November 06, 2014
Former staff member of the U.Va. Alumni Association, and current proprietor on the Downtown Mall, Elizabeth...
October 10, 2014
In the past, as part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, U.Va. football players signed a pledge and left their hand prints on the above banner.
Story by: Alaina Segura...
October 08, 2014
Story and photos by: Michelle Cho
If you’ve ever walked into a bakery, you know that it is a whimsical...
September 25, 2014
3,500 turn out for this year’s Charlottesville Pride Festival
Story and photos by: Alaina Segura
Thousands of people of all ages, genders and orientations, flocked to Downtown Charlottesville in celebration of the LGBTQ community at last weekend’s Third Annual Charlottesville Pride Festival on Sept. 13 at Lee Park.
September 25, 2014
Story by: Olivia Knott
During their second and third years, many U.Va. students are asking the pivotal question: “To study abroad or not to study abroad?”
I’m often frustrated when I hear students say, “But I could never imagine missing a whole semester at U.Va.” Yes, I know a day spent laying out on the Lawn is difficult to resist, but we have seven other semesters to enjoy our wonderful school and town of Charlottesville. That is approximately 28 months at U.Va.
We are offered very few chances in our lives to spend...
September 15, 2014
Story by: Sophia Socarras
Photos from the Maxine Platzer Lynn Women's Center archive
Although my first year at U.Va. was full of fun and exciting new experiences, my hectic schedule kept me from exploring various volunteer opportunities that the community had to offer. This summer in Charlottesville, I decided to use my spare time to volunteer at the Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center at U.Va., and have loved...
September 12, 2014
“On my honor, I pledge that I have neither given nor received help on this assignment.”
An entire culture at this University has grown out of this phrase: a community of trust. Entering first-years have probably written a similar phrase on every high school test they’ve ever taken, but they will soon find out that the notion behind this pledge extends far beyond the promise of keeping your eyes to yourself.
As I begin my third year, trust and safety have become synonymous with much of my...
August 18, 2014
April 19, 2014
The feminist movement’s advocacy of gender equality and women’s liberation is not restricted to simply theoretical discourse, but is encouraged through all modes of expression, including art. This is precisely what artist Little Ms. Aprill seeks to do through her latest project “Viva La Femme.”
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A Washington, D.C.-based illustrator and recent graduate from St. John’s University in Queens, New York, Aprill...
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...
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