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Staff of Virginia Wesleyan’s student-run newspaper the Marlin Chronicle launched a new website for the publication this month, adding online conveniences that readers won’t find in the print version, including a photo/video gallery, a submission form for story ideas and letters to the editor, the ability to comment on and share stories, and links to the publication’s social media sites. The Marlin Chronicle has had an online presence for years, but it wasn’t being utilized, says Editor-in-Chief Rachel Balsley ’13. Updating the site was one of her main goals as the paper’s leader, not only for current students, faculty and staff, but also for alumni and other members of the VWC community without access to the publication’s print version. Former professor of journalism and communication and adviser for the Marlin Chronicle Dr. William “Bill” Ruehlmann, who retired in 2011 after 18 years at the College, reviewed the new website, commenting: “Indeed journalism is not dead – it's just more electric.” The bi-weekly publication has a staff of approximately 40 students, made up of editors, writers, photographers and illustrators. For more information, contact Editor-in-Chief Rachel Balsley at