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Campus threat

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AOIFE BRANCO News Editor Last week the Virginia Wesleyan College campus received a direct threat from a former student, Aaron Robinson, via social media. An email notification was sent out to students, faculty and staff to notify them of the threat. A picture of Robinson was attached to the email along with guidelines to stay Read More

New tolls affect professors, commuters

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EMILY GIBSON Staff Writer One dollar can buy a bagel, a cup of convenience store coffee, a morning newspaper or, since Feb. 1, your morning commute. The Downtown and Midtown tunnels are imposing a $1 toll during peak travel hours. The revenue collected from the tunnels’ daily total of 125,000 drivers is going to build Read More

Defeating setbacks, pursuing new goals

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Candice Weckman Sports Editor Erica Keil had been away babysitting for the weekend. About 20 minutes after she returned home, her body unexpectedly gave out. First, Keil felt extreme pain in her legs and developed a fever. Then, she had trouble breathing and communicating. “I fell apart,” said Keil. “I’d rather break both of my Read More

Virginia elects democrat McAuliffe as governor

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Jessica Mackey News Editor Election season is over. The plethora of media messages have ended. The campaign buses have been parked. The “I sponsor this message” blurbs have stopped broadcasting on the radio. But, what does it all mean? Virginians elected Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe as their next governor in an historic election, defeating his Read More

Entering college at 15, Paulden thrives

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KAITLYN DOZIER Editor-in-Chief Though she is too young to vote and still is not allowed to drive, Promise Paulden is already embarking on her second year of studies at Virginia Wesleyan. Paulden, born in 1996, enrolled at the college when she was just 15 years old. “I chose Virginia Wesleyan because this is the place Read More

Strategic plan maps out college funding

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Jessica Hauser Staff Writer Virginia Wesleyan College’s Strategic Planning Steering Committee (SPSC) expects to implement its new strategic plan addressing concerns about the condition of campus facilities in the fall of 2014. Laynee Timlin, director of Strategic Planning, said the 3-year interim plan, now in its third year, was developed by a 27-member committee. The Read More

First government shutdown in almost 18 years

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JESSICA MACKEY & MARIA MARINELLI Staff Writers Failure of the House of Representatives to pass an official budget means that the government is being “shut down.” Why did this happen? Indecision and failure to pass a budget is largely due to partisan division over the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). Read More

Memorial symbolizes marlin veteran spirit

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JESSICA HAUSER Staff Writer Virginia Wesleyan College will reveal its new Veterans Memorial in a public ceremony behind Godwin Hall on Nov. 11, Veteran’s Day, according to Veterans Affairs Certifying Official Melanie Monk. Marguerite Vail, vice president for College Advancement, said that the $5,000 memorial “came out of a desire to honor those in the Read More

Fertilization front-runner leads lecture

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KAITLYN DOZIER Editor-in-Chief Dr. Howard W. Jones, Jr., professor emeritus of obstetrics and gynecology at the Eastern Virginia Medical School, spoke on campus last Thursday on the debate over personhood and reproductive technology. The event marked the inaugural presentation of the Justine L. Nusbaum Lectureship in VWC’s Center for the Study of Religious Freedom (CSRF). Read More