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 Today in history, Dec. 5th, 1933, the 21st Amendment repealed the 18th Amendment, marking the end of prohibition….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…

This day in history: Read 501 years later

Luther’s 95 Theses still affect today Five hundred and one years ago, Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the door of the church in Wittenburg. Although these theses were meant to be the topic of scholarly dispute among churchmen, they were written in Latin rather than German, so only those who were educated could…

This day in history: ‘The Hammer’

The importance of assessing and re-assessing history is seen in The Battle of Tours. A notable battle, a minor skirmish, a “defense of Western culture,” or something else–today’s event in history is the Battle of Tours, which was fought on Oct. 10, 732.  Frankish forces, led by Charles Martel (“The Hammer”), battled an army belonging…

A Captain abroad: Homesick 4,000 miles from home

Homesickness doesn’t have to stop you from studying abroad I have been in Florence for over a month and I am loving it. That’s not to say I haven’t had some struggles. The two hardest things to overcome during study abroad are culture shock and homesickness. Culture shock is something you hear about all the…