May 29, 2014
Story by: Olivia Knott
I have no idea what I am doing.
While I applaud those who take this as a challenge to further engage themselves in the U.Va. community to find out what they want from school and life, I shamefully admit that for me, this panic-inducing uncertainty has manifested itself in academic disinterest.
I’ve continually thought to myself, “just get through college, you can always figure out what you want after.” Yet with my college years passing by, it is no longer possible to ignore wasting my passion...
April 15, 2014
U.Va. fourth-year student Mary Nilan poses with mother, Mary Ann Wasil, founder of the Get In Touch Foundation at a brunch in California.
Fourth year UVa religious studies major Mary Nilan was in middle school when her mother, Mary Ann Wasil, was...
April 10, 2014
After the Kappa Delta Confidence Campaign 1.5 mile walk, students signed boards pledging to end fat talk.
The following has been re-printed from the April 6, 2014 edition of...
January 31, 2014
~ Sinead O'Conner
Media controversy has stirred up in the battle of words between recording artists Miley Cyrus...
January 31, 2014
~ Sue Patton Thoele, Mindful Women
Being in the last semester of my fourth year at such a prestigious university as the University of Virginia, my transition from girl to...
October 16, 2013
In preparation for our Bad-A** Women in Sports panel October 28, I've taken a look at espnW's summer series called "Nine for IX." In honor of the 40th anniversary of Title IX, espnW worked with ESPN Films to recreate the series 30 for 30 but this time focusing on women athletes through the eyes of female filmmakers (Cingari).
The series aired from July 2 to August 27, 2013 with...
October 16, 2013
When the academic year begins, the weather is nice, the workload seems manageable and the upcoming stress of exams feels so far away. Before long, however, we find ourselves in the midst of midterm season and, suddenly, even the smallest things feel overwhelming.
We understand how intense this time of year can be for students and we’ve come up with some useful tips for self-care.
One of the worst things you can do is psych yourself out. Rather than let your anxiety paralyze you, take inventory of everything that needs to be done in order...
September 23, 2013
Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), is the most common sexually transmitted infection. Each year, approximately 79 million Americans are infected, with the majority of the cases being seen among people in their late teens and early 20s.
One reason why HPV is so prevalent is that many infected individuals experience few to no symptoms and unknowingly pass the infection on to their partners. There are more than 40 strains of the virus which is typically contracted through vaginal, oral and/or anal sex.
While HPV, unlike other STIs, may cause very little disruption to...
April 18, 2013
Old Mother Earth, the giver of life and home to us all, is constantly being threatened. Women from all over the country have taken the lead to start new green initiatives within their organizations to help make a difference in their communities. First Lady Michelle Obama recruited the help of Monticello's Garden Curator, Peter Hatch, to help start an organic garden at the White House. And even here at the University of Virginia our own Kendall Singleton took on the role as Sustainability Coordinator with dining services when she saw that their waste and carbon footprint needed reforming....
April 12, 2013
The anticipation of war loomed into the hearts of every British citizen of 1939. They understood that by declaring war with Germany each and every one of them was a target, subject to be attacked by the bombing raids. To them it wasn't a matter of 'if' but 'when' were they going to attack. Should they panic and abandon their cities?...
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