Billy Joel’s Top Five

It’s been only a month since the 41st anniversary of Billy Joel’s most impactful album release, “The Stranger.” To celebrate that accomplishment, and one of the defining artists of a generation, here is a countdown of my top five favorite Billy Joel songs. If you haven’t heard any of these, give them a listen. If…

Entrenched in ‘Trench’

Twenty One Pilot’s ‘Bandito Tour’ leaves little to be desired By Anna Dorl It’s an incredible feeling when you score seats to see one of the most popular bands in the world. I’ve been a fan of Twenty One Pilots for a couple years, ever since I discovered their album “Vessel.” So when my friend…

The most dangerous magic

‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ is a teachable moment for making choices and questioning evil By Kathryn Fannin The newest installment of the Fantastic Beasts series, “The Crimes of Grindelwald,” left fans’ hearts racing and their minds filled with more questions than answers. Many favorite characters made difficult sacrifices, and the fates of our…

Fashion for good

CNU IJM to hold fashion show to support trafficking victims By Kristen Ziccarelli This Friday, CNU’s branch of the International Justice Mission (IJM) will host their Freely Made Fashion Show, modelling ethically-made clothing to raise awareness about the affects of fast fashion and the beauty of slavery-free clothing production. With twenty-six student models walking the…

Thanksgiving: the middle child of holidays

We should be celebrating this forgotten holiday Ah yes, it is that time of year again. The days are shorter, nights get colder and Christmas music is consistently jingling in the distance. This is one of the best times of the year. Well , this and spring semester final exam week. Going through the school…

Dear Einsteins…

Thank you for fueling my caffeine addiction. Thank you for helping me stay awake in class. Thank you for helping me with all-nighters for projects and papers. I know that any time I need to get coffee and work late, you’ll be there ready for me and everyone else. You aren’t just a coffee place…

Make Thanksgiving a break again

Attempts to alleviate finals stress have led to a tough final two weeks of classes Being a college student shouldn’t force you to choose bet ween spending time with your family, spending time with friends, going broke, or failing out, but these are often the choices students find them-selves making. This is most evident over…

Honoring the ‘Comm Mom’

Two years ago, the Department of Communication at CNU experienced the loss of a community member and friend. One year ago, they lost another. This year, they hope to honor both of their memories.  For many, Kathy Byars was the first face students in the Department of Communication encountered. Dr. Danielle Stern shared that Byars…

‘Students First’

Board of Visitors tackles Guaranteed Tuition, mental health in latest meeting On Friday, Nov. 16, the Board of Visitors met at CNU to discuss and vote on a new tuition and fees resolution. Entitled “Captain’s Commitment: Guaranteed Tuition and Fees,” this resolution is an attempt to ensure transparency to the student body about their tuition….

Final four bound

The Captains sting back, avenging their only defeat this year against the Hornets. In 2017, the Christopher Newport University Women’s Soccer team lost to the University of Lynchburg in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) playoffs, which ultimately ended their season.  On Nov. 17th, 2018, the Captains got a chance for revenge as they hosted…