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.

Opinion

The cost of contraception

12 Nov , 2014  

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Imagine a world where women (and men) can get their birth control for free. When I say birth control, know that I do not mean just pre­scription medication, but any and all forms of contraception.

Opinion

To squat, or not to squat?

12 Nov , 2014  

Junior communications major Zemery Gilliam demonstrates the proper form for a squat. Photo courtesy of Zemery Gilliam

Every day on my way to classes I see people pack into the elevator in the student center like a sardine can or a clown car to avoid three measly sets of stairs. I am of the opinion that if three flights of stairs are just too much—if your legs hurt that much or you [...]

Highlights

Commentary: Driverless cars replace humans

12 Nov , 2014  

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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.

Highlights

“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.

News

Commentary: Hoverboards, skateboard of the futureContinued

12 Nov , 2014  

Put down your skateboards ev­eryone—the future is here.

News

E-Cup highlights entrepreneurship ideas on campus

12 Nov , 2014  

Desmond Burris, senior sports management major and winner of the UVa-Wise Cup presents his idea “Recruitionary” to the panel of judges. Jay David | The Highland Cavalier

On Nov. 6 UVa-Wise high­lighted its liberal arts background as it hosted the second annual UVa-Wise Cup competition.