Looking forward, looking back

A freshman and a senior reflect on the year they’ve had Leading at the last minute I have waited until the last possible minute to write this send-off. For many, this comes as no surprise. I frequently push the deadline with the paper. Waiting and marinating on stories until the last possible minute, I want…

Take only photos, leave only footprints

How to be an eco-friendly beach-goer this year Hampton Roads, situated between the James and York Rivers on the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean, is full of many beautiful beaches, including those that are local, preserved, and more commercial. As an avid beach-goer myself, I absolutely love taking day trips to the various beaches in…

Try Hard. But Also Relax.

A letter to the editor in response to CNU Blues Issue 20 Thank you to Megan Moulton for her delightfully funny comic in the March 20 edition of The Captain’s Log.  As a campus minister, I have this conversation with students every week.  Though beside the comedy is something very serious—you are miserable. You believe…

The Bay needs us to push back against budget

Trump’s 2020 budget could halt decades of environmental progress Since 1983, the collaborative Chesapeake Bay Program (CBP) has been in place to restore over two centuries of unregulated pollution, development and degradation to the Chesapeake Bay. Consisting of combined efforts from the Bay’s six watershed states and federal agencies, the program oversees and carries out…

What the PFAC?

PFAC is coming to campus and we should all be excited  It seems as if Christopher Newport University is always adding something new to campus. Whether it’s a new wing to the library, or improving the horrendous parking situation, we are always expanding in size. One of the newest, and more strenuous, additions to our…

Spring into eco-friendly cleaning

Five tips to help reduce your environmental impact With longer, sunnier days and the smell of emerging flowers in the air, springtime is officially here. For many, this seasonal switch is indicative of the semester nearing an end, summer approaching, and a time to balance your mindset with some therapeutic decluttering, cleaning, and space-making.  However,…

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…