College Indoctrination Is Not Real

Your Beliefs Changing in College is Normal ~Grace Griles, Business Manager~ I grew up in an area and household where Fox News was the preferred news channel. Before I left for college I had many family members and friends come up to me and make remarks along the lines of “don’t let that college turn…

Cancel Culture vs. Accountability

Student expresses personal thoughts on recent tweets ~Colton Parham, Staff Writer~ I don’t like almost anything about Sophia Nelson—I honestly don’t. But with that said, what does justice look like for hurtful speech in a society that prioritizes freedom of speech? On Oct. 15th, Sophia A. Nelson, Scholar-in-Residence at Christopher Newport Univerity, responded to a…

OPINION: When to Speak up Against Injustice 

~Jessica King, Staff Writer~ When do we speak up against injustice? This was the topic of a CNU Brown Bag event, a  small discussion group I attended pre-pandemic, which is open to all students. Their main mission: to  allow a safe space for students, professors, and alumni to speak openly about issues concerning the CNU …

OPINION: The case for change

A reflection on the dangers of hazing and the Adam Oakes incident ~Evelyn Davidson, Staff Writer~ On the morning of February 27th, Adam Oakes, a nineteen-year-old student attending VCU, was found dead after participating in a Delta Chi “Big Little Reveal” that took place at off-campus fraternity housing the night before. The hazing incident involved…

Opinion: The fall of housing

Innocent students are split from their friends amidst quarantine spike ~Ashley McMillan, Arts and Entertainment Editor~ As numbers rise, and spirits fall, it comes more and more clear how depressing living on campus has become. I only have online classes, therefore I only come onto campus for packages in the mailroom. Beyond that, I really…

CNU and COVID-19

Here’s what COVID looks like right now at Christopher Newport ~Felix Phommachanh, Staff Writer~ This article was written last week before the recent spike in COVID-19 outbreak at CNU The Fall Semester of 2020 for CNU was an interesting experience, as it was the semester with COVID-19. The University required us to check if we…

Opinion: Our choice, not our fault

Staff writer calls students to rise to demands of COVID prevention ~Anna Thomas, Staff Writer~ My phone buzzed on Oct. 12 with what I thought would be another “Campus Update” email from Dean Kevin Hughes, addressing the status of our University and our handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. I was at a gas station on…

“A teachable moment”

Faculty responds to anonymous “Republican” letter posted on campus ~Anna Dorl, Editor-in-Chief~ “Due to the present state of our great nation, and the incessant attacks upon it, I find that I have no other choice but to take to the pen, even though some of my other fellow countrymen in the last few months have…

Pandemic Teacher Prep

A student’s take on being a teaching assistant in NNPS during pandemic virtual learning ~Taylor Vigil, Photography Editor~ There is no doubt that this school year has been a particularly interesting one. Classes are online, students and staff are learning how to navigate online education and there is little certainty as to when or even…

ODU will launch a varsity esports team this month

What we know so far and a review of their chosen games ~Felix Phommachanh, Managing Editor of CNUTV~ With the pandemic still going on and a majority of physical sports like american football and basketball slowly coming back, many people migrated, or even took interest, in esports. Esports, or electronic sports, are where people play…