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Virginia Baseball: Hoo’s Hoo So Far This Season

While the Virginia Men’s Basketball team continues to enjoy the fruits of their labour and to delight fans with what is now a 26-1 season, Virginia Baseball, currently ranked #1 by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, is humming along at 7-0. Recording series sweeps against East Carolina University and Marist as well as a win in a single game against La Salle, UVA Baseball has gotten off to a smooth start with road games. To the disappointment of local fans, snowy…

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“The Campaign for Self-Governance” and Single Sanction: An Introduction

Get ready to rumble, ladies and gents. The University elections for various school council and committee positions will be held from February 20 to February 26. During this time, students will also vote on three referenda sponsored by “The Campaign for Self-Governance” that are related to the constitution of the Honor Committee. (See the referenda here: http://www.honor2015.com/the-referenda.html.) The first referendum “suggests a binding amendment to the Honor Committee Constitution” to “require the honor committee to convene a bi-annual popular assembly open to…

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A Day in the Life of a Transfer (from Winter Issue, 2014-2015)

This article is reprinted from the Winter Issue (2014-2015), available here. Commuter transfer students are a fairly rare breed on Grounds. Often, they blend in with the landscape undetected until sundown, when it s possible to spot them discreetly pulling out their car keys while waiting at the bus stops. Some are “non-traditional” students, married with or without kids at home; some are still living with Mom and Pop somewhere nearby; some just have an apartment across town. They are generally quiet…

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Smile, It’s Almost Finals Week

Finals. When I think of finals week, I think of the soreness in my eyes, the desperation in my heart, the tiredness of my young bones, and my trepidation at the beginning of each exam. Hopefully, you have prepared and will prepare well enough to avoid the desperation and trepidation parts of that musing, but tiredness is nigh unavoidable.

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Let There Be Peace On Earth and Let It Start With Me: Quotes From the Amphitheater

The following is in the context of the Rolling Stone magazine article entitled “A Rape on Campus.” Most readers of The Virginia Advocate will have read or at least know of this piece, which was published online yesterday morning. A lightening-fast reaction was organized by UVa’s Middle Eastern & Islamic Students Association (MEISA). On Thursday afternoon, MEISA hosted a Stand Up Against the Rape Culture at UVA event in the Amphitheater. The group explained why it decided to host the event, stating, “Since dignity and…

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