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November 18, 2014
With 41 sold out shows, a record 28, 609 tickets issued, and a 46.1 percent increase in box office sales from its 2013 record, the 2014 Virginia Film Festival was undeniably a triumphant success.
The festival kicked off on Nov. 6 at the Jefferson Theater with an extravagant opening gala, complete with a live band, champagne and all the
November 04, 2014
Domestic Violence Awareness Month Comes to a Close with Red Flag Week
Dozens of T-shirts lined the perimeter of the Lawn during the last week of October, designed with messages like, “It’s my childhood. Don’t rush me.” and “Love shouldn’t hurt.” These were displayed as part of U.Va.’s chapter of the Clothesline Project, a national program where victims of domestic
October 28, 2014
If a conniving and manipulative politician gave you college advice would you listen?
Well, if this politician can admit that U.Va. basketball player Joe Harris is far more popular than him and manages to turn the venerated Seven Society, into a joke about Broadway musicals, then yes, absolutely, bestow me with your wisdom.
Thankfully, Kevin Spacey, who currently plays the Emmy award-winning role of Frank Underwood on the political drama, “
October 13, 2014
A conveniently pleasant sounding alliteration or a powerful combination of social and artistic forces?
As Spring/Summer 2015 fashion week, when hundreds of fashion shows occur in several cities of the world between September and October, came to an end in Paris, Chanel managed to capture the spotlight, not for their usual tweed and quilted handbags, but for a full-on runway protest. Imagine tweed, quilted handbags and picket signs referencing current events such as Emma Watson’
October 10, 2014
September 25, 2014
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
September 15, 2014
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
September 03, 2014
Student reflects on experience with YWLP in Nicaragua
August 26, 2014
My childhood dream was to become an interior designer. While most kids were watching Saturday morning cartoons, I spent my weekend mornings watching HGTV design shows and helping my parents pick paint colors for our house. When I finally moved into an apartment this semester, I was excited to decorate my own place! Whether you’re moving into a new place or are looking to change it up a bit in your apartment, dorm or house, here are my top 5 tips to make the most of your space.
August 14, 2014
The summer has finally ended, and if you're anything like me, you've probably already started making plans for next summer. This past summer I spent my time picnicking on the Lawn with friends, getting ahead on the classes I need for my major and exploring Charlottesville. Here are my top 5 reasons you should stay in Charlottesville next summer.
1) Make next summer more productive! I personally spent my time taking a class I needed for my major and getting accustomed