Us vs. them

6 months ago Alex Cortright Comments Off on Us vs. them
After his first big hit in the movie industry in 2017, Get Out, Jordan Peele strikes again with another cinematic knockout, Us. With many hints at American history, past horror movies and existential terrors, it wasn’t as big of a hit as his previous film due to loose ends and a complicated storyline. However, similar Read More

Healthcare smackdown

6 months ago Tony Tann Comments Off on Healthcare smackdown
One week before WrestleMania 35, John Oliver dedicated the monologue segment of Last Week Tonight to diving into the issues around the wildly popular WWE and how the organization treats its wrestlers. Oliver has discussed wrestling before on the show, specifically critiquing Vince McMahon’s organization for its close ties to Saudi Arabia. Oliver kicked off Read More

Small school, big opportunities

7 months ago Faith Auad Comments Off on Small school, big opportunities
Choosing an institution of higher learning to attend is considered to be one of the most important decisions a person can make in their life. However, there is often a misconception that smaller colleges and universities do not offer as many opportunities as larger institutions. But a recent poll released by the Gallup and Strada Read More

‘You are not alone’

7 months ago Mickella Rast Comments Off on ‘You are not alone’
Students and counselors discuss Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) among college students as the seasons change and warmer weather approaches, potentially ending the symptoms of SAD for those who suffer from the “winter pattern” variety. Wednesday, March 20, marks the official beginning of spring in the Northern Hemisphere, and plenty of people are excited for the Read More

Campus reaffirms inclusivity

7 months ago Mickella Rast Comments Off on Campus reaffirms inclusivity
VWU vows to remain inclusive to all people despite the United Methodist Church’s decision to ban LGBTQ+ from obtaining leadership. The United Methodist Church (UMC) voted 53-47 in Feb. to ban gay clergy and officiating LGBTQ+ weddings. The outcome of such a long-anticipated vote stunned and disappointed those eagerly awaiting the results of the UMC Read More

New beginning for fine arts on campus

7 months ago Nicholas Mundy Comments Off on New beginning for fine arts on campus
The Susan S. Goode Fine and Performing Arts Center will take over the special events that were formerly held in the Hofheimer Theatre near the end of March. The old fine arts building will still be holding regular daily classes, and Virginia Wesleyan is still striving to improve the older building. Groundbreaking began on the Read More

Should we spring forward?

7 months ago Alex Powers Comments Off on Should we spring forward?
Daylight Savings Time comes and goes without much fuss, but perhaps it’s time to finally cut it out. This past weekend, Daylight Savings Time reared its ugly head again.  Every spring, we all set our clocks ahead an hour – yes, ahead an hour – to account for having done the exact opposite some months Read More

Two steps back

7 months ago Alex Powers Comments Off on Two steps back
With the controversy of the Jussie Smollett case rising to the forefront of conversation, the obstacles standing in the way of social movements see a critical need for acknowledgment. The modern age of progressivism is far from new.  Nowadays, it is critical that people feel their voice can be heard and that change can be Read More

Women’s lacrosse finding the answers

7 months ago Alex Cortright Comments Off on Women’s lacrosse finding the answers
Women’s lacrosse coach Kendyl Clarkson has entered her second season as the Marlins head coach, and she has been changing the program in many positive ways. Last year the team ended with a winning record of 8-7 and this year they are 3-3 so far. Sophomore goalie Jordan Moilanen said that they face harder competition Read More

Men’s lacrosse makes major improvements

7 months ago Joshua Gray Comments Off on Men’s lacrosse makes major improvements
For the past two seasons, the men’s lacrosse team has struggled to put together a winning season as a unit, but this year they look to defy previous years as they are off to a 4-1 start. The 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons resulted in records of 2-14 and 4-12 respectively. However, for the current 2018-19 Read More