February 04, 2015
Spectrum Theatre, an organization at U.Va. dedicated to engaging and challenging the community through provocative, socially relevant, universal, inspiring and innovative performances, recently presented the first installment of this semester’s “Breaking Grounds Reading Series.”
The Presidential Suite, by John Binkley, is a play inspired by the ...
February 02, 2015
As the co-publicity chair for U.Va.’s Spectrum Theatre as well as my involvement in several other theater organizations over the years, I have been able to see the powerful impact theatrical performances can have on everyone involved.
Good theater creates a bond between the actors and the audience that lasts until the final moments of the performance. Great theater uses this bond to bring to light aspects of society, culture and human nature compelling both actors and audience members think about these issues.
Spectrum Theatre’s dedication to challenging and engaging the...
December 04, 2014
As a Foreign Affairs and East Asian Studies major, I am no stranger to reading long and complicated nonfiction books. Fiction, however, is not really my forte. In spite of this, I decided to step out of my comfort zone this past fall semester and take an English course titled “Women in Literature: Contemporary Women’s Texts,” and it has easily become one of my favorite classes I’ve taken at U.Va.
The class’ success can be attributed not only to the texts around which the course is based, but also to the professor herself. Professor...
November 26, 2014
Anyone who walks down McCormick Road, toward Clemons and Alderman Library can see pieces of living history that are almost too powerful to describe.
U.Va. was fortunate enough to have two pieces of the Berlin Wall put on display across from the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library last March. In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall on Nov. 9, the University hosted the...
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.
- Explore your local thrift stores. You don’t need to spend a lot of money to make your...