Why is Studio Ghibli so popular?

A listicle of the Japanese animation studio’s wondrous elements ~Ashley McMillan, Arts & Entertainment Editor~ Animated films have a special quality to them that attract just about any viewer to its pure imagination and wonder-filled atmospheres. For Studio Ghibli, a Japanese animation film studio headquartered in Koganei, Tokyo, the acclaimed studio is best known worldwide…

How to spruce up your shower routine

Create a soothing, warm escape as winter approaches ~Anna Dorl, Editor-in-Chief~ As the days get colder and shorter, we’re all spending more and more time inside. Sometimes, we may find ourselves stepping into our showers more often just to stay warm, but your shower doesn’t have to be the same routine every time. Here are…

“Flea Flicking” Foretellers

Two CNU students debate who will win Super Bowl LV ~Matthew Morhiser, Sports Editor~ ~Steven Baxley, Staff Writer~ We are only a mere three months away from the National Football League’s (NFL) pinnacle of pigskin performance, Super Bowl LV. On Feb. 7, 2021, Tampa, FL’s Raymond James Stadium will be more quiet than normal, on…

New life for the “Tribe 7”

William & Mary reinstates all seven of their discontinued varsity sports…for now ~Matthew Morhiser, Sports Editor~ As The Captain’s Log has covered at length this tumultuous semester, the College of William & Mary (W&M) recently cancelled seven out of their 23 that compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s (NCAA) Division I on Sep. third….

Smallcakes Cupcakery Review

Yes, an entire shop just for cupcakes ~Travis Rocha, Lifestyle Editor~ Reminiscing on simpler times, I recall some of my fondest memories from preadolescence. From dating my first girlfriend to being dumped by my first girlfriend, elementary school certainly had its ups and downs. Fortunately, one thing I could always rely on was when it…

Results from the 2020 League of Legends World Championship

Taking over the world ~Felix Phommachanh, Managing Editor of CNUTV~ Late last month on Halloween day, the League of Legends (LoL) 2020 World Championship was held in Shanghai, China. The two teams competing for the world’s championship were Suning (SN) and Damwon Gaming (DWG).  Now, being that we are in a pandemic, how could a…

2020 Stroll to the Polls Recap

A showcase on voter advocacy and Black Lives Matter ~Taylor Vigil, Photography Editor~ ~Ashley McMillan, Arts and Entertainment Editor~ The Undisputed Upsilon Beta chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.’s 8th Annual Stroll to the Polls event looked a little bit different this year due to COVID-19 regulations and precautions, but did not fail to…

November in Newport News

Rotting jack-o-lanterns, political lawn signs, and crunchy brown leaves? Must be November ~Travis Rocha, Lifestyle Editor~ The spooky ghouls and goblins and blacks and purples of Halloween have been swapped out for wholesome turkeys and autumn leaves of warm, fall colors as the month changed to November. A week in, the month has already ushered…

The lady monarch of Lady Monarchs

A profile on Old Dominion University’s latest women’s basketball coach ~Matthew Morhiser, Sports Editor~ Did you know Old Dominion University (ODU) was instituted in 1930 as the Norfolk Division of the College of William & Mary (W&M)? Much like Christopher Newport University (CNU), ODU began as a research center offshoot of W&M. Did you also…

How to Spend Your Dining Dollars

With dining dollars now accepted at off-campus locations, there’s no shortage of places to spend ~Travis Rocha, Lifestyle Editor~ For many Christopher Newport students, they don’t need any help when it comes to spending dining dollars. In fact, they’ve probably already long since dried that well as we near the end of in-person classes this…