Category Archives: Opinions

The Importance of Student Journalism

In this day and age where practically anyone can pull up whatever news and information they want with a few clicks or taps, it can be easy for some to walk right past newspaper stands. In the moment, news sites and accounts with p...

The driving dilemma

One of the qualities that sets Christopher Newport University apart from the majority of public colleges in the state of Virginia is the size of its student body. Most institutions exceed a count of approximately 10,000 students, ...

“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...

Dining Dilemma

If you asked me to describe CNU, I would tell you that it is an exceptional academic institution that commits itself to ensuring that students reach the highest level of achievement.  Devoted faculty members, various centers ...

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...

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 ...

The importance of ethical journalism

Last week in my opinion piece titled “#WhyIMedia,” I spent time discussing the role and importance of media. I decried President Trump’s team’s efforts to delegitimize news agencies such as CNN for publishing “fake news.” I found ...

CNU Teach-in discusses issues facing public

On Saturday, Christopher Newport hosted a Teach-in. As explained by the event’s coordinator, Dr. Roberta Rosenberg, teach-ins became popular in universities across America during the Vietnam War. A teach-in is compromised of educa...

#WhyIMedia

Over my four years as a writer and editor at The Captain’s Log, this has easily been by far been one of the most time-intensive, exhausting issues I’ve ever worked on. But it was also the most rewarding. When I started to think la...