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The Alliance Defending Freedom’s Collegiate Academy

The Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) will be hosting an informational dinner at Fry Springs Station on Jefferson Park Avenue on September 24th for students interested in pursuing leadership in law, government, and public policy after graduation. The purpose of the event is to give students more information about the ADF Collegiate Academy, which is a one-week…

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iPhone 6: Why Bother?

When the iPhone 6 was released today, all that Apple confirmed was that I have become an old man. Apple has shown me that I have absolutely no need to upgrade my phone for the foreseeable future, and that makes me appear as something like a Luddite. Nevertheless, I would venture to say that I…

YAF, 9/11, the Lawn, 2013

Author and Witness to the 9/11 Attacks to Speak at UVa

Next Thursday, author R.C. Mulcahy will be speaking at UVa at the 9/11 ceremony hosted by Young Americans for Freedom (YAF). Mulcahy was a witness to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, and has spent the last ten years researching for a novel about the events of 9/11 and the rebuilding process that followed. According…

First Year Issue - 2014

Welcome First Years!

The Virginia Advocate would like to welcome all the first years to Grounds. As you attend the Activities Fair tomorrow (August 25, 11:00am to 2:00pm on the lower Lawn and in the Amphitheater), check out our joint table with the Young Americans for Freedom (YAF). Today, we are also releasing our first magazine issue of…

March Issue

What About March?

Four months ago, The Virginia Advocate was set to release the last installment of its magazines for the semester. The March Issue, as it should have been known, promised as much improvement and fine-tuning that this publication has showcased in every issue over the past year. Yet, because of a backlog of budgeting in Student Council, The…

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Dads and the College Diploma

Every year, more than 1,000 high school seniors from around the world—from South Carolina to South Korea—compete for roughly 35 scholarships to attend the University of Virginia as Jefferson Scholars. The Jefferson Scholarship, which pays out-of-state students over $50,000 a year to attend U.Va. (and covers their tuition, fees, room and board), is awarded to students who excel in scholarship, leadership, and citizenship. The students are diverse in many respects, from religion, to ethnicity, to political outlook.

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Where’s My Privilege?

On April 2nd, a freshman named Tal Fortgang at our sister publication, The Princeton Tory, wrote a piece called “Checking My Privilege” that has blown up the editorial pages across the country with a polarizing debate about “white privilege”–the advantage that whites, particularly white males, receive because of the systematic racism that allegedly lingers in the…