World in brief

Recaps of the top news stories that happened last week from across the globe Slovakia elects first female president In a highly contested run-off election over the past weekend, Slovakia elected Zuzana Caputova as the country’s first female president in its history. Caputova, who had no prior political experience, defeated well-known diplomat Maros Sefcovic, winning…

The freeze is now a guarantee

BOV unanimously passes President Trible’s tuition freeze for all incoming and current students for 2019-2020 academic year On Friday, April 5, the Executive Committee of the Board of Visitors held a special meeting. During this special meeting, Christopher Newport University President Paul Trible recommended a tuition freeze for the incoming freshmen class of 2019 as…

Spreading the sentiment of gentlemen

Kappa Delta Rho hosts Gentlemen’s Week to raise money for philanthropies, promote healthy masculinity Throughout the week of April 1 – 4, Kappa Delta Rho hosted their first major Gentlemen’s Week. Kappa Delta Rho began Gentlemen’s Week last semester, but it was more of a trial run back then. This past fall, the theme of…

Take only photos, leave only footprints

How to be an eco-friendly beach-goer this year Hampton Roads, situated between the James and York Rivers on the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean, is full of many beautiful beaches, including those that are local, preserved, and more commercial. As an avid beach-goer myself, I absolutely love taking day trips to the various beaches in…

Sunny D is not your friend

‘Brand Twitter’ is a gross manipulation of human empathy  Social media is a major frontier for advertisers. Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram are all home to thousands of accounts for brands ranging from Wendy’s to Crest Toothpaste to Geico to Steak-Umms. These accounts are advertisements, like the commercials people skip with TiVo or the banner…

Elephant in the room

Conversations surrounding representation are too hostile Colleges are meant to be places of openness and expression. You are meant to find yourself and strengthen your voice. However, nowadays, saying your opinions paints a red X on your head. With the media, anything you tweet, post, upload and Instagram, will be found offensive by someone. And…

For the love of God!

CNU’s choice of a Christian missionary as commencement speaker is questionable CNU’s recent announcement of Suzanne Scheuble as the Class of 2019’s commencement speaker perplexed many graduating seniors looking forward to their big day. There is a lingering question as to why someone who is the same age as us (or in my case, younger)…

Men’s Lacrosse seniors win big on Senior Day

Men’s Lacrosse beat Mary Washington 15-11, record books in the eyes of several Captains The 20 in the nation Captains claim yet another victory, taking down Mary Washington and improving to 9-5 on the season and 2-1 within the conference. The seniors put on a show for Senior Day with the pep band rallying behind…

Washington Capitals clinch Metropolitan Division Title

Capitals enter NHL playoffs as division champions After butting heads with the New York Islanders for the Metropolitan division title for the past few weeks, the Washington Capitals finally secured it on Thursday night with a 2-1 win against the Montreal Canadiens. The game itself had a postseason feel since both the Capitals and the…