“IT Chapter Two” did not clown around

Pennywise is back for the reunion. Are you?  The wait is over. The sequel to 2017’s highly popular and critically praised “IT”, based on the first half of Stephen King’s 1986 novel, has finally arrived—and it doesn’t disappoint. In fact, “IT Chapter Two” is a surprisingly thrilling, comedic and even heartfelt flick, with a fantastic…

Tailgate changes for the Captains

CNU tailgates are officially being moved to Lot H between ROTC and the baseball field  Every year in September, the students at Christopher Newport University gear up for the football season, which means tailgates. For being a smaller school there is a big “tailgate culture” here at CNU.  Students wear blue and meet in the…

A New Era: “Lover” album review

In the digital age, where a week is a lifetime, is it even possible for someone whose career began more than ten years ago to stay famous? For Taylor Swift, the answer is a resounding yes. August 23 marked the release of Taylor Swift’s 7th studio album, “Lover.” The album has been a commercial success,…

“We’re so glad you’re here”

CNU’s Department of Communication hosts mental health concert fundraiser “We’re so glad you’re here,” little Emily “Mimi” Bartley sang cheerfully in a rendition of “So Glad You’re Here” by Imagination Movers as her sparkly sequin dress twinkled under the bright stage lights. “It wouldn’t be the same without ya.” On the evening of Sept. 9,…

Dr. Bitecofer named Forecaster for MSNBC

Bitecofer selected to be one of the political analysts for 2020 election With the 2020 election approaching quickly, the news cycle has been dominated by the examination of candidates and their platforms by political analysts from across the country.  One of these analysts is none other than Christopher Newport University’s Dr. Rachel Bitecofer. Chosen by…

“The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance”

Netflix releases a prequel to the 80’s classic, “The Dark Crystal” In 1982, Jim Henson, creator of the Muppets, released “The Dark Crystal”, a dark fantasy world where an evil race of bird-lizards called Skeksis drain the life of the planet, but the only one to survive it was a Gelfling that must reunite the…

New Year, New Construction

Construction on campus continues into the new school year at Christopher Newport University. With cranes outside the library, cement mixers behind CNU Village and Gosnold Hall just disappearing in the span of a few days, there are plenty of changes coming to campus, and soon. Here are some updates on the four major construction projects…

Bunches of lunches

Newport News Public Schools becomes the largest school district in Virginia to give free lunches to students  Stories about children not being allowed to advance into the next grade due to school lunch debt are continually breaking around the country. However, the Newport News Public School (NNPS) system recently received approval from the Virginia Department…

Flooding in Potomac North

Freshman dorm building PONO floods with water in first week Welcome Week is one of the most exhausting and exciting weeks of freshman year. Everywhere you turn, there are new faces, new experiences and new informational sessions you are forced to attend. It’s an exciting time! For the residents of Potomac North, however, the excitement…

A New Master’s Degree for the Luter School of Business

Financial analysis becomes a one-year master’s program at CNU The Luter School of Business announced a new master’s degree program which will be headed by Dr. Reza Espahodi. Christopher Newport University will be the first public university in Virginia to address the growing digital economy by offering a master’s program in financial analysis.  This will…