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Veritas Issue 5 April 30

Veritas Issue 5 April 30

Veritas Issue 5 Spring 2014 April 30th Access here: http://issuu.com/veritasbc/docs/veritas_april_30__2014 Tweet


Veritas Issue 4 April 2014

Veritas Issue 4 April 2014

  Issue 4 Spring 2014 April 4th Acess here: http://issuu.com/veritasbc/docs/veritas_april_9__2014 Tweet


Home is where the student is

Home is where the student is

By Emily Higgins, Taylor Prillaman, and Lindsey Barnes Bridgewater College is currently experiencing overcrowding issues due to many contributing factors. The following statistics are related to the admissions side of the overcapacity concerns. Some of the most common issues are with yield rate, retention, class sizes, accepted applications, and graduation rate. The following information comes [...]


Holiday Extravaganza! A Special Holiday Performance by the Music Department

By Lindsey Barnes The Christmas season is fast approaching and many students are already excitedly listening to Christmas music as they prepare for finals. For a great way to celebrate the Christmas spirit and get a nice, musical stress reliever, come see the Holiday Extravaganza on December 6th at 7:30 P.M. It will be held [...]


Lending A Paw

Lending A Paw

By Katie Matherlee Want to help a household pet get the food it needs this holiday season? Then lend a helping paw in Lend a Paw’s pet food drive! Lend a Paw is dedicated to bettering the lives of local animals, and the pet food drive that they are coordinating shows just how much they [...]


What Should Change Competition

What Should Change Competition Any student at BC can participate Students who are not in  COMM 100 this semester need to get a 7-9 minute video recording of their persuasive speech on “what should change?” to Professor Ben Erickson (berickso@bridgewater.edu) By November 26th. COMM 100 students will be judged and selected by the faculty who [...]


Giving Thanks to those who Sacrifice

Giving Thanks to those who Sacrifice

Postcards to Soldiers By: Kelsey Velandria   Every day that goes by is another day that hundreds of soldiers have to spend separated from their family, friends, and loved ones.  These soldiers choose to sacrifice their lives every day in order to defend their nation, and allow us to have normal lives. The nobility, courage, [...]


Who’s Ready to Laugh?

Who’s Ready to Laugh?

By: Lindsey Barnes Everyone likes to laugh, especially when the stress of finals is slowly creeping up on us.  If you’re looking for a way to relieve some of that stress and get a good laugh, come to the Boitnott room on November 15th from 9 to 11pm for some fun and clean comedy! Eagle [...]


Black lights, Music, Laser Tag!

By: Lindsey Barnes Remember as a kid, running around in dark mazes with flashing lights all around you, intense action music blasting, and the sound of a laser guns ringing through your ears? If that description takes you back to childhood laser tag adventures, then you’re right on!  On November 9, 2013, Eagle Productions (EP) [...]


Catching the Fall Plague

In case y’all do not already know, it is getting cold outside! This means that the trees will turn colors and leaves will fall, leading to piles of the crunchy leaves for those young, and young at heart, people to jump in. On the other side though, the drastic change in weather and blooming of [...]


Veritas THE GREAT PUMPKIN HUNT

Veritas THE GREAT PUMPKIN HUNT

Rules and Regulations: A pumpkin will be placed on one of the Veritas, October 30 newspaper or website Pumpkin may appear on either a color or black & white page in the newspaper; the pumpkin will be in full color on the website Participants who find the pumpkin on ONE source (newspaper or website) must [...]


Veritas HALLOWEEN COSTUME CONTEST

  Rules and Regulations: Participants must e-mail their submission to veritas@bridgewater.edu Entries are due by midnight, October 28 to the provided e-mail address Photo rules: .jpg or similar format Good quality Must be your own picture Must be to college standards; no nudity, alcohol, etc. Winner selected at the discretion of the Veritas staff Prizes: [...]


Horse Lovin’

By Lindsey Barnes Many students attend Bridgewater College for its scenic view and its wide variety of courses and electives - one of those more popular opportunities being the chance to be on the Bridgewater College Equestrian Team. Participating in this course does not mean that students simply get to ride horses and have fun all [...]


Not Enough Space

Not Enough Space

by Lindsey Barnes   Change is something that everyone faces multiple times throughout their lives, especially when it comes to going to college. Perhaps some changes here at Bridgewater could help ease the shortage of on-campus housing and parking. Students come to Bridgewater College for it’s scenic views, friendly people and small class sizes. Over [...]


New Professors at Bridgewater College

New Professors at Bridgewater College

By Katie Matherlee Many things have changed at Bridgewater College over the years; rules have changed, buildings have been built, trees have come and gone, and numerous staff members have impacted students’ lives. This year three new professors joined the Bridgewater College faculty. Some information about them has been included here, so that students can get to know them [...]


“The Best Thanks-giving”

By Chaplain Robbie Miller      Would you agree that there’s within all of us a basic human impulse to give thanks, to express gratitude for the goodness of life?  Admittedly some are better at this than others.  But I’d like to believe that an attitude of gratitude is somewhere deep within us all.    [...]


A dangerous mix

A dangerous mix

Alcohol + education ≠  sucess By Sara Burchfield    None of the students at Bridgewater College would deny that it is a dry campus. It’s voiced by tour guides to visiting high school students, incoming freshman hear the standard from their orientation speakers, and upper classmen are told from their area coordinators. The problems many [...]


A 2,000~year~old social experience

A 2,000~year~old social experience

By Brooke Thacker Imagine a low-lighted restaurant, filled with tables, chairs and comfortable leather sofas. There are a few groups of young people, probably college students, talking and laughing, gathered around a tall, thin instrument with smoke coming out of a small tube.    A hookah is a device used to smoke tobacco. The tobacco [...]


Exams on the horizon

By Morgan Breeden    As we get around to the last few weeks of the fall semester, students will begin the treacherous road to passing final exams. Final exams can be defining moments for most students who are hanging by the skin of their teeth in certain classes. Being stressed out is bound to happen [...]


The sideline society

By Kathleen Herring    John F. Kennedy once said, “We are inclined to think that if we watch a football game or a baseball game, we have taken part in it.” Whether your enthusiasm for sports is as great as this former president’s, being able to actually take part in a game is often more [...]


Wave the waiver good-bye

The new course overload policy By Bethanie Glover    BC, until this year, has been waiving the overload policy under special circumstances. The overload policy is that no one may take over 18 credit hours in a semester without paying the overload fee. However, the rule used to be waived for students who participated in [...]


Leaders on and off the gridiron

By Andrew Palmer    Leadership is something that is very important and often unwanted by many people. Being a leader constantly puts you in the spotlight and can bring unwanted attention from other people. But for junior quarterback Willie Logan, leadership is something that comes natural.    “I love being looked up to by my [...]


A lasting message

A lasting message

By Rebecca Heine This past week, Bridgewater was honored with a visit from Paul Rusesabagina, the inspiration and driving force behind the movie Hotel Rwanda. The story told through the silver screen is that of Rusesabagina and his experiences during the Rwandan Genocide in 1994. During the three-month massacre, it is estimated that 10,000 Rwandans [...]


What is “The Big Question?”

By Kathleen Herring    As you may or may not have heard, this year was the beginning of the new Academic Citizenship program at Bridgewater College. Also known as ‘QEP’ or by the name of its main initiative “The Big Question,” this program focuses on forming a more complete liberal arts education by facilitating important [...]