Eryn Rhodes

Eryn Rhodes


Eryn is a third-year majoring in History and Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies. She is interested in legal history and political journalism. When she’s not boring her STEM friends by passionately summarizing her latest feminist theory reading, Eryn rides her horse for the UVA Eventing and Dressage Team (and makes horse girl jokes at her own expense) and keeps up with both the Washington Capitals and Formula 1 Racing.

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The first Panic! At the Disco song I heard was, surprisingly, not “I Write Sins Not Tragedies.” I was sitting in my childhood bedroom

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To the everyday people I encounter– my parents’ co-worker, the friend of a friend, that one politics department alumni, and a handful of people in my extended family, Stop asking me what I’m going to do with my Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies major. 

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When I was in high school, I looked very different. I had short, manic-pixie-dream-girl-esq hair after cutting my long, blonde waves to a bob in the middle of my sophomore year.

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Texas has its gubernatorial election this November. As a Texan and Virginian, I keep talking about the election. No one seems to care about the results. Texas can’t– or won’t– change. Why does it matter?

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At the University of Virginia, the Instagram account @barstooluva has amassed thousands of followers.

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This summer, I lost my cat.