How to thrift shop like a pro

Thrift stores have a lot of hidden gems. but how can you find the really good stuff in Goodwill? Whether you’re interested in reducing clothing waste or simply finding a great deal, thrift shopping is an excellent alternative to traditional shopping. But with rows and rows of clothes, all in various conditions, the store may…

Oil and water: mental illness and entertainment

As creators get more comfortable with the topic, they may miss the levity needed to depict mental illness As the subject of mental illness becomes less and less taboo, the media has latched on. Shows are beginning to highlight mental illness more and more. They attract millions of viewers, but they also have the tendency…

Don’t jump in without your buoy

Make sure you take of yourself while you’re taking care of others, even if the situation is challenging For the past couple of summers, I’ve worked as a lifeguard. In training they always teach you to take care of yourself first before helping others. We practice specific maneuvers to protect ourselves from drowning patrons. We…

It’s more than a feeling

It’s time to take mental health seriously Mental health is serious. Although some reduce it to “feelings,” things that are “all in your head” and thus not worthy of as much attention as physical issues, mental health is as important an element of one’s well-being as any other element of health. For many students college…

CNU shows support for mental health awareness at community event

Multiple student organizations attended the Out of Darkness Walk this Sunday, Sept. 23 Quiet tears slid down the faces of people clad with beads of different colors during the opening speeches at the annual Virginia Peninsula Out of Darkness Walk. The yearly event brings together the Hampton Roads community in late September to fight suicide…

Netflix tackles mental health in controversial series of 2018

By Mara Tharp First a book, now a television series whose third season is currently in the works, 13 Reasons Why is a hot topic among young people and adults. Public opinion on the controversial Netflix Original is shaky at best. Many parents and mental health professionals claim the show ‘glamorizes’ suicide, creating a dangerous…

Hollingsworth publishes ‘The Eleventh Trade’

The writing process for Honors Program Assistant Alyssa Hollingsworth’s debut novel is a story within a story By Kristen Ziccarelli For most of us, publishing our written work is outside our comfort zone – but for author Alyssa Hollingsworth, writing in a style outside of her comfort zone wasn’t an unimaginable challenge. It was the…

Hurricane or hurri-vacation?

With little more than drizzle, Florence left many questioning the system that calls for evacuation Moving further south than first forecasted, the mandatory evacuation from campus following Hurricane Florence has led many CNU students to take advantage of what they have deemed a “hurri-vacation.” There have been many reports of students picking up shifts from…

Ending a college career on a coin flip

Following the release of Betsy DeVos’s proposed changes to Title IX, many students are questioning the standard of preponderance of evidence Sexual assault on Christopher Newport’s campus is a serious issue. If it is perpetrated, the perpetrator should be dismissed from this campus, end of story. Given the severity of this proposed punishment, however, it…