Airhead Airballers

Two CNU students debate who will win the NBA’s Larry O’Brien Trophy this year ~Matthew Morhiser, Sports Editor~ ~Steven Baxley, Staff Writer~ The National Basketball Association’s (NBA) Finals are upon us, ladies and gentlemen. Sure, it definitely does not look like it usually does, but the spirit of competition from the two battle-tested teams is…

gLeaf Dispensary opening soon in Richmond

Medical marijuana coming to a dispensary near you ~Travis Rocha, Lifestyle Editor~ In July 2020, Virginia legalized medical marijuana as part of a national trend in which Americans are becoming more and more comfortable with the substance, as it’s been legalized or decriminalized in many states. What was once denounced and condemned is now being…

Beervana Taphouse Review

Where the beer is cheap and the vibes are transcendental ~Ashley McMillan, A&E Editor~ When you turn the exciting age of 21 in college, you’re immediately compelled to places where cheap alcoholic products are. Personally, my spending budget is really limited while I’m at school, which is frustrating. There’s so much available to you at…

Governor Northam announces new higher education plan

Refinancing effort aims to save Virginia’s higher education Institutions money ~Josh Grimes, News Editor~ On the afternoon of Sept. 22, Governor Northam made a huge announcement towards higher education. According to the press release, the announcement is about a higher education refinancing plan that would save Virginia’s public colleges and universities more than $300 million…

TheaterCNU opens its doors this weekend

Dr. David Shuhy entails what is waiting to be explored in The 25th Annual Putnam Spelling Bee  ~Ashley McMillan, A&E Editor~ After a whirlwind of events, and a pandemic that is still advancing, TheaterCNU is finally opening up the Diamonstein Concert Hall doors this weekend, Oct. 2-4, for their first production of the year: The…

“The tip of the spear”

Dr. Angela Spranger tells all as new Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer ~Anna Dorl, Editor-in-Chief~ Dr. Angela Spranger is no stranger to the Christopher Newport community. For years, she has served as an assistant professor in the Luter School of Business. But this year, she has taken on a new role: the university’s first…

High school football lives in Virginia Beach

A new seven on seven league gives new opportunities to local college football hopefuls ~Matthew Morhiser, Sports Editor~ Just like our athletes here at Christopher Newport University,  high school football players from across the commonwealth of Virginia were saddened to hear their season would be canceled due to health precautions taken against the COVID-19 pandemic….

How to get into the autumn spirit – TV show edition

“Fall” in love with some seasonal series ~Anna Dorl, Editor-in-Chief~ Since COVID-19 put a stop to the production of many new television shows, many of us might find ourselves binge watching familiar favorites. If you’re looking for some recommendations to add some (pumpkin) spice to your watchlist this fall, this list has you covered. “Over…

ODU will launch a varsity esports team this month

What we know so far and a review of their chosen games ~Felix Phommachanh, Managing Editor of CNUTV~ With the pandemic still going on and a majority of physical sports like american football and basketball slowly coming back, many people migrated, or even took interest, in esports. Esports, or electronic sports, are where people play…

The show must go on!

TheaterCNU makes alterations due to the pandemic ~Evelyn Davidson, Staff Writer~ Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the performing arts have suffered greatly. Productions have been postponed or cancelled and even Broadway has succumbed to the unavoidable challenges that the pandemic creates. This semester, TheaterCNU has decided to highlight the realities of life during a pandemic in…