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The Thrill of the Chill

7 months ago Caimaya Ashton Comments Off on The Thrill of the Chill
South Korea hosted the 2018 Winter Olympics from Feb. 9 to Feb. 25. The Olympics bring the joy of competition to the world as whole. Some watch front and center while others come together in their homes, but all are rooting for their favorites. “I love watching the Olympics, and as an athlete myself I Read More

Winter Session made Mandatory for Future Freshman

7 months ago Marlyn Silva Comments Off on Winter Session made Mandatory for Future Freshman
Starting winter of 2019, Virginia Wesleyan University will require all freshman 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. “Freshman would have a Read More

Maui Trip Part of False Missile Alert

7 months 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 volcano that is no longer active, but still just as awe-inspiring.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

Where’s the Hand Sanitizer?

7 months 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

Emmanuel Receives SCHEV Outstanding Faculty Award

7 months ago Amanda Archer Comments Off on Emmanuel Receives SCHEV Outstanding Faculty Award
Professor of philosophy Dr. Steven Emmanuel, has received the 2018 Outstanding Faculty Award from the State Council of Higher Education. On Jan. 30, 2018 President Scott D. Miller congratulated Emmanuel in his annual Nota Bene, on his accomplishment and stated that “We are immensely proud of his accomplishments and grateful for his contributions to Virginia Read More

2017: a year in review

10 months ago Co-Written Comments Off on 2017: a year in review
3 years into the 10-year plan Nearly one year ago to the day, the Marlin Chronicle reported on President Miller’s 10-year Master Plan, wherein he “gave students a glimpse into the future of Virginia Wesleyan College.” It is now three years into Miller’s time at Wesleyan, and the recently-turned university is well on its way Read More

Education program expands with new master’s in education

10 months ago Megan Sherman Comments Off on Education program expands with new master’s in education
A Master of Arts in Education is now being offered at Virginia Wesleyan after being approved by the Virginia Board of Education. This will be the second graduate program to come to Wesleyan, after the Master of Business Administration. Students who are getting their bachelor’s degree in education now have the ability to continue their Read More

Students praise Shack-A-Thon

10 months ago Megan Sherman Comments Off on Students praise Shack-A-Thon
Virginia Wesleyan students commended the Shack-A-Thon event that was held on Batten lawn Tuesday, Nov. 14, through Thursday, Nov. 16. The event sought to raise awareness of homelessness by having students build shacks from scratch and sleep in them for a couple of nights. The campus shelter managers expressed their excitement that the event was Read More

Northam prevails in election for Virginia governor

10 months ago Amanda Archer Comments Off on Northam prevails in election for Virginia governor
  Democrat Ralph Northam will serve as Virginia’s 73rd governor after defeating Republican Ed Gillespie in the race for governor on Nov. 7. Voters chose Northam 54 percent to 45 percent over Gillespie, this was just a portion of the overall Democratic victory among statewide offices, including Lieutenant Governor and Attorney General. Prior to the Read More

Mold moves in (again)

10 months ago Tony Tann Comments Off on Mold moves in (again)
There have been issues with mold in dorm room closets, vents and showers in Bray, Allen and Brock Village. Students have reported mold on their windows, vents, walls and in bathrooms.  Students have also submitted work orders to maintenance and complaints to Residence Life. Mold has been prevalent in housing on campus in the past. Read More