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SCOTUS Promises 125th Exciting Term in a Row

               On Monday, October 5, the Supreme Court will hear the first oral arguments of its 125th term, a term that will include a number of cases that have the potential to overturn decades of precedent and convince many on the left, who celebrated last term as a liberal turning point, that their faith was misplaced and premature.         One of the cases the Supreme Court has decided to take on is Evenwel…

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Wahoos Take Spring Break

Papers on paper on papers are due.  Late nights that turn into early mornings are spent cramming for midterms under a shroud of impending failure.  Every group you’re involved in wants to have a meeting. The week before Spring Break is certainly one of the busiest in the second semester. The workload is high, but motivation is low.  Everyone is just trying to make it to March 7th, the glorious Saturday that marks the beginning of Spring Break. Some of us will be heading to…

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Lessons from the Cleaning Lady (from Winter Issue, 2014-2015)

This article is reprinted from the Winter Issue (2014-2015), available here. Once I physically force myself out of bed, I go through a long process of actually waking up. This process mostly involves sitting somewhere and staring at the wall until I feel like moving. One morning before class I stumbled out of my room dazed, still dressed in my pajamas with toothbrush in hand. That morning my toothbrush and I made it about as far as the couch in the common…

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Hoo’s On Fire

In the early hours of this past Friday, November 14, a University of Virginia Medical Center shuttle van mysteriously caught on fire and was destroyed. The Charlottesville Fire Department responded to the loading dock of the Medical Center after an unnamed person who saw the blazing van pulled the building’s emergency alarm. They arrived at 3:11 a.m., to find that the shuttle “was fully involved,” Fire Chief Charles Werner stated in an email.  The van was parked and unoccupied at the time of…

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