October 30, 2015
In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center has been sponsoring events on U.Va. Grounds in order to bring attention to this issue. One of these events included, “Survivors and Supporters Unite: A Panel about What Domestic Violence Is, What Its Effects Are, and What We Can Do”. This panel combined stories from two survivors of domestic violence and three experts in domestic violence counseling, including...
September 22, 2015
Story by Kimia Nikseresht
Before today’s technologically-savvy generation, there was a time where rigid social boundaries existed between work and home, private and public. One’s social life remained unspoken in the realm of professionalism and work did not interfere with soccer games or walks in the park. Relationships were founded on the basis of trust through shared experiences and the work day ended at 5:00.
And then things changed. Today, the idea of constant connectedness, both universally and among ourselves, is...
February 24, 2015
Story by: Michelle Cho
Photos courtesy of: Women, Gender and Sexuality program
Prior to this month, I knew nothing about breast augmentation (more commonly known as “boob jobs”). My exposure was basically limited to the trashy, reality TV shows I caught glimpses of while surfing through channels, and random magazine covers I’d glaze over in the checkout line at the grocery store.
After taking in ...
December 18, 2014
December 03, 2014
According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, 1,825 college students between the ages of 18 and 24 die each year from alcohol-related unintentional injuries.
Story by: Alaina Segura
At universities across the country, drinking plays an extremely...
November 14, 2014
Story by Camille Kidwell
As time has passed and society has shifted, the twenties have become an age of relaxation, curiosity and adventure. Our culture has created a new norm, deeming the twenties as a period of “finding yourself,” “trying new things” and “not taking life too seriously.”
Meg Jay, a local psychologist, clinical assistant professor at U.Va. and author of: The Defining Decade: Why Your...
November 13, 2014
Story and photo by Tricia O'Donnell
Around 30 brave and inspiring women and men showed up at Newcomb’s Commonwealth Room for Perfect Illusions, an open-mic style forum for discussion about body image, eating, and exercise concerns at the University and within the community.
Community members and U.Va. students alike came together on Nov. 5 to break the silence surrounding these often “taboo” topics. The event focused on providing a place of support and comfort for those struggling with any body, food, or exercise-related...
November 04, 2014
I was scarred in the fifth grade.
One fine and unassuming day, I walked to class and took my usual seat. The bell rang, we said the pledge of allegiance, and heard some announcements before an unidentified lady that I hadn’t noticed standing in front of the room, explained that our class would be splitting up by boys and girls that day for a special...
November 04, 2014
Story by: Katelyn HebelKatelyn Hebel
You may have heard that Katie Couric, successful news anchor and former Wahoo, will be coming this November to talk about Fed Up, her star-studded documentary about obesity in America, which will be screened at the Virginia Film Festival this year.
As an intern in the ...
July 10, 2014
Story by: Olivia Knott
The lone runner, huffing and puffing down University Avenue, yes, I see you. You have a will of steel, are the ultimate self-motivator, probably on mile 13.6, and yes, now the entire Corner knows.
Before I throw on my running shoes and attempt to drag myself outside to imitate said runner, I need to remind myself that there is a far more enjoyable way to suffer in front of people… suffering with them.
Gone are the days of step aerobics and jazzercise! Get familiar with these cool fitness...
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