Highlights

Seniors make post-grad plans

29 Apr , 2011  

By Josh Jordan Staff Writer jjj5d@uvawise.edu As the semester wraps up and comes to a close, seniors are anxious about graduation and what their future holds. “I’m hoping to get into law school this fall,” said senior administration of justice major Megan McCoy.

Highlights

Five things you should do:

29 Apr , 2011  

This Summer Compiled by Cameron Parsons, sports editor

News

Student advertising policy

29 Apr , 2011  

Follow-up… Feb. 4: “UVa-Wise plans to update parts of an advertising policy for student organizations after a civil rights advocacy group said the rules pose an undue restriction on student speech and may be unconstitutional, college administrators said.” Now: One section of the advertising policy was updated to address the ACLU’s concerns that the policies [...]

News

Fall tuition prices

29 Apr , 2011  

Follow-up… April 11: “Students should expect a single-digit tuition increase next year instead of the double-digit increase that was anticipated, college officials say.” Now: Tuition for in-state students next year will increase by 8.5 percent, and those Virginia residents who live on campus will see an overall cost increase of 6.9 percent. Full-time, in-state students [...]

News

Textbook rentals

29 Apr , 2011  

Follow-up… Oct. 29: “Students will be able to rent books directly from the college’s bookstore within the next year, if all goes according to plan with a prospective loan program.” Now: Textbook rentals will be available to students for fall 2011 classes, according to Scott Lawson, the college’s bookstore manager. Students will be able to [...]

News

Wireless in residence halls

29 Apr , 2011  

Follow-up… Nov. 19: “UVa-Wise officials hope to add wireless Internet access in the public study areas of the college’s  residence halls within the next two years.” Now: Wireless Internet won’t be coming to residence halls anytime soon, said Keith Fowlkes, vice chancellor for information technology. Because the project isn’t a top priority for the school, [...]

News

College ‘hacking incident’

29 Apr , 2011  

Follow-up… Sept. 3: “Computer hackers apparently stole close to $1 million from UVa-Wise last week and the money has been recovered, according to officials … College administrators would not comment on specific details of the incident. Kathy Still, the college’s director of news and media relations, said the money stolen on Aug. 25 has since [...]

Opinion

Government should not make choices for people

29 Apr , 2011  

By David Carty Staff Writer dsc8p@uvawise.edu The Highland Cavalier ran “Taxing obesity a healthy option to cause change” in the Feb. 4 issue, which suggested the United States should issue a tax on high-fat food as an attempt to curb obesity. This “tubby tax” calls for more government intervention in people’s personal lives, and it [...]

Opinion

My car might have failed me, but some people never will

29 Apr , 2011  

By Allie Robinson Editor-in-Chief agr2q@uvawise.edu This is my last column in this newspaper, as I am graduating in a little more than two weeks. I could take several tactics here.

Opinion

We never get a break from life

29 Apr , 2011  

By Matthew Barnette Opinion Editor mwb8q@uvawise.edu Do we ever truly get a break from life’s constant bombardment of tasks? It doesn’t seem like it to me.

Sports

Softball tournament begins

29 Apr , 2011  

By Cameron Parsons Sports Editor clp7m@uvawise.edu The softball team is set to play in the Mid-South Conference Championships today, tomorrow and Sunday. The Cavs will face Georgetown College today at 11:30 a.m.  in Danville, Ky.

Sports

Baseball team looks to win tournament title

29 Apr , 2011  

By Adam Hood Staff Writer arh4d@uvawise.edu The Cavs’ baseball team may have lost two consecutive games last weekend to Campbellsville University in the Mid-South Conference regular season championship finale, but the team’s coaches say they’re still excited to play in this weekend’s conference tournament. The Cavs dropped the first game 7-4 against Campbellsville on April [...]