Oh SNAP: proposed changes for those receiving nutritional assistance

1 year ago Co-Written Comments Off on Oh SNAP: proposed changes for those receiving nutritional assistance
Supplement is to provide in addition to what is already present or available; it is not intended to provide everything for the individual or, in this case, the child or other eligible adult. Basic nutrition for anyone under the age of 18 is the primary goal of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, SNAP, in order to Read More

Financial Aid

1 year ago Ashley Kline Comments Off on Financial Aid
Proposal for a financial aid system that only gives rewards based on college achievement as well as high school success Upon recent reflection, I have been greatly troubled by the financial aid system. Scholarships are given based upon high school GPA and SAT scores. However, there are many out there that succeed in high school, Read More

Won’t you be my neighbor?

1 year ago Julie Ainsley Comments Off on Won’t you be my neighbor?
Tom Hanks will put on the iconic red sweater made famous by Fred Rogers in his television series, “Mister Rogers Neighborhood,” for an upcoming biopic about his life and legacy entitled “You Are My Friend.” According to Vanity Fair, the biopic is currently being slated to be directed by Marielle Heller. The story is about Read More

Winter Session made Mandatory for Future Freshmen

1 year ago Marlyn Silva Comments Off on Winter Session made Mandatory for Future Freshmen
Starting winter of 2019, Virginia Wesleyan University will require all freshmen to attend Winter Session. To many, this may come as a surprise as attendance has always been up to students. Provost Timothy O’Rourke, who has been spearheading this project, said that this will bring a positive change to the community. “Freshmen would have a Read More

The land of lost DREAMs

1 year ago Marlyn Silva Comments Off on The land of lost DREAMs
Lack of solutions creates uncertainty for DACAs future America will always be known as the land of opportunity. This is where people come to fulfill their dreams and hope to succeed in whatever they choose to do. While thousands of people travel around the world to reach these goals, certain young immigrants who travel to Read More

Swimming competes in ODAC championships

1 year ago Luke Chiasson Comments Off on Swimming competes in ODAC championships
The Virginia Wesleyan University Swimming team completed their first season of competition this past weekend at the ODAC Championships in Greensboro, NC. The men finished in 9th place accumulating 119.0 points while the women finished in 10th place with a team total of 86.0 points. Individual highlights include many new school records being set for Read More

Maui Trip Part of False Missile Alert

1 year ago Mickella Rast Comments Off on Maui Trip Part of False Missile Alert
On Jan. 13, Doug Kennedy and Jason Seward gather together 12 students and climb onto a bus. Though there are a few still sluggish with the remnants of sleep, excitement is palpable. Today they will climb Mt. Haleakalā, a 10,023 ft. volcano that is no longer active, but still just as awe-inspiring. It is the Read More

What being black means to me

1 year ago Wynter Bond Comments Off on What being black means to me
Sometimes I wonder what it would be like if I attended Norfolk State University or Hampton University. Yes, the class sizes would be much larger, as would the campus. But what I really wonder about is the culture, seeing as how both of the schools mentioned are historically black colleges and universities (HBCU). As Black Read More

Shutdown

1 year ago Ashley Kline Comments Off on Shutdown
What does a government shutdown really mean? There has been much talk of government shutdowns, the most recent one being early in the morning of Feb. 9, while most of us were hopefully asleep. What does a government shutdown truly mean? Most of us average citizens do not feel the impacts of a government shutdown. Read More

Where’s the Hand Sanitizer?

1 year ago Caimaya Ashton Comments Off on Where’s the Hand Sanitizer?
  The flu has returned and is making an impact this season. Flu hospitalizations have steadily risen since 2014, and the 2017-2018 flu season is said to be the same, with an even higher record according to the New York Times. Many people wonder whether or not getting the flu shot is the best option. Read More