COVID & the climate

Climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic are alarmingly similar crises that can be solved in similar ways if we act boldly It is no question that we are living through an unprecedented crisis that has impacted everything from our social lives and livelihoods to the international policies and procedures observed by governments and businesses across…

Bobsledding to first place victory

Feb. 19, 2002: Vonetta Flowers became the first African-American woman to win a Gold Medal  Black history has its old historical figures such as Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks.  While it is good to reflect on the amazing accomplishments and strives for equality that they have pushed for in the African-American community, we also…

Fracking up our future

Why we need a fracking ban, and why voters are being led astray Hydraulic fracturing, more commonly known as fracking, is the controversial yet widespread practice of extracting natural gas from shale fields with explosive chemicals. Contaminated water supplies, increased seismic activity and the long-term impacts of climate change are all tangible fears justifiably associated…

Join the fight for human rights

Is enough being done to combat this growing global problem? We as a Newport News community are starting to become more aware of sex trafficking within our area. We hear on the news about people’s cars being marked with socks outside of the Walmart on Jefferson. These socks are considered a marker for sex traffickers to…

How to love the planet this Valentine’s Day

5 Tips for a more sustainable Valentine’s Day Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, so the goal of this week’s #GreenCaptain column is to highlight classic Valentine’s Day traditions that can easily be more sustainable this year.  Reduce single-use waste: Buying gifts are highlights of any holiday, but the ones we choose for our…

Brexit goes, Brexit woes

Brexit complicates travel plans and future currency Traveling is one of my biggest passions in life. I love everything about it: taking a taxi to the airport, checking my bags and I don’t even mind security. One thing that I am not a fan of, however, is going through immigration when I arrive in another…

The hassle behind turning the tassel

100 Days Till the Tassel Turns stirs up conversations of cultural appropriation On Jan. 31, CNU seniors gathered in the lobby of the Peebles Theater to celebrate 100 Days ‘til the Tassel Turns. The annual event commemorates 100 days until graduation, a milestone in life that every student looks forward to finally reaching.  The evening…

When is the Involvement Fair, anyway?

Lack of communication and attendance contradicts the CNU ideals of community and closeness The Winter Involvement Fair is tomorrow; are you ready to tour the DSU and discover a new organization to dedicate your time to for the next semester or next few years? Oh! You didn’t know it was tomorrow? Not surprising. While attendance…

Trump admin slashes historic environmental protections

Rule changes once again put profit over planet and people Patriotism is often described as a love, devotion, dedication and support for one’s country.  President Donald Trump and his administration’s brand of patriotism blatantly excludes a dedication to the physical land and resources of our nation, unless they are profitable or exploitable.  Since his inauguration…

Who will remain?

With Iowa on the horizon, the Democratic primary gets aggressive as the field narrows With only six candidates allowed to participate in the last debate, the Democratic primary has been leading up to the pivotal Iowa caucus, the make or break moment for many campaigns.  The only constant leaders of polling for Iowa have been Sen….