Countries need borders

Deploying the military to the border is necessary to defend U.S. sovereignty If you’ve been paying attention to the news lately, you’ve probably noticed something about a caravan of people marching to the US southern border from Central America. The caravan started off with approximately 200 migrants but has since grown to more than 7,000…

You can dance if you want to…

End-zone dancing is a necessary component of the sport Thanksgiving is traditionally a time for food, family and football and this year was no different. However, this year I found myself actually invested in the game.  It happened after an interception by the Bears during their match against the Lions. Cornerback Prince Amukamara celebrated with…

Masks, campfires and books of names

TheaterCNU’s November production, ‘Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play’ fuses acapella, ‘The Simpsons,’ and the future after an apocalyptic nuclear disaster By Annie Silva It’s the end of the world. You’ve lost your family, friends, and your home. What’s left to do, you might ask? Theater CNU’s production of Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play answers this…

The fall of the house of Donati

Peebles’ stage captured the full breadth of Opera CNU’s talent in Puccini’s ‘Gianni Schicchi’ By Kristen Ziccarelli Before Thursday night, ‘Florence’ was just the name of the hurricane that evacuated CNU a few months ago. But with Opera CNU’s Thursday night performance of Gianni Schicchi, the cast and the orchestra revealed the true Florence –…

Scott talks tuition, plans for 2019

With Democrat control of the House in January, Democrat Bobby Scott is expected to assume chairmanship of the Committee on Education and Workforce By Kristen Ziccarelli Last week, citizens of Virginia’s third district re-elected Democratic Congressman Bobby Scott to the House of Representatives. Running unchallenged, Scott’s campaign victory will grant him two more years in…

Dear Potomac North…

From the day I first arrived on CNU campus, I was scared. Scared of not fitting in, not succeeding in my classes and not being able to adapt to college life.  All of my fears melted away when I met you, Potomac North. Your residence hall was nothing like I’ve ever seen at other campuses….

Dear Stupid…

This is to the people with bad ideas (FYI, that’s everyone). We all have bad ideas. It’s natural to be dumb. However there exists a certain line in reference to stupidity that you should never cross.  Have a big midterm coming up? Maybe don’t go to that “darty” and see if you can do a…

Student Assembly’s stress tips

Got stress? Student Assembly’s got you covered with these five tips! With finals approaching and responsibilities only increasing, it is easy for us Captains to get caught up in academic stress. Stress can be described as a “physical, chemical, or emotional factor that causes bodily or mental tension and may be a factor in disease…

Registration woes

CNU’s registration process causes unnecessary stress It’s that time of the year again. I’m not talking about all the crazy holiday themed decorations, I’m talking about registration–the one thing besides projects, papers and finals that adds to every students stress level. Registration determines what classes you are going to take, and how many override forms…

Protecting middle class America, not the Middle East

Helping end overdose deaths should be our nation’s top priority Have we lost sight of our military’s primary purpose? I can tell you this, it is not to fight and die in wars in countries most Americans can’t point to on a map.  A recent New York Times cartoon by Patrick Chappatte, an editorial cartoonist…