REACH: More than just an alternative break

Buckingham County, Virginia. Wilmington, North Carolina. Charleston, South Carolina. Chestertown, Maryland. Greenville, South Carolina. Five groups of 12 volunteers each banded together for an unconventional spring break: a week volunteering through REACH Alternative Breaks. Each year REACH provides students with an opportunity to contribute meaningfully to a community in need.  This year REACH sent an…

I don’t understand

My journey through suicide loss “Another one…?” I couldn’t help but hear it repeat in my head. “Really, another one?”  My body shook with chills, and my stomach knotted itself, just as it does now remembering the story.  I wondered if hearing these stories will always affect me this way and if they would always…

Local choices, global impacts

Sustainable alternatives to daily plastic consumption Pushes for sustainable alternatives are vital in the fight for sustainability in the era of anthropogenic climate change and increasing global inequality. Recycling and finding more sustainable options in our consumer practices are often touted as the solution to problems of plastic pollution in the oceans or contaminated waterways….

“We must break down those barriers”

CNU’s Dr. Patricia Hopkins delivers speech on racism in America One hundred chairs were organized into neat rows and stretched across the DSU Ballroom. Almost every single one of them was filled. Students, faculty and community members all gathered on Tuesday, Feb. 26 to hear Dr. Patricia Hopkins’ speech. An associate professor of English and…

Currents Literary Magazine seeking submissions

Campus publication embraces the theme Fusion for 2019 publication Currents, CNU’s literary magazine, is currently seeking submissions for this year’s issue.  The previous deadline of March 1 had been extended until March 15 in order to give students more time to turn in their personal work for publishing. This year, the theme of the magazine…

An open Executive Leadership Forum

Student Assembly hosts forum to discuss new expansions, future plans for Christopher Newport “We are here to represent you!” This was CNU’s Student Assembly promise to the student body on its Instagram page in an advertisement for their annual Executive Leadership Forum. On Wednesday, Feb. 27, CNU students gathered in the Gaines Theater for the…

Life in the Fastlane

An analysis of the Fastlane wrestling event and what that means for Wrestlemania Sunday night was not only the last day of spring break but also the night of Fastlane, World Wrestling Entertainment’s (WWE) last pay-per-view before Wrestlemania 35.  With Wrestlemania only four weeks away, it was time for story lines to be ironed out…

Final Four: On the way to the top

CNU Men’s Basketball is heading back to the Final Four for the second time in program history on the back of a 13 game winning streak Final Four bound is the phrase of the week as CNU is sending the Men’s Basketball team to the DIII Final Four of the NCAA tournament for the second…

‘Tis the (basketball) season

Why NCAA March Madness is actually better than NBA play-offs It’s the same feeling you get as you’re unwrapping that first gift on Christmas morning: you know what you want, but you’re prepared to be surprised. It’s the same uncertainty, high expectations and feeling of pure hope.  It’s the best time of year for any…

The athletic transition

Transitioning from a collegiate athlete to a non-athlete on campus The transition of being an athlete to no longer being an athlete is one that brings many struggles.  I have been playing sports since I can remember; I picked up lacrosse when I was in about fourth grade.  I kept playing all the way through…

Farmers Market to start season Thursday with 23 vendors

Pie themed market in honor of March 14 will feature old favorites and a host of new sellers Every Spring semester since 2011, warmer weather has signaled yet another outdoor event: the CNU Farmers Market. Located on the York Strip Thursday afternoons, vendors gather to sell their goods and students perform for a crowd of…

Historical Breakdown

Commonly known for Leprechauns and Easter bunnies, March is now known also for National Women’s Month. Tracing its origins to International Women’s Day established in 1911 and organized celebrations in schools and institutions in the late ‘70s and early ‘80s, the milestone has certainly grown overtime. In 1981, Congress passed Pub. L. 97-28, which “authorized…

National Women’s Month bops

From Salt-n-Pepa to Ariana Grande, celebrate the entire month with a playlist fit for all women Quiet – MILCK While this song was written by Chinese-American singer Connie K. Lim and A.G. Gonzalez in 2015, it became well-known after Lim organized its a capella performance as MILCK at the 2017 Women’s March in Washington, D.C….

Career Horoscopes: March 13-20

“Making useful contacts” Aries (March 21 – April 19) Talk about perfect timing! Stay on your best work. Think what others think and they will know where you stand. This is a fortunate time for a leader, despite the dull tasks. Remain comical. Partnerships and legal matters will have your attention. Be as political as…

Cruelty free beauty guide

Look and feel beautiful without hurting the bunnies There are a lot of cosmetic companies out there, and you probably already have a few favorite brands that you know, love and like to stick to when it comes to buying personal care products. It may be surprising to learn that hundreds of mainstream beauty brands…

Captains #SpeakUp against human trafficking

 CNU’s chapter of the International Justice Mission campaigns for change  The goal of the International Justice Mission (IJM) is to “end slavery in our lifetime.” IJM’s chapter at CNU is working every day to do just that. They recently held their spring campaign entitled ‘Speak Up,’ which ran from Feb. 26 – 28. The initiative…

We are the Champions

Men’s and Women’s Basketball take home CAC Championship titles ~Michael Innacelli, Managing CNUTV Editor & Sports Editor~ ~Matthew Scherger, BreakingCNU Editor~ With Championship titles on the line, both the Men’s and Women’s basketball teams took care of business in the Freeman Center to continue their dominant play this season.  Big performances from key players are…

Black History Month Photo Series

SDEC creates photo series that allows students, faculty to share what Black History Month means to them ~Emma Dixon, News Editor~ Every year, Feb. 1 – Feb. 28 is Black History Month in the United States. This year, CNU has provided students with many events that celebrate Black History Month, ranging from guest speakers to…

Comics Corner

College life makes for some hilarious and meme-able moments. Here is a relatable scene for an average CNU student.  ~Megan Moulton, Staff Illustator~

What is an opinion?

An editor’s response to some online backlash ~Michael Innacelli, Managing CNUTV Editor & Sports Editor~ Today we have the ability to say whatever we want, whenever we want. This can be both a good thing and a bad thing. Having opinions is something that is unavoidable, and posting them online is almost as equally unavoidable…

“We were on a BREAK!”

Spring break is a time for rest and relaxation, not studying and essay writing ~Mara Tharp, Production Manager & Copy Editor~ When I was younger, movies and television convinced me that college spring break involves a mob of twenty-somethings raving on a beach, leaving only large amounts of trash and people’s lost dignities on the…

On the wrong track

Ruling issues at the CAC Indoor Track Championship last weekend ~Michael Innacelli, CNUTV Managing Editor & Sports Editor~ Before we begin, let me, as the writer, address the elephant in the room: Last week there was not an issue on the stands. If you don’t follow our social media pages, first of all go follow…

Ghosts and Strings

Dr. J. Lynn Thompson’s ‘Ghosts of Brandenburg’ chamber concert to perform in the Pope Chapel ~Kristen Ziccarelli, A&E Editor~ This Wednesday, string and harpsichord players of the CNU Orchestra will perform the “Ghosts of Brandenburg” concert in the Pope Chapel. Part of the Chamber Music series, the event will feature three Baroque works performed in…

Review: Netflix’s ‘Punisher’

First season worth the investment of time but second leaves creativity and organization to be desired ~Daniel Mosakewicz, Staff Writer~ This past January, the second season of “Punisher” was released to Netflix as the character’s final appearance on the platform before Disney reabsorbs him into their own streaming service.  The Punisher is a former marine…

Chrysler exhibitions inspire

Norfolk’s Chrysler Museum features temporary exhibits entitled “Chaos and Awe: Painting for the 21st Century” and a exhibit on glassmaking ~Kristen Ziccarelli, A&E Editor~ This season, the Chrysler museum features an exhibit entitled “Chaos and Awe: Painting in the 21st Century” along with an exhibition on glass making around the world and throughout history. Open…

Creating art from the heart

PLP students engage in art therapy with senior citizens in Williamsburg ~Anna Dorl, Lifestyle Editor~ On Friday, Feb. 22, 15 students from CNU’s President’s Leadership Program took a trip to Williamsburg Landing and its attached Adult Day Center to do art therapy with some of the residents there. “Williamsburg Landing is kind of like a…

Review: Hot or Not Yoga & Massage Studio

Down for some downward dog? Check out a local yoga place in Hidenwood ~Anna Dorl, Lifestyle Editor~ Hot or Not Yoga & Massage Studio in Hidenwood Shopping Center is a great place in which students can de-stress and find their inner and outer strength. After hearing a lot about the place from CNU friends, I…

An Open Letter from the Editor-in-Chief

Good morning,  You may have noticed that there is not a new print edition of The Captain’s Log on the stands. Unfortunately, there will not be a print edition for this week.  Due to a delayed ruling on Tuesday, Feb. 20 of the CAC Men’s Indoor Track and Field Championship, the cover story of the print…

Defending the “Pro” in Professor

Dr. Michael Clune defends the role of the literature professor, the future of the field in lecture at CNU ~Matthew Scherger, BreakingCNU Editor~ For many, studying literature is a chore. A pointless class spent reading boring books and memorizing small details that have nothing to do with anything of interest. It is a class to…

Students equip for a future in leadership

Students learn the meaning of Inside Out Leadership at U.S. Naval Academy Conference ~Emma Dixon, News Editor~ While listening to a wide variety of leaders from different fields, four CNU students learned their own leadership potential and other valuable leadership lessons at the U.S. Naval Academy Leadership Conference. Dr. Sean Heuvel and four CNU students…

Honeybees have their own holiday

Why these little insects deserve to be celebrated ~James Duffy, Staff Writer~ Misconceptions about bees and wasps make it easy to be scared of bees and other stinging, flying and buzzing insects, even as an adult. However, the very real possibility of losing bees entirely is much scarier; honey bees alone (which are only one…

Dear Attendance Policy…

If CNU pushes involvement, why do our grades suffer if we miss a class or two? ~Michael Innacelli, CNUTV Managing Editor & Sports Editor~ Dear Attendance Policy, Let me paint you a picture. It’s freshman year, I am a bright eyed kid wanting to take my education to the next level while also getting a…

CAC: Basketball bracket breakdown

Both Men’s and Women’s basketball enter CAC tournament as top seeds, face tough opponents at home ~Matthew Scherger, BreakingCNU Editor~ ~Michael Innacelli, CNUTV Managing Editor & Sports Editor~ Women’s bracket First Round: Tuesday, Feb. 19  #8 St. Mary’s (Md.) at #1 Christopher Newport, 6 p.m. Game 2: #5 Frostburg State at #4 Mary Washington, 6…

Money Moves: Expensive vs. cheap equipment

Is the expensive equipment worth it? Or should you stick with the cheap stuff?  ~Michael Innacelli, CNUTV Managing Editor & Sports Editor~ Sports can be an expensive hobby.  You have to pay for shoes, shirts and all sorts of gear just to be able to play the sport. As a society we want our kids…

CNU and the incredible home team

Home field advantage? Who cares? ~Matthew Scherger, BreakingCNU Editor~ Another semester, another CAC tournament. Once again, the basketball teams storm through the regular season conference play.  Despite some close calls, both men’s and women’s teams begin the tournament with that number one seeding, winning the right to host the games.  The home field advantage is…

‘One Note Stand’ wins Grand Prize

University Sound’s annual 2019 ‘Sing your Heart out Competition’ held Saturday announced the UMW-based group ‘One Note Stand’ as Grand Prize winners ~Kristen Ziccarelli, A&E Editor~ With the single note of a harmonica, the audience became silent, waiting for the songs of their favorite a capella group to perform. Saturday afternoon’s “Sing your Heart out”…

‘Oklahoma!’ celebrates 75 years

TheaterCNU and the Department of Music’s presentation of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical premiered Friday night to a packed Peebles Theater ~Kristen Ziccarelli, A&E Editor~ If you thought a box social was just a casual affair for a small town in the Midwest, ‘Oklahoma!’ will surely change your mind. Friday night, the classic musical opened in…

Career Horoscopes: February 20-27

Actions are louder than words. ~Jaron Overton, Staff Writer~ Aries (March 21 – April 19) Watch what you say. You might want to defend your perspective. Midweek can bring difficulties. A few people might be peeved, but don’t think about this literally. Some issues may lead to a point of emergency or choice. If there’s…

The Giving Bookshelf plants roots in Newport News

New Jersey based non-profit was introduced to the area by sophomore Asia Farmer ~Morgan Barclay, Editor-in-Chief~ “I felt like I was a part of something that was already established and now I’m establishing something myself.” As a member of the President’s Leadership Program, sophomore Asia Farmer felt she could do more to get involved in…

Canvas Coffee House comes to Newport News

Port Warwick’s new independent coffee shop makes a splash ~Anna Dorl, Lifestyle Editor~ Canvas Coffee House opened in Newport News this past Friday, Feb. 15, filling Newport News to the brim with caffeine, conversation and cool decor. The vibes are nothing but good, the environment is relaxing and the coffee is fantastic—what more could you…

Crossing out Crossing

CNU Crossing to be demolished following 2018-19 lease year ~Morgan Barclay, Editor-in-Chief~ CNU Crossing is set to be demolished following graduation at the end of the 2018-19 school year. It is to be replaced with units similar to East Campus the year following. These units are proposed to open in the Fall of 2020 following…

State police, DEA investigate substance

No injuries, ongoing threats reported after incident ~Matthew Scherger, BreakingCNU Editor~ On Feb. 4, 2019, local police and the fire department responded to a report of a suspicious substance on CNU’s campus. The crime log at CNU reported a drug violation, alcohol violation and vandalism charges at CNU Crossing. Of significance, this report mentioned the…

Softball and Baseball season openers

How did the teams do on opening weekend? ~Michael Innacelli, CNUTV Managing Editor & Sports Editor~ The sixth ranked CNU Softball team began their season with mixed results this past weekend. They played a double header on Sunday against the Emory and Henry Wasps. #6 Aubrey Bates began her season on the wrong foot. After…

Students Speak Out

Sophomores explain why they signed to their chosen major during Signing Day on Feb. 5 ~Compiled by Sydney Hernandez, Staff Writer~ “I chose Communication Studies because I have a passion for the area of study. Communication is truly what makes the world go round and being able to understand the fundamentals of verbal and nonverbal…

Mobility towards inclusivity

Council of Diversity and Inclusion hosts open house to discuss diversity on campus ~Anna Dorl, Lifestyle Editor~ On Wednesday, Jan. 23, the Christopher Newport community gathered to discuss, understand and celebrate the policies of diversity and inclusion put into place to make CNU a more understanding campus and a better environment for all. The Council…

For God’s sake vaccinate your kids

This public health risk isn’t worth it ~Sydney Hernandez, Staff Writer~ There’s a huge debate over vaccines in today’s world.  With the rapidly growing number of people not vaccinating children, dubbed “anti-vaxxers,”and a spike in diseases easily preventable by vaccines, this conversation isn’t going away. One such disease, measles, has jumped from 120 reported cases…

The importance of a ‘do-nothing day’

Don’t feel guilty for watching TV all day ~Michael Innacelli, CNUTV Managing Editor & Sports Editor~ It is a wild, wild life. One day you are super busy and then the next day you’re even busier. So what do you do to combat the stress of being busy? It’s simple: do nothing. What I mean…

Thoughts on Northam

The former PLP speaker contradicts CNU’s values ~Jack Ronayne, Staff Writer~ Governor Ralph Northam recently spoke at CNU as part of the prestigious President’s Leadership Program speaker series this past fall. Over the course of his hour-long reflection on leadership, Northam presented himself as an accepting, relatable and noble individual who rose from a career…

The Green New Deal is a blueprint

What it means, even if it doesn’t pass ~James Duffy, Staff Writer~ With the formal support of Senator Ed Markey of Massachusetts, New York’s 14th district representative and congressional newcomer Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez introduced the fully outlined text of her “Green New Deal” resolution on Feb. 7, seeking congressional support for the large governmental reform.  The…

CNU’s favorite teams: NCAA division I basketball

Five students and one staff member explain why they support the teams they do and how each team holds a special place in their hearts University of Maryland, Baltimore ~Morgan Barclay, Editor-in-Chief~ I’ve never been a fan of sports, but I am a fan of stories, underdog stories especially.  It’s no wonder I did not…

Love Horoscopes: February 13-20

Is love in the air for you this week? ~Jaron Overton, Staff Writer~ Aries (March 21 – April 19) Love is unpredictable. You have no chance of guessing what’s coming up next. You’ll be surprised, yet you’d rather have the instant conclusion. Your feelings are attached to your health, so whatever you do, do not…

Phi Gamma Delta comes to CNU

New fraternity chapter looks to “build courageous leaders” ~Felix Phommachanh, Staff Writer~ Founded at Jefferson College in Canonsburg, Penn. on May 1, 1848, Phi Gamma Delta (informally called Fiji or Phi Gam) has come to CNU to join our community.  Terrell Couch, one of Phi Gamma Delta’s Consultants on campus, describes Phi Gamma Delta as…

Your guide to the perfect Galentine’s Day

“Oh, it’s only the best day of the year!” ~Anna Dorl, Lifestyle Editor~ Valentine’s Day—you either love it or you hate it. There is an entire holiday dedicated to celebrating the concept of love, and most people seem to think that it’s just for going on a cute date with your boyfriend or girlfriend and…

Captains in the Capital

CNU students travelled to Richmond to meet with state legislators, alumni ~Morgan Barclay, Editor-in-Chief~ Capitalizing on an immersive political opportunity, CNU students journeyed to Richmond Monday to see Virginia politicians in action. Part of a new program called “Captains in the Capital,” the administration’s selected group of around twenty-five students were given the opportunity to…

Ride the gravitational wave

CNU’s Dr. Fisher receives $10.8 million grant to uncover new properties of black holes ~Felix Phommachanh, Staff Writer~ In 1916, Albert Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity suggested when a heavy object is in space, it distorts and bends the space around it, producing gravity.  He also theorized that when heavy objects move quickly, they can…

“Mix with the real world”

Luter School of Business to host second BusX Conference to help students network ~Emma Dixon, News Editor~ The Luter School of Business is offering an opportunity for students to advance their future careers. On Thursday, Feb. 21, the Luter School of Business is hosting the second Business Exchange Conference (BusX) at CNU. According to Dr….

Marie Kondo changed my life

Tidying my dorm changed everything ~Sydney Hernandez, Staff Writer~ With the new Netflix show, “Tidying up with Marie Kondo,” sweeping the nation, it’s about time someone wrote a piece on neat vs messy dorms.  I’ll preface this piece by saying that I have never been a neat person. Throughout my childhood, my mom would come…

Student Assembly: Money matters

Let’s combine our frugal tips ~Austin Newman, Staff Writer~ Christopher Newport University has launched their first version of Money Matters, a guide to living on a budget. The purpose of Money Matters is for it be an interactive document that can be accessed by anyone within the university to allow everyone to share different tips…

The best the world can be

Gillette’s ad should broaden its reach ~Barrett Goode, Staff Writer~ “The Best a Man Can Be” is the new slogan of a commercial that came out Monday, Jan. 14.  In its first three days, this exclusive online commercial sailed up to over 19 million views on platforms reaching across Facebook and YouTube. Currently, it rests…

Pipelines will harm Va. communities

Environmental, social and financial risks are too high to ignore ~James Duffy, Staff Writer~ In a search to surge profits and expedite fossil fuels, specifically natural gas from shale reserves in Appalachia, energy giants such as Dominion, Duke and more are pushing hard and continuing work to construct hundred-mile long gas pipelines across Virginia, West…

Money Moves: Super Bowl ad revenue

How much are Super Bowl ads worth? ~Matthew Scherger, BreakingCNU Editor~ ~Michael Innacelli, CNUTV Managing Editor & Sports Editor “How much money does CBS make on the ads from the Super Bowl?” I feel like I ask that every year around this time. It really is incredible how much money it costs for a simple…

Before and after: Super Bowl LIII

The biggest sporting event of the year happened last Sunday, two students give their opinions before and after the big game ~Ryan Lynch, Staff Writer~ It’s coming. The most anticipated Sunday of the year is here.  The Super Bowl is undoubtedly the largest annual sporting event in America.  Emphasis on event, as nowadays the focus…

Sexism in sports

~Taryn Hannam-Zatz, Staff Writer~ Men’s and women’s sports have always been viewed in a different light.  The fight to bridge the gap between men’s and women’s sports in the United States took off beginning in 1972 due to the introduction of Title IX. According to the U.S. Department of Education, “Title IX protects people from…

A not-so-beautiful construction of a beautiful boy

An intriguing tale about the roller coaster ride of drug addiction, family and drama, ‘Beautiful Boy,’ is worth two hours of your time ~Ashley McMillan, Staff Writer~ Imagine having the perfect son, the perfect wife and the perfect job. You can write about anything and everything for a salary, you have a son that is…

Staging a classic drama

Sophomore Amelia Burkley will direct and stage Moliere’s ‘L’Impromptu de Versailles’ in March ~Kristen Ziccarelli, A&E Editor~ In March, sophomore Amelia Burkley will demonstrate the extent one can take undergraduate research—past the one-dimensional academic paper to a stage of lights, drama and costumes.     Her unconventional approach will culminate in a staging of French…

Health Horoscopes: February 6-13

What’s in your future this week? ~Jaron Overton, Staff Writer~ Aries (March 21 – April 19) There’s noticeable vitality all around. Allow your body to recoup. between get-togethers. Drink a lot of water and eat wholesome foods that can strengthen your system. Arm yourself for minor mishaps brought about by rushing. Be kind to yourself….

Feeling the love at Nail Luv and Spa

A Newport News nail salon is a favorite with the CNU community ~Anna Dorl, Lifestyle Editor~ ~Caroline Tucker, Staff Writer~ With its luxurious environment, warm peach walls and decorative columns that would make any CNU student feel right at home, Nail Luv and Spa is the Newport News’s destination for all your nail needs. Located…

The most quintessential essential oils

Essential oils are all the rage nowadays, but what are they actually useful for? ~Anna Dorl, Lifestyle Editor~ Essential oils—they’re essential.While many may still believe that the healing powers of essential oils is just an old wives’ tale that should be left to hippies and witch doctors, studies have shown that there are more benefits…

The King of sushi buffets

Why Sushi King is the best restaurant in Newport News ~Matthew Scherger, BreakingCNU Editor~ ~Michael Innacelli, CNUTV Managing Editor & Sports Editor~ The space between the Public Storage Lockers and the Key West Inn does not scream fine dining. Located on Jefferson Avenue, Sushi King is not in the ideal location for a sushi buffet….

Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Celebrations increased this year with five new events ~Morgan Barclay, Editor-in-Chief~ The words of  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. echoed on campus. Whether it be in the Gaines Theater, the DSU Ballroom, the Trible Plaza, the Pope Chapel, or just walking on the Great Lawn, the campus was alive with the words of the civil…

Got blood?

Students donate blood at drive hosted by Kappa Delta Rho and The American Red Cross Club ~Michael Innacelli, CNUTV Managing Editor & Sports Editor~ Last Wednesday, Jan. 23, Kappa Delta Rho Fraternity (KDR) partnered with the American Red Cross Club at CNU to host a blood drive in the Freeman Center. The goal was to…

A glimpse into the foreign past

Nicole Yancey, the first foreign exchange student to ever attend Christopher Newport, reflects on her time at CNU, her life after school ~Emma Dixon, News Editor~ A mother. A consul. The first ever foreign exchange student at Christopher Newport. Nicole Yancey, a native of France, was the first foreign student to attend CNU. She attended…

“Right where we want to be”

Luter School of Business climbs to 44th in the nation in Poets and Quants ranking ~Matthew Scherger, BreakingCNU Editor~ Christopher Newport’s Luter School of Business makes its first top 50 appearance in the annual Poets and Quants Best Undergraduate Business Programs, ranking 44th in the nation. They improve from a ranking of 53 in 2017….

‘To pray is to pay attention’

CNU professor reflects on modern classroom challenges ~Jason Carney, CNU Professor~ In Winifred Gallagher’s memoir, Rapt: Attention and the Focused Life, she asserts, “The skillful management of attention in the sine qua non of the good life and the key to improving every aspect of your experience, from mood to productivity to relationships.” Indeed. Attention…

This EPA Administrator is a mistake

Nominee Andrew Wheeler has concerning track record ~James Duffy, Staff Writer~ Amidst the worry and panic of the now-longest government shutdown in history, certain federal processes are still underway, including the formal hearing process of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) nominated and current acting administrator, Andrew Wheeler.  But many not up to speed on the…

This day in history: Cheesebox on a Raft

The USS Monitor is history in walking distance ~Miller Bowe, Staff Writer~ On Jan. 30, 1862, the USS Monitor was launched. It was the first of its kind in the navy- an ironclad warship with a rotating turret.  About five weeks later it would face off with the CSS Virginia– a Confederate ironclad–  at the…

Say no to three year housing requirement

~Sydney Hernandez, Staff Writer~ Housing. For those of us sophomore year and above, we all know the struggle of trying to get housing in the dorm you want, and sometimes, the struggle of even trying to get housing at all. For the freshman, don’t worry, you will be going through this madness very soon.  When…

Service on MLK Day

Students, university can do more to serve ~Spencer Evans, Staff Writer~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a day that changes as you grow.  When I was younger, it was more of a day off than anything, a federal holiday that I was happy to get off of school and work.  Now that I…

Why I quit sports

~Emma Dixon, News Editor~ Throughout all of middle school and the beginning of high school, I was a jock. I played any sport you could think of: volleyball, basketball, soccer and softball. Although I played all of these, softball was the main sport I excelled at. I began playing when I was a young child,…

Club sports: More than just a game

Club sports provide personal growth, marketable skills on and off the field ~Ryan Lynch, Staff Writer~ You’ve just moved-in on campus at CNU; wide-eyed and eager to start your college career.  It is easy to get overwhelmed with the plethora of choices at one’s disposal when coming to CNU.   You could join a club,…

Money Moves: Women’s equal pay in sports

WNBA players want equal pay, can they get it? ~Anna Thomas, Staff Writer~ Within the past several years, the push for equal pay among the sexes has taken off.  And with it has come the conversation of fair pay in the sports world.  The Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) has been one point of interest…

Copyrighting the ‘light of day’

Falk Gallery guest artist Stephanie Mercedes ties the Argentinian past to modern-day photoraphy and law in a variety of mediums ~Kristen Ziccarelli, A&E Editor~ It is often said that ‘an image holds a thousand words,’ and when learning about history, such a phrase is true to the fullest extent. But as one of the most…

Argentina’s Dirty War

~Kristen Ziccarelli, A&E Editor~ Forty-three years ago, one of the deadliest periods in Argentine history began. Marked by death, disappearance and control of almost all sectors of society, the ‘Dirty War’ lasting from 1976 – 1983 resulted in the estimated deaths of 10,000 – 30,000 people under Argentina’s military dictatorship.  Beginning with the military’s successful…

A peek into Paris Fashion Week

Learn about all the latest styles from top brands and designers such as Dior, Louis Vuitton and Abloh at this year’s Paris Fashion Week ~Bryce Hairston, Staff Writer~ Continuing the long-standing tradition of showcasing haute couture collections from some of the biggest fashion houses, Paris week recently just ended. With so many shows happening simultaneously,…

Juicing Life Bar shakes up City Center

The Newport News health food scene has a new main squeeze ~Anna Dorl, Lifestyle Editor~ If you’re looking for somewhere to go for a post-workout treat, a place to meet with friends for a quick and healthy breakfast or if you need something quick on the way to your office in City Center, Juicing Life…

Serving across borders, between breaks

PLP students traveled over winter break to help kids in need in the Dominican Republic ~Spencer Evans, Staff Writer~ Over the past winter break, while some of us were celebrating the holidays, a group of 17 CNU students of the President’s Leadership Program traveled to the Dominican Republic to engage in community service through Outreach…

Career Horoscopes: January 23-30

What’s in your future this week? Aries (March 21 – April 19) You could be in a nerve-wracking period. Impatience and overwork could agonize your nerves. Nurture yourself and have some harmony. A nice bath or short break to accumulate motivation will help more than you understand. Be happy! Taurus (April 20 – May 20)…

“One in Christ through unity in sisterhood”

Sisters of Sigma Alpha Omega spread God’s love at CNU Sigma Alpha Omega strives to spread God’s light at Christopher Newport. As CNU’s only religious sorority, it is truly set apart from others on campus. Sigma Alpha Omega is a Christian sorority originally established in 1998. CNU’s chapter, Alpha Delta, came into being about ten…

Review: ‘I am > I was’

21 Savage’s newest album shows signs of growth The title of 21 Savage’s new album is no joke: he is undoubtedly greater than he was.  In the past I hadn’t really taken him all that seriously because I considered his mellowed out, low-register flow to be a lazy version of trap.  His new project, though,…

Review: ‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’

Ultimate’s redefined modes and additions help it stand out from the rest The Smash series has been an integral part of Nintendo’s first party lineup since its beginnings on the N64. Every game within the series is typically considered to be one of the best for each of their respected Nintendo console, or at least…

We’re all in this together

#52 Savonte Chappell of the Men’s Basketball team explains all the hard work the team does and explains just how he gives everything for the team 2019 is shaping up to be a good year for junior forward #52 Savonte Chappell. Playing a key role in the Men’s basketball team’s 5-1 conference start, Chappell has…

Money Moves: Machado contract rumors

Manny Machado is the talk of MLB and continues to headline the offseason. Where will he end up and what does this mean for free agents in MLB? The Phillies, the White Sox, the Yankees, or somewhere else all together. Where will Manny go? That’s the question on every General Manager’s (GM) mind this offseason….

Hooray for half-measures

Let’s celebrate the changes we do make Anyone that knows me knows I have more than a few opinions about the exploitation of workers, especially in the fashion industry. I’ll annoy people asking them if they’ve watched the “True Cost,” or read the latest expose on H&M. “Have you heard that they’re employing child refugees…

A not-so-sweet choice

CNU’s tea choices are lacking When prospective students are brought around our campus for what is likely the first time, they are shown many things, and told even more. Of all these things, perhaps the most initially appealing is the excellent pitch made for this university’s dining halls and services. I was excited by this…

Students respond to shut down

It’s more than you think Hundreds of thousands of employees have been placed on furlough during the current government shutdown now in its fourth week. The longest shutdown in United States history is affecting more than you would think.  More than federal employees, the shutdown is affecting small businesses in DC. I have seen first-hand…

“It’s not study skills, but study habits”

Jeannine Leger explains why the CAS “Study Smarter, not Harder” workshops are effective for students, and why you should reserve your spot in one this semester “We all have bad habits, and in January we all want to kick a bad habit.”  Jeannine Leger, Director of Academic Success Services, wants students to look at their…

The main takeaways from MLK Day

CNU community gathers to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with speakers, procession “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” These are the words of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  On Monday, Jan. 21, campus community members and Newport News…

Leadership Department partners with UVA graduate program

Batten School to offer CNU students application fee waiver, $7,500 fellowship The Leadership and American Studies department at CNU has just announced a partnership with UVA’s Frank Batten School for Public Policy. The partnership, which waives fees to apply and makes students eligible for an annual fellowship of $7,500, is open to any student or…

Making waves for women

People across Va. marched for the ERA on Jan. 19 in the third Women’s March The crowd was a sea of pink hats, pride flags and multicolored signs bearing messages of defiance, hope and feminism. Little girls in puffy coats were holding their mothers’ hands and being hoisted up on their shoulders, as if they…

Welcome home

CNU’s seven Panhellenic sororities recruited new members this weekend STORYMORGAN BARCLAYMORGAN.BARCLAY.15@CNU.EDUSPENCER.EVANS.16@CNU.EDU PHOTOSHANNAH MCCLUREHANNAH.MCCLURE.17@CNU.EDUALEX BURRUSSALEXANDER.BURRUSS.15@CNU.EDU With hugs so hard they make sisters fall down, cheers that rattled the building and more than enough happy tears, Bid Day 2019 welcomed new members into the seven Panhellenic sororities at CNU.  But Bid Day and running home was just…