Feb 11 2016

Jonas affects start of spring semester

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By Jasmine Driggs Winter Storm Jonas impacted many areas and people during the late weeks of January, but luckily enough it spared the Hampton Roads area. People in this area were not affected greatly by the weather, but Virginia Wesleyan College felt the impact of the storm in many different ways. Many students were beginning Read More

Adjunct availability a priority for students

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By Rebecca Lazzeri Virginia Wesleyan students fear pedagogic disadvantages when registering for classes with part-time or adjunct professors. A handful of adjunct professors teach for almost every major offered at Virginia Wesleyan. Adjunct professor teach classes part time and are generally involved with other colleges or universities in the area, or are invested in some Read More

Fish Out of Water: Make America Hate Again

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By Doug Hardman Guys, let’s be honest: Donald Trump is the best presidential candidate to come about since George W. Bush. How could you not see that? He wants to make America great again. Let’s go back to the olden days of slavery and oppression and equal rights only for rich, old white men. Donald Read More

A new semester and a new me

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By Cynthia Griffin “New year, new me.” That’s what people are saying these days. For college kids just coming off of winter break, it’s “New semester, new me.” New year resolutions are something that I usually don’t make. They’re standards that people set for themselves that are honestly too far-fetched for them to accomplish. For Read More

Top 10 Favorite Super Bowl Commercials

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By Michael Willson If you are like me, the Super Bowl is still fresh in your mind. In addition to mourning for the Panthers, cheering for the Broncos, and feeling underwhelmed by the halftime show, most of us can agreed that the commercials were not what they used to be. There were some good commercials, Read More

The Great Debate: DC vs. Marvel

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DC By Troy Aubut DC Comics definitely one-ups Marvel in so many ways: the complex and badass characters, the amazing storylines, the video games and the latest and upcoming movies. Everything about the franchise distinguishes itself from Marvel. True DC and Marvel enthusiasts know that DC existed before Marvel was even a thing. Even though Read More

Homeless shelter ends early for the first time in 10 years

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By Katherine Bishop Virginia Wesleyan College, partnered with Portsmouth Volunteers, hosted its 10th annual Homeless Shelter Jan. 10-17. Senior Tianna Garland returned to manage the shelter for her third year in a row. The size of the shelter only required the hands of four managers in the past, but in recent years, the increased popularity Read More

Winter session provides memorable experiences

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By Theresa Yunger Virginia Wesleyan College students were busy during winter session studying abroad in Belize and London. Students interested in studying Topics in Tropical Ecology headed to Belize, which is located in Central America. The class consisted of two teachers, a teacher’s assistant, and 23 Wesleyan students. Junior Biology majors Megan Gerhart and Brittany Read More

Moving forward for orphans

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By Corey King He keeps moving forward no matter the weather. Even Blizzard Jonas’ freezing temperatures and the snow-smothered roads failed to keep him from running six miles closer to his ultimate goal: helping orphan children around the world. Virginia Wesleyan adjunct professor, Rev. Wayne Lavender, is running, walking and driving across country on a Read More

Hoverboards and drones banned on campus amid safety concerns

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By Ashley Kline According to an email sent out on Jan. 13 by Vice President of Student Affairs Dr. Keith Moore, a ban was placed on drones and Hoverboards on campus. As stated in the email, the ban on drones and other devices that fly via remote control was instituted due to new Federal Aviation Read More