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Outside of the CNU bubble

Jarrett Connolly, Staff Writer September 20, 2023

Hypothetically, you could spend the majority of your time at CNU on campus or at least on this side of Warwick Boulevard. You have food, entertainment, and friends all within walking distance of each other....

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Should there be an age limit for members of Congress?

Fiona Sullivan, A&E Editor September 20, 2023

Towards the end of August, Senator Mitch McConnell went viral for suddenly freezing at a press event in Kentucky, which was the second time in weeks that he struggled to respond to a question and required...

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Slow your roll, it’s not Spooky Season yet!

Cameron Tomaino, Copy Editor September 20, 2023

Fall will officially begin on the 23rd of this month. While I don’t look forward to the shorter days or colder temperatures, I love the season. The trees take on vibrant colors, the leaves get all crunchy,...

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“The administration should adopt a ‘student first’ stance when it comes to parking services.”

Cameron Tomaino, Copy Editor September 12, 2023

At Christopher Newport University, there is no greater point of stress and tension than finding decent parking. This is especially true for me, since I’m a commuter student, meaning that I don’t live...

Should CNU bring back dining dollars for off-campus eateries?

Trey Greenwell, Sports Editor September 12, 2023

Over my first two years at CNU, off-campus places such as Subway, Panera Bread and 7-Eleven took dining dollars. Many students would head there if they either grew tired of the dining hall or were unable...

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Are the green to-go boxes a positive change on campus?

Alyssa Tillman, Staff Writer September 12, 2023

While these green to-go boxes have caused me a lot of annoyance, I admire CNU’s attempt to reduce waste. I don’t even want to know how much trash I accumulated last year because of those paper boxes....

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Barbenheimer in retrospect

Jarrett Connolly, Staff Writer September 5, 2023

In October 2021, Warner Bros announced the fantasy-comedy Barbie would release on July 21, 2023, on the same day as Universal Pictures gritty biopic Oppenheimer. Neither studio could have anticipated the...

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A Lesson From Barbie: letting go of the pressure to be perfect

Alyssa Tillman, Staff Writer September 5, 2023

I never thought that I would find myself relating to Barbie, but the themes of self-discovery and empowerment really struck me. I think a lot of people, including myself, were expecting this to be a surface...

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We’re not just Captains, but also Ambassadors

Cameron Tomaino, Copy Editor September 5, 2023

Having lived in the Newport News community for my whole life, and as a senior at CNU, I feel some obligation to add to an important conversation about reputation, maturity and leadership. Vice President...

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New meal swipe machines include photo ID on screen

Lindsay Deyton, Digital Media Manager August 29, 2023

Over the summertime, Christopher Newport University made a lot of changes to its system. From a new president, to new green to-go boxes, to new library hours. Point being, there have been many new things...

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Outer Banks Season 3

Lindsay Deyton, Staff Writer April 6, 2023

For starters, Outer Banks season 3 was one for the books. From the many character developments to the deaths of many of them. Let’s dive into that. JJ and Kie being a thing will always be my favorite....

Printing Setbacks

Claire Hall, Staff Writer March 29, 2023

  Writing that four page paper for English will not be easy. What about that eight page paper that is coming up in Leadership? Let’s face it, writing a paper is hard enough; citations and all....

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