From Miley to Minaj: image changes

1 year ago Wynter Bond Comments Off on From Miley to Minaj: image changes
Some days I feel like changing my image, but realize all that I do now makes me feel complete. However, looking back to say, high school, I can definitely see how my image has changed a substantial amount. I’ve learned what clothes are suited to my body type and figured out what to do with Read More

Statues cause controversy

1 year ago Joshua Davis Comments Off on Statues cause controversy
Confederate monuments are plentiful in Virginia. In fact, Virginia has more than any other state. The Hampton Roads holds several of Virginia’s 223 Confederate statues in cities like Norfolk, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach. At Virginia Wesleyan, statues and public sculpture are important to students in many ways. They range from the large adirondack chair outside Read More

Little libraries are building a community of devoted readers

1 year ago Julie Ainsley Comments Off on Little libraries are building a community of devoted readers
With digital technology becoming more prominent than ever, many people long for the days dipping their head and escape to a place of isolated relaxation. There are many ways find books. Libraries and bookstores keep people’s curiosity going. But there are a few places popping up in the outer and inner VWU community that bring Read More

Softball takes down UVA and Longwood in Farmville

1 year ago Corey King Comments Off on Softball takes down UVA and Longwood in Farmville
The 2017 reigning National Championship softball program wrapped up their fall season on October 1. Head coach Brandon Elliott took his championship team and his award winning coaching staff and traveled to Farmville, Virginia to take the field against the University of Virginia Cavaliers and the Longwood University Lancers.  The Marlins picked up right where Read More

How do we stack up

1 year ago Amanda Archer Comments Off on How do we stack up
On Sept. 20, 2017, VWU President Scott Miller released his daily nota bene, which presented the student body and staff with an annual employment diversity report. Listed in the report were two separate representations of the ethnicities for full and part-time employees along with the ethnicities for student employees and work-study employees on campus. However, Read More

Charity starts in the parking lot

1 year ago Sabrina Lemons Comments Off on Charity starts in the parking lot
Opening with a point of understanding that college is more than just the education provided in the classroom, but the intersection of all facets, let’s begin by taking that understanding to the parking lot. In the pursuit of this article, feedback and comments were sought regarding unauthorized use of handicapped parking spaces as well as Read More

Overdue upgrade for Fine Arts

1 year ago Brianna Clarkson Comments Off on Overdue upgrade for Fine Arts
During the summer of 2017, President Miller gave his State of the University Address right before the 2017-2018 school year began. In his address, he brought to light many of the great things Virginia Wesleyan University were planning to create and build for the campus. The new Fine Arts Building is just one of those Read More

Interfaith discussion raises controversial issues

1 year ago Nathan Amanuel Comments Off on Interfaith discussion raises controversial issues
The Center for the Study of Religious Freedom recently hosted a discussion on religious law vs. secular law.  The panel could best be characterized as an interfaith dialogue, in consideration of political uprisings and, more accurately, common misconceptions in regards to tenets of Abrahamic faiths. This interdisciplinary approach to understanding certain hot button issues pertaining Read More

Reigning DIII assistant of the year steps away

1 year ago Luke Chiasson Comments Off on Reigning DIII assistant of the year steps away
When the women’s basketball team takes the court for their first official practice of the 2017-2018 season, a familiar face will not be there. After seven seasons, coach Andrea Thurston (Coach U) has decided to pursue other opportunities and step away from the sideline. Coach U’s presences will be missed by her players and by Read More

Let’s take the panic out of Hispanic

1 year ago Marlyn Silva Comments Off on Let’s take the panic out of Hispanic
Expressing controversial opinions online has become an easy way to create either support, or more prominently, a clear backlash. In the past few years the state of America’s political climate has made it harder for people to openly express what they truly believe in. Although the judgment they receive can sometimes be hard to justify Read More