Holiday markets in Hampton Roads

Where to find unique local gifts before you head home for the holidays In just a few short weeks, the holidays will be in full swing. With Black Friday already behind us, some of us may have already checked a few items off of our shopping list for our loved ones this season. Luckily, Hampton…

Camp Kesem chapter begins to bloom at CNU

The national organization to benefit children of cancer patients seeks support as an official campus organization Camp Kesem is a nonprofit organization that offers free summer camps to children and teens whose lives have been impacted by a parent’s cancer. The camp aims to create a support system for kids who have a parent who…

Review: OrangeTheory Fitness

High-intensity workout promotes individual fitness goals in a group workout setting On the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, I decided to burn off some extra calories in a fun new way to make more room for turkey. When I discovered that OrangeTheory Fitness offers a free trial workout for first-timers, I knew I had to give it…

“The Kacey Musgraves’ Christmas Show”

Grammy award-winning singer shines in star-studded special  A jubilant production of all things festive, “The Kacey Musgraves Christmas Show” is a must-see this holiday season.  Premiering on Amazon Prime this past Saturday, anyone with an Amazon Prime account can sit down with a hot cup of cocoa, wrapped up in their favorite winter blanket and…

The 8th Generation Pokemon have finally arrived to town

What are the top five Galar region Pokemon from Sword and Shield? A brand new generation of Pokemon is always an exciting prospect for me, as it always means tons of new Pokemon to meet and experiment with on your journey. Since Pokemon: Sword and Shield recently coming onto store shelves, plenty of new, fascinating…

Ten uplifting classical tunes

Since finals are just around the corner, we could all use a mood booster, whether it be in the form of a snack, friend or classical instrumentation. 1. La Rejouissance, Georg Friedrich Handel 2. Water Music, Georg Friedrich Handel 3. Symphony No 79, Franz Joseph Haydn 4. Brandenburg Concerto No 1 & No 5,  Johannes…

A mentally-bound social media

“The Feed” visualizes a society’s overpowering, horrific addition to technology and the constant desire to stay connected Recently, sci-fi shows that have replicated an alternate reality that hit a little too close to home. Amazon’s newest show, “The Feed,” is based on Matthew Tobin Anderson’s book of the same name (published in 2002). The British…

Solving the printer predicament

A student’s solution to printing headaches Winter is here, be it officially or not, and those 2 a.m. trips across campus to the printer are becoming more and more of a hassle.  The hectic life of a college student is conducive to finishing papers and other assignments into the wee hours of the night, but…

H to the izz-O, V to the izz-A

Jay-Z is a gift to the world It’s not hard to believe that a man with one billion dollars in net worth not only changed the rap game, but also married one of this decade’s most exciting and iconic artists, Beyoncé Knowles.  In the words of his hit song Izzo (H.O.V.A), “Ladies and Gentleman, let’s…

Is COP25 the “point of no return”?

Following the largest global calls to action in history, COP25 could make or break the future of global climate action  2019 was a year of unprecedented climate activism, and how global leaders and activists move forward in 2020 could raise that bar. This month, Conference of the Parties (COP) to the UN Convention on Climate…