Who You Gonna Call? Ghostbusters

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One of my favorite Halloween themed movies has got to be the original 1984 “Ghostbusters”. Since I’m personally not the biggest fan of horror or scary movies, I think this comedy is the perfect Halloween time movie. The original “Ghostbusters” is a 1984 American supernatural comedy directed by Ivan Reitman and written by Dan Aykroyd Read More

Virtual Marlin’s Day event allows tradition to continue for incoming Marlins

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Much has changed since the last school year, including the beloved Marlin’s Day. This event has traditionally been an opportunity for students and parents to visit the campus and get their first real interactions with current students and faculty members. COVID-19 has since changed the landscape of the open house-style event. The Virtual Marlin’s Day Read More

Graduating in hard times

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I’ll start off by saying that I never anticipated for the last semester of my undergrad career to be quite the way it ended up being.  I don’t think anyone in my position could have possibly been able to predict it, though.  How could we, after all?  It’s difficult to just imagine the world shutting Read More

Out of Control: Gaming Tournaments bring gamers together on campus

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COVID-19 has introduced many challenges to the Virginia Wesleyan campus this semester, including the challenge of creating engaging yet safe events for the students to participate in. Some of those latest events were gaming tournaments, hosted by Off the Hook, on Oct. 22, 23, and 24. The gaming tournaments event, called Out of Control, featured Read More

COVID-19 factors reshape election norms

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Election Day 2020 has officially wrapped up, and while the winners of various races are still uncertain, one thing that is clear is just how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the way elections were conducted. In a number of ways, COVID-19 has made this one of the most unusual years in American history with many Read More

Halloween Festivities on Campus

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The week of oct. 26 – oct. 31, campus was bustling with Halloween themed events from scary movie on the lawn to a candy cornhole tourney With current restrictions on social gathering and the current ban on the guest policy, many students were expecting a very uneventful Halloween celebration. However, the Student Activities office and Read More

Theatre: Alive and Well

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VWU Theatre completed the run of its mainstage spring 2020 production, The Shield, on March 8.  I attended the March 7 performance. I distinctly remember joking with a friend pre-show about the curious run on toilet paper at local stores.  I also remember being a bit on edge when someone seated behind me started coughing.  Read More

Apology for admin racial injustice statement

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The following letter is written in reference to a statement released by the University in June following the death of George Floyd and the civil unrest in the country. On May 25, 2020, George Floyd was killed in Minneapolis, MN, sparking protests across the country and around the world.  As covered in the Oct. 8 Read More

Senate, Presidential elections quickly approach

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The Nov. 3 elections are just two weeks away, and races up and down the ballot are sprinting into their final stretch. Most voters are familiar with the two candidates running for president, but fewer may be acquainted with the candidates a little closer to home. Virginians will be casting their votes for senator on Read More

Baseball lands new windscreen

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The VWU baseball team recently got a new upgrade to Kenneth R. Perry Field at TowneBank Park which consists of an outfield windscreen. I caught up with assistant baseball coach Kyle Dubois about the team’s new windscreen. Dubois said, “For the past 3-4 years we’ve been constantly upgrading the field with over $100,000 worth of Read More