Author Archives: Benjamin Leistensnider

CNU Day 17

A sea of blue crowded the steps of the David Student Union as they posed for a “family photo” to celebrate CNU Day. They weren’t related by blood—rather the unifying factor was the tie to Christopher Newport University. Adelia Tho...

“A Captain For Life”

Facebook likes to constantly remind me of how few days I have left as an undergraduate. I saw a post made on the CNU Senior Class Gift Facebook page that made me aware I only had 75 days left until Commencement. Cue the denial. Bu...

CNU opens alumni house

In true CNU fashion, construction crews were leaving out the back door as visitors were entering through the front. Eliciting laughter from the assembled crowd in front of the soon to be publicly opened Gregory P. Klich Alumni Hou...

T&F sweeps CAC team championship

Blink your eyes and you’d miss the glittering speedster. Drafting off a York runner for most of the 3,000 meter run, senior Briana Stewart—adorned with glitter in her hair—erupted in the final lap to take home the Capital Athletic...

Happy Tuesday!

Ahhhh Valentine’s Day. Some people love it. Some people would rather have to take a final exam each class period every semester than be single on this day. But regardless if you celebrate Valentine’s Day, Single’s Awareness Day or...

Captain’s Ball 2017

For one night, the DSU Ballroom became a Parisian landscape under the stars with the annual Captain’s Ball. Hosted by Class Council, this year’s theme was Paris Under the Stars.” The ticket sales kicked off with VIP passes, which ...

A “major” occasion

The Class of 2019 took a major step in their academic careers as they officially decided what their majors will be at Signing Day. Starting in 2012, this is the sixth time the annual event has taken place. The celebration took pla...

A lucky penny (tradition)

It’s a weird feeling going to an event you’ve been covering for the past four years and knowing that it’s going to be your last. This was especially true for me this year at the Sophomore Signing Day on Feb. 7. Although obviously ...