Turning your passion into profit with entrepreneurship

Leenika Belfield-Martin | Lifestyle Editor Flickr User Pictures of Money Has anyone told you your artistic skills are enough to pay the bills, or that people would pay to have your fashion style? Why not turn your passion into profit by pursuing entrepreneurship? Recent studies have shown that the majority of college students have an interest in pursuing entrepreneurship at some point in their lives. One study by Millennial Branding and Internships.com found that 62 percent of college students want to start a business one day. “Starting my journey as an entrepreneur was very exciting in the beginning. I quickly … Continue reading Turning your passion into profit with entrepreneurship

Counterfeit money in Hampton Roads

Cameron Williams  | Staff Writer Although the holiday season is traditionally a time of joy and happiness, it is also a season of fake money. Store owners should keep an open eye out for counterfeit money this December, and customers should watch out, too.  Buying a gift for a loved one can turn into a nightmare if your dollars are phony. “If it doesn’t feel right and doesn’t look right, it’s probably not right,” Hampton Police Detective Brandt Hess said to WAVY.com on Nov. 19. “It is up to each one of us to know what is counterfeit or not.” … Continue reading Counterfeit money in Hampton Roads

Trump’s border order

Isaiah Spencer | Staff Writer Robert Contreras | Associated Press By the end of November, thousands of migrants from Central America had gathered along the border between Mexico and the United States. United States Border Control agents fired tear gas into the crowds to prevent them from reaching it. President Donald Trump has made the security on the United States’ borders a priority since his 2016 campaign; the status of the Mexican-United States border is one of his major talking points. According to a report published by the New York Times, the newly determined President-Elect of Mexico, Andrès Manuel López … Continue reading Trump’s border order

NASA’s InSight lands on Mars

Amirrah Watson | Staff Writer Image is pic of Mars taken by Insight on day 0 of its mission on the planet. Image (per NASA’s request) should be credited to NASA/JPL-CalTech After 205 days, 7 hours, and 47 minutes from its launch at the Vandenberg Air Force Base, NASA’s InSight spacecraft has finally landed on Mars. Formally named the NASA Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight), the spacecraft launched from Lompoc, California, in May. InSight’s Nov. 26 landing is the eighth successful Mars landing for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, according to an Associated Press report. … Continue reading NASA’s InSight lands on Mars

Script poll: 2020 presidential choices

Justin Norris | Staff Writer Beto O’Rourke – Eric Gay | Associated Press The 2018 midterm elections have come and gone. The Republicans maintained their control of the Senate, and the Democrats took control of the House of Representatives—which has now changed hands for the third time in 12 years. Although the results of the midterm elections have been decided, people and politicians have begun looking forward to the 2020 presidential election. Some people believe President Donald Trump was elected because people wanted someone different from President Barack Obama. There is a chance that a similar situation will occur in the … Continue reading Script poll: 2020 presidential choices

The fallacy of the vegan diet

Brandi Hutchinson | Staff Writer Attention all vegans, vegetarians, and healthy eaters: It is a common misconception that food produce that is vegan or vegetarian, withholding dairy and meat, are automatically healthy, but that isn’t always the case. Did you know that Oreos are vegan? As well as Starburst candies, Skittles, Doritos, Pringles and Pot Noodle soup. It is very easy for vegans and vegetarians to believe that they are overall healthy eaters just because they exclude meats from their diets. However, that is a common mistake. Many unhealthy vegan snacks are loaded with sugar, fats and sodium. Ridding your … Continue reading The fallacy of the vegan diet

Respect trans and non-binary people

Ryland Staples | Staff Writer Jacquelyn Martin | Associated Press Recently, there has been a lot of hateful rhetoric said about individuals who don’t identify themselves on the traditional binary spectrum of gender, as well as people who don’t conform to the tradition norms of gender roles. These people often consider themselves to be transgender or non-binary/genderqueer. There has been a lot of disrespect going around on social media with people proclaiming that even if they were told a person’s personal pronouns, they would still call them by their birth-assigned pronouns. In my opinion, that is very disrespectful and shouldn’t … Continue reading Respect trans and non-binary people