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Look Hoos Debating

On the night of February 22nd, the first ever inter-organizational debate debate took place in Jefferson Hall between the International Relations Organization and the...

Professor Spotlight: Francesca Calamita

Dr. Francesca Calamita is a lecturer in Italian Studies who came to UVa in August 2014. She is originally from a small town close...

Meet DJ CyFi

This week, I had a Q&A session with DJ Cyfi (Cyrus Keyvanfar) regarding his music career--when it began, in which direction he wants it to...

“Trump” – from the Eyes of Students Abroad

On the night of November 8th, I watched Donald Drumpf’s victory shake the world from overseas. While studying abroad in Copenhagen, I noted there really...

Meet the Mormons: Missionaries on Grounds Open Up About UVa Experience

We have all seen the Mormons on grounds. They are the ones in suits or skirts, carrying books, wearing name tags. While some of...
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Lighting of the Lawn: More Than Just A Flashy Light Show

By: Mia Barron, Caroline Coleburn, and Mekenzye Schwab.  This year's Lighting of the Lawn ceremony served as a way to promote inclusivity in the Charlottesville and...
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Blackness At UVa

By: Mekenzye Schwab, Caroline Coleburn, and Mia Barron. The extremely popular Black Monologues production returned to UVa for a second year, and explores the...

9 Things To Do During Finals That Are Not Studying

Finals are rapidly approaching and for many students, that can put a damper on their holiday spirit. While it is important to study for these...
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Miss Kathy: What’s not to love about Miss Buttkicker?

By: Caroline Coleburn, Mekenzye Schwab, Mia Barron  The lady we all know as Miss Kathy has worked for UVA Dining for fifteen years, and we wanted...

An Evening at the Theater, Post-Apocalypse

“How will we survive as a community?” asks the director’s notes of “Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play”. The answer: Storytelling. Although it helps to have...

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All A Capella: The Virginia Sil’hooettes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCeK6XhhbwA Meet The The Virginia Sil'hooettes. The Sils is an award winning all-female a capella group founded in the Spring of 1989. The group has...
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Snowball Fight 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhsPTBjUi1I On December 10th, 2018, UVA students gathered on the Lawn for an epic snowball fight!
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Repairing the Brain – A UVA Student’s Journey Through a Seismic Change

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkCc5TkqaMk Justin Hennessy is a 3rd year student at the University of Virginia who was suffering from a benign brain tumor. After surgery his entire...