Meet the 2017 November Election Candidates

Leenika Belfield-Martin | Lifestyle Editor This year another election will take place on November 7th: The Virginia Election. The Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia is similar to the President of the United States. The governor is the head of Virginia’s executive branch and holds the duty “for ensuring that laws are faithfully executed” and also “for the safety of the state, as he serves as commander-in-chief of the Virginia Militia.” The candidates for this office are Ralph S. Northam, Edward W. Gillespie and Clifford D. Hyra. Ralph S. Northam is the democratic nominee for Governor and is currently Virginia’s … Continue reading Meet the 2017 November Election Candidates

Roseanne is making a rosy return

Naomi Ludlow | Arts & Entertainment Editor The 1990s hit sitcom “Roseanne” is back with an even bigger bang. Actress Sara Gilbert, who played Darlene, proposed the idea to the cast members back in March. Hesitant that the stars wouldn’t be up for it, Gilbert held back on her plans. Once actor John Goodman, who played Dan Conner, had an appearance on The Talk and discussed the show, Gilbert knew the sitcom could have a chance at being a hit once again. When she spoke to Goodman, she was reassured that the show would be highly anticipated. Gilbert will be … Continue reading Roseanne is making a rosy return

Thrifting 101

Brandi Hutchinson | Contributing Writer Imagine going on an unplanned scavenger hunt and purchasing some of your favorite vintage antiques. Imagine exploring diverse styles, unique gifts and great spending habits all while avoiding a busy mall. That’s the thrifting experience in a nutshell. Thrifting is a trend that many overlook due to societal standards. It’s an uplifting experience because most of thrift stores are charity-based, so you’re benefiting while being benefited. Here are some tips and tricks to expand your knowledge on the benefits of thrift shopping. Wardrobe Change Over time, your style will evolve because thrifting offers so many … Continue reading Thrifting 101

Thanksgiving Break: College Edition

Nylah Powell | Staff Writer Thanksgiving is pretty much the same for many families: feast on a homemade dinner, catch up and celebrate with family and express gratitude. There’s no doubt that Thanksgiving with family is delicious and exciting; but for college students who can’t make it home for the holiday break, there are alternative versions. One of the best ways to show your appreciation is to give back to the community. Donate clothes to a local shelter, send a letter or package to a veteran or volunteer to help those in need. “Back home I volunteered for a shelter … Continue reading Thanksgiving Break: College Edition

It’s “Ball” season

Justin Whitner | Staff Writer It seems as if the No. 2 draft pick from the 2017 class has a target on his back. On the Los Angeles Lakers’ opening night, the Houston Rockets’ Patrick Beverley made it clear that it was going to be a long season for Lonzo Ball. In his debut, Ball ended up struggling. He never found a true comfort zone on the floor, and this is likely due to the defensive play of Beverley. The Rockets guard gave Ball trouble throughout the whole game. Beverly gave the rookie a few pushes and hard fouls while … Continue reading It’s “Ball” season

Virginian-Pilot cuts nearly 10 percent of staff

Kennedi Jackson | Staff Writer Nearly 150 years after the Virginian-Pilot was founded in 1865, the largest Virginia newspaper in Virginia is cutting close to 10 percent of its staff. The parent company, Pilot Media, has offered to pay buyouts to long-term employees who have served at least 25 years with the paper, however they have also declared that if there are not enough volunteers, they will proceed with forced layoffs. Cashara Quinn, a first-year journalism major and writer for HerCampus, has a strong opinion on the changes being made. “I think it’s unfair that people are losing their jobs … Continue reading Virginian-Pilot cuts nearly 10 percent of staff