Methodist Church divided

6 months ago Lauren Faulkner Comments Off on Methodist Church divided
While Virginia Wesleyan is a Methodist-affiliated university, the school aims to provide an environment that is accepting of all people by embracing the diversity of our campus community.  Early last year, some issues arose within the Methodist Church as LGBT-related prohibitions were established. According to the New York Times, some of the actions taken include Read More

Norfolk Zoo aids Australia

6 months ago Dalton Powers Comments Off on Norfolk Zoo aids Australia
“Australia is being ravaged by the worst wildfires seen in decades, with large swaths of the country devastated since the fire season began in late July,” as reported by CNN.  The fires have been a direct cause of death for at least 28 people across the country of Australia (as of January 2020), and has Read More

VWU campus battles illness

6 months ago Alex Powers Comments Off on VWU campus battles illness
The Virginia Wesleyan community was ravaged by sudden and bitter illnesses over the past weeks.  Beyond mere flu-like symptoms, students reported experiencing severe nausea, loss of appetite, lethargy and vomiting. Administration took notice of the problem, issuing an email to students on Tuesday, Feb. 4.  The message, from the Office of Student Affairs, acknowledged not Read More

System network update

6 months ago Co-Written Comments Off on System network update
Following a ransomware attack at the end of the Fall 2019 semester, the IT department continues to repair network systems. The Virginia Wesleyan campus lost its internet and network access sometime on the morning of Tuesday, Dec. 10, in response to a cyber attack on the campus network.   This incident came after several reports Read More

Wesleyan announces nursing program

6 months ago Kimberly DeHart Comments Off on Wesleyan announces nursing program
Virginia Wesleyan University is partnering with the Sentara Nursing program for students who want to go into the medical field and study Nursing Science. Wesleyan and Sentara have a partnership program that will consist of a bachelor’s degree in Nursing Science.  Virginia Wesleyan currently offers several preparatory medical programs for students to take, including pre-professional Read More

Luck of the draw

9 months ago Valery Caraballo Comments Off on Luck of the draw
An unknown local Norfolk resident won a major lottery prize, causing others in the area to reflect on what the money could mean to them.   It’s 11:49 p.m. and you’re still finishing up your paper that is due at midnight, your hand reaches into your jacket pocket which contains the winning lottery numbers that had Read More

Virginia elections: the results are in

9 months ago Dalton Powers Comments Off on Virginia elections: the results are in
The November election results are in.  It is time to look at how the races fared and what impact the Wesleyan community had on Election Day. According to The New York Times, following the Virginia General Election on Nov. 5, there has been a major shift in our representation. The Virginia State Senate now consists Read More

Recycling in Hampton Roads

9 months ago Alex Powers Comments Off on Recycling in Hampton Roads
While the outlook of recycling in the region faces obstacles, Virginia Wesleyan University’s commitment to sustainability persists. Recycling in the Hampton Roads area has a difficult challenge ahead.  Recycling is becoming more integral to community plans for sustainability, but it is also becoming more expensive.   How to save these recycling programs is the next question Read More

NATO war simulation engages students

9 months ago Dalton Powers Comments Off on NATO war simulation engages students
Over a dozen Virginia Wesleyan students spent the week at the NATO Innovation Hub, working alongside military officials to simulate a war game. Virginia Wesleyan University’s unique relationship with the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) was exhibited when students took part in a decision-making simulation at the organization’s Innovation Hub Nov. 4 through Nov. 8.  Read More

New Halloween petition

9 months ago Connor Merk Comments Off on New Halloween petition
A small movement is stirring to change the date when Halloween is celebrated. The Halloween & Costume Association (HCA) previously had a petition to change Halloween’s date from Oct. 31 to the last Saturday in October. Instead the HCA is looking to create a National Trick or Treat Day, which will take place on the Read More