Commencement conjecture

Graduation is fast approaching, but for many CNU students the question of who the keynote speaker will be is more nerve-racking than the ceremony itself. When asked who they expect the university to select as the keynote speaker for the 2015 commencement ceremony, every student questioned responded with the same five attributes: old, white, Christian, Republican and male. Junior Nicole Chrzaszcz suggested that for this year, it would be nice to have a new type of person, “maybe a woman,” for s

Greek Life: Alpha Phi Alpha member named state’s Brother of the Year

Junior Derick Stephenson isn’t just a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.; he’s their brother of the year for the entire state of Virginia. Every year, members from across the state come together for a weekend conference, where they compete to become the state’s Brother of the Year. This year, CNU’s own Derick Stephenson won the title. “We ran for chapter of the year, too, but we didn’t get it,” Stephenson said, although they hope to achieve it at the next district conference. “Thi

New minor: major attention

This coming fall, CNU will be adding a minor in Latin American studies to its course catalog. Students who minor in Latin American Studies must take 18 credit hours and choose courses from four different disciplines. The course options include those from the government, history, English, fine arts, dance and Spanish departments. All students wishing to complete the minor are required to pass Spanish 202 or Portuguese 202. For those students who have practiced four years or more of Spanish in

Digging up new minors

CNU continues to top the charts as one of the best public universities in Virginia, but as the school grows in esteem so must its academic offerings. The minor in human rights and conflict resolution and the minor in digital humanities are scheduled to begin in fall 2015. Both minors require the completion of an 18-credit curriculum. The digital humanities minor requires two computer science courses as well as an interdisciplinary course. Students must choose nine additional credits from appro

"A Young Guy from Queens"

Every morning at seven o’clock sharp, Charlie Weiss clambers hurriedly down the stairs of his daughter’s house, trying his best to stay quiet. He nudges his ten year-old Shetland sheepdog outside as the first rays of sunlight begin to peak through the kitchen windows. He sits down at the kitchen table to begin his daily arm and leg exercises before moving outside to enjoy the fresh air with his dog. Charlie moved from Long Island into his daughter and son-in-law’s Virginia home three years ago.