Thoughts on Northam

The former PLP speaker contradicts CNU’s values ~Jack Ronayne, Staff Writer~ Governor Ralph Northam recently spoke at CNU as part of the prestigious President’s Leadership Program speaker series this past fall. Over the course of his hour-long reflection on leadership, Northam presented himself as an accepting, relatable and noble individual who rose from a career…

Marie Kondo changed my life

Tidying my dorm changed everything ~Sydney Hernandez, Staff Writer~ With the new Netflix show, “Tidying up with Marie Kondo,” sweeping the nation, it’s about time someone wrote a piece on neat vs messy dorms.  I’ll preface this piece by saying that I have never been a neat person. Throughout my childhood, my mom would come…

Student Assembly: Money matters

Let’s combine our frugal tips ~Austin Newman, Staff Writer~ Christopher Newport University has launched their first version of Money Matters, a guide to living on a budget. The purpose of Money Matters is for it be an interactive document that can be accessed by anyone within the university to allow everyone to share different tips…

The best the world can be

Gillette’s ad should broaden its reach ~Barrett Goode, Staff Writer~ “The Best a Man Can Be” is the new slogan of a commercial that came out Monday, Jan. 14.  In its first three days, this exclusive online commercial sailed up to over 19 million views on platforms reaching across Facebook and YouTube. Currently, it rests…

‘To pray is to pay attention’

CNU professor reflects on modern classroom challenges ~Jason Carney, CNU Professor~ In Winifred Gallagher’s memoir, Rapt: Attention and the Focused Life, she asserts, “The skillful management of attention in the sine qua non of the good life and the key to improving every aspect of your experience, from mood to productivity to relationships.” Indeed. Attention…

Say no to three year housing requirement

~Sydney Hernandez, Staff Writer~ Housing. For those of us sophomore year and above, we all know the struggle of trying to get housing in the dorm you want, and sometimes, the struggle of even trying to get housing at all. For the freshman, don’t worry, you will be going through this madness very soon.  When…

Service on MLK Day

Students, university can do more to serve ~Spencer Evans, Staff Writer~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a day that changes as you grow.  When I was younger, it was more of a day off than anything, a federal holiday that I was happy to get off of school and work.  Now that I…

Hooray for half-measures

Let’s celebrate the changes we do make Anyone that knows me knows I have more than a few opinions about the exploitation of workers, especially in the fashion industry. I’ll annoy people asking them if they’ve watched the “True Cost,” or read the latest expose on H&M. “Have you heard that they’re employing child refugees…

A not-so-sweet choice

CNU’s tea choices are lacking When prospective students are brought around our campus for what is likely the first time, they are shown many things, and told even more. Of all these things, perhaps the most initially appealing is the excellent pitch made for this university’s dining halls and services. I was excited by this…

Students respond to shut down

It’s more than you think Hundreds of thousands of employees have been placed on furlough during the current government shutdown now in its fourth week. The longest shutdown in United States history is affecting more than you would think.  More than federal employees, the shutdown is affecting small businesses in DC. I have seen first-hand…