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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

Title IX: Addressing sexual misconduct

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JESSICA MACKEY Staff Writer Recent changes to Title IX mean important new information about sexual misconduct for students and faculty alike. It’s not just for sports anymore. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX) prohibits discrimination based on sex in any educational program or activity that receives financial support from the Federal Read More

A bellhop, skip and a jump away from campus

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JESSICA MACKEY Staff Writer Due to limited housing space, students have had to adjust to living in the Lake Wright hotel off campus. Going to college normally consists of moving into dorm halls, getting acquainted and adjusting to living with roommates and familiarizing oneself with the campus. Students begin to make friends, arrange social gatherings Read More

The Grille is on FIRE

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BY AOIFE BRANCO NEWS EDITOR Amidst the torrents of rain and rumbles of thunder, students and staff in the Batten Center got an unexpected interruption when a backup generator behind the building started smoking at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 3. “I was just hanging out in the Grille waiting for my food when a security guard Read More

North Korea’s threats hit home

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Jessica Mackey Staff Writer Is it time to bring back the old time bunkers from the Cold War era? Are we back into a constant threat of nuclear war? The answer may surprise you. Over the past few weeks, North Korea’s leader Kim Jung Un has openly and belligerently threatened the U.S. and South Korea Read More