March 06, 2015
Women's Center 2010-2011 Intern and Staff Team
(Taken May 2011 - Betsy is second from right, first row)
Story by: Sammy Scheman
In honor of the beginning of ...
February 04, 2015
Stories by: Alaina Segura and Sophia Socarras
During the last two weeks of January, the University of Virginia and Charlottesville communities hosted a series of events to commemorate the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The years 2014 and 2015 have marked the 150th anniversary of the 13th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which formally abolished slavery, and the 50th anniversaries of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Each of these milestones gave a voice to...
November 18, 2014
Story and photos by: Helen McLaughlinKelly Cox, left; Merrill Woodriff, right “In a way, bend has guided us and shown us what the needs are in our community. I'm glad that we can provide a safe place for pregnant women and new mothers,” said Merrill, who, at the time of this interview, was pregnant with her third...
November 12, 2014
Story by: Olivia KnottConference participant writes down the suggestions proposed by each group.
As I sat in my chair looking over the agenda for the Oct. 27 conference, “...
November 06, 2014
Former staff member of the U.Va. Alumni Association, and current proprietor on the Downtown Mall, Elizabeth...
November 04, 2014
Domestic Violence Awareness Month Comes to a Close with Red Flag WeekThe Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center at U.Va. and Sigma Psi Zeta table in front of the Clothesline Project on the Lawn.
Story and photo by: Alaina Segura
Dozens of T-shirts lined the...
October 24, 2014
Story and photos by: Michelle Cho
For the past few weeks, Iris Magazine has been introducing you to some of Charlottesville’s best and brightest female entrepreneurial minds. Fighting some pretty steep...
October 22, 2014
Story by: Carly Gorelick
The Red Zone, the first three months of the school year, marks the time where 50 percent of all reported campus sexual assaults are said to occur. According to the 2007 Campus Sexual Assault Study funded by the National Institute of Justice, most of these assaults are directed toward first and second-year females. This fact, coupled with the struggle first-years already incur by being placed in a new environment, has encouraged coordinators of Hoos...
October 13, 2014
Fourth-year students and LGBTA activists Greg Lewis and Anna Boynton, along with other U.Va. students and Charlottesville community members speak out at a rally in front of the Rotunda on Sept. 26.
Story by: Carly Gorelick
The Hoos Got Your Back initiative recently...
October 10, 2014
Story by: Helen McLaughlin
For as long as I've lived in Charlottesville, the Downtown Mall has been my home.
It's also been my office, my playground, my gym and my church. I've fallen in love on the Mall, I've cried with a friend on the Mall, and I've had too much to drink on the Mall. The barista at Cafe Cubano knows I like my latte hot, even throughout the summer. The Tibetan woman who sells beaded necklaces, wispy scarves and sundresses knows that my daily jog will begin just after I pass her table. After all these years...
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