Pumpkin dip recipe

This family recipe is sure to be a holiday favorite Every year when the weather starts to get chillier and the holidays roll around, my mom always makes a couple batches of pumpkin dip for our family to enjoy.  Whether you’re mourning most of autumn being over, anticipating Thanksgiving or you’re one of those crazy…

Restaurant review: Byrd’s is the word

Byrd’s Restaurant is one of Newport News’s best brunch spots According to the popular Tik Tok trend, the birds may work for the bourgeoisie, but with the prices they have at Byrd’s Restaurant in Hidenwood Shopping Center, this restaurant is on students’ sides.  This little restaurant mostly caters to the breakfast, brunch and lunch crowd…

Review: “Big Bootie Mix”

Two Friend’s hour-long tracks incorporate quirky sounds in order to stand out in the remix realm People have been sleeping on Two Friends and their various “Big Bootie Mixes”. I mean what isn’t to like? They have “The Office,” “Drake and Josh,” “Zoey 101,” a ton of pop and classic rock songs and so much more. …

What makes a sport a “sport?”

With many different perspectives, here’s what makes an activity a “sport” We have all heard the age-old debate of what should and shouldn’t be considered a sport. Most often, I hear this debate when referring to sports such as cheerleading, dance and marching band.  Considering I have played many varieties of sports in my twenty-one…

A Top 5 Ranking of the NBA’s best duos

The best duos in basketball, analyzed from the perspective of an annual fan More so than any other professional sports organization, the National Basketball Association (NBA) is a league of copy-cats. While the winners of the NBA Finals hoist up the Larry O’Brien Trophy, every other team in the Association takes notes.  When Magic Johnson…

Abraham Lincoln is elected President

The Pre-Civil War clashing of 1860 Four score and nearly eighty years ago, America was on the verge of civil destruction. Many states wanted to secede from the Union while others forced them to stay. All of this came as a result of slavery.  Yep, that’s right; the United States of America was still divided over…

Progress and relativism

Is it possible to be a true skeptic? Of all the functions of the human mind, none is more essential than the ability to question anything and everything. This applies to people, authority figures and reality itself. And although formalized systems have sprung up around this ability – things like the scientific method and deductive…

How likely is the impeachment of President Donald Trump?

Everything that you need to know regarding the impeachment inquiry Impeachment (“the process of bringing charges of wrongdoing,” stated by NBC News Justice Correspondent Pete Williams) of any high ranking official has always remained to be difficult dating back to when the Constitution was first created and ratified.  Now, as of Oct. 31, the full…

Neurodiversity through music

An $80,000 grant helped the VSO provide sensory-friendly productions Art is one way that people of all ages and abilities can connect to one another and can experience the world. For many however, performance events such as those that take place in theaters are not accessible for those with varying disabilities, especially those with Autism…

The Captain’s Log staff attends D.C. conference

Staff members traveled to our nation’s capitol for the National College Media Convention During the weekend of Oct. 31 through Nov. 3, I went to Washington, D.C. with other members of The Captain’s Log to attend the National College Media Convention.  The event is biannual; the College Media Association (CMA) puts on one event every…

Opera CNU visualizes the trade-offs of romance and adventure

Discover a review on the humurous production of “The Pirates of Penzance” Typical pirate life used to be harsh and dreadful, but Opera CNU’s performance of Gilbert and Sullivan’s timeless classic “The Pirates of Penzance” was anything but that. Last Friday, the Peebles Theatre held the first of two shows brought to life by Opera…

Sustainability is in style

Trends come and go, but ethically-sourced clothing is more than a fad The term “fast fashion” has been used in recent years to describe the rapid production of clothing following new trends sold at cheap prices.  Think about it: you’re scrolling Instagram, you see some influencer or celebrity on Instagram wearing a wildly-expensive article of…

How to avoid stress while registering

A sophomore shares her tips on how to easily navigate the class registration process As the spring semester quickly approaches, the process of registration begins. Starting with graduate students on Oct. 30, and continuing until Nov. 13 when freshmen register, this time of the year can be somewhat stressful.  Scheduling courses for the next semester…

New leadership survey results announced

CNU students and faculty attended a leadership conference in Canada The Department of Leadership and American Studies researchers Dr. Lynn Shollen and Dr. Elizabeth Gagnon conducted a survey of over 1,800 people to examine the happiness with the leadership of the United States’ leaders.  The results were revealed at the 2019 annual conference of the…

Gender neutral housing options

There has been a lot of discussion surrounding whether gender neutral housing options will be available at Christopher Newport University As times change, so does our society. One topic where this is currently happening is when it comes to gender neutrality. There are discussions around things such as bathrooms and housing. Here at Christopher Newport…

Captains Volleyball closes regular season with CNU Invitational

Volleyball picks up two more wins and a single loss heading into the CAC tournament Captains Volleyball closed out their regular season with the CNU Invitational, inviting three other universities to the Freeman Center to face off against each other over the course of two days. Among the invited were Virginia Wesleyan, Averett University and…

Review: Link’s Awakening

An escape to an island of adventure Why do you consume, engage and celebrate any sort of media? Why do you spend dozens of hours binge-watching a show? Why do you take time out of your busy day to watch a movie? Why do you play video games when you could be doing something else?…

Inclusion at your home away from home

When will CNU fully accept a gender-inclusive structure to campus?  The discussion of gender inclusivity has been presented time and time again, though it’s unsure whether or not action will be taken to have it fully structured on CNU’s campus.  CNU has brought a few projects to the table in order to incorporate an inclusive,…

Review: From Yeezus to Jesus

Kanye West takes a spiritual turn with his musical career It’s here. One year and four months have passed between Kanye West’s “Ye” album and his most recent, “JESUS IS KING,” which was released at noon on Friday, Oct. 25, 12 hours later than West promised. But at this point, that’s the least of listeners’…

Shelly Simonds is ready to fight for the future of Hampton Roads

A long-time environmental activist, Simonds will deliver the environmental policy that VA-94 needs This past week, the Wason Center for Public Policy at Christopher Newport hosted the only debate this election cycle for residents of Virginia’s 94th district delegates. Candidate Shelly Simonds and incumbent David Yancey took to the stage for an hour of policy-specific…

Just smile

A personal account of affairs surrounding depression and anxiety Those words are given and heard by many people every day, whether online or in real life. This is a side effect of the stigma and the lack of a common understanding surrounding depression. People think depression is just a state of being, such as sad…

Wason Center hosts debate

David Yancey and Shelly Simonds debate each other in the Gaines Theater The House of Delegates 94th District debate heated up the Gaines Theater stage at Christopher Newport University. Hosted by the Wason Center for Public Policy and the Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce, incumbent Republican David Yancey and Democratic opponent Shelly Simonds debated over…

College Affordability Act

A new bill being proposed could help eleviate the stress and burden that the financial aspect of college places on students and their families There is something new in the works to help change the burden that paying for college puts on students and their families. It is called the College Affordability Act. This bill…

D.C. teams finally winning this year (mostly)

Washington D.C. sports teams are finally performing, here is what that means Washington’s professional sports teams are the shining examples of mediocrity in athletic competition. Yes, they make the playoffs on occasion, but they consistently do not live up to their expectations. More often than not, they strut their way into a playoff series only…

Glow in the Darcapella

CNU’s six a capella groups gathered together for their annual showcase, illuminating the beginning of  Homecoming Weekend They have glowing tights, neon paint splattered on their skin, bright tutus and bowties, vibrant lipsticks and feather boas. They’re jittery, they’re energy-ridden, they’re rehearsed and when they step out on stage, they’re ready. The audience, who has…

Volleyball storms ahead with two big wins

The Captains won a CAC game and an exhibition against Washington and Lee The Captains Volleyball team celebrated their five seniors on Friday, Oct. 25, as they faced off against York College in Capital Athletic Conference action. With the first and second seeds for the post season tournament already secured by Christopher Newport and the…

A wedding Captains will remember

CNU baseball coach marries his fiancee on his own field at Captains Park On Saturday, Oct. 19, the longtime Christopher Newport Baseball coach married his fiance, but this wasn’t any ordinary wedding. They had their ceremony and reception on the field here at CNU with the entire team in attendance and participating in the event….

Football comes home with victory over TCNJ

The Captain’s defense proved too much for the Lions, earn 17-6 win The Homecoming magic was in the air for the Christopher Newport Football team. Earning their second conference victory against the College of New Jersey (TCNJ) in front of a robust crowd of students, parents and alumni, Football increased their record to 2-5 (2-2…

Treat yo self this Halloween

The definitive top ten ranking of classic Halloween candies Halloween is tomorrow. This means that it is time to trick-or-treat it up and fill your buckets, pillow cases or whatever else with candy. When selecting which candy to choose, either from a stranger or from the store, it is very important to know which candy…

Howl-O-Scream 2019 is thrilling and chilling

A haunted house lover reviews annual Halloween event at Busch Gardens Williamsburg Are you looking for a night of screams and fright? Then Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream is the place to go. Under the moon-lit sky, the park is a completely different place then when entered during the day. Packed with chainsaw-carrying clowns and swing-jumping demons,…

Last-minute Halloween dorm decorations

Today is the last day of spooky season, so make the most of it with these easy decoration ideas Your dorm may already look a little bit scary this Halloween, but not quite in the way you may want it to. With random candy wrappers sitting around that your roommates didn’t clean up, crunchy leaves…

Review: Tove Lo’s “Sunshine Kitty”

After a two year hiatus, Tove Lo returns with a roaring, bold album  The “Habits (Stay High)” singer-songwriter, Tove Lo, recently released her fourth studio album titled, “Sunshine Kitty.” The Swedish-born singer garnered media and popular attention in 2014 with her first hit, “Habits (Stay High),” from her first album. Lo has gone on to…

From RVA to CNU

The Richmond Ballet Comes to the Ferguson Center for the Arts On Oct. 5, Newport News got a little taste of Richmond when the Richmond Ballet came to the Ferguson Center on tour. The Richmond Ballet brought John Butler’s stunning contemporary ballet, Carmina Burana, to the stage. Set to Carl Orff’s choral work of the…

Review: Joker (2019)

DC’s successful attempt at dark, beautiful, masterfully-acted character study One might think that Todd Phillips’ Joker is simply just another comic book movie to plague the screens of cinemas this year. One may believe that it is nothing but another desperate take on the titular character by the executives at DC, and would likely pale…

Easy vegetarian dining hall hacks

Simple ways to make your on-campus vegetarian entrees protein-packed “Don’t you miss meat?” “Would you like any meat on that?” “You don’t get enough protein.” “Is that the same thing as a vegan?” If you’re a vegetarian like me, you’ve heard these questions or statements more times than you want to hear and can count. …

Side hustles for busy college students

Are you in need of some easy ways to make a little extra cash? Are you a broke college student? (If you’re reading this article in search of some guidance, the answer is probably yes.) Do you have a hobby that you think you could turn into a quick and easy way to make money?…

Newport News Greek Festival brings cultural creativity

The semi-annual festival celebrated Greek culture, food and handiwork During the weekend of Oct. 17-19, Saints Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church sponsored the Newport News Greek Festival for the Newport News community. We arrived on a Saturday afternoon, and the weather complemented the event well. The air was brisk, yet the sun kept us…

From teen to superstar: The story of Britney Spears

“…Baby One More Time” debuted 21 years ago Aaaahh… the 1990s. The Last Great Decade. Everybody was doing the Macarena, people were allowed to smoke on airplanes and life seemed pretty good. In terms of the music during this particular time period, Grunge had overtaken the earlier part of the ‘90s whereas East Coast/West Coast…

What’s the point of an internship?

A student discusses the benefits she found from interning over the summer Once upon a time I thought internships were a waste of time. I thought that they were pointless, and I was convinced that I would never do one. I was wrong. In my junior year, the Center for Career Planning put on an…

Sustainably sourced cold-brew showcases an exciting partnership

Chameleon Coffee, a company with impressive environmental and social initiatives, is now on tap in Einstein’s Cafe As an Einstein’s Cafe regular as well as an avid cold-brew coffee fan, I was excited when I, along with many other students, noticed the new cold-brew tap at our campus cafe. The Chameleon Cold-Brew Coffee (with traditional and…

Cups to cheer about for senior Captains

New senior class glasses offer great deals that go towards the senior class gift You may have seen the posts about a senior class glass going around. Seniors have been able to purchase a drink glass that reads “Class of 2020” on it. The glasses are currently $10 for students to buy.  “$6 of the…

Major milestone for CNU theater major

Junior Amara Breisch hits a major achievement in the world of theater Amara Breisch, planned on auditioning for Drew Gasparini, an award-winning musical theater composer, lyricist and singer/songwriter, when he held a workshop at the Ferguson Center.  Although the junior musical theatre major (with a minor in dance) originally decided against the audition, she ended…

Kipchoge breaks two hour mark for 26.2 miles

The fastest marathon ever was ran on Oct. 12 by Eliud Kipchoge Two hours, depending on who you ask, can either be a lot of time or hardly any at all. Two hours of sleep at night seems to go by much too quickly, but two hours of class during the day seems like a…

CNU mourning death of key founding father, Alan Diamonstein

On Thursday, Oct. 17, the CNU community began mourning the loss of a key founding father figure that was our “most ardent and effective supporter,” according to  a statement released by Christopher Newport University the next afternoon.   His name was Alan Diamonstein who was a proud friend of President and First Lady Trible. During his…

#17 Men’s Soccer loses rematch with Eagles

Tough 1-0 loss for the Captains Soccer team in conference play The Captains traveled to Mary Washington this past week to take on their conference rivals, and the Eagles handed the Captains their second loss of the season and their first conference loss. The game remained close throughout with the Captains forcing overtime against the…

Volleyball remains undefeated in CAC

Captains Volleyball bounces back with two conference wins after loss to Stockton University to keep their undefeated record in conference play This last week, Captains Volleyball faced both Southern Virginia University (Oct. 16) and the University of Mary Washington (Oct. 19) in two more highly anticipated matches.  The Captains have already faced both of these…

Women’s Leadership Summit

CNU welcomes nationally recognized public speaker Alexa Carlin to speak at the Women’s Leadership Summit on Sunday with open arms On Sunday Oct. 20, women of Christopher Newport came together in the David Student Union in order to celebrate and encourage one another through the Women’s Leadership Summit. Bursting with positivity and a strong presence…

(Fall)ing for you

Need some help planning some cute fall dates? This article has you covered It’s that time of year again: the air is crisp and cool, the leaves are changing colors and falling and Instagram feeds are filled with couples doing fall-themed things. What are some of the best dates to go on during the fall…

A hypnotizing experience

A student dares to be hypnotized for the first time and shares the craziness Recently Mat Lavore, the Mentalist, performed at CNU’s Gaines Theater in the Freeman Center.  Mat Lavore is a magician, mind reader and hypnotist all in one.  As a member of the audience, I was chosen to go up on the stage…

The top 5 homemade comfort foods

Eat some of these tried-and-true comfort foods to always feel right at home This is the complete, definitive top five ranking of homemade comfort foods. Take this list and use it to devise all of your fall comfort meals. There is no better way to decide what to eat than reading this list. The best…

CNU’s male cheerleaders shine on the squad

Two Captains answer what it’s like to be male in a mostly female-dominated sport “A lot of people come up to me and say, ‘You’re so good, you’re even better than some of the girls,” junior Antoine Massdin said with a smile when asked about how people react when they learn that he is one…

Remaining positive in the light of climate change news

Climate anxiety is a real phenomenon and understanding it is crucial Understanding climate change is a crucial step in acting towards effective personal, social and institutional changes, but taking the time to read the climate-related studies can be emotionally draining and sufficiently depressing, to be frank. How do we reconcile the need to read the…

A review of my own Fantasy Football team

An unnecessary, unneeded but inspiring analysis of “Matthew’s Angels” Fantasy Football is the Dungeons & Dragons of the sports world. Both are role-playing games where its players inhabit fictional roles with the ultimate goal of achieving an intangible prize.  In Dungeons & Dragons, you may be transported into the world of Drazbantia. You can become…

Voting for the right reasons

It’s voting season; why you should be registered to vote It’s that time of year again; that first Tuesday of November and it will be here sooner than we think. Everywhere you turn, there is a table of people with organizations who primary goal is to get students registered to vote. They are the ones we…

Living in a nuclear world

Reflecting on the impact of the first nuclear tests in North Korea The world didn’t always use to be like this. There was a period in which we were all outside more and weren’t caught up in whatever fun colorful game attracted our eyes. As humans, we used to actually go out to the movies…

An empty theater

“The Goldfinch” box office flop speaks to modern state of entertainment Out of the hundreds of movies made each year, many of them are based on successful novels, classics and great works of literature.  Cue the question, “how accurately does the movie portray the book?” – the hype, commentary and judgement centered on this question…

“Culture in Motion” exposes audience to traditional Chinese arts

The Asian Student Union invites the Chengdu Textile College to campus Hosting the Chengdu Textile College (CDTC), the Asian Student Union brought a unique flavor of culture to campus on Oct. 3. Culture in Motion provided a glimpse into a different cultural experience as students were able to witness traditional Chinese ethnic arts in practice….

Different organizations on campus

Non-Panhellenic organizations begin their intense recruitment process National Pan-Hellenic Council, also known as NPHC, is made up of what is known as the Divine Nine International Greek Letter Sororities and Fraternities. The campus currently has three NPHC organizations with charters. One of the organizations within the Divine Nine is a colony of the College of…

Professor wins big with his writing

Dr. Robert Colby wins Anthony Kaye Memorial Essay Award given by the Journal of the Civil War Era He is the kind of professor who will make history interesting, the kind of professor who is always willing to lend a helping hand to his students in order for them to grasp concepts and the kind of…

A new face for Greek Life at CNU

Corey Esquenazi is the new  Assistant Director of Greek Life for the Captains  Greek life has a major presence on campus here at CNU. There are a lot of things that go on behind the scenes that people do not necessarily know about. A few months ago a new Assistant Director of Greek Life started,…

#20 Katie Piper leads Volleyball to victory

Captains Volleyball gains sole possession of first place in conference standings as Piper registers season high kill tally (17) against the Eagles of Mary Washington Christopher Newport hosted to “rivalry weekend” last Saturday when the University of Mary Washington took a trip down from Fredericksburg to face the Captains in volleyball as well as men’s…

Newport News Fall Festival offers festive fun

The annual festival turned Newport News Park into a pumpkin-filled paradise The sweet scent of freshly popped kettle corn drifted through the crisp October air. The sound of children laughing and running to catch up with their families rang out through the park as the autumn breeze whistled softly through the trees. Winding paths through…

Another fair to boost your future

The Center for Career Planning puts on its semi-annual graduate school fair Last Wednesday, another fair took place here at Christopher Newport University. The Center for Career Planning put on the Graduate School Fair. In years past this has been at the same time as the Career Fair, but this year they decided to make…

An open letter to the CNU community

Dear CNU Community: In the first week of September, more than fifty pieces of white supremacist propaganda were posted across our campus by an organization that the Southern Poverty Law Center calls a “white nationalist hate group.” This group, which emerged in the aftermath of the deadly rally in Charlottesville in August 2017, has recently…

Men’s and Women’s Soccer down Eagles at home

Positive results came from the Captains rivalry weekend at Captains Field The Captains Men’s and Women’s Soccer teams played host to the University of Mary Washington Eagles this past weekend. With an early conference lead on the line for both sides, the Captains came out with two wins and a cumulative score of 5-0 on…

Scientific discovery meets moral dialectics

Review of TheaterCNU’s production “An Experiment with an Air Pump” On Friday, Oct. 4, TheaterCNU premiered “An Experiment with an Air Pump,” a play written by Shelagh Stephenson and directed by Denise Gillman. The play focuses on ethical dilemmas in terms of scientific research throughout the timeline of humankind. Set between two different time periods…

Review: Poke Surf

New Hawaiian poke bowl restaurant lives up to the hype The Hidenwood Shopping Center is only a walk away from CNU’s campus, so when the restaurant Poke Surf came to town this month, I had to try it out.  Poke Surf serves poke bowls, traditional Hawaiian cuisine full of nourishing values and healthy ingredients. They…

Fall Farmers Market

Hosted on the York River Hall strip, the weekly Farmers Market makes another appearance at CNU. Vendors and delicious food trucks are set up to give the students a nice study break every Thursday. Walking through this market is so peaceful, especially listening to the live music in the background while shopping.  The vendors consist…

You’ve got mail

A day in the life of a student mailroom worker I am a student employee in CNU’s mailroom.  When people hear this, I usually get exasperated groans and one of three questions asked:  “Can you pick up my package for me?” “Why has my package not gotten here yet?” “Why do I always get the…

“Beauty inspired by real life”

What makes Glossier such a popular brand within our generation? If you’re a part of Generation Z (1995-2012 babies, I’m looking at you) and you have an account on any social media platform, you’re probably familiar with the textbook look of a Glossier wearer. With just a little bit of makeup, girls and guys alike…

The “Queens of Soul” have finally arrived to campus

Several Fridays ago, on Sept. 20, CNU was able to allow students to buy discounted tickets of $10 to a spectacular show called “Queens of Soul.” This was monumental because, first of all, we were able to pick seats that were normally hundreds of dollars and buy them at a reduced student price. Secondly, this…

Joe Biden for President?

With the democratic debates well underway, one student writer shares her thoughts on who she is endorsing this year On Thursday Sept. 12th, ten democratic candidates gathered in Houston, Texas for the third democratic debate. While there were opposing views on stage, there is common ground in that their goal is to defeat President Trump in…

Who can stop the Patriots?

With one of the easiest schedules in the NFL, a 16-0 season is definitely possible The Patriots have always gotten off easy when it comes to regular season games. Every year they are lucky enough to play the Jets, Bills and Dolphins TWICE. All three teams have been bad for as long as the Patriots…

“The power of knowing history”

Dr. Oliver Hill Jr. to visit Christopher Newport University to talk about civil rights Dr. Oliver Hill Jr., son of famous lawyer Oliver Hill, knows the power that history has on modern day society. While many people today think of slavery and the Civil Rights Movement as things of the past, events to study and…

Are you registered to vote?

A group helps register students during National Voter Registration Day The closest election coming up is the General and Special Elections on Nov. 5. If you are not registered to vote already, then you must register before Oct. 15 to vote in the upcoming election. Not to mention, the 2020 presidential election is just around…

Review: Mobjack Bay Coffee Roasters

Yorktown coffee house serves local blends with a taste of Virginia history Nestled in the heart of historic downtown Yorktown, just minutes from the waterfront and about a 30 minute drive from Christopher Newport, is Mobjack Bay Coffee Roasters, LLC. It’s the perfect place to enjoy a bold, locally roasted cup of joe alongside a…

“To Be Free: Women of the Afrofuture” is a captivating exhibit

Kenlontae’ Turner’s exhibit showcases the artistic essence in black womanhood “… to further illuminate the power, intellect, spirituality, creativity and magic embedded within black womanhood.” This is the goal of the Falk Gallery’s latest exhibit. “To Be Free: Women of the Afrofuture” is an exhibit featuring the artwork of ArtCNU alumnus Kenlontae’ Turner. It consists…

Fall career fair prepares Captains for their futures after college

Many students attended the career fair hosting 52 different organizations This past Wednesday, the Fall Career Fair took place from 12-3 p.m. in the ballroom of the David Student Union. Students of all years attended to learn about internships and jobs and to network with professionals.  This year, 52 different organizations were registered to attend…

#7 Justin Wilson scores 2, leads Captains to win

Captains break four game overtime streak with victory over Spartans Conference play has finally arrived for the Men’s Soccer team, and they quickly discontinued their streak of 110 minute games. Prior to this match, it had been three weeks since a game had been decided by the end of regulation. Despite a shorter game than…

CNU recognized for Liberal Arts

Liberal Arts core curriculum at CNU earns the only “A” rating in the country The American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) recently awarded Christopher Newport University with an “A” grade for their core curriculum. CNU was one of only 22 universities (public and private) to earn such a high grade. The university was the…

A sneak peak at TheaterCNU’s “An Experiment with an Air Pump”

Assistant Director, Trevor Boynton, uncovers CNU’s upcoming theatrical event Opening this weekend, TheaterCNU will present the highly anticipated play, “An Experiment with an Air Pump,” written by Shelagh Stephenson.  Set between two different time periods of 1799 and 1999, the play will follow two families that are compelled to gain scientific achievement but through an…

“Paper Mache Dream Balloon” Album

The collection of jazzy-psych pop songs with layered instrumentation results in a fun and quirky album Ok, so, that title may not sound too appealing to the general audience, but that is genuinely the most specific you can get when describing this album. And it is beautiful.  This album has been, for two and a…

The Steven Universe Movie

The raved about Cartoon Network series delivers its first musical TV movie, but is it what the fans deserved? Out of every show that I have been a fan of, Steven Universe has been by far the most conflicting in terms of my opinion on it. Coming from a fan of the show, there’s so…

Fall in love with autumnal drinks

Try some of the best seasonal beverages available at Einsteins and Starbucks It’s that time of year again. Fall is the time to cuddle up with a soft blanket, your favorite Netflix show and a Pumpkin Spice Latte in hand.  Here’s some insight on some of the best seasonal drinks such as warm teas, ciders,…

Melanie Martinez makes a comeback from 4 year hiatus

She’s creative. She’s creepy. She’s Crybaby. Alternative pop music artist Melanie Martinez is back with her second album, K-12, which was released on September 6. Not only did fans receive a new roster of stunning songs, but they were also treated to an entire hour and a half movie which included the whole album.  The…

Getting your hands dirty in the interest of sustainability

CNU’s community garden creates a space of personal and horticultural growth Behind the Washington residence hall on East Campus is one of Christopher Newport’s hidden gems that not every student is aware of: the community garden. A myriad of different crops line the plots in neat rows. The area is fenced off and somewhat secluded,…

“We’re small, but we’re mighty”

Planned Parenthood Generation Action at CNU brings education and support to campus “Planned Parenthood is one organization, but it encompasses a lot of things,” said Jennifer Chernoff, co-president of Planned Parenthood Generation Action’s chapter at Christopher Newport. “It’s healthcare, it’s sexual health, it’s sexual identity and gender identity and all these different kinds of things…

Students debate which NFL team is the BEST

Denver Broncos I’ll admit it – I’ve never been a super devoted football fan. I’ll watch the big game if everyone else in the room is glued to the TV and they refuse to let me change the channel.  But when fall rolls around (and with it, football season), I find myself needing to swear…

Christopher Newport students bring the fight for climate justice home

In solidarity with the Global Youth Climate Strike, students march and distribute petition demonstrating a desire to see climate action Last Friday, I covered the “Fridays for Future” Climate Strike that 16-year-old movement-founder Greta Thunberg brought to the front steps of the White House. This event was inspiring to say the least, but it wasn’t…

Horoscopes

ARIES: March 21 – April 19 It’s Libra season, which can either be great or not so great for you. Aries and Libras are polarities. With your sign more self-focused and the Libra more partner-focused, you may find some conflicts this season between your love for independence and the relationships in your life. Take these…

Constitutional shortcomings at CNU

An explanation of our separation of Church and State, or lack thereof “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress…

Etiquette for the Captains

The Luter School put on its annual Business Etiquette dinner for students On Monday Sept. 23, the Luter School of Business held its annual business etiquette dinner known as BusE. The event began at 3:30 upstairs in the David Student Union. Students attended breakout sessions ranging in topics from how to hold yourself at business…

A major step for the Electrical Engineering Department

The new ABET accreditation helps Electrical Engineering become more competitive The Electrical Engineering program at CNU last month received its accreditation from ABET, an organization that evaluates university STEM programs for standards of quality and outcomes.  The organization is highly respected in the engineering field. The ABET evaluation started in January 2018 and ended last…

Will Smith has graced the earth

Reflecting on the unique career of an actor, rapper and YouTuber In West Philadelphia, born and raised, that’s where Will Smith spent most of his days. Born on September 25, 1968, Will Smith has graced both the big screen and the small screen, becoming a multi-generational rapper with pop appeal in the process.  With extensive…

A busy week for fraternities and young men on campus

IFC rush took place all of last week so young men could find their brotherhood “With classes being in full swing, the IFC is going through its informal recruitment process. There are a total of nine fraternities on Christopher Newport’s campus, all of which participate in informal recruitment. Each organization represents a different philanthropy and…

Delta Gamma raises over $6,000 at Anchor Splash

Fifth annual philanthrophy a success This past Friday, September 20th, the sisters of Delta Gamma hosted their chapters fifth annual Anchor Splash on the York Lawn. Anchor Splash is one of Delta Gamma’s main philanthropic events, along with Dessert Derby in the spring. All the proceeds from this event go towards their national and local…

From flags to riches on the field

Herzog followed an unconventional path into the Captains defense Football is more than just a fantasy this season for junior #15 Jake Herzog, who was recruited to Captains football just last semester. Herzog was asked to join the team after student coaches and players witnessed his skills on the flag football field with his team…

Men’s Soccer remains undefeated at home

Tying sixth in the country, Washington and Lee gave the Captains Men’s Soccer team a reason to remember the twenty-first night of September The Men’s soccer team hosted nationally ranked #6 Washington and Lee University Saturday night in a tightly contested matchup. The Captains had gone into overtime in each of their previous three contests,…

Your definitive fall fashion guide

Be sure to have these staples in your wardrobe this season Fall is fast approaching. Although the leaves haven’t quite started to change colors yet and Hampton Roads has been seeing more hot, sunny days than crisp chilly ones, the best season of the year is just about here. If you’re anything like me, you’ve…

The new Jennings Family Stadium

Let’s say goodbye to the turf that was formerly known by the Women’s Lacrosse team as “the dump” and hello to the brand new stadium Captains, say hello to the new and improved Jennings Family Stadium. Christopher Newport granted the field hockey and lacrosse teams with a brand new turf field. The new field has…

Hacks for healthier eating in the dining hall

Make quick and easy choices without sacrificing nutrition Peanut butter & banana English muffin                                      This breakfast of champions is great for when you’re in a rush and need a boost to begin the day.  Eliminate the temptations…

“Moulin Rouge!” hits the stage

Moulin Rouge! is the Broadway stage adaptation of the movie musical. The Broadway show stars Aaron Tveit and Karen Olivo, who play the main characters Christian and Satine, respectively. The musical is about Christian, a composer, and Satine, an actress, falling in love while putting on a show in the Moulin Rouge for the villainous…

#4 Women’s Soccer continue undefeated streak

Captains unleash an unstoppable flurry of goals, scoring 11 against Monarchs Inspired by Family Weekend, the Captains offense racked up 11 goals against visiting Methodist University. The goals came early and came often, with #17 Sydney Rife starting the scoring less than seven minutes into the contest, converting on a second chance opportunity off corner…

“Club” is out. “Involvement” is in.

This year brought many changes to the cherished Club Fair. Were they good? Were they bad? One student thinks it’s a bit of both Students this semester were taken aback by a “big” change in the biennial club fair. Typically hosted on Sunday before classes begin, the club fair features the 250+ clubs and organizations on…

A way too early Heisman prediction

The undisputable guide to who will win this year’s Heisman Trophy The media will have you believe the Heisman Trophy has always been awarded to the most outstanding performer in the National College Athletic Association’s Division 1 football subdivision. While this appears to be an eloquent description for a prestigious award, the Heisman Trophy has…

Studying abroad becomes a popular option for students

CNU makes it a priority to help and encourage students to study abroad  Studying abroad has become extremely popular at schools across the country, and CNU is no different. Many students here at CNU choose to study abroad, whether they do a semester program or a short spring break or summer program. It is something…

Horoscopes

ARIES: March 21 – April 19 With Virgo season winding down, your true chaotic essence will start coming back in full swing. You might start feeling less motivated and more antsy in the coming weeks, but try not to fall out of schedule. Don’t leave things to the last minute! TAURUS: April 20 – May…

Is there ever enough time to do it all?

We’re all overbooked. The question is how to keep your sanity “There just isn’t enough hours in a day to do everything I want/need to do.”  Oh, how many times have I said this and similar things. Between due dates and coffee dates, meetings and assignments, it frequently seems as if it is impossible to…

A big step for American Studies

Dr. Busch receives an inaugural endowed professorship in American Studies Dr. Elizabeth Kaufer Busch is the Director of American Studies as well as the Co-Director of the Center for American Studies which she co-founded with Dr. Nathan Busch in 2007. She was recently awarded the Inaugural Walker Endowed Professorship in American Studies, a major accomplishment…

Formula 1 racing, the pinnacle of car racing

Formula 1 is much more than sitting in a car for a few hours and driving For the uninitiated, Formula 1 (F1) racing may just seem like any other racing sport, where people sit in a car and, if they’re skilled enough, they’ll turn the steering wheel before they hit a wall or two. This…

CNU organizations unite for Sustainable Health Summit & Expo

Take an inside look at what this unique event had to offer Before coming to the event, I honestly felt tense due to the fact I was planning to attend an event on reproductive health. I have always felt that my reproductive health was a nature not to be discussed in public due to my…

Hurricane Dorian sweeps the Caribbean and U.S.

Many different regions are feeling the aftermath of the most recent natural disaster As Dorian grew rapidly, stalled in the Bahamas and swept up the East Coast, it left some devastating and life-changing marks in its aftermath. To recount the impacts of Dorian, let’s start at the beginning.  Like what most storms that turn into…

Sleep away your problems

Moshfegh’s novel, “My Year of Rest and Relaxation,” focuses on the internal struggles with the complexities of reality Ottessa Moshfegh’s My Year of Rest and Relaxation does something altogether different from most contemporary literature. The novel follows about eighteen months in the life of a woman who attempts to sleep as much as possible for…

Heuvel heads up National Endowment

Dr. Heuvel awarded grant for work on legacy of Mayflower and the Plymouth colony The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) recently awarded a grant to a teacher institute dealing with the legacy of the Mayflower landing and the Plymouth colony. Entitled “Beyond the Mayflower: New Voices from Colonial America,” the project includes faculty from…

“Inside the Lines” captures the simplicity in childhood

ArtCNU Alum, Savannah Tilghman, showcases her newest exhibit just in time for Family Weekend The other day I was able to experience “Inside the Lines,” which is a photography exhibit by Savannah Tilghman, showcased in the Ferguson Hall Gallery. The exhibition is part of the ArtCNU Alum 2019 series. Tilghman’s images in this exhibition bring life…

Strong start to Think Pink campaign for Zeta Tau Alpha on Family Weekend

Zeta Tau Alpha kicks off Think Pink campaign with Pink Out Tailgate What could be better than Family Weekend and Captains football? Dressing up in pink to support Zeta Tau Alpha in their Pink Out Tailgate and Game. This event is part of their annual “Pinktober” during which they raise awareness and money for their…

Christopher Newport Students strike for climate action

One week before the Global Youth Strike, students joined global activist Greta Thunberg in her Friday for Future demonstration On Friday, September 13th, one week before the Global Youth Climate Strike expects to bring millions of young people from around the world to the streets to demand climate action, Christopher Newport students travelled to the White…

A day to reflect: September 11

A sobering day to remember and reflect on the impact of 9/11 It seemed like a regular average Tuesday morning in New York City. There wasn’t a single cloud in the clear blue sky. As many people went to work and dropped their children off at school, no one could anticipate what would happen next. …

Football fails to overcome #5 North Central (Ill.)

The Cardinals offense proves to be too strong for the Captains defense After all the pomp and circumstance of Hurricane Dorian and how it missed hitting us, the Football team had their home opener, and had a tough time dealing with the Cardinals of North Central (Ill.) and their excellent offense. Stat lines show that…

The lowdown on the housing lottery

A student talks about the struggles of CNU’s Housing Lottery When it pertains to housing at Christopher Newport University, it truly comes down to chance, especially with the beloved Housing Lottery. While freshmen do not have to worry about housing because the university handles room assignments, for second year students and beyond, the responsibility is…

A Society of Complainers

In a world full of complainers, I am here to tell them to shut up Everyone hates that one kid in class that never stops complaining. “It’s too cold,” “The reading was way too much,” “I hate morning classes,” and on and on and on.  You know who they are; they always sit beside you,…

Rediscovering the Dead Sea Scrolls

A symposium looking into the past and future of the Dead Sea Scrolls What is a Dead Sea Scroll and why are people talking about it? Well, on September 3 the students at Christopher Newport got a chance to find that out. A group of highly esteemed professors, doctors and archeologists gathered in the David…

The unsung heroes of sporting events

People who work behind the scenes for athletics deserve more recognition then they tend to recieve on gameday Everyone is always celebrating athletes, as they should. Athletes work hard. They train in their free time, practice every day and give it their all during games. I’m not trying to downplay their work or accomplishments at…

#16 Field Hockey looks to break into top 10

The Captains took down another top 10 opponent over the weekend The Captains Field Hockey program looked to continue their season with another strong showing against their third top 10 ranked opposition just four games into the season.  An undefeated #5 Johns Hopkins showed up at Jennings Family Stadium to face the Captains and look…

Christopher Newport makes a splash in the Princeton Review

CNU received multiple top 20 rankings in the most recent Princeton Review  The Princeton Review, a college admissions services company, earlier this year ranked CNU among the top 200 schools for value and return on investment (ROI) out of an evaluation of 650 schools across the country. The school also won an accolade for quality…

A short drive to the Dive

Guy Fieri’s Dive and Taco Joint in Hampton delivers on atmosphere over quality From California to Vegas to New York City comes Guy Fieri’s Taco Joint in none other than Hampton Roads, Va. Only a short drive from CNU, the bright lights of both Guy Fieri’s Taco Joint and Pizza Parlor (two separate establishments located…

“IT Chapter Two” did not clown around

Pennywise is back for the reunion. Are you?  The wait is over. The sequel to 2017’s highly popular and critically praised “IT”, based on the first half of Stephen King’s 1986 novel, has finally arrived—and it doesn’t disappoint. In fact, “IT Chapter Two” is a surprisingly thrilling, comedic and even heartfelt flick, with a fantastic…

Tailgate changes for the Captains

CNU tailgates are officially being moved to Lot H between ROTC and the baseball field  Every year in September, the students at Christopher Newport University gear up for the football season, which means tailgates. For being a smaller school there is a big “tailgate culture” here at CNU.  Students wear blue and meet in the…

A New Era: “Lover” album review

In the digital age, where a week is a lifetime, is it even possible for someone whose career began more than ten years ago to stay famous? For Taylor Swift, the answer is a resounding yes. August 23 marked the release of Taylor Swift’s 7th studio album, “Lover.” The album has been a commercial success,…

“We’re so glad you’re here”

CNU’s Department of Communication hosts mental health concert fundraiser “We’re so glad you’re here,” little Emily “Mimi” Bartley sang cheerfully in a rendition of “So Glad You’re Here” by Imagination Movers as her sparkly sequin dress twinkled under the bright stage lights. “It wouldn’t be the same without ya.” On the evening of Sept. 9,…

Dr. Bitecofer named Forecaster for MSNBC

Bitecofer selected to be one of the political analysts for 2020 election With the 2020 election approaching quickly, the news cycle has been dominated by the examination of candidates and their platforms by political analysts from across the country.  One of these analysts is none other than Christopher Newport University’s Dr. Rachel Bitecofer. Chosen by…

“The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance”

Netflix releases a prequel to the 80’s classic, “The Dark Crystal” In 1982, Jim Henson, creator of the Muppets, released “The Dark Crystal”, a dark fantasy world where an evil race of bird-lizards called Skeksis drain the life of the planet, but the only one to survive it was a Gelfling that must reunite the…

New Year, New Construction

Construction on campus continues into the new school year at Christopher Newport University. With cranes outside the library, cement mixers behind CNU Village and Gosnold Hall just disappearing in the span of a few days, there are plenty of changes coming to campus, and soon. Here are some updates on the four major construction projects…

Bunches of lunches

Newport News Public Schools becomes the largest school district in Virginia to give free lunches to students  Stories about children not being allowed to advance into the next grade due to school lunch debt are continually breaking around the country. However, the Newport News Public School (NNPS) system recently received approval from the Virginia Department…

Flooding in Potomac North

Freshman dorm building PONO floods with water in first week Welcome Week is one of the most exhausting and exciting weeks of freshman year. Everywhere you turn, there are new faces, new experiences and new informational sessions you are forced to attend. It’s an exciting time! For the residents of Potomac North, however, the excitement…

A New Master’s Degree for the Luter School of Business

Financial analysis becomes a one-year master’s program at CNU The Luter School of Business announced a new master’s degree program which will be headed by Dr. Reza Espahodi. Christopher Newport University will be the first public university in Virginia to address the growing digital economy by offering a master’s program in financial analysis.  This will…

The Green Captain

Where we have been, and where we hope to go Just about nine months ago, I was given the chance to write for The Captain’s Log about environmental issues on campus, on a state and national scale and on a global scale as I saw appropriate.  This opportunity, for me personally, has been one of…

No labor on Labor Day

Give me back my Labor Day What a sham. Why is all of the GREAT United States of America out of work and we are in class? I am real life upset about not getting Labor Day off from class. Labor Day is supposed to be a celebration of the labor movement. I just don’t…

Why you should go to office hours

PSA from a student and Calculus Assistant I recently became a Calculus Assistant, and two of the largest portions of my job are to hold office hours and to grade homework.  I have yet to have a person show up to my office hours.  For me, this is fine.  I have my own homework to…

Volleyball hosts the Captains Classic

This past weekend, the Freeman Center was the host for the annual Captains Classic volleyball tournament. The Captains hosted three other teams between Friday and Saturday’s competition, two of which, #3 Juniata College and #4 University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, were nationally ranked inside the top five. The action kicked off with the Captains playing against…

Captains leave first Steve Shaw Classic 2-0

Freshman, defense show up big for new coach Chezem New Season? Check. New Coach? Check. Winning games? Check and double check.  The Men’s soccer team showed up strong at the renamed Steve Shaw Classic to kick off their season, beating Greensboro College and Whitman College 4-0 and 3-1, respectively. The team, sporting new jerseys and…

Money Moves: TowneBank Stadium

The Captains have a new name over their football stadium, how will this affect the Christopher Newport community? To paraphrase Benjamin Franklin, there are two things guaranteed in life: death and sponsorship deals. Christopher Newport University is good at one of the two things mentioned above.  Don’t worry; it’s the sponsorship deals. Recently, the formerly…

“Moonlit Nights & Other Illustrations”

The Chrysler Museum displays a new exhibit by Eric Carle, the Illustrator behind “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” The vibrant children’s books you know and love have come to life at the Chrysler Museum in Eric Carle’s traveling exhibit, “Moonlit Nights & Other Illustrations.”  Eric Carle, who celebrated his 90th birthday over the summer season, is famous…

Return to the Spider-Verse

Disney loses Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe A little over two weeks back, the news broke online that the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Spider-Man— played by the ever-so-charismatic and fan-favorite Tom Holland— would be exiting the MCU. The news came as the result of a failed agreement brokered between Sony and Disney, the two companies…

“Long Shot” review

Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen make the impossible, possible, in unlikely romcom  It’s rare to have a romcom be equally romantic and funny without being a little Hallmark movie cliche. Jonathan Levine’s Long Shot begins with a recently out-of-work journalist Fred Flarsky (Seth Rogen) who is guided by his successful friend Lance (O’Shea Jackson Jr.)…

Creating positive change by getting take-away

Dining Services launch new reusable to-go containers A new school year typically brings about new changes. New classes, new professors and new activities.  This year, CNU Dining Services is introducing a more sustainable change to Christopher Newport’s campus. Reusable to-go containers are now available for students to use at both Regattas and the Commons dining…

First annual Greekstock rocks Greek Lawn

Greek life organizations unite for a day of good music and good vibes “Overall, we’re here to support Greek unity and unity in [Hampton Roads],” said Morgan Simmons, a sister of Zeta Tau Alpha. “It’s just really great to get to meet with everyone who’s in Greek Life and the CNU community.” On the sunny…

Back to school stress-busting tips

Everyone’s stressed out this time of year – here’s how to kick it to the curb Juggling a crazy schedule this semester? We all are. Whether you’re an upperclassman with three part-time jobs and 18 credit hours or a freshman just trying to stay afloat in the turbulent waters we call college, everyone finds themselves…

Student petition gains traction

A petition regarding commencement speaker selection process has received almost 700 signatures  A student-led petition regarding the choice of commencement speaker, Suzanne Scheuble, has been receiving attention on social media from alumni, family and students. At time of writing, the change.org petition, written by Miller Bowe, has received over 680 signatures, 48 posts in support…

VOLUME 50

After 384 stories, 368 pages of original content, 87 original videos, The Captain’s Log looks back on their 2018-2019 year Starting with a hurricane, volume 50 has only continued its coverage of large scale events both on and off campus.  The Captain’s Log was there during Hurricane Florence, the Women’s March, and Ralph Northam’s scandal….

World in Brief

Recaps of the top news stories that happened last week from across the globe Netanyahu hopeful to win Israel election With all votes nearly counted in a hotly contested race, Benjamin Netanyahu looks all but certain to secure a fifth term as the Prime Minister of Israel. Due to Israel’s multi-party system, in order for…

The limelight is on Dr. White

CNU’s Dr. Jon White awarded a high honor from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia  Dr. Jon White from the American Studies department was awarded the 2019 Outstanding Faculty Award from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) earlier this semester. He is one of only 13 faculty members from more…

The fund that has everyone stunned

Captains’ Educational Enrichment Fund beats the stock market in 2018, is on track to do so again in 2019 After the worst year in nearly a decade, many investors came out of 2018 with a significant loss while underperforming the S&P 500 index. Although the Captains’ Educational Enrichment Fund (CEE Fund), a student-run investment team…

Dear CNU…

The vines on PFAC construction say a lot  Dear CNU’s Construction Vines, There is nothing more appropriate for Christopher Newport’s style than to hang fake vines over a chain-link fence to mask an incomplete building.   Now, if you have no clue what I am talking about, the PFAC construction site located right behind Pope…

What is a commencement speaker?

Following a petition and student outcry, one CNU student reflects on the values and accomplishments a speaker should have Over the past week, increasing public dissent has erupted surrounding CNU’s 2019 Commencement Speaker.  From a student petition with hundreds of signatures to the outcry on social media, the chief reasons cited for disapproving in the…

Looking forward, looking back

A freshman and a senior reflect on the year they’ve had Leading at the last minute I have waited until the last possible minute to write this send-off. For many, this comes as no surprise. I frequently push the deadline with the paper. Waiting and marinating on stories until the last possible minute, I want…

Softball splits series with York (Pa.)

Softball improves to 24-4 after matchup with York (Pa.) heading into the final week of the season The third-ranked CNU softball team was challenged in a conference doubleheader against York College (Pa.). Both games were extremely close and were won off the home run efforts of each team.  The first game looked gloomy for the…

Money Moves: Betting on Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods costs bookkeepers millions Tiger Woods is officially back. It took nearly eleven years for him to do it, but he has won another major tournament in the 2019 Masters. This meant big wins for anyone betting on Woods to win the 2019 Masters, and several betting companies had big losses. The last time…

Women’s lacrosse wins big on Senior Day

Women’s lacrosse defeats Frostburg State 21-8 in CAC action Last Saturday, the women’s lacrosse team took on Frostburg State in another conference matchup. The Captains were also celebrating the four seniors on the team and everything that they have contributed over the last four years.  The status of the game was questionable at first, due…

Just another crisis

This weekend, I found myself in a crisis.  Luckily, it was a Cold War Model United Nations crisis simulation, with no real implications for my future college life. But for the sake of hilarious debate and conflict-resolution, we acted as President Kennedy’s cabinet, making decisions to defeat the USSR and save the world from communist…

Summer Movies

A writer brings you some highly anticipated movies for this summer ‘Avengers: Endgame’ “Avengers: Endgame” is one of the most anticipated films of this decade- maybe of all time. Eleven years of the MCU and 21 films have all been building up to this epic creation. The amount of hype surrounding the movie is insane,…

Minimalism on stage

CNU Opera Workshop presented ‘Marriage, Mayhem & Magic’ Tuesday night in Peebles Theater With a packed schedule of performances and events all semester, the theater and music departments never cease to provide unique entertainment, even going into the last few weeks of the semester.  Tuesday night, the CNU Music Department presented “Marriage, Mayhem & Magic,”…

Love Horoscopes: April 17-24

“The full moon is your love deadline” Aries (March 21 – April 19) Make some intense expressions as it goes through your “come out with the truth” sign in the week. If somebody doesn’t value your immediate style, they’re most likely not your ideal match. Jealousy is around the corner. Stay away from insecurity and…

“The best Boing for your buck”

New burger place on J. Clyde Morris defies expectations of mediocrity Blink and you’ll miss it—a renovated drive-thru restaurant on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard that looks like any old Rally’s or Sonic knockoff. Situated between a Subway and Vinny’s Pasta and Pizza a few minutes straight down the road from CNU, it looks like any…

Profile: Latino Student Association

President Michelle Moore talks about her experiences leading a diversity organization at a Predominantly White Institution The Facebook page of CNU’s Latino Student Association, also known as LSA, reads, “Latino Based. Not Latino Exclusive. Everyone is welcomed!” LSA is a vibrant organization that truly embodies that statement in all they do at Christopher Newport. “We’ve…

A look into the LGBT Life Center

The recipient of Spectrum’s Drag Ball donations puts money toward LGBT cause The LGBT Life Center of Hampton Roads is somewhat of a hidden gem in the Hampton Roads area that is continuing to grow as it reaches more and more people in the local LGBT and HIV positive community. CNU’s heavily attended Drag Ball,…

President of local United Way spoke to PLP students

Steve Kast’s PLP speech inspired students to lead with kindness “No one has a greater impact on young people in the community than this man.” Introducing the fourth speaker in the leadership speaker series to members of the President’s Leadership Program, President Paul Trible set the stage for Steve Kast. Steve Kast, the current president…

Students walk Out of the Darkness

The CNU community marched across campus for suicide prevention On the Sunday morning of April 7, 280 registered CNU students and supporters from the community embarked on a walk around campus in support of mental health awareness at CNU’s first campus-specific Out of the Darkness Suicide Prevention Walk. Participants marched across CNU grounds in solidarity…

World in brief

Recaps of the top news stories that happened last week from across the globe Slovakia elects first female president In a highly contested run-off election over the past weekend, Slovakia elected Zuzana Caputova as the country’s first female president in its history. Caputova, who had no prior political experience, defeated well-known diplomat Maros Sefcovic, winning…

The freeze is now a guarantee

BOV unanimously passes President Trible’s tuition freeze for all incoming and current students for 2019-2020 academic year On Friday, April 5, the Executive Committee of the Board of Visitors held a special meeting. During this special meeting, Christopher Newport University President Paul Trible recommended a tuition freeze for the incoming freshmen class of 2019 as…

Spreading the sentiment of gentlemen

Kappa Delta Rho hosts Gentlemen’s Week to raise money for philanthropies, promote healthy masculinity Throughout the week of April 1 – 4, Kappa Delta Rho hosted their first major Gentlemen’s Week. Kappa Delta Rho began Gentlemen’s Week last semester, but it was more of a trial run back then. This past fall, the theme of…

Take only photos, leave only footprints

How to be an eco-friendly beach-goer this year Hampton Roads, situated between the James and York Rivers on the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean, is full of many beautiful beaches, including those that are local, preserved, and more commercial. As an avid beach-goer myself, I absolutely love taking day trips to the various beaches in…

Sunny D is not your friend

‘Brand Twitter’ is a gross manipulation of human empathy  Social media is a major frontier for advertisers. Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram are all home to thousands of accounts for brands ranging from Wendy’s to Crest Toothpaste to Geico to Steak-Umms. These accounts are advertisements, like the commercials people skip with TiVo or the banner…

Elephant in the room

Conversations surrounding representation are too hostile Colleges are meant to be places of openness and expression. You are meant to find yourself and strengthen your voice. However, nowadays, saying your opinions paints a red X on your head. With the media, anything you tweet, post, upload and Instagram, will be found offensive by someone. And…

For the love of God!

CNU’s choice of a Christian missionary as commencement speaker is questionable CNU’s recent announcement of Suzanne Scheuble as the Class of 2019’s commencement speaker perplexed many graduating seniors looking forward to their big day. There is a lingering question as to why someone who is the same age as us (or in my case, younger)…

Men’s Lacrosse seniors win big on Senior Day

Men’s Lacrosse beat Mary Washington 15-11, record books in the eyes of several Captains The 20 in the nation Captains claim yet another victory, taking down Mary Washington and improving to 9-5 on the season and 2-1 within the conference. The seniors put on a show for Senior Day with the pep band rallying behind…

Washington Capitals clinch Metropolitan Division Title

Capitals enter NHL playoffs as division champions After butting heads with the New York Islanders for the Metropolitan division title for the past few weeks, the Washington Capitals finally secured it on Thursday night with a 2-1 win against the Montreal Canadiens. The game itself had a postseason feel since both the Capitals and the…

Classic horror and modern issues

Netflix’s ‘The Haunting of Hill House’ will leave you on the edge of your seat Many have argued that TV shows are the modern novel, being able to carry out a story through detailed episodes that resemble chapters of a book. Using this notion, networks and creators with visionary ambitions have yielded major profits. “The…

‘Pearls’ present spring concert

Saturday’s event, entitled “Stranded” featured nine arrangements sung by CNU female acapella group, the ‘Newport Pearls’ Students, parents and community members filed into the Pope Chapel Saturday morning for the Newport Pearls “Stranded” concert, featuring fourteen female acapella voices from CNU. Themed for a daycation, beachy vibe, floral decorations greeted audience-members as they filed in…

Health Horoscopes: April 10-17

“How to adjust your own health” Aries (March 21 – April 19) You appear to be ready to examine a wide range of potential outcomes to appreciate better health. Now and again, you can adapt more with the assistance of an instructor who can intuit your needs. Take a class in any aspect of health…

How to (successfully) pull an all-nighter

With finals week fast approaching, here are some practical and productive tips There is a singular truth that all college students agree on —you will have an all-nighter at least once in your college career. No matter how well you plan your time,  how careful you are about taking care of yourself, how un-involved you…

Best beaches in the Hampton Roads area

Warm weather has finally made its way to Virginia—enjoy it at some nearby beaches Grandview Nature Preserve, Hampton: This was the first beach I visited when I first moved to CNU, and it has had my heart since. Only about 30- minutes from CNU’s campus and managed by the city of Hampton, Grandview is a…

On first…

CNU Baseball and Softball earn simultaneous No. 1 rankings The Captains are moving on up. Last week the updated Division III rankings came out for collegiate baseball and softball and they moved into the first place spot. This is a huge honor for both teams and is well deserved as they are both sitting comfortably…

Habitat hosts advocacy week

Week to include tabling, raffle, panel, volunteering and more Housing—although it may be a word that causes CNU students frustration, there is a larger conversation going on about housing in Hampton Roads. Habitat for Humanity is at the forefront of that conversation. This week marks a national advocacy program for Habitat for Humanity, called Act!…

World in Brief

Recaps of the top news stories that happened last week from across the globe Mueller Investigation Concludes Following a 22 month-long investigation, Special Counsel Robert Mueller concluded his inquiry into whether the Trump campaign or Trump associates conspired with Russia during the 2016 election. In a four-page letter discussing “principal conclusions” of the investigation sent…

Continuing and furthering the legacy

SDEC creates Women’s History Month photo series, hopes to expand initiatives in the future Through this school year, the Student Diversity and Equality Council (SDEC) has created several photo series during certain cultural months to give a platform for minority groups on Christopher Newport’s campus. They have produced a photo series for Hispanic Heritage Month…

Freeze Frame

President Trible to propose a tuition freeze for all incoming and current students in special BOV meeting, Board will make final decision Friday On Friday, April 5, the Executive Committee of the Board of Visitors will hold a special meeting. During this meeting, President Paul Trible will recommend a tuition freeze for the incoming freshmen…

Try Hard. But Also Relax.

A letter to the editor in response to CNU Blues Issue 20 Thank you to Megan Moulton for her delightfully funny comic in the March 20 edition of The Captain’s Log.  As a campus minister, I have this conversation with students every week.  Though beside the comedy is something very serious—you are miserable. You believe…

Intersectionality is more than just black and white

A response to Sophia Nelson’s Keynote Over the weekend of March 21, I had the pleasure and luck to participate at the Global Status of Women and Girl’s Conference. As a presenter, a volunteer and a guest, I was able to listen and learn as multiple inspiring men and women from all over the globe. …

A lottery of disaster

The housing lottery was poorly planned March 20, 2019: By 10 a.m., majority of Warwick rooms were taken. By 12:55 p.m., all sophomore housing was unavailable. Rising sophomores without housing had to go to CNU Housing to be kindly greeted with a “please email CNU Housing to be put on a waiting list.” It was…

The Bay needs us to push back against budget

Trump’s 2020 budget could halt decades of environmental progress Since 1983, the collaborative Chesapeake Bay Program (CBP) has been in place to restore over two centuries of unregulated pollution, development and degradation to the Chesapeake Bay. Consisting of combined efforts from the Bay’s six watershed states and federal agencies, the program oversees and carries out…

Top ten competition overcomes the Captains

Women’s Lacrosse falls in their first conference matchup of the season against York College (Pa.) On Saturday the women’s lacrosse team opened conference action when they took on York College (PA.).  Coming into this game, the Captains were on a two game hot streak while outscoring opponents 31 to 16. However, continuing that streak would…

Tennis sweeps St. Mary’s College (Md.)

Senior day teams win big during final home games Currently in the middle of conference regular season play, the 35 in the nation Men’s and 24 in the nation Women’s team took down St. Mary’s College (Md.) 9-0. Despite both teams coming off a loss to Mary Washington just one day prior, neither team let…

Netflix originals releasing this April

‘Our Planet’ Eight-part documentary series This series focuses on “the breadth of the diversity of habitats around the world, from the remote arctic wilderness and mysterious  oceans to the vast landscapes of Africa and diverse jungle of South Africa.” You vs Wild’ Interactive TV-series “An interactive spinoff of Bear Grylls’ ‘Man Vs. Wild,’ starring Grylls…

Review: ‘Us’

Jordan Peele’s new horror movie is a creepy masterpiece I’m a huge fan of horror movies, especially when they involve some kind of inherent social commentary or any kind of deeper meaning, so I had high hopes for “Us.” Watching it felt almost like watching a long Twilight Zone episode, and I was definitely not…

Review: Hulu’s ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’

With Season 3 around the corner, is it worth it to binge-watch this thrilling ‘tale?’ About three weeks ago, I became obsessed with the show “The Handmaid’s Tale.” The obsession began a little after seeing my roommates binge-watching the latest season together, and hearing about it off-and-on the phone with my mom those few days….

CNU hosts third Harp Festival

Saturday’s Department of Music event featured speakers, masterclasses, contests and concerts Saturday afternoon, students, musicians and community-members attended the third annual CNU Harp Festival to celebrate an instrument known intimately to few but widely to many. Hosted by the Department of Music, the day-long event offered participants a variety of informative lectures, masterclasses, concerts and…

Career Horoscopes: April 3-10

‘Go solo or go vacate’ Aries (March 21 – April 19) Most office romances don’t work out, but there’s someone unique who you see each day. While things may heat up, this can be a baffling week on another level. You could feel you’re getting nowhere. There’s little help for the ideals you appreciate. If…

Get a fresh start with spring cleaning

Getting organized is always a good idea With spring now fully upon us, its time for… dreaded spring cleaning. To me, this means opening all the windows and letting the house air out, cleaning the floors and counters, dusting, vacuuming, getting everything off the floor and making everything smell clean and fresh. Of course, that…

College students turn out for college dropout

Founder of Twitter account “We Rate Dogs” Matt Nelson speaks Tuesday night in Gaines  Fifteen minutes before social entrepreneur Matt Nelson takes the stage, students are lining the halls of the Freeman Center, out the door and into the chilly night. The buzz about “the guy who made the Twitter dog account” has finally amassed…

500 aftercare kits packed

The CNU community came out to support Fear 2 Freedom in their annual Hour 2 Empower event I pledge to help end sexual assault on my campus. I will stand firm to protect my fellow classmates on and off campus. I pledge to be the change Voices of hundreds of students echoed this pledge in…

$65,868.86 raised for research

CNU’s Relay for Life exceed fundraising goal after event on March 22-23 March 22 was a triumphant night for CNU’s Colleges Against Cancer, as they began their annual Relay for Life already ahead of their Volunteer Goal of $60,000. A little over twelve hours later the results came in: they had raised $5,000 more than…

Sophia Nelson gives keynote at Global Status of Women and Girls Conference

Sophia Nelson wants you to listen to your neighbor. Serving as the Keynote Speaker at the 2019 Global Status of Women and Girls Conference, Nelson focused on bridging the differences between Americans and giving tools for women to succeed. With that success, she suggests, our country can make its way through “this climate of national…

Jostens sucks

Why I didn’t buy a class ring Jostens is a company created to sell you useless garbage. This is not unique—most companies fit this description—but Jostens is conspicuous because of its place in college life. College life is filled with obvious gouging: tens of thousands of dollars a year in tuition and room and board,…

What the PFAC?

PFAC is coming to campus and we should all be excited  It seems as if Christopher Newport University is always adding something new to campus. Whether it’s a new wing to the library, or improving the horrendous parking situation, we are always expanding in size. One of the newest, and more strenuous, additions to our…

Spring into eco-friendly cleaning

Five tips to help reduce your environmental impact With longer, sunnier days and the smell of emerging flowers in the air, springtime is officially here. For many, this seasonal switch is indicative of the semester nearing an end, summer approaching, and a time to balance your mindset with some therapeutic decluttering, cleaning, and space-making.  However,…

A great big congratulations

It’s time to feel proud about what you’ve accomplished here The participation trophy generation, the entitled kids, the attendance badge wielders– our generation has been marked with award after award in hopes to raise our self-esteem.  While some may think that this has caused a generation of lazy entitled brats, and maybe they’re right, it’s…

World in Brief

Recaps of the top news stories that happened last week from across the globe

No. 2 Christopher Newport Baseball Crushes St. Mary’s (Md.)

CNU baseball defeats St. Mary’s College of Maryland in a three game set in CAC action Number two in the nation CNU baseball keeps rolling along to big victories this year.  After breaking records last weekend they are back at it again taking down St. Mary’s College of Maryland 18-1, 19-2 and 13-0 on the…

A Case for CNU E-sport Support

With the successful play from CNU Overwatch, CNU should consider supporting its E-sport teams Two weeks, and two wins.  That’s all that was needed for the CNU Overwatch team to secure a spot in the Elite 8 of the Tespa Collegiate Overwatch Championship and get flown out to Houston for a live broadcast. Unfortunately, even…

Money Moves: March Madness

How much money is involved in the tourmament? March Madness is one of the biggest times for professional sports each year.  This is during the month of March when collegiate basketball teams are competing for the NCAA Championship.  Given that this is such a big time for sports you can only imagine how much money…

H-Town Hottie on the Rise

Discover what could be the next biggest thing: Houston-based rapper Megan Thee Stallion If you’re tired of hearing the same old thing from every other Soundcloud rapper – or looking for someone coming in with purpose and real talent, look no further than Megan Thee Stallion. Megan Pete, AKA Megan Thee Stallion, is a Houston-based…

Hozier shines in Norfolk concert

After a long wait, Hozier’s character and style came through for a night of music and fun Simplicity.  If I had to choose one word to describe Hozier’s Wasteland, Baby! Tour, it would be “simple.” Andrew “Hozier” Byrne took the stage at Chrysler Hall in Norfolk, Virginia on Thursday, March 14 and gave the city…

‘The story of my life, sir’

CNU stages reading of scenes from Nancy Bell’s ‘Venus’ play as part of the International Conference on Global Status of Women and Girls There are few things in life that interrupt the story of one’s life so drastically as war. Such is the case for Lee, the main speaker and sergeant during the Iraq war…

Love Horoscopes: March 27-April 3

Aries (March 21 – April 19) With the love goddess Venus and a creative Pisces, you have lots of romantic options. Be as creative as you can, but watch out for indecision hosted by power planet Mars and unpredictable Gemini. Dating is enjoyable. If doubtful, plan ahead with more ideas. Taurus (April 20 – May…

Students prepare to march for mental health

CNU gets ready for its first campus-specific Out of the Darkness suicide prevention walk In previous years, CNU students have participated in the Virginia Peninsula Out of the Darkness Walk and other walks in surrounding areas to advocate for suicide prevention in the community and beyond. Now, on April 7, Christopher Newport will stand up…

Alpha Phi Alpha welcomes new members

Despite hazing allegations nationally, CNU’s chapter was able to hold Neophyte “Rest if you must, but don’t you quit.” These words rung out from the Trible Plaza last Saturday during Alpha Phi Alpha’s presentation of new members called the Neophyte.  This traditional event featured a recitation of the history of the national organization, founding principles,…

A Spectrum of love, community, and acceptance

Take an inside look at CNU’s organization for LGBTQ+ students Love. Community. Acceptance. These are just a few of the many positive words that describe Spectrum, CNU’s “resource and support organization” for LGBTQ+ individuals, according to president Jonah Peters. Spectrum exists as a form of community for those who identify as LGBTQ+ at Christopher Newport,…

New Captain’s Park doubleheader scoring record

CNU Baseball posts a new Captain’s Park record of 54 total runs in one doubleheader series against Frostburg State With CNU starting CAC conference play this past weekend, the Captains managed to post 50 runs during a 3-0 sweep of Frostburg State University. This came off the back of a record breaking doubleheader on March…

Who wants to be a millionaire? Fogarty.

CNU’s Dr. Fogarty competes on famous gameshow “Who Wants to be a Millionaire” Dr. Neville Fogarty went from math to “Millionaire” this past week when he was featured on the trivia show “Who Wants to be a Millionaire.” A math professor at CNU, Fogarty is also known to some as a trivia and crossword master…

World in Brief

Recaps of the top news stories that happened last week from across the globe U.S. withdraws all Diplomatic staff from Venezuela According to the US State Department, the United States decided to withdraw all diplomatic staff from their embassy in Caracas, Venezuela late Monday night.  This decision was explained by Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo,…

New hire seeks to inspire

Dr. Freund appointed to new position, tasked with developing Jewish Studies program at CNU On Monday, March 18, members of the press gathered in the Alumni House to cover the appointment of an important new faculty member to Christopher Newport. At the event, Dr. Richard Freund was named the first holder of the Bertram and…

A series of unfortunate events

Why CNU third-years should be allowed to live off- campus When you poll CNU students about what the worst things about attending CNU are, in some form or another, they usually mention registration, parking and housing.  While registration is built on a “first come, first serve” basis and the university is attempting to create more…

Say yes to saying no

How encouraging over-committment can harm students Welcome to CNU, where our motto is get involved! Here we stress joining as many clubs and organizations as possible until we are nothing but stressed.  Students tend to join organization after organization, and they take pride in filling all their free time with activities. In fact, they can’t…

Money Moves: Professional eSports

Leveling up in earning potential  “When will you get off that computer?”  “You will never get anywhere spending your life online.”  “Video games aren’t a real job.”  We’ve all heard this and more countless times. Video games, while fun to play, ultimately aren’t a realistic way to make money or build a career.  Esports, the…

Lacrosse earn overtime win

CNU Men’s Lacrosse wins the longest game in program history Fourteenth ranked Men’s Lacrosse completed the longest game in program history on Wednesday, March 13 when they defeated Washington College (Md.) in triple overtime by a score of 11-10. The game started off fairly evenly as the Captains and the Shoremen played out a even…

The hype over ‘Captain Marvel’

A Captain’s take on the recent release: I’ll take another Marvel movie *Spoiler Alert* Over the last decade of its existence, the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has placed a tremendous standard of quality upon each of its new films. Most, if not every film in the MCU lineup is very high quality, meaning that you should…

First Spring Farmers Market attracts crowds

Pie-themed market with 23 vendors drew students, faculty and the community to the York Strip for food, products and music Five More Farmers Markets March 21 March 28 April 4 April 11 April 18 3-6 p.m. York Strip

Health Horoscopes: March 20-27

“Better safe than sorry.” Aries (March 21 – April 19) Watch out for returning symptoms like dermatitis or headaches. Stress is the partial reason, since pressure may escalate on you. If your sickness starts to invade, tune in to what your body tells you and try limiting your actions. Taurus (April 20 – May 20)…

CNU Greek life shines at Fraternal Value Awards

Find out the winners of the fourth annual award event “The Fraternal Values Awards is an event that highlights the successes and accomplishments in academics, leadership, and service of the CNU Greek community,” said Katherine Ransone, President of CNU’s Order of Omega, Iota Iota chapter and member of Alpha Sigma Alpha Sorority, Theta Gamma chapter….

In One Week: Meditation musings

A self-described “mentally mundane man” meditates every day for a week straight and discovers unexpected benefits I’ve never thought of myself as a “put together” person. I normally remember things instead of writing them down, and improvising all of my work is a cornerstone of my persona. So when I looked for challenges and goals…

Kigacon comes to CNU

Take an inside look at the biggest anime event of the year in Hampton Roads Anime. Everyone has an opinion about it. From indifferent to truly passionate, anime has fans around the world. Kigacon, which was held here at CNU from March 15-17 was a testament to how influential the world of anime is on…

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…