College is a time of soul-searching and self-discovery. My friends and I have done a lot of growing up since embarking on our college journeys, and we credit a lot of it to the amazing experiences James Madison University has granted us in our four years here. With senior year coming to a close and … Continue reading 10 Things I Learned from JMU
Happy James Madison Day, Dukes! James Madison was our fourth president and named the "Father of the Constitution" for his crucial role in drafting and implementing the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights. In addition, he served as U.S. Secretary of State under President Thomas Jefferson. In order to honor the man that … Continue reading Happy James Madison Day!
As much as we love the independence of living parent-free, there is a certain ping of excitement knowing that some familiar faces will be in Harrisonburg this coming weekend for Family Weekend (9/30-10/2). Now we all know how much we love Harrisonburg, but how we do we make our families love it just as much … Continue reading Where to bring your family this JMU Family Weekend
Check out this incredible 360-degree campus video from JMU Alum David Bittner (Class of 2015). What is this witchcraft??? Just watch. Note: If you're watching on your phone, just move your phone around for the full effect. If you're on a laptop or desktop, click and drag to move. This mind-boggling video technique is done with a lot … Continue reading This Week: Best of the Web
Macrock XIX is this weekend! (April 1st & 2nd) Do you know what Macrock is? Macrock stands for Mid-Atlantic College Radio Conference. It was founded in 1996 as an arm of WXJM, the JMU college radio station (see previous WXJM article here). Macrock features bands from all over the country performing at venues all around Downtown Harrisonburg. They also … Continue reading MACROCK!
Our time with D-hall is coming to a halt. By Fall 2016, hungry JMU students will no longer flock to the circular building when the clock strikes 11 for lunch, or when the grills are fired up for the evening meal. Next year, all that will be left of D-Hall is an amazing legacy. Our memories on this sacred … Continue reading Top 5 Things I Will Miss About D-Hall
We're bringing back one of our favorite posts from last year's Daily Duke team - The JMU Bucket list! But there's a catch, we want to update it. So what did we forget? Sad to not see tales of the tunnels or the famous Greg Brady burger on this list? Tell us what's on your JMU Bucket … Continue reading The JMU Bucket List: Our Top 20
Dear Class of 2019, My JMU experience has been a curious one. Full of the strides, tumbles, successes and failures, college is where you go to not only learn about the world but learn about yourself. I applied to 8 colleges, mostly in the Northeast due to my growing up in New Jersey. My family … Continue reading Advice to First Years
In passing, you may have noticed a group of students running about on the UREC turf, shouting at one another, while holding brooms between their legs. It’s JMU’s very own Quidditch team practicing their sport. An international phenomenon amongst college campuses and communities, the game is a sight to behold; Dodgeballs are flying, broomsticks are … Continue reading Student Org. Spotlight: Madison Marauders
Tons of JMU students are involved in all types of fitness activities, including jogging with friends, joining sports teams or hitting the gym. When it comes to the gym, thankfully, JMU has a University Recreation Center (UREC) where students have lots of options for keeping up their well-being. As of now part of UREC is under construction (where there used to be … Continue reading The New and Improved UREC