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Students gathered on The Great Lawn on Monday, April 8 for the partial eclipse, photo by Evelyn Davidson

Total eclipse of the campus

Evelyn Davidson, Editor-in-Chief April 10, 2024

Hundreds of CNU students, faculty and staff turned to the sky on Monday to experience the highly anticipated partial eclipse that threw shadows over The Great Lawn and left the entire campus lightly chilled.   “There...

The pollen has fallen

The pollen has fallen

Holly Haydon, Staff Writer April 10, 2024

It has unfortunately reached that time of year again when allergies can not be avoided, especially here in the city of Newport News. Spring is one of the best times of year, because it starts to get warmer...

Disney opening credits, photo from Marc Levin on Flickr

A failed attempt at Disney’s board

Alex Noth, Staff Writer April 10, 2024

I’m all for not caring about what a bunch of rich people want to quarrel about, but this time when The Walt Disney Company had their elections for their board of directors, it was worth watching.    This...

Home vs campus

Lindsay Deyton, Digital Media Manager April 3, 2024

Ever since I was a junior in high school, I always wanted to move into my own space, decorate it and have the freedoms that I didn’t have before. While I’ve been able to do all of these things in college,...

Bible, photo from Unsplash

Should religion be kept out of horror movies?

Fiona Sullivan, A&E Editor April 3, 2024

On March 22, actress Sydney Sweeney’s newest movie “Immaculate” was released in theaters and has met mostly positive reviews and grossed a total of 9.2 million worldwide, according to

Residence Halls: Accommodating, but not without issues

Chloe Grell, Staff Writer March 27, 2024

Housing season is upon us and nothing is more daunting than entering the Thunderdome that is the housing portal. Each year results in a new challenge. The portal crashes, your fourth roommate drops from...

Desk with study items, image from Unsplash

The reality of senior burnout and how to overcome it

Jarrett Connolly, Staff Writer March 27, 2024

What a semester huh? Are you also feeling the burnout? Are you nights restless? Sad, irritable, and/or indifferent? Do you even care about that test? Does the journey to McMurran feel more like an ascent...

Circuit board brain graphic, image from Unsplash

Artificial Intelligence: Replicant or Replacement?

Cameron Tomaino, Copy Editor March 27, 2024

Avid readers of The Captain’s Log will recall other articles on the subject of AI – articles that ranged from anxious to hopeful. I find myself with a hopeful perspective on the subject of AI, born...

Christopher Newport Hall, photo by Evelyn Davidson

Getting over seasonal depression

Fiona Sullivan, A&E Editor March 20, 2024

With the warm weather finally making its way to Newport News, campus seems like an entirely different place with dozens of students relaxing on the Great Lawn, sitting in the Plaza and no longer rushing...

Classroom of Forbes, photo by Holly Haydon

How attendance policies affect the classroom

Holly Haydon, Staff Writer March 20, 2024

Are attendance policies really necessary at the college level? Should students be expected to attend class even if there are no consequences for being absent? It seems as time goes on that professors are...

Rocking the Schoolhouse

Cameron Tomaino, Copy Editor February 27, 2024

There’s not many things in the world that will automatically make you think of Schoolhouse Rock, but in the pure randomness of the universe I recently remembered it exists, and now I wonder how I could...

Christopher Newport Hall and the Christmas tree on The Great Lawn, photo by Evelyn Davidson

Springin’ into Spring

Claire Hall, Staff Writer February 27, 2024

As we approach the lovely month of March, the weather is slowly starting to become warmer, and more people are active on The Great Lawn. While spring has just a little while left to go, many people are...

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