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 prosciutto a starving college student could ever dream of.
Luckily, I tore myself away from the...
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, “House of Cards,” arrived in Charlottesville on Oct....
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’s “...
September 12, 2014
Ah, the school year has begun! While you may be tempted to split your time between hours of reading (ahem, procrastinating) on the bottom floor of Clemons and dancing the night away on the top floor of Trinity, why not use this year to make a difference for others? U.Va. is home to around 350 clubs. While this may sound intimidating, fear not! With the help of my peers, I have chosen the top 5 clubs at U.Va. that strive for social justice, raise...
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...
July 24, 2014
One month left of summer means only one more month of uninhibited reading for fun. No, this is not another Cosmo magazine-esque list of “sexy summer beach reads.” Here are three compelling non-fiction books for the girls who want to flex their learning muscles while laying out on the beach. Whether you are a fashion lover, entrepreneur, social activist- or all of the above- there is a perfect read for you!
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 music really shines because of its intimate concert venues and penchant for attracting folk, indie...
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 a featured artist of the month. These gallery openings often include food, drinks, music and an...