Thanksgiving: the middle child of holidays

We should be celebrating this forgotten holiday Ah yes, it is that time of year again. The days are shorter, nights get colder and Christmas music is consistently jingling in the distance. This is one of the best times of the year. Well , this and spring semester final exam week. Going through the school…

Dear Einsteins…

Thank you for fueling my caffeine addiction. Thank you for helping me stay awake in class. Thank you for helping me with all-nighters for projects and papers. I know that any time I need to get coffee and work late, you’ll be there ready for me and everyone else. You aren’t just a coffee place…

Make Thanksgiving a break again

Attempts to alleviate finals stress have led to a tough final two weeks of classes Being a college student shouldn’t force you to choose bet ween spending time with your family, spending time with friends, going broke, or failing out, but these are often the choices students find them-selves making. This is most evident over…

Honoring the ‘Comm Mom’

Two years ago, the Department of Communication at CNU experienced the loss of a community member and friend. One year ago, they lost another. This year, they hope to honor both of their memories.  For many, Kathy Byars was the first face students in the Department of Communication encountered. Dr. Danielle Stern shared that Byars…

‘Students First’

Board of Visitors tackles Guaranteed Tuition, mental health in latest meeting On Friday, Nov. 16, the Board of Visitors met at CNU to discuss and vote on a new tuition and fees resolution. Entitled “Captain’s Commitment: Guaranteed Tuition and Fees,” this resolution is an attempt to ensure transparency to the student body about their tuition….

Final four bound

The Captains sting back, avenging their only defeat this year against the Hornets. In 2017, the Christopher Newport University Women’s Soccer team lost to the University of Lynchburg in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) playoffs, which ultimately ended their season.  On Nov. 17th, 2018, the Captains got a chance for revenge as they hosted…

Countries need borders

Deploying the military to the border is necessary to defend U.S. sovereignty If you’ve been paying attention to the news lately, you’ve probably noticed something about a caravan of people marching to the US southern border from Central America. The caravan started off with approximately 200 migrants but has since grown to more than 7,000…

You can dance if you want to…

End-zone dancing is a necessary component of the sport Thanksgiving is traditionally a time for food, family and football and this year was no different. However, this year I found myself actually invested in the game.  It happened after an interception by the Bears during their match against the Lions. Cornerback Prince Amukamara celebrated with…

Masks, campfires and books of names

TheaterCNU’s November production, ‘Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play’ fuses acapella, ‘The Simpsons,’ and the future after an apocalyptic nuclear disaster By Annie Silva It’s the end of the world. You’ve lost your family, friends, and your home. What’s left to do, you might ask? Theater CNU’s production of Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play answers this…

The fall of the house of Donati

Peebles’ stage captured the full breadth of Opera CNU’s talent in Puccini’s ‘Gianni Schicchi’ By Kristen Ziccarelli Before Thursday night, ‘Florence’ was just the name of the hurricane that evacuated CNU a few months ago. But with Opera CNU’s Thursday night performance of Gianni Schicchi, the cast and the orchestra revealed the true Florence –…