This is the official student blog of Christopher Newport University. Here our students share their stories with you and let you know what life as a Captain is all about. Please join in the conversation by commenting on your favorite posts. We want to hear from you!

The Bloggers


My name is Jacqueline O’Hara, and I’m currently a freshman trying to figure out this crazy transition from high school to college. Originally from Berryville, Virginia, I spend most of my time writing short story collections and scouting out dogs on campus to pet. For me, college is a dream come true – especially since my dream is to become an English professor. I guess that means I’m never leaving school, but for now I’m trying to enjoy everything being a student has to offer.

Hi, I’m Aaron! I’m a freshman from Fairfax Station (so yeah, I’m from NOVA). I hope to major in communication, and eventually intern and write for magazines. I couldn’t be happier to be at Christopher Newport University, or to share my experiences here with you as I navigate my life as a Captain!

I’m Madison, and I’m a political junkie, #CommNerd and a Captain navigating life’s waters. Follow along as I share what makes me tick and how Christopher Newport University has been one of the greatest decisions I’ve made. With a love for sarcasm and life’s little things, I try to put my own spin on things.

Hi, my name is Mary Clay Watt (I go by both my first and middle name; I know, it’s weird). I’m from Richmond (RVA all day!) and I’m currently a senior. I have no idea what I’m going to major in, though I know that it won’t be anything involving math or science. Even though I don’t know what I’m going to do with my years in college, I am still excited about discovering what it is I want to do. Until that time, I’m simply enjoying life and all it has to offer.

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