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The future of teachers

7 months ago Sabrina Lemons Comments Off on The future of teachers
We can all agree that teachers have an important job that has become more difficult with the moral decay that has invaded society. What are we supposed to do to compensate her teachers? The solution to most if not all societal ailments is change within the community. So, what is it that schools and parents, Read More

Historic Changes

7 months ago Jonathan Joyer Comments Off on Historic Changes
History department impacted by new general studies requirements. As a liberal arts institution, we should pride ourselves on offering a variety of subjects to current and prospective students. Recently, Virginia Wesleyan University’s administration decided to implement a general studies system to fully replace the system currently in place. This involves taking a few classes in Read More

How high school did not prepare me for college

7 months ago Wynter Bond Comments Off on How high school did not prepare me for college
Do me a favor and flash back to the last couple months of high school. Do you remember how excited you were? How anxious you were about starting college and potentially being completely on your own? I can imagine my fellow seniors feel something like that right about now. There’s a certain uneasy but comforting Read More

Females in the spotlight respond to hate

7 months ago Marlyn Silva Comments Off on Females in the spotlight respond to hate
In today’s society, women in the media are heavily judged, examined and criticized for anything they do, and it certainly seems they’re also criticized for being who they are. Women who receive a lot of backlash within social media and society are celebrities like singers and actresses. Given their strong and crazy following across all Read More

Metal over man

7 months ago Ashley Kline Comments Off on Metal over man
Tech companies such as Amazon and Facebook cause humanitarian concerns. Many think of new technological advancements as blessings, but what if they’re simply wolves in sheeps’ clothing? Recent controversies with internet-based companies, such as Facebook and Amazon, beg the question whether or not such companies should be regulated. I say that changing climates call for Read More

$5 transcripts

7 months ago Jonathan Joyer Comments Off on $5 transcripts
Wesleyan charges students for transcripts As students, we struggle to keep up with the day-to-day financial issues that arise in college. Whether the expenses are related to school or not, we must always continue to stay on top of them. I bring this point up because of a recent change that Virginia Wesleyan has made Read More

Building up the next generation through education

7 months ago Sabrina Lemons Comments Off on Building up the next generation through education
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union… I’m sure we’ve all heard the phrase in one form or another, once bitten twice shy! However, it seems in the 21st-century nobody wants to be reminded that they were bitten. This also brings to mind TV shows that I Read More

Tuition freeze: students react

7 months ago Farah Haidari Comments Off on Tuition freeze: students react
The Board of Trustees met earlier this year and reached the conclusion that the school should not raise tuition for the 2018-2019 school year. For the last 20 years, the school has been raising its tuition on a yearly basis. According to the press release sent on March 15, “We recognize that higher education is Read More

Trump’s transgender policy

7 months ago Marlyn Silva Comments Off on Trump’s transgender policy
Since Trump took office, the United States has dealt with many issues and various setbacks. One of the many controversial issues surrounding the Trump administration is whether or not we should allow troops who identify as transgender serve our country through military service. There have been many talks on this topic dating back to President Read More

Complaining with courtesy

8 months ago Sabrina Lemons Comments Off on Complaining with courtesy
Dear readers, I may be preaching to the choir, but as a person who has lived a few different lives in a single lifetime, let me share the world of the pen and the sword. There are many common phrases that go around such as, “you can’t fight city hall,” or “you’re fighting an uphill Read More