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Is Virginia Wesleyan losing touch with its United Methodist Heritage?

8 months ago Co-Written Comments Off on Is Virginia Wesleyan losing touch with its United Methodist Heritage?
Among the many changes that have hit Virginia Wesleyan, the school decided to change its official mission statement. The new mission statement reads as follows, “An inclusive community dedicated to scholarship and service grounded in the liberal arts and sciences, Virginia Wesleyan University inspires students to build meaningful lives through engagement in Coastal Virginia’s dynamic Read More

Bye Tel Aviv, hello Jerusalem

8 months ago Farah Haidari Comments Off on Bye Tel Aviv, hello Jerusalem
Trump orders the relocation of the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem This past December President Trump said he wanted to move the U.S.embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. However, it has now been announced that Trump plans to move the embassy this May, when Israel will celebrate its 70th year as a country. A Read More

Dress Codes

8 months ago Wynter Bond Comments Off on Dress Codes
So, I’ve noticed something since I’ve started college almost four years ago. It’s something so ridiculously crazy, so baffling, that I never thought it would exist… Guys, I can have my shoulders exposed and those of the male persuasion SOMEHOW still are able to learn and get an education. Flashback to high school with me, Read More

Religious freedom starts at the Caf: providing kosher and halal food options

8 months ago Jasmine Demir Comments Off on Religious freedom starts at the Caf: providing kosher and halal food options
I am proud to say that Virginia Wesleyan University is an inclusive, understanding place, but if there was one place on campus I would make more inclusive, it would be the cafeteria. The cafeteria has undergone many changes in the past few semesters and, in my opinion, has gotten better. The next step the cafeteria Read More

A new ambassador program

8 months ago Marlyn Silva Comments Off on A new ambassador program
Visiting a country that one is unfamiliar with can be intimidating. Committing to receive a form of education in a different country is a whole different story. Recently, it has been proposed that Virginia Wesleyan University have plans to start an ambassador program for current students to help international students become acclimated to the campus Read More

A story of persistence

8 months ago Riley Conrad Comments Off on A story of persistence
In September 2016, Katie Brooks wrote an article for The Marlin Chronicle asking an important question, “Will Wesleyan Transition? VWC lacks institutional policies for students with non-binary gender identities.” Her question was brought about by President Barack Obama issuing the “Dear Colleague Letter on Transgender Students” in May 2016. Brooks wondered whether our administration would Read More

Being Biracial

9 months ago Marlyn Silva Comments Off on Being Biracial
Our country has a long history with the topics of race and ethnicity. While we still deal with these struggles, the issues presented have many layers. One topic to discuss is the topic of being biracial and the struggles it may bring. The United States is known as a big mixing bowl of race and Read More

Let’s communicate

9 months ago Jonathan Joyer Comments Off on Let’s communicate
Should there be more communication between faculty and the student body? Communication between groups is essential for growth and trust in a community. This is something that we, as a school and as individuals, need to understand. Recently, I have been hearing from several students that they feel they’re not being kept informed of decisions. Read More

The Olympics

9 months ago Farah Haidari Comments Off on The Olympics
I am not the biggest fan of watching the Olympics. However, when I do watch the Olympics, I prefer the Summer Olympics to the Winter Olympics for numerous reasons. Overall, I like summer sports more, my favorites being gymnastics and swimming. I remember my siblings and I would look forward to watching the Olympics together Read More

Bringing out the big guns

9 months ago Wynter Bond Comments Off on Bringing out the big guns
It appears as if the world has been plagued with gun violence as of late, especially where children are concerned. Nothing is scarier than a parent being at work only to receive a phone call or see on the news that their kid’s school has been the scene of school shooting. I couldn’t imagine being Read More