News

UVa-Wise to start hosting UVA waitlisters in spring

25 Nov , 2014  

The University of Virginia and UVa-Wise will be sharing another aca­demic link in the near future.

News

Renaissance Faire celebrates the great William Shakespeare

25 Nov , 2014  

Associate professor of theater arts Michael McNulty demonstrates magic tricks for senior theater and natural science major Talia Elliot and senior theater major Damien Holmes. Hannah McNew | The Highland Cavalier

In light of William Shake­speare’s birthday, the UVa-Wise Theatre Department along with other students and faculty, held the Renaissance Faire in front of the Gilliam Center for the Arts.

News

Wise Inn construction passes deadline unfinished

25 Nov , 2014  

The Wise Inn, located on Main Street in Wise, was built in 1910 and has been undergoing renovations since the spring of 2014. Jay David | The Highland Cavalier

Construction in Wise has once again been met with setbacks. The Wise Inn, which was scheduled to open this month, has been delayed in its progress.

News

UVa-Wise aims to keep students enrolled

25 Nov , 2014  

Freshman students undeclared Akrit Shukla, liberal arts and science major Leah Holliday and biology and pre-med major Ashton Gray study in the library together. Jay David | The Highland Cavalier

Everyone knows someone who has or appears to be in the stages of dropping out. This can be due to various issues that sometimes can leave the student no choice but to discon­tinue his or her studies. What is the likelihood of a student dropping out this year? [What reasons are behind this drastic decision?] [...]

News

State-wide fee increase for college students

25 Nov , 2014  

Photo courtesy of World of Pictures

Student fees have continued to increase at Virginia colleges and universities, according to a recently released report by the Joint Legisla­tive Audit and Review Commission.

Sports

Women’s basketball builds momentum

25 Nov , 2014  

Women’s basketball works on their offense and defense during practice with hopes of becoming a stronger team together this season. Darrian Pickett | The Highland Cavalier

The UVa–Wise women’s basketball team opened its season with two losses on Nov. 15 against two non-conference teams, Millersville University and Edinsboro University.

Highlights,Sports

Football season comes to a close, seniors reminesce

25 Nov , 2014  

The UVa-Wise football team took on Fairmont State University Nov. 15 for their final home game of the season. They won 24-21. Jay David | The Highland Cavalier

As the 2014 football season comes to a close, the Cavaliers say goodbye to the seniors who ended their college careers on Nov. 15 against Fairmont State University. The Cavs beat the Fighting Falcons 24-21 on a last-second field goal, the perfect note to end a rocky season.

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Entertainment,Features

Shakespeare

24 Nov , 2014  

Last week the UVa-Wise theater department hosted the premieres of its two annual fall productions, William Shakespeare’s “As You Like It” and “Macbeth”, in honor of the author’s 450th birthday. A Renaissance Festival is also planned for November 15th. It will feature crafts such as shield making and magic shows alongside games such as apple [...]

Entertainment

Macbeth Review

12 Nov , 2014  

I am going to be completely honest. “Macbeth” is one of my least favorite Shakespearean plays. I have read the play multiple times, seen it performed once and even watched a film adaptation of it. I promised myself I would never watch or read it again. That was until I heard that “Macbeth” would be [...]

Sports

Sports spotlight: Kendra Potter

12 Nov , 2014  

Head athletic trainer Kendra Potter is notified of second injury while tending to another one Nov. 1. Darrian Pickett | The Highland Cavalier

Walking into the training room on any giv­en day, you’ll find at least four or five athletes hanging out getting treatment from head athletic trainer, Kendra Potter, after an early morning practice or workout in the weight room.

Sports

The difference between pain and injuries

12 Nov , 2014  

Head Athletic Trainer Kendra Potter attends to one of the many injuries at the snowy Nov. 1 football game. Darrian Pickett | The Highland Cavalier

Throughout any given day, more than a few athletes can be seen walking around campus with ice packs on one or more parts of their bodies.

Opinion

Is Greek Life losing popularity?

12 Nov , 2014  

The number of students who pledged to a Greek organization during this semester’s fall recruitment process appeared to be lower than normal, not only here but across the country.