Truly returns to CNU for Keynote Address

Nationally recognized legal scholar Jonathan Turley spoke at the CNU American Studies Center’s 12th Annual Conference on America’s Founding Principles and History BY KRISTEN ZICCARELLI Nationally recognized legal scholar and George Washington Professor Jonathan Turley gave the Keynote Address of last Thursday’s conference in Gaines Theater. In a speech titled “Chief Among Equals: A Comparative…

One speech, a lifetime of experiences

Entrepreneur Brin Enterkin speaks of her life lessons as founder of The African SOUP By Kristen Ziccarelli A college student less than a decade ago and an entrepreneur today, twenty-eight-year-old Brin Enterkin had a multitude of lessons and a wealth of experiences to share with a full audience of Honors students last Thursday at Peebles…

First chapter for new masters

If approved, this would be the only Masters in Financial Analysis in Virginia. The robots are taking over — a science fiction plot line and part of the reason for the introduction of a new Masters program at CNU. Introducing the program as a proposal in the Executive Board of Visitors meeting on Oct. 10,…

A classic reborn

‘A Star is Born’ is not your average movie remake By Justine Walton It’s the movie everyone is talking about, so here goes: “A Star is Born” follows the life of a rockstar, Jackson Maine, both on and off stage as his world collides with a struggling musician, Ally, who has given up faith in…

Switch it up: Gaming recs for the holidays

With the Nintendo Switch’s great variety of games, some of them must come out on top With the holiday season just around the corner, it’s important for the average gamer to know exactly what video games are worth buying. Even to everyone out there who can’t afford the Nintendo Switch (which is mostly all of…

Emerging from tragedy

‘The Laramie Project’ gives rural America a spotlight in the LGBTQ conversation By Abby Saether A small town in Wyoming, relatively unknown to the average person, became the center of attention after a horrific crime shook it to its core. “The Laramie Project” focused solely on this tragedy and was first performed in 2000 in…

Who picks up the tab?

Tuition increases have occurred annually since 2002. What’s a university to do? Many across campus didn’t know that tuition had increased over the summer until they looked at their bill.  With an 8.1 percent increase of $1,100 comprehensively for in-state students, this surprise created difficulties for many right as they were about to return to…

Plant some happiness in your room

Plants can liven up your dorm room and come in many varieties that even the most forgetful student will have a hard time killing POTHOS PLANT Epipremnum aureum Devil’s ivy, money plant, hunter’s robe, ivy arum, silver vine, taro vine–this plant of many names has been around for forever is almost impossible to kill. Being…

This day in history: ‘The Hammer’

The importance of assessing and re-assessing history is seen in The Battle of Tours. A notable battle, a minor skirmish, a “defense of Western culture,” or something else–today’s event in history is the Battle of Tours, which was fought on Oct. 10, 732.  Frankish forces, led by Charles Martel (“The Hammer”), battled an army belonging…

Students react to Kavanaugh’s nomination

Something Needs to Change Kavanaugh’s nomination is not the end As some of you may well know, I’ve followed the Kavanaugh nomination extensively over the course of the past few weeks. The twists, turns, and revelations reminded of the O.J. Simpson case, which I viewed as dramatization over the summer with my Dad and brothers….