School Spirit at Christopher Newport University

Nothing quite like it ~Travis Rocha, Lifestyle Editor~ Christopher Newport University may be a small school, but each one of its students is fervently passionate about their chosen college. Our school spirit is unparalleled, but the student body perhaps displays it in different ways than other schools typically do. There is so much enthusiasm on…

Double take

Two writers review “Sweeney Todd” Review: “Sweeney Todd” hits the stage TheaterCNU designs a metallic musical for all to safely enjoy ~Ashley McMillan, Arts & Entertainment Editor~ At the end of the hair-raising evening, it was an incredible surprise that director Laura Lloyd and TheaterCNU’s production of the musical “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of…

Series Review: “WandaVision” 

The finale of the superhero sitcom leaves fan theories to rest ~Ian Burke, Staff Writer~ (This article contains spoilers for WandaVision)  Nine weeks and dozens of fan theories later, Marvel and Disney+ has seen critical acclaim from their run of WandaVision, the first Marvel property released during the pandemic, centered around the eponymous superhero couple….

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 …

Putting the country on notice

Nationally ranked CNU programs show why they’re the cream of the crop ~Matthew Morhiser, Sports Editor~ Kicking-off the week on Wednesday, the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) No. 25 ranked Christopher Newport University (CNU) Women’s Lacrosse matched- up with the No. 23 ranked University of Lynchburg. The event marked the first time in five…

The CNU Athletic Hall of Fame’s Class of 2021

Which former Captains were honored as the best of the best ~Matthew Morhiser, Sports Editor~ Earlier this semester, CNUsports.com announced the 2021 Class’s five inductees into the Christopher Newport University (CNU) Athletic Hall of Fame. Over the course of five weeks, Captains legends were honored on the site one-by-one. Due to COVID-19, there was not,…

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…

Student Government Association elections come to a close

Meet the new Executive Board for the upcoming academic year ~Anna Dorl, Editor in Chief~ This past week, Christopher Newport’s Student Government Association (SGA) held elections to establish the organization’s next Executive Board for the 2021-2022 academic year. Voting was open from Monday, March 8 to Friday, March 12. Before voting closed on the 12th…

4 Ways to Study for Your Midterms

Midterm season can be rough, but a few simple tips can go a long way Travis Rocha, Lifestyle Editor  Despite midterm grades being released last Friday, midterm season is still very much in swing at Christopher Newport as cumulative exams are still being assigned. Each professor decides how to schedule and organize his or her…

A guide for hunting Squishmallows

Fantastic stuffed animals and where to find them ~Anna Dorl, Editor-in-Chief~ ~Ashley McMillan, Arts and Entertainment Editor~ In a chaotic age of much-needed comfort, Squishmallow hunting is the new activity for college students looking for an escape and cuddly new friends. Thanks to TikTok and other social media apps, these spherical stuffed animals have skyrocketed…