10 Winter Activities Around Harrisonburg

Even though the holidays are over, winter is still in full swing. If you're on the search for some fun things to do in the 'Burg (on- and off-campus!) before the semester really kicks into gear, make this blog post your first stop. 1. Massanutten If you haven't yet been snow tubing at Massanutten (like me), … Continue reading 10 Winter Activities Around Harrisonburg

Job Interview Tips and Tricks from a JMU Alum

Whether you're a senior searching for post-grad opportunities, or a freshman looking for an on-campus job, it never hurts to brush up on your interviewing skills. Meghan Sarver graduated from James Madison University in 2004 with a degree in economics. She remembers her time at JMU fondly, and was a Marching Royal Duke all four years. … Continue reading Job Interview Tips and Tricks from a JMU Alum

Nasaruni Academy for Maasai Girls

Senior Communication Studies major Erin Brown encourages you to imagine what your life would be like without any further education past the age of nine. Devastatingly, for many children around the world, the obstacles faced in getting an education are nearly insurmountable. This is true in the Southwestern region of Kenya, particularly for girls. In … Continue reading Nasaruni Academy for Maasai Girls

5 Resolutions for the New Semester

1. Don't skip your 8am As a student, there are few things worse than getting stuck in an early class when you're not a morning person. It can feel like a semester-long personal torture session, but as tempting as it is to sleep in and get the notes from a classmate later, this year, try … Continue reading 5 Resolutions for the New Semester

Free Cupcakes On National Cupcake Day

Did you know this Friday, December 15th is National Cupcake Day? Celebrate surviving finals by grabbing some friends and trying a few delicious cupcakes at Cupcake Company on Burgess Road in Harrisonburg! After all, you deserve to #TreatYoSelf! On Friday, December 15th, Cupcake Company will be offering one FREE cupcake per person, while supplies last, in … Continue reading Free Cupcakes On National Cupcake Day

Study Spots Around the ‘Burg

With finals fast approaching, you're probably frustrated to realize your favorite campus study spot has been overtaken. Not to worry, there are plenty of places around Harrisonburg that have room to accommodate hard-working students, many within easy walking distance of campus. Whether you like to learn while sipping on a latte and enjoying a little … Continue reading Study Spots Around the ‘Burg

Interview with Hanna Yu: Gerdau Scholarship Recipient

Junior biology major Hanna Yu has always known she wanted to be a doctor, ever since she was a small child. But as she advanced in school, she found herself drawn more to English, literature, and history. According to Hanna, she didn't expect to enjoy biology, "because I'm not very naturally inclined—sciences are not my … Continue reading Interview with Hanna Yu: Gerdau Scholarship Recipient

JMU Secret Society IN8 Recognizes Altruistic Students

Campus was abuzz with whispers among students who noticed eight letters with candles displayed on the Wilson hall steps this morning. Word quickly spread that the equivocal IN8 Reticent Order had recognized its eight outstanding students for the semester. If you're not sure what IN8 is or does, you're part of the majority. IN8 is … Continue reading JMU Secret Society IN8 Recognizes Altruistic Students

Interviews with Past and Present Dukes

While JMU has undergone some pretty major changes since its 1908 inception, I believe the spirit of Madison has remained largely the same. I interviewed an alumna from the class of 1988 as well as a current student from the class of 2019 to see how their experiences at JMU differed, and what common themes … Continue reading Interviews with Past and Present Dukes