Commentary: Driverless cars replace humans

12 Nov , 2014  


The future of the automobile industry and the way we com­mute has arrived. Driverless cars, or autonomous vehicles, are currently being prepared for a world­wide launch between 2017 and 2020. The main voice in this race towards the future of cars is Google.


“Jimson Weed” debuts

12 Nov , 2014  

The newest edition of the “Jim­son Weed,” the UVa-Wise literary journal, was released on Tuesday at the biannual Coffee Night. The Fall 2014 edition features poetry, prose and photography by students and faculty as well as community members.


Fall Fling held despite rain

29 Oct , 2014  

A bright yellow banner gives a warm welcome to all who attend the 35th annual Fall Fling on the dreary Saturday morning. Dalena Adams | The Highland Cavalier

On Oct. 11 rain poured down on Wise’s annual Fall Fling.


Understanding Ebola and what it does

29 Oct , 2014  

Program Manager for the Healthy Appalachia Institute at UVa-Wise. Photo courtesy Margaret Tomann

Margaret Tomann is Program Manager for the Healthy Appalachia Institute at UVa-Wise. She received her Masters of Science in Public Health from Tulane University with a concen­tration in Tropical Medicine and Parasitology. She was asked by The Highland Cavalier to write an article explaining Ebola in order to de­ter confusion about this disease.


UVa-Wise welcomes alumni home

7 Oct , 2014  

UVa-Wise senior political science major Casey Mullins enjoyed tailgating with alumni Gerry Culver, Autumn Chisenhall and Zac Musick. Jaime Robinson | The Highland Cavalier

Newly-arrived fall weather was no match for the Cavalier spirit at UVa-Wise’s homecom­ing game.


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UVa-Wise: 60 years a college

25 Sep , 2014  

Crockett Hall, the college’s first building, opened in 1954. Jaime Robinson | The Highland Cavalier

UVa-Wise is officially 60 years old. From the ever-watchful care­taker to a family of pigs interrupt­ing the first convocation, this cam­pus has stories to tell that even its students may not know.


Search for a new vice chancellor

24 Sep , 2014  

Shannon Blevins speaks with potential vice chancellor candidates. Jaime Robinson | The Highland Cavalier

After more than three decades of service to UVa-Wise, Tami Ely, vice chancellor of devel- opment and college relations, is retiring.


Remembering Betty Humphreys

24 Sep , 2014  

Photo courtesy Tim Cox

Students and faculty at the University of Virginia’s College at Wise were saddened to learn of the death of professor Betty Humphreys over the summer. Humphreys was the faculty’s oldest member, and began her work at the college in 1968. She died in June.


Airplane festival excites Wise

24 Sep , 2014  

P-51C mustang named Tuskegee Airmen

Lonesome Pine Regional Airport was host to the Let Freedom Ring festival this past week- end. The festival, which was open to the com- munity but geared particularly towards students, invited attendees to see and tour aircraft from the World War II and Cold War eras. Also on site were historical organizations and a traveling [...]


Mountain East champions

24 Sep , 2014  

Above photo taken after UVa-Wise softball won the MEC Championships againast West Va. Wesleyann in Salem, Va. Photo courtesy Donna Hale

The UVa-Wise softball team brought home the school’s first division II championship last year, during its first year in the Mountain East Conference.


Senator Warner addresses college debt

24 Sep , 2014  

Virginia State Sen. Mark Warner is running for reelection. His opponent is Republican Ed Gillespie. Photo courtesy Sen. Mark Warner’s website

College debt is a problem that almost all students end up facing after graduation.


Working on our fitness

10 Sep , 2014  

The new health and wellness center opened this semester. Jaime Robinson | The Highland Cavalier

Personal health should be the No. 1 prior­ity in someone’s life, but this can be difficult to maintain when living on a college campus or being a part of the college community.