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10 First Date Questions for Wahoos

If you’ve ever gone on a first date and been at a loss for conversation starters, fear not—here is a list of ten first date questions all UVa students can (and should!) use to get that awkward ball rolling. DISCLAIMER: A fun time is guaranteed. A second date, not so much. 1. If you had to eat only Take-it-Away or Little John’s for the rest of your life, which would you pick?     2. What is your stance on the great Outer Loop…

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The Woes of Searching for a Summer Job

The spring semester has begun, and along with the dreary mid-winter weather, January in Hooville brings many welcome changes to students’ lives. The crazy ride of conference basketball play, spring break planning, and distant dreams of Foxfield dominate imaginations across Grounds…but there is a dark cloud looming above all of this excitement: the horror of searching for summer employment. For most UVa students—especially second, third and fourth years—securing a summer job or internship in a field actually related to their majors (crazy…

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5 Signs Winter Has Come to UVa

With the temperatures across Grounds dipping below 32 degrees for the first time this semester in the past week, Wahoos have quickly shifted into winter mode. Here are five signs that winter has indeed come to Charlottesville, Virginia. 1. Bean Boots and Barbours Every Cavalier knows the Three Bs of Winter by the end of their first cold semester: Bean Boots and Barbours. L.L. Bean’s classic boots and olive-green Barbour coats are ubiquitous across Grounds. These wardrobe staples also make for amusing…

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6 Annoying Habits of Library-Goers

In general, UVa students are smart, conscientious people. Don’t take this as the start of a sociology paper—fellow Wahoos truly are some of the most respectful people out there. However, put hundreds of stressed-out students in the same cramped library during midterms season and you have a recipe for disaster—and the pressure of exams does not lend itself well to patience. Here are the top six most annoying behaviors any Cavalier is bound to encounter in Clemons, Alderman, Clark or any library…

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OPINION: Student Safety and Late Classes

The University of Virginia is constantly reminding its students how to remain safe in the Charlottesville community. Emails from Dean of Students Allen Groves and University Police Chief Michael Gibson arrive in students’ inboxes nearly weekly, reiterating the importance of preventative behaviors. These messages repeatedly emphasize the necessity of walking in groups, particularly after dark, to avoid being the target of criminal activity. It is appropriate for the University to do this, no matter how redundant students may find the safety emails….

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7 Things You Will Understand Only at Scott Stadium

With half of the UVa football season in the rearview mirror—and an impressive 4-2 record from the Cavalier squad—most students have had the opportunity to witness a game at Scott Stadium first-hand. For those who haven’t, however, here are seven common experiences each Wahoo fan is bound to have over the course of a football game.  1. Endless ATM Lines. Despite it being 2014, most concession stands within Scott Stadium only accept cash. As a result, craving a mid-game pretzel almost always…

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5 Classic First Year Mistakes—and How to Avoid Them

While the fall semester has been in session for over a month now, first years are still giving themselves away through their own inexperience with all things college. Here is a list of five mistakes that first years continue to make at the University of Virginia. 1. Eating O’Hill Stir Fry for Every Single Meal. Contrary to popular belief, choosing to eat stir-fried vegetables twice a day, every day is not ideal for the gastrointestinal system. As all first years must learn,…

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