Oct 25 2018

The new face of smoking

4 weeks ago Mickella Rast Comments Off on The new face of smoking
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Scott Gottlieb announced “the largest coordinated tobacco compliance effort in FDA’s history” in a press statement slotted for immediate release on Sept. 12. The compliance effort and statement addressed what the Gottlieb described as an “epidemic of e-cigarette use among teenagers.” “I use the word epidemic with great care. Read More

Halloween traditions around the globe

4 weeks ago Mickella Rast Comments Off on Halloween traditions around the globe
Ireland is considered the birthplace of what we consider to be Halloween today. The origins of the fun and spooky holiday come from ancient Celtic and pagan rituals, during which a festival called Samhain took place to celebrate a half-year marker. Today, both Ireland and Scotland celebrate Halloween with bonfires, games and traditional foods like Read More

Halloween traditions at Wesleyan

4 weeks ago Nica Nakagomi Comments Off on Halloween traditions at Wesleyan
As temperatures start to drop in the Hampton Roads area, students at Virginia Wesleyan University are preparing for the Halloween season. Spider webs and pumpkins adorn the entrances of dormitories, while some residents decide what costumes to wear. Skylar Mao, a sophomore from Ningbo, China, marveled at costumes and decorations as she looked around at Read More

Current events roundup

4 weeks ago Mickella Rast Comments Off on Current events roundup
World’s longest sea bridge completed: The world’s longest sea and tunnel bridge has finally been completed, connecting Hong Kong and Macau to China’s mainland. The bridge is 34.2 miles and has reduced a four-hour commute between Hong Kong and Zhuhai, a Chinese city, to 45 minutes. Despite this milestone, there are still several controversies surrounding Read More

We’re queer, here and Jewish

4 weeks ago Bethany Walker Comments Off on We’re queer, here and Jewish
Dr. Amy Milligan came to Wesleyan to speak about queer Jewish women and pride tattoos this past Thursday. A crowd of about sixty students, staff, and guests flocked to the Blocker Hall Auditorium for her presentation. Dr. Milligan is the Batten Endowed Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies and Women’s Studies and the director of the Read More

VWU wants you (to vote)

4 weeks ago Nicholas Mundy Comments Off on VWU wants you (to vote)
Wesleyan Engaged and Marlins Vote are pairing up in an effort to increase student voter registration and voter turnout on Nov. 6 Virginia Beach voters will elect for many high-ranking positions including a senator, a house representative, a mayor, six city council members, five school board members, and two proposed Constitutional amendments. Brian Kurisky, Director Read More

Congressman Taylor visits campus

4 weeks ago Cynthia Griffin Comments Off on Congressman Taylor visits campus
On Oct. 18, Representitive Scott Taylor visited campus to talk to students and faculty about his time in Congress and his plans for re-election. Scott Taylor has been the 2nd District’s congressional representative for two years. He is currently up for re-election, going up against Democratic nominee Elaine Luria. As most candidates do, Taylor started Read More

Elaine Luria visits campus

4 weeks ago Cynthia Griffin Comments Off on Elaine Luria visits campus
In this current political climate, the midterm elections are a pivotal part of how the government will run for the next couple of years. While the next presidential election doesn’t happen until 2020, the midterm elections will decide how the Senate and the House of Representatives will run and whether or not Democrats or Republicans Read More

A horror renaissance

4 weeks ago Douglas Hardman Comments Off on A horror renaissance
What scares you the most? When I think of horror movies today, it is not the same as what I have seen in the past. The horror movie genre has undergone quite a few makeovers in the past decades. From slasher flicks, to meta, to torture porn, and to now dark, gritty, and comedic, the Read More

Trick-or-treating trouble

4 weeks ago Jonathan Joyer Comments Off on Trick-or-treating trouble
Well everyone, it is that time of year again. Break out the scary music, costumes and evil laughter because it is everyone’s favorite holiday, Halloween! It is also that time of year when everyone dresses up in costumes and goes door-to-door trick-or-treating. Now the big question is: should there be an age limit on trick-or-treating. Read More