Devin Garcia

Devin Garcia

Devin Garcia is a fourth-year student from Ashland, Virginia, double majoring in Women, Gender and Sexuality, and Psychology. She is a member of the Cavalier Marching Band and sometimes plays in the orchestral pit for First Year Players. 

drawing of bikini illustrating summer clothing

The coming of spring means many things to me: flowers are blooming, the weather is getting warmer, the sun is shining, and soon I’ll have freedom from classes. It also means it’s almost time to break out my summer clothing and put my winter clothes deep in the closet.

A hand-drawn photo of a television with a pink background and the feminist symbol on the screen

It happened again, after my friend and I had finished watching the latest Star Trek movie. I was complaining because the first Star Trek show aired in the ‘60s, and it feels as if the way women are portrayed on screen hasn’t come very far in that time.

An art piece with the words "yes" "no" and "maybe" clear among other variations of those words.

“No means no,” is the slogan many people throw out first when they’re talking about consent. This is supposed to mean that when a person says no to sex, you listen to them. It’s a decent motto for consent, as mottos go, but is it enough?

A photo of Emily Angelotti and Emma Strickland.

If you’re on any sort of social media, you’ve likely seen the hashtag #MeToo posted by someone you know.

A hand-drawn photo of a stack of books that would be read in courses about inequality.

Why do we attend this amazing university? What do we trust the University to teach us?

Rachel Zaslow sitting with a child on her lap, surrounded by women.

Do you know that feeling when someone starts talking, and you can immediately tell that they’re brilliant, and you’re instantly captivated? This feeling doesn’t happen very often, but it’s a wonderful surprise every time it does.

A hand-drawn photo of the Rotunda with a banner underneath that reads "48 Years!"

I’ll admit it: I bought a comfort colors Bicentennial shirt. I took one of those free clear bags with the "200" logo emblazoned on the side. I like the idea of being a part of something that’s been around for so long, in a place of education and discovery, with peers who are as interested in knowledge as I am.

A collage of different international locations handwritten in different fonts.

There are so many reasons students decide to study abroad. Getting college credit while exploring a new country? Check. Learning about a culture that’s different than yours? Check. Broadening your horizons, both literally and figuratively? Double check. Plus, traveling always makes for cool profile pictures.

As you find your seat in Scott Stadium on a sunny Saturday afternoon, you’re drawn to the shifting sights and sounds: the bright advertisements on Hoo Vision, the shouting fans, the acrobatics of the cheerleaders and dance team, as well as the rowdy student section.