Oct 10 2019

Smithdeal Hall residents evacuated to hotels

1 month ago Alex Powers Comments Off on Smithdeal Hall residents evacuated to hotels
What’s the Smith-deal? On Sept. 19, the residents of Smithdeal Hall were informed by Virginia Wesleyan University administration that the hall would be vacated temporarily for renovation. Smithdeal is a residence hall in Allen Village, or Village II as it is known informally.  In the interim, many students are relocated to a nearby hotel.  The Read More

Greener and cleaner

1 month ago Markaysha Bryant Comments Off on Greener and cleaner
The Gunn Group, an organization focused on energy, water, national security and climate issues, will host a half-day conference at Virginia Wesleyan University to educate students about the ramifications of climate change on Friday, Nov. 8. Senior Patrick Berard Jr., who is majoring in Earth and Environmental Science, is an intern at The Gunn Group.  Read More

No vape zone

1 month ago Connor Merk Comments Off on No vape zone
On Sept. 11, 2019 President Trump spoke from the Oval Office specifically about the issue of vaping. This was shot to the forefront of the President’s agenda because Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar reported almost one-third of high schoolers have used electronic cigarettes in the past 30 days in 2019. This is up Read More

6-year old put in time-out

1 month ago Markaysha Bryant Comments Off on 6-year old put in time-out
School resource officer Dennis Turner, was fired after arresting two six-year-old children on Thursday, Sept. 19, according to the Washington Post.  The incidents took place at the Lucious & Emma Nixon Academy, in Orlando, FL.  Kaia Rolle, who suffers from behavioral issues, was one of the students who was involved. Rolle was handcuffed, arrested and Read More

Marlins celebrate homecoming weekend

1 month ago Karleigh Warren Comments Off on Marlins celebrate homecoming weekend
Sierra Coleman, a junior at Virginia Wesleyan University, stated that this year’s homecoming was better than her high school homecoming due to the amount of people that attended and wanted to dance. “My whole basketball team went. There were even alumni there, because it was alumni weekend.” Current and former students of Virginia Wesleyan came Read More

Students impeded by Internet outages 

1 month ago Dalton Powers Comments Off on Students impeded by Internet outages 
Since the time that students arrived on campus at Virginia Wesleyan University, there have been issues with network connectivity. In our digital world, much of a modern college student’s education takes place online. Computers and network connectivity are the lifeblood of our knowledge stream. Reliable Internet is essential for many students to be able to Read More

Women’s soccer plays five straight overtime games

1 month ago Austin Edmonds Comments Off on Women’s soccer plays five straight overtime games
Starting Sept. 3, 2019, the Virginia Wesleyan women’s soccer team began an unparalleled streak. The team played in five straight overtime contests. The first of the five games came against long-time rival Christopher Newport University. The Marlins would ultimately fall to the nationally fourth-ranked Captains in double overtime by a score of one to nil. Read More

Timothy Tep represents VWU in Jordan

1 month ago Miles Christian Comments Off on Timothy Tep represents VWU in Jordan
Tep played primarily doubles, building lots of chemistry with the team. Tep helped them get to a 2-2 record with a 2-2 record of his own. Although he lost his lone singles game, he bounced back and went 2-1 in doubles. The lone singles game was against a Saudia Arabian native who plays at UVA. Read More

Softball to host ‘First Pitch Dinner’

1 month ago Jordan Wilson Comments Off on Softball to host ‘First Pitch Dinner’
On Saturday, Dec. 14 the Virginia Wesleyan University softball team will be hosting the “First Pitch Dinner” at the Holiday Inn Virginia Beach in Norfolk, Va. This is the first time in Virginia Wesleyan Softball history that a ‘First Pitch Dinner’ will take place. The entire ‘First Pitch Dinner’ program plans to go on from Read More

Men’s soccer notches consecutive 5-goal wins

1 month ago Megan Sherman Comments Off on Men’s soccer notches consecutive 5-goal wins
The men’s soccer team defeated Methodist University 5-0 on Sept. 22, which is the most goals the team has scored in a game since they defeated Methodist on Sept. 7, 2016. The high scoring streak did not stop there as the Marlins turned around and captured another 5-0 victory over Emory and Henry on Sept. Read More