June 26, 2014
This is the second blog post in a series about the culture that the city has to offer. To read the first blog post, please visit this link.
The music scene in Charlottesville
Big name stars like Taylor Swift and Luke Bryan may have stopped by John Paul Jones Arena this past year, but Charlottesville
June 24, 2014
Besides being home to Mr. Jefferson’s university, Charlottesville prides itself for its arts and music scene. Between taking classes and working that internship, make sure to check out what the city has to offer this summer.
Free Friday Finds
On the first Friday of every month, Charlottesville art galleries open up their exhibits to showcase
April 17, 2014
April 03, 2014
Fourth-year student and Assistant Editor of Iris Magazine, Adelyn Bender, poses alongside Virginia Moran, former Associate Director of the Women's Center and Editor of Iris. They were in OpenGrounds at a panel event that was part of Iris Magazine'
March 12, 2014
Can’t wait for the Bad A** Women in Media Panel on March 20? Neither can we! Get to know our amazing panelists and check out the Facebook event for more details.
Professor Vaidhyanathan will stand as our moderator for the panel. Current Chair of the Department of Media Studies and Robertson Professor, Siva Vaidhyanathan
February 27, 2014
November 03, 2013
On Monday, October 28th, 2013, the Iris team collaborated with several coaches from the University of Virginia athletics department to host a fabulous event: Bad-A** Women in Sports! These coaches provided their unique insight into the realm of female athletics, and afforded us an interesting opportunity to examine the position of women in a male-dominated industry. As the seats at OpenGrounds filled with young women from each of the coach's teams and the chatter settled to a respectful
October 16, 2013
October 13, 2013
Charlottesville has scheduled to host a TEDx conference this coming November. They have a great line up of speakers, promising to tell us what difference they think will make the difference, as prompted by this years TEDx theme. This year however, they decided to give people the opportunity to submit their ideas and participate in a TEDx "open mic night". 30 speakers were chosen and given 2 minutes to pitch their TEDx talk idea to the public audience at the Jefferson Theater. After all of
September 18, 2013
This is the year when “back to school” became back to responsibility. This is how it works: back to responsibility means back to worrying, back to worrying means an avalanche of anxiety about future job prospects, future apartment searches, future relationships. This is the state of things. This is what it means to be twenty-one and not blissfully ignorant of the fact that this is my last first day of school, my last chance to run back to mom and dad and say, “Wait! Help! 911, this is an