“Paper Mache Dream Balloon” Album

The collection of jazzy-psych pop songs with layered instrumentation results in a fun and quirky album Ok, so, that title may not sound too appealing to the general audience, but that is genuinely the most specific you can get when describing this album. And it is beautiful.  This album has been, for two and a…

The Steven Universe Movie

The raved about Cartoon Network series delivers its first musical TV movie, but is it what the fans deserved? Out of every show that I have been a fan of, Steven Universe has been by far the most conflicting in terms of my opinion on it. Coming from a fan of the show, there’s so…

Fall in love with autumnal drinks

Try some of the best seasonal beverages available at Einsteins and Starbucks It’s that time of year again. Fall is the time to cuddle up with a soft blanket, your favorite Netflix show and a Pumpkin Spice Latte in hand.  Here’s some insight on some of the best seasonal drinks such as warm teas, ciders,…

Melanie Martinez makes a comeback from 4 year hiatus

She’s creative. She’s creepy. She’s Crybaby. Alternative pop music artist Melanie Martinez is back with her second album, K-12, which was released on September 6. Not only did fans receive a new roster of stunning songs, but they were also treated to an entire hour and a half movie which included the whole album.  The…

Getting your hands dirty in the interest of sustainability

CNU’s community garden creates a space of personal and horticultural growth Behind the Washington residence hall on East Campus is one of Christopher Newport’s hidden gems that not every student is aware of: the community garden. A myriad of different crops line the plots in neat rows. The area is fenced off and somewhat secluded,…

“We’re small, but we’re mighty”

Planned Parenthood Generation Action at CNU brings education and support to campus “Planned Parenthood is one organization, but it encompasses a lot of things,” said Jennifer Chernoff, co-president of Planned Parenthood Generation Action’s chapter at Christopher Newport. “It’s healthcare, it’s sexual health, it’s sexual identity and gender identity and all these different kinds of things…

Students debate which NFL team is the BEST

Denver Broncos I’ll admit it – I’ve never been a super devoted football fan. I’ll watch the big game if everyone else in the room is glued to the TV and they refuse to let me change the channel.  But when fall rolls around (and with it, football season), I find myself needing to swear…

Christopher Newport students bring the fight for climate justice home

In solidarity with the Global Youth Climate Strike, students march and distribute petition demonstrating a desire to see climate action Last Friday, I covered the “Fridays for Future” Climate Strike that 16-year-old movement-founder Greta Thunberg brought to the front steps of the White House. This event was inspiring to say the least, but it wasn’t…

Horoscopes

ARIES: March 21 – April 19 It’s Libra season, which can either be great or not so great for you. Aries and Libras are polarities. With your sign more self-focused and the Libra more partner-focused, you may find some conflicts this season between your love for independence and the relationships in your life. Take these…