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With the upcoming election, many students have become more interested in involvement in politics. VU’s College Republicans are one of the political organizations that students can participate in on campus. According to College Republicans President Andrew Johnson-Levine, the organization’s g…

Alfred Hitchcock, one of the most prominent directors and writers in film, had a very unique style and method of creating films. His methods became popular enough to be deemed “Hitchcockian,”  and he was known as the master of suspense, having created over fifty different films and numerous …

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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Valpo’s Chapel has found a new solution to allowing the community to participate in services remotely. Student-run radio station WVUR will now be offering live broadcasts of those services. This way worship can remain widely available despite restrictions. 

While many students in other majors have fallen into a new routine under social distancing guidelines and mask requirements, some music majors have been struggling to perform in the midst of COVID-19. 

Sigma Phi Epsilon (SigEp) raised funds for the Hilltop Neighborhood House with their third annual SigEp Splash. The event took place last Saturday on the West Lawn and was orchestrated by the brothers of SigEp.

For students looking for a way to both connect with their faith and fellow students, Celebrate! may be a great opportunity. Celebrate! is a contemporary worship held inside the Chapel of the Resurrection (outside when weather permits) every Wednesday at 10 p.m.

As a college student, you may feel, at times, that you may have too much on your plate. It can commonly look like difficulty maintaining personal mental health, struggling with emotions or life events and finding yourself in need of a helping hand. There are many benefits and positive impact…

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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was an example to us all. Sure, she had her downfalls and her mistakes, but she was human.

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Active Minds is a national nonprofit organization, founded in 2003 to open up the conversation about mental health. Last year, the now Sophomore Nursing Majors Lilly Manke and Anhjee Lowden formed a Valpo chapter of this organization on campus.

In a climate thick with discomforting truths, Valpo’s Fraternity and Sorority Life (FSL) has dedicated a new book club specifically for the discussion of racial disparity and the amplification of minority voices. Coordinated by Carrie Wittier, associate dean of students, the book club wishes…

At a college level setting, you may find yourself struggling on choosing your major, finding something specific you enjoy, navigating your way as being a student or even pursuing graduate school. Tom Cath, the director of the Valpo Career Center, sheds some light on the assistance and suppor…

The Valpo Welcome Project has been around for over 10 years now, founded by Valpo professors Liz Wuerffel and Allison Schuette. Wuerffel first conceived the idea for this project in 2009, after recognizing some issues she had seen on campus, including an instance of ethnic bias against a Chi…

Valparaiso University’s literary and art journal, The Lighter, is a student run publication that was first established on campus in 1954. It was first created as a way to shine some light on the creative works done by a variety of students on campus. In the pages of The Lighter, numerous dif…

Valpo’s Writing Center, located on the first floor of the Christopher Center Library, is a helpful resource for any student looking to improve a piece of writing. 

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Valpo is home to a number of cultural organizations on campus, one of which is LatinX in Valparaiso for Excellence (LIVE). According to valpo.edu, LIVE “strives to provide cultural, academic and social support to LatinX/Hispanic students.” It celebrates cultural awareness and seeks to provid…

Commuters living off campus face different hurdles from those on-campus during the COVID-19 pandemic. Not only do commuters have to time their online and hybrid classes around drive times, but they often have families at home who may be immunocompromised.  

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Valparaiso University’s Office of Multicultural Programs (OMP), which works to create a more inclusive environment on campus, will be introducing a five-part seminar series called Creating and Nurturing Inclusivity (CANI). CANI was created by Janelle White, director of multicultural programs…

    Natalie Muskin-Press of Counseling Services is the coordinator for the Office of Alcohol and Drug Education (OADE) and, more recently, the coordinator for Sexual Assault Awareness & Facilitative Education (SAAFE). This is Muskin-Press’ eleventh year at Valpo, but her first year actin…

After graduating, Valparaiso University alumnus Ben Lehman has become a regional manager who is in charge of product distribution for Leo M. Ellebracht Company (LME). This company that typically creates fire fighting equipment has created a new disinfectant system called KLEAN/pak used to di…

Many nurses who graduated from Valparaiso University are lining up to face COVID-19. These alumni are joining the thousands of other healthcare workers fighting outbreaks across the country. According to the College of Nursing and Health Professions’ website, 99.2 percent of graduates are cu…

Even as school and work piles up, it can be difficult to find ways to keep yourself busy and connect with others during social isolation. Staying six feet away from others means no hanging out with friends, and in many states stay-at-home orders restrict leaving for anything non-essential. T…

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With the United States now the country with the most confirmed Covid-19 cases according to a “New York Times” article, practicing social distancing is important now more than ever before. However, that doesn’t mean it’s easy. 

Over spring break Valpo students embarked on six different service trips to help those in need across the country. According to an email from President Heckler’s, students were able to travel to places such as Central Appalachia, Bioxi, MS., and New Bern, N.C. Students participated in home r…

To Valpo’s chapter of Pi Beta Phi, encouraging reading, and a love of reading, is an important part of their philanthropic efforts. According to their webpage, their Read > Lead > Achieve effort “inspires a lifelong love of reading that can unlock true potential creating a more literat…

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Following the cut of the men’s tennis and soccer teams, there has been a growing wariness of more programs being cut at VU. Valpo’s Jazz Program was believed to be in danger of this, but has proven that it won’t go down without a fight. 

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Among the many opportunities Valpo plans to offer this upcoming summer, and studying abroad in Ireland is just one of many. The benefits to going on this specific trip, include earning a college credit for coursework completed on this trip while also getting to venture out and explore the ci…

If you’re in a relationship this Valentine’s and want to impress your partner with a special gesture, don’t stress--there’s no need to break the bank. The important thing about any gesture is that it’s not about the money, but the thought you put into doing something nice. Here’s a guide to …

The trend with most winters is that, with the short days and cold, many people feel down, or lethargic. Seasonal affective disorder, often known as seasonal depression, is a type of depression that occurs mostly during the winter months.

The Indiana Dunes State Park has over 2,000 acres of beaches, sand, swamps and forest. The best part about the Dunes is the prime location; only about a 20 minute drive from campus. While one might think that there would be nothing to do at a state park in the wintertime, the Dunes actually …

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Senior Carmen Vincent has enjoyed telling stories since she was young. Now, she uses documentaries to tell both her own stories and others.’ Vincent began her journey making these stories around two years ago, after spending two weeks filming in Bethlehem, Palestine for an internship, where …

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The annual Valparaiso Special Olympics Polar Plunge is set to take place on Feb. 15 outside the ARC in front of the Victory Bell. The event is through Special Olympics Indiana and is being coordinated by Phi Sigma Kappa and the Valparaiso University Police Department. Valpo has held the Pola…