Student petition gains traction

A petition regarding commencement speaker selection process has recieved almost 700 signatures  A student-led petition regarding the choice of commencement speaker, Suzanne Scheuble, has been receiving major support 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…

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…