U.Va. reacts to the premiere of Sasheer Zamata on SNL

The debut of new SNL cast member Sasheer Zamata was long anticipated by the media and SNL fans, after Lorne Michaels faced critical attention for his predominantly white, male cast. The UVA alumna is the first African American female to grace the SNL stage in six years.

Check out this chart that illustrates SNL’s historical problem with maintaining a diverse cast.


Toxic Friendships

It’s Friday night and you are sooo glad that the week is over. You’ve got your evening all planned out - a great chick flick, your favorite flannel pajamas and hot chocolate.  You get home and you’re just about to settle in when you get a text from a friend who is in the middle of a crisis – again!  Her roommate keeps copying her style and she’s freaking out over what to wear to a party that night.

Cindy Bernard: Ruffin Distinguished Artist in Residence

The Ruffin Distinguished Artist in Residence is an annual position established by an endowment from the Peter B. and Adeline W. Ruffin Foundation. The first artist selected to hold this position is Cindy Bernard. Coming to the home of the cavaliers from Los Angeles, Cindy Bernard will be spending time working with fifth year students in the distinguished major program, as well as fifth year fellows.

Long-Distance Relationships: Make it Work or Call it Quits?

Heading off to college and leaving a significant other behind can be really stressful - especially if you are going to be in two different cities (or states!). Deciding whether to continue dating can be a discouraging and overwhelming experience.

As in most cases, some relationships were meant to last forever and others are merely temporary.  Here are some guidelines for managing a long-distance romance.


Be Open and Honest


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