Author Archives: Rachel Wagner

CNU Myths

Despite being relatively young, CNU has accumulated quite a few myths and legends. From what orientation leaders tell their students during Welcome Week, to darker rumors about ghosts, secret societies, hidden tunnels, and even Pa...

Controversial Elections

The CNU Center for American Studies presented its tenth annual “Controversial Elections in American History” conference last week. Featuring prominent speakers from multiple colleges and universities, the conference focused on fiv...

The dangers of assumptions in politics

I’ll be the first person to openly say that I dislike Donald Trump. His policies are atrocious and full of empty promises, he comes across as a bigot who hates anything different from himself, and nothing is more unattractive than...

The atheists among us

About a month into last semester, a peer approached me, speaking of the discomfort they were experiencing on campus because they were an atheist. They were saying “I just feel like there’s something wrong with me, and I’ve never f...

Diversity is a strength

Let’s cut to the chase: CNU is not exactly the poster-child in the family of diverse colleges around the nation. There is a clear majority among the students here: white, from NoVa and Christian. That’s not a bad thing. But it doe...