Staff Writers Evan Moody and Morgan Blair take a look at the student experience within JMU's School of Music. Students shared stories of stress and heavy courseloads with frequent classes counting for zero or one credit. However, students and faculty commended the supportive environment one can also find within the School of Music.

Now under new ownership, the Little Grill Collective is set to reopen this spring. The JMU GIVE Club has been helping the Little Grill with renovations to the interior and exterior of the building. New owners and JMU alum Ron and Melanie Copeland are looking forward to keeping this restaurant a part of the JMU community.  


JMU alumna Rosie Grant started her now-famous TikTok account as part of a class on social media algorithms but didn't expect to go viral overnight. Since discovering a gravestone with a cookie recipe in Brooklyn, New York, Grant has now recreated 20 recipes from around the world.

JMU business professor William Ritchie is also the faculty advisor to the Association of Supply Chain Management club which recently shipped two containers full of medical supplies to Ethiopia. A nonprofit created by Virginia doctors supply the club with various medical equipment that the club loads and ships to countries in need. Since August 2020, the club has worked with 10 shipments. 

With the nominees announced for the 95th Academy Awards, Staff Writer Gracie Brogowski provides her insight on which films might take home the trophy. "Everything Everywhere All at Once" leads with 11 nominations and has the momentum to win the coveted Oscar for Best Picture, Brogowski writes.

DeLanna Studi visited JMU's Forbes Center for the Performing Arts for a two-night run of her one-woman show, "And So We Walked," an autobiographical play about her experiences as a Cherokee woman and walking the Trail of Tears with her father. Minimalist stage design combined with Studi's shapeshifting portrayal of many characters in her life made for a moving show, reviewer Jake Dodohara writes.