November 03, 2017
I wanted to find out why the University Salsa Club opted for an all-female dance premiering at its upcoming Salsa Showcase. I sat down with Claire Poumerol and Jaqui Arechiga to ask them and to explore how Salsa Club balances the sensuality of dance with consent and safety, and how it promotes body positivity and confidence. The University Salsa Club is a student-run contracted independent organization at UVA in Charlottesville, VA.
Nicky: So guys. Get in here. Introduce yourselves. How long have you guys been a part of salsa? When did you join and why?
Art by Kirsten Hemrich
October 24, 2017
Here’s a name you might not know: Nancy Gibbs.
Nancy Gibbs started her career in 1985 as a part-time fact checker for Time Magazine. Educated at Oxford, she has spent her entire three-decade career at the magazine, working her way carefully and meticulously up the ranks of a world that was, at the time, white-male-dominated. Gibbs became the first female editor-in-chief of the nationally recognized magazine in 2013, calling herself “the first managing editor to wear pumps – so far as...
Photo taken by Peggy Harrison.
October 18, 2017
Dean Rachel Most’s job and accomplishments affect my everyday life at the University. Despite that, I had little idea who she was, until I saw her at the Women’s Center Elizabeth Zintl Leadership Award reception.
This year, Rachel Most, Associate Dean for Undergraduate...
September 14, 2017
As you find your seat in Scott Stadium on a sunny Saturday afternoon, you’re drawn to the shifting sights and sounds: the bright advertisements on Hoo Vision, the shouting fans, the acrobatics of the cheerleaders and dance team, as well as the rowdy student section. Suddenly, a cheer begins to ripple through the crowd, as a line of students carrying drums of different sizes emerges on the bright green field. Behind the drumline, tuba players stand at the ready. The drum cadence thunders to a start, and the tubas lunge into a dance, metal wrapped around them, glinting in the bright...
April 03, 2017
March 08, 2017
It’s spring semester at UVA, and it seems everyone has one thing on his or her mind: internships. Whether an internship is paid, unpaid, summer or year round, it’s a great way to get real world experience. If you know anything about internships, though, you know that these positions are limited and really competitive. You could have a stellar GPA, awesome references, and hold a number of leadership roles on Grounds and still find yourself in intense competition for any internship. With internships this intense, why would anyone accept one that wasn’t crazy fun with super rewarding...
February 11, 2017
Hey y’all. It’s me. Your favorite unapologetic, black, advocate for feminism coming at you with something new for this semester. A column. The Black Column, to be exact.
“Oh no!” One might be thinking. “They gave her anotheropportunity to shove her agenda down our throats?!”
Yes. Yes, they did.
So, here’s the rundown: This semester I am taking “African & African American Studies II,” taught by Professor Harold. Is...
January 27, 2017
After reading Iris intern Taylor Lamb’s piece “The F Word,” U.K. resident Ash Moylan was moved from across the pond to submit her own story of feminist awakening. While we usually only publish the work of University of Virginia students, we thought now might be a great time to highlight a voice of global solidarity. So cheers to Ash Moylan, who has a degree in “Gender Politics,” works as a “lecture helper” in Carlisle, Cumbria, UK, drives a Fiat Panda (stick), and who is a self-described “ballsy blonde with sassy senses and a dangerous degree!”
Story By: Ash Moylan
January 24, 2017
20 January, 2017.
21 January, 2017.
8 AM: Standing on the crowded Metro, heading into Washington D.C. One woman walking up and down the Metro with her “MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN” hat. It’s too damn early for this shit.
10 AM: An air of empowerment has taken over. Excitement. Inspiration. How...
January 24, 2017
Language – for better or for worse – shapes our thinking, our activism, and our view of America. We saw this firsthand over the weekend in the wonderful posters displayed and the chants uttered at the monumental Women’s March in Washington. Some of my favorite posters included “this some bullshit,” the forever-relevant Beyoncé lyrics “Who Run the World? Girls” and, of course, “we shall overcomb.” I mean, it just does so much at once, you know?...
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