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

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

The Stories Behind the Stickers

It’s no secret that JMU students like stickers. Everywhere you look, there’s a laptop or a water bottle completely decked out in the adhesive graphics. Stickers are a great way of self-expression for students. Thanks to websites like Redbubble, you’re able to find just about anything in sticker form. From your favorite movies and tv … Continue reading The Stories Behind the Stickers

JMU DJ Lands Opening Gig at Jefferson Theatre

"DEEROCK, DEEROCK, DEEROCK!" The crowd chanted as a swarm of JMU students ran off of the busses and into Jefferson Theatre in Charlottesville, Virginia. All to see...the opening act? As a concert goer, you would have never guessed that over 160 JMU students were taking over Charlottesville all to see the opening act, Derek "DEEROCK" … Continue reading JMU DJ Lands Opening Gig at Jefferson Theatre

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