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….

Honeybees have their own holiday

Why these little insects deserve to be celebrated ~James Duffy, Staff Writer~ Misconceptions about bees and wasps make it easy to be scared of bees and other stinging, flying and buzzing insects, even as an adult. However, the very real possibility of losing bees entirely is much scarier; honey bees alone (which are only one…

The Green New Deal is a blueprint

What it means, even if it doesn’t pass ~James Duffy, Staff Writer~ With the formal support of Senator Ed Markey of Massachusetts, New York’s 14th district representative and congressional newcomer Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez introduced the fully outlined text of her “Green New Deal” resolution on Feb. 7, seeking congressional support for the large governmental reform.  The…

Pipelines will harm Va. communities

Environmental, social and financial risks are too high to ignore ~James Duffy, Staff Writer~ In a search to surge profits and expedite fossil fuels, specifically natural gas from shale reserves in Appalachia, energy giants such as Dominion, Duke and more are pushing hard and continuing work to construct hundred-mile long gas pipelines across Virginia, West…

This EPA Administrator is a mistake

Nominee Andrew Wheeler has concerning track record ~James Duffy, Staff Writer~ Amidst the worry and panic of the now-longest government shutdown in history, certain federal processes are still underway, including the formal hearing process of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) nominated and current acting administrator, Andrew Wheeler.  But many not up to speed on the…

This day in history: Cheesebox on a Raft

The USS Monitor is history in walking distance ~Miller Bowe, Staff Writer~ On Jan. 30, 1862, the USS Monitor was launched. It was the first of its kind in the navy- an ironclad warship with a rotating turret.  About five weeks later it would face off with the CSS Virginia– a Confederate ironclad–  at the…

This day in History: Few things happen overnight

This day in 1945 illuminates how atrocities happen slowly over the course of decades MILLER BOWESTEPHEN.BOWE.15@CNU.EDU On January 16th, 1945, Adolf Hitler retreated to the Fuhrerbunker beneath Berlin, where he would spend the last four months of his life before committing suicide in April.  Hitler had controlled Germany since 1933, and in those twelve years…

This Day in History: Repeal Day

The Bygone era isn’t so bygone. Learn about the ins-and-outs of Prohibition. In 1919, the 18th Amendment to the United States Constitution banned the production and sale of alcohol, beckoning in more than a decade of prohibition. Today in history, Dec. 5th, 1933, the 21st Amendment repealed the 18th Amendment, marking the end of prohibition….

Student Assembly’s stress tips

Got stress? Student Assembly’s got you covered with these five tips! With finals approaching and responsibilities only increasing, it is easy for us Captains to get caught up in academic stress. Stress can be described as a “physical, chemical, or emotional factor that causes bodily or mental tension and may be a factor in disease…