel community. The Burton Station hotel community is provided for students waiting to move onto campus. This year, the hotel also served as a residence for sophomores and upperclassmen displaced from dorms. These students were displaced in an effort to prevent freshmen from living off campus Read More