News

From a dorm down under, Australian campus life

28 Jan , 2015  

Students at Charles Sturt University take part in Returners Night(night when upperclassmen move back on campus) by wearing colors for the dorm in which you live. Photo courtesy of Larissa Harris

I must admit, when I arrived in Wise I did not expect American and Australian culture and practices to be too dissimilar. ‘Americanisation’ is spreading throughout the world and Australia is not immune.  However, what I have found are subtle differences between living on-campus in little Wise to just-a-bit-bigger Bathurst.

Highlights,News

Parking forum will open for ideas

28 Jan , 2015  

SGA will host a parking forum today to discuss on-campus parking issues and ideas. Photo courtesy of Highland Cavalier stock photo

Campus officials and the Student Government Association have arranged an open forum to address parking on campus on at 1 p.m. Jan. 28.

News

Two students dismissed from basketball team

28 Jan , 2015  

Two freshmen basketball players have been banned from campus and removed from the basketball team following a report of an attempted rape on campus.

Sports

Softball thinks of achieving another championship

28 Jan , 2015  

Sophomore, Alexa Hernandez scoops up a ground ball during a drill at practice on Tuesday, Jan. 20. Darrian Pickett | The Highland Cavalier

After winning the Mountain East Conference title last May, the UVa-Wise softball team’s 2015 season is underway.

Sports

Lacrosse prepares for first season in MEC

28 Jan , 2015  

Lacrosse girls huddle in after running drills at practice on Wednesday, Jan. 21. Darrian Pickett | The Highland Cavalier

The UVa- Wise Women’s lacrosse team is about to kick off its inaugural season in the Mountain East Conference. Head Coach Megan Dennehny spent the last six years of her coaching career at Queens University in Charlotte, North Carolina, and has started a brand new team here at the college.

Sports

Men’s and women’s basketball continue to adjust to MEC play

28 Jan , 2015  

Senior Katie Jo Dockery, drives past her defender in the Cavalier’s game against Shepherd University. Darrian Pickett | The Highland Cavalier

Over the break the Cavalier men’s basketball team competed in eight games and are more than halfway through the season with an overall record of 1 – 14 and a 0 – 10 record within the Mountain East Conference. There has been a new addition made to the team as James Cousins, who is also [...]

Sports

Baseball prepares for upcoming spring season

28 Jan , 2015  

Players practice pitching, fielding and hitting a practice on Tuesday, Jan. 20. Darrian Pickett | The Highland Cavalier

Last spring the Highland Cavalier baseball team finished the season with an overall record of 16 -29 and a 13-22 record within the Mountain East Conference. The team lost three seniors: pitcher Cody Compton, outfielder Andrew Jessee and infielder Mike McCollum last year.

Opinion

Cavalier Review: American Sniper

28 Jan , 2015  

Clint Eastwood’s “American Sniper” is a film that will masterfully satisfy any moviegoer with any political belief. If you are anti-Operation Iraqi Freedom, then this movie will be highly entertaining to you and that belief. If you fully support the deployment of troops to the Middle East, then this movie will give supporting evidence to [...]

Opinion

Keeping New Year’s resolutions

28 Jan , 2015  

Students on campus were asked what their New Year’s resolutions were.

Opinion

Supersized phones worth it?

28 Jan , 2015  

Two students compare sizes of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 5. Zemery Gilliam |The Highland Cavalier

For the last two years, my smartphone has been an HTC One. In my opinion, it is the best Android phone money can buy, which I have detailed in previous stories in The Highland Cavalier. My contract ran out in December and I knew, without a shadow of a doubt, I was switching back to [...]

Opinion

Don’t wait, seek help for sexual assault

28 Jan , 2015  

Recently, the news has been covered with alleged sexual assault victims coming out and accusing Bill Cosby of harming him, years after the incidents are said to have occurred.

Features

International faces teaching at UVa-Wise

28 Jan , 2015  

Kaushiki Saha instructs her Elementary Probability and Statistics class. Zemery Gilliam | The Highland Cavalier

UVa-Wise offers many courses and programs that employ a wide variety of faculty from all over the country. The international faculty often share stories with students about their travels, their time here at UVa-Wise and differences between their country of origin and Southwest Virginia.