REACH: More than just an alternative break

Buckingham County, Virginia. Wilmington, North Carolina. Charleston, South Carolina. Chestertown, Maryland. Greenville, South Carolina. Five groups of 12 volunteers each banded together for an unconventional spring break: a week volunteering through REACH Alternative Breaks. Each year REACH provides students with an opportunity to contribute meaningfully to a community in need.  This year REACH sent an…

“We must break down those barriers”

CNU’s Dr. Patricia Hopkins delivers speech on racism in America One hundred chairs were organized into neat rows and stretched across the DSU Ballroom. Almost every single one of them was filled. Students, faculty and community members all gathered on Tuesday, Feb. 26 to hear Dr. Patricia Hopkins’ speech. An associate professor of English and…

Currents Literary Magazine seeking submissions

Campus publication embraces the theme Fusion for 2019 publication Currents, CNU’s literary magazine, is currently seeking submissions for this year’s issue.  The previous deadline of March 1 had been extended until March 15 in order to give students more time to turn in their personal work for publishing. This year, the theme of the magazine…

An open Executive Leadership Forum

Student Assembly hosts forum to discuss new expansions, future plans for Christopher Newport “We are here to represent you!” This was CNU’s Student Assembly promise to the student body on its Instagram page in an advertisement for their annual Executive Leadership Forum. On Wednesday, Feb. 27, CNU students gathered in the Gaines Theater for the…

Black History Month Photo Series

SDEC creates photo series that allows students, faculty to share what Black History Month means to them ~Emma Dixon, News Editor~ Every year, Feb. 1 – Feb. 28 is Black History Month in the United States. This year, CNU has provided students with many events that celebrate Black History Month, ranging from guest speakers to…

Defending the “Pro” in Professor

Dr. Michael Clune defends the role of the literature professor, the future of the field in lecture at CNU ~Matthew Scherger, BreakingCNU Editor~ For many, studying literature is a chore. A pointless class spent reading boring books and memorizing small details that have nothing to do with anything of interest. It is a class to…

Students equip for a future in leadership

Students learn the meaning of Inside Out Leadership at U.S. Naval Academy Conference ~Emma Dixon, News Editor~ While listening to a wide variety of leaders from different fields, four CNU students learned their own leadership potential and other valuable leadership lessons at the U.S. Naval Academy Leadership Conference. Dr. Sean Heuvel and four CNU students…

Crossing out Crossing

CNU Crossing to be demolished following 2018-19 lease year ~Morgan Barclay, Editor-in-Chief~ CNU Crossing is set to be demolished following graduation at the end of the 2018-19 school year. It is to be replaced with units similar to East Campus the year following. These units are proposed to open in the Fall of 2020 following…

State police, DEA investigate substance

No injuries, ongoing threats reported after incident ~Matthew Scherger, BreakingCNU Editor~ On Feb. 4, 2019, local police and the fire department responded to a report of a suspicious substance on CNU’s campus. The crime log at CNU reported a drug violation, alcohol violation and vandalism charges at CNU Crossing. Of significance, this report mentioned the…

Students Speak Out

Sophomores explain why they signed to their chosen major during Signing Day on Feb. 5 ~Compiled by Sydney Hernandez, Staff Writer~ “I chose Communication Studies because I have a passion for the area of study. Communication is truly what makes the world go round and being able to understand the fundamentals of verbal and nonverbal…