Archive for September, 2011

What We’re Up Against

By Danielle Norris Editor-in-Chief As a senior, people ask me what I’m going to do after I graduate. “What are your post-graduation plans?” I hate this question. It’s a tough one to answer and it forces you to think about the future—much further into the future than many students (myself included) want to think about [...]


Women’s Volleyball

By Holly Fox After a tough weekend in Washington DC, the Eagles’ volleyball team hosted Lynchburg College on Friday and Randolph College on Saturday in their first home matches of the season.  The team entered into ODAC play this past weekend with an overall tournament based record of 6-2. Friday’s match against Lynchburg College brought [...]


Slow Progress

Slow Progress

  By Lacey Naff    BC men’s soccer is only seven games in and already holding a better record than they’ve had in years. They have three victories under their belt, which is the total number of wins they’ve had during the previous two seasons before. Even though they’ve suffered four losses, all those games [...]


Bright Heroes, Dark Future

Bright Heroes, Dark Future

By Nicholas Davies   Summer is usually a time of relaxation: holidays are taken, barbeques are enjoyed, long nights are spent basking in the light of the fireflies. Summer is also the time of year when the local multiplexes are subjected to the horror of the blockbuster season, where it seems like every week a [...]


Lady Eagles knock out 4-0

Lady Eagles knock out 4-0

By Ari Christopher By courtesy BC Sports Information Fresh off of last week’s loss to Shenandoah University the Lady Eagles’ soccer team knocked out the Emory & Henry Wasps 4-0. They took the lead early within the first five minutes. “The team was able to keep good possession of the ball and communicated more on [...]


BC Intramurals

By Jeremy Batka A degree, friendships that last a lifetime, a world class education and a leg up on the job market—all of these things are what Bridgewater students desire form their college experience. But what they really want is an intramural championship t-shirt. The flag football season started this week as 16 teams compete [...]


Spoken Grammar

By Corley Tweedy Copy Editor    Greetings to you handful of readers who chose to read my column again this week—I greatly appreciate it, and I hope you will learn something new (or at least be amused).    This week I would like to discuss some things about spoken grammar. I promise soon to start [...]


Second Steps…

By Bernardo Motta Ombudsman Things are changing fast. The world’s economic and political landscape bounce from port to starboard in the wake of storms of uncertainty; our political parties seem unable to leave the grip of ignorant campaign rhetoric and meet in the middle to attend our true (and now urgent) needs; our perception of [...]


Treat Yourself- The Pampered Palate Cafe in Staunton

Treat Yourself- The Pampered Palate Cafe in Staunton

By Cassandra Brown Editor-in-Chief Greeted with a friendly smile, the waitress said, “Sit where you would like.” I picked a seat next to the bay window lined with lace curtains at the front of the restaurant, looking out on East Beverly Street, the main through street of downtown Staunton. Green and white checkered table clothes [...]


Punching Justice

Punching Justice

Story and Photo by Lane Routzahn “Life is about finding your journey,” said Dewey Bozella at the Wednesday evening pre-convocation dinner. What is ironic about his statement is that Bozella spent the majority of his life’s journey in prison. For 32 years Bozella tried to clear his name of a crime that he did not [...]


The Challenge

Critical Encounters By Bernardo Motta Ombudsman    Creating something new from scratch is never easy, but transforming something that is already set in its own ways into a dynamic ever-evolving equation is a true challenge.    This new academic year, the students in my classes, in Veritas, and many others in the college are facing [...]


Every Student Counts

By President George Cornelius There are many things about my job that I love. Whether it’s meeting new freshmen, hearing about a student’s research project, watching a sporting event, attending a concert or play, discussing with Dean Miracle ways to improve the residential experience (such as relaxing the visitation rules), or sharing with donors the [...]


Change of Heart

By Doug Balmer     My name is Doug Balmer and I was a student at Bridgewater College from 2001-2005. I feel convicted to ask that a statement of mine be retracted from one of the Veritas issues and I am asking for forgiveness from any who may have been offended. I’m not sure what your [...]


…4D

By Cassandra Brown I, for one, am not a person who handles change very well. For example, as the creature of habit that I am, I usually order the same dish at the same restaurant every time I visit. However, when change comes, I try to accept it in the most reasonable sense, being the [...]


Veritas…

By Danielle Norris When I started to write this, my first column, I was going to pick out a quotation about change, then I realized how painfully cheesy that is.  I thought about the old Franklin standby, “Nothing is certain but death and taxes,” but then I thought about how stuffy that sounds. And then [...]


Necessary Change

Necessary Change

By Katherine Bradford, Brandy Brode & Sarah Rico Photographs by Taylor Dukehart    While students were away, Bridgewater has also experienced some changes.  Not only new overt renovations, there are many things happening behind the scenes that students may not realize.  This summer, campus has seen many new things: from the new Wright-Heritage Link, to [...]


Emporium

Emporium

Review and photo by Morgan Poston    Tucked away in a corner in downtown Staunton is a shop called The Emporium. In their thirty years of business, the store has been enlarged six times, and is now settled into their current location on East Beverley Street. The owner, Linda Hanna, took this business over from [...]


The Beverley

The Beverley

Review by Chris Conte  Is there anyone who doesn’t care for good, cheap food; that solid cuisine that sticks to your ribs and keeps you energized?  No, I don’t mean McDonald’s.  Fast food goes out just as quickly as it came in.  The fare I’m speaking of is that offered at the Beverly Restaurant in [...]


Modern Retro

Modern Retro

By Ali Morris Photo by Lane Routzahn    If you have a sweet tooth or you’re looking for a place to have dessert, skip the mainstream ice cream shops and stop in The Split Banana in Staunton.     With that “local small town” feel, The Split Banana felt old fashioned and upon walking in, like [...]


Steampunked

   By Elynia Betts    Anyone who has taken a class with Bridgewater Associate Professor of Art Michael Hough can testify that he is quite an interesting individual. Unsurprisingly, his art work is interesting too…in a good way.     Professor Hough’s current show, “Rethink, Reinvent, Recycle,” on exhibit at Blue Ridge Community College, displays his [...]


Eagles Take 2-0 Record into Bye Week

By Jeremy Batka The Bridgewater Eagles football team has started their 2011 campaign with two straight come-from-behind wins.  Their reward is a bye week before playing away against the very physical Ferrum Panthers next week.      “Any time you’re 2-0 with a week off to back it up, you feel like you’ve won twice” [...]


Powering Down

Powering Down

By Erin Pampe Photo by Kelsey Murray News and Content Editor    “It isn’t simply a purchase. It’s an investment,” Teshome Molalenge, executive director of facility support and auxiliary services, said while explaining the reasoning behind Bridgewater’s new environmental audit.    The Jessie Ball DuPont Fund awarded Bridgewater College $150,000 in order to conduct an [...]


WEPA: The Cost of Sustainability

WEPA: The Cost of Sustainability

By Cassandra Brown Editor-in-Chief  Photo by Chris Conte   WEPA; an acronym for Wireless Everywhere, Print Anywhere; is the new printing kiosk system capturing student and faculty attention on the Bridgewater College campus.   “It hasn’t happened overnight,” Anne Keeler, vice president for finance and treasurer, said about the decision to switch to a new [...]


Feeding Finches

By Chaplain Robbie Miller Spirit Matters    I love feeding birds, especially the chickadees with their distinctive “chick-a-dee-dee-dee” call, distinguished black caps, and fluffy white breasts.  These little guys are a joy to watch as they flit from tree to feeder, quickly select a single sunflower seed, and flit back to tree where they labor [...]