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.”
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.
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.
According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, 1,825 college students between the ages of 18 and 24 die each year from alcohol-related unintentional injuries.
Story by: Alaina Segura
Anyone who walks down McCormick Road, toward Clemons and Alderman Library can see pieces of living history that are almost too powerful to describe.
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.
Story and photos by: Helen McLaughlin
Story by Camille Kidwell
As time has passed and society has shifted, the twenties have become an age of relaxation, curiosity and adventure. Our culture has created a new norm, deeming the twenties as a period of “finding yourself,” “trying new things” and “not taking life too seriously.”
Story and photo by Tricia O'Donnell
Around 30 brave and inspiring women and men showed up at Newcomb’s Commonwealth Room for Perfect Illusions, an open-mic style forum for discussion about body image, eating, and exercise concerns at the University and within the community.
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