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Costume Confusion

4 months 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

A horror renaissance

5 months ago Douglas Hardman Comments Off on A horror renaissance
What scares you the most? When I think of horror movies today, it is not the same as what I have seen in the past. The horror movie genre has undergone quite a few makeovers in the past decades. From slasher flicks, to meta, to torture porn, and to now dark, gritty, and comedic, the Read More

Trick-or-treating trouble

5 months ago Jonathan Joyer Comments Off on Trick-or-treating trouble
Well everyone, it is that time of year again. Break out the scary music, costumes and evil laughter because it is everyone’s favorite holiday, Halloween! It is also that time of year when everyone dresses up in costumes and goes door-to-door trick-or-treating. Now the big question is: should there be an age limit on trick-or-treating. Read More

Pretty or promiscuous?

5 months ago Ashley Kline Comments Off on Pretty or promiscuous?
Halloween is a time for scary movies, candy, and costumes (which are my personal favorite part of the holiday). As kids, boys and girls typically dress up on Halloween for the purpose of trick-or-treating. However, when one hits a certain age in the state of Virginia, they cease to be able to trick-or-treat legally. So, Read More

Double doobie standard

6 months ago Douglas Hardman Comments Off on Double doobie standard
We live in a world full of hypocrisy and double standards. Besides the misogyny and blatant hatred against many marginalized groups, I’d like to turn focus to the marijuana industry. We love a good capitalist takeover here in America. Back in November 2012, Colorado and Washington state became the first states to legalize the recreational Read More

Weasel in court

6 months ago Ashley Kline Comments Off on Weasel in court
Over the past couple weeks, one name has come to the forefront of news and pop culture, Brett Kavanaugh. Through a series of sexual assault allegations, the character of President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee has come into question. Following a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee in which Kavanaugh and one of his accusers, Christine Read More

Why FALL for pumpkin spice

6 months ago Jonathan Joyer Comments Off on Why FALL for pumpkin spice
Well, it is that time of year again, the fall season has begun. So that means it is time for the leaves to change color, the air to start cooling and the pumpkins to make a comeback.  The fall is one of my favorite seasons of the year, but one aspect of it has always Read More

Bob gets a new look

6 months ago Jonathan Joyer Comments Off on Bob gets a new look
As Virginia Wesleyan University continues to expand and evolve over time, many changes will take place. In recent years, we have seen new buildings, such as the Greer Environmental Sciences Center and the Susan S. Goode Fine and Performing Arts Center, rise up with many more to come. We have also seen many changes to Read More

White guys, step aside

6 months ago Douglas Hardman Comments Off on White guys, step aside
White men are ruining the arts with their sexual misconduct, abuse and misogyny I’d like preface this by saying  that when I make a statement about  “all men,” there is usually an ‘*’ because I do not actually believe that “all men are ____.” That being said: white, cisgender, straight men are huge deficits to Read More

Senior reflections

11 months ago Farah Haidari Comments Off on Senior reflections
Experiencing senioritis and pushing through Graduation is in a couple weeks. I will miss my friends and the faculty, but I am excited to get out of here! Even though I have been trying to work my hardest this year, I still can’t help but think, “It’s my last year and I can relax a Read More