In Memoriam, Katie Thyne

Honoring the loss of a local hero The Hampton Roads community experienced a devastating loss this past week in the death of Newport News police officer Katie Thyne.  Thyne was killed in the line of duty when a routine traffic stop on Thursday night took a turn for the worst. She was caught in the…

Holiday markets in Hampton Roads

Where to find unique local gifts before you head home for the holidays In just a few short weeks, the holidays will be in full swing. With Black Friday already behind us, some of us may have already checked a few items off of our shopping list for our loved ones this season. Luckily, Hampton…

Shelly Simonds is ready to fight for the future of Hampton Roads

A long-time environmental activist, Simonds will deliver the environmental policy that VA-94 needs This past week, the Wason Center for Public Policy at Christopher Newport hosted the only debate this election cycle for residents of Virginia’s 94th district delegates. Candidate Shelly Simonds and incumbent David Yancey took to the stage for an hour of policy-specific…

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…

Best beaches in the Hampton Roads area

Warm weather has finally made its way to Virginia—enjoy it at some nearby beaches Grandview Nature Preserve, Hampton: This was the first beach I visited when I first moved to CNU, and it has had my heart since. Only about 30- minutes from CNU’s campus and managed by the city of Hampton, Grandview is a…

Kigacon comes to CNU

Take an inside look at the biggest anime event of the year in Hampton Roads Anime. Everyone has an opinion about it. From indifferent to truly passionate, anime has fans around the world. Kigacon, which was held here at CNU from March 15-17 was a testament to how influential the world of anime is on…