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The Eiffel Tower Goes Dark

November 13th, 2015, marks “the worst terrorist attack in Europe in 11 years.” This attack, conducted by ISIS, killed over 129 men and women and injured more than 350 people, 99 of which are in critical condition. There were six attack locations, with most deaths occurring at the Bataclan concert hall (89 dead) and other smaller attacks happening at a stadium and various restaurants and bars. These victims are from around the world. Britain, Spain, Belgium, Sweden, Romania, Tunisia, Portugal, and the…

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Joaquin and Fall Break Plans

Happy ‘Fall Break’ UVa students! Whether you’re hopping on a plane, train, or automobile to travel over break or just hunkering down in Clemons for a fun weekend of studying, I have news for you – you’re going to get wet. It is predicted that Hurricane Joaquin, now a category 4 storm, is going to pay the east coast of the United States a visit this weekend. Before you start stocking up on non-perishable foods, toilet paper, and other over 21 year…

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How YOU Can Make a Difference in the Fight Against Cancer

  “The American Cancer Society Relay For Life represents the hope that those lost to cancer will never be forgotten, that those who face cancer will be supported, and that one day cancer will be eliminated.” – Why We Relay Approximately 4 million people from over 20 countries participate in Relay for Life in a given year. Since Relay for Life’s establishment in May 1986, nearly $5 billion has been raised towards the fight against cancer. It is with organizations like this…

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Possible Snow Cavalanche of 2015

The ground is frozen, temperatures will remain far below 32 degrees for the rest of the week, and snow is currently falling at a steady rate. Needless to say students, professors, and TAs alike are hoping for a snow day. Here are some basic reminders about inclement weather.

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