REACH: More than just an alternative break

Buckingham County, Virginia. Wilmington, North Carolina. Charleston, South Carolina. Chestertown, Maryland. Greenville, South Carolina. Five groups of 12 volunteers each banded together for an unconventional spring break: a week volunteering through REACH Alternative Breaks. Each year REACH provides students with an opportunity to contribute meaningfully to a community in need.  This year REACH sent an…

I don’t understand

My journey through suicide loss “Another one…?” I couldn’t help but hear it repeat in my head. “Really, another one?”  My body shook with chills, and my stomach knotted itself, just as it does now remembering the story.  I wondered if hearing these stories will always affect me this way and if they would always…

Local choices, global impacts

Sustainable alternatives to daily plastic consumption Pushes for sustainable alternatives are vital in the fight for sustainability in the era of anthropogenic climate change and increasing global inequality. Recycling and finding more sustainable options in our consumer practices are often touted as the solution to problems of plastic pollution in the oceans or contaminated waterways….

“We must break down those barriers”

CNU’s Dr. Patricia Hopkins delivers speech on racism in America One hundred chairs were organized into neat rows and stretched across the DSU Ballroom. Almost every single one of them was filled. Students, faculty and community members all gathered on Tuesday, Feb. 26 to hear Dr. Patricia Hopkins’ speech. An associate professor of English and…

Currents Literary Magazine seeking submissions

Campus publication embraces the theme Fusion for 2019 publication Currents, CNU’s literary magazine, is currently seeking submissions for this year’s issue.  The previous deadline of March 1 had been extended until March 15 in order to give students more time to turn in their personal work for publishing. This year, the theme of the magazine…

An open Executive Leadership Forum

Student Assembly hosts forum to discuss new expansions, future plans for Christopher Newport “We are here to represent you!” This was CNU’s Student Assembly promise to the student body on its Instagram page in an advertisement for their annual Executive Leadership Forum. On Wednesday, Feb. 27, CNU students gathered in the Gaines Theater for the…

Life in the Fastlane

An analysis of the Fastlane wrestling event and what that means for Wrestlemania Sunday night was not only the last day of spring break but also the night of Fastlane, World Wrestling Entertainment’s (WWE) last pay-per-view before Wrestlemania 35.  With Wrestlemania only four weeks away, it was time for story lines to be ironed out…

Final Four: On the way to the top

CNU Men’s Basketball is heading back to the Final Four for the second time in program history on the back of a 13 game winning streak Final Four bound is the phrase of the week as CNU is sending the Men’s Basketball team to the DIII Final Four of the NCAA tournament for the second…

‘Tis the (basketball) season

Why NCAA March Madness is actually better than NBA play-offs It’s the same feeling you get as you’re unwrapping that first gift on Christmas morning: you know what you want, but you’re prepared to be surprised. It’s the same uncertainty, high expectations and feeling of pure hope.  It’s the best time of year for any…

The athletic transition

Transitioning from a collegiate athlete to a non-athlete on campus The transition of being an athlete to no longer being an athlete is one that brings many struggles.  I have been playing sports since I can remember; I picked up lacrosse when I was in about fourth grade.  I kept playing all the way through…