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Par for the Course

You will have inevitably noticed the invasion of neon colored flyers that has recently invaded the Grounds, but it is very likely that you won’t have read (or remembered information from) any of them. Let me make things simple for you. Nearly all of these fliers have to do with the philanthropies of various Greek organizations, and if you have to pick one event, you should definitely choose Chi Omega’s Golf on Grounds. Never played an actual game of golf? No worries, we use…

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Now This Is Class Government

Have you ever wondered where to park? Have you taken a slight risk on an inconspicuous spot for ten minutes only to get ticketed… over and over and over again? Do you live in dorms and are worried about getting your parents/significant others/friends busted? Are confusing parking rules keeping you from that delicious dinner on the corner or from meeting up with someone on Grounds? Thankfully, Third Year Council has answered our prayers. I first heard about this site mid-February, but I…

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The Kony Campaign: Invisible Children

The Kony 2012 campaign has generated a lot of excitement on the web in the last couple of days. This is primarily due to Invisible Children’s Kony 2012 video, which can be found on both Vimeo and YouTube. If you have not seen the video, I would suggest that you watch it, no matter what your stance on the issue. There have been millions of responses to this video, both advocating and criticizing it, Invisible Children, and its mission. Advocates have been…

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Conservative Victory – StudCo Style

A week after Student Council tabled their resolution, Living Wage supporters made a second attempt to have it passed by that body. Their most controversial enthusiasts at last week’s meeting (e.g. one who had compared Living Wage opponents to supporters of slavery) were absent this time–probably a good strategy. In the end, the representative body concluded that they could not vote “yes” on a resolution that so clearly divided the University students along partisan lines. When defeat was imminent, the sponsor of…

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Don't Rush to Judgment: The Trayvon Martin Case

I’m sure by now that we’ve all heard and seen some media coverage of the Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman case. Protests have spread like wildfire across the nation calling for justice for Trayvon. One such protest took place in New York City on March 21st. Here at UVa the Black Student Alliance, along with the NCAAP, held a RALLY FOR TRAYVON MARTIN on March 27th at nine p.m. on the north side of the Rotunda to show their support in calling…

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The Hunger Games: An Amateur Critique

This past weekend, I went with some friends to see the highly anticipated Hunger Games movie. Having not read the books myself (which aren’t at all popular up north where I’m from), I was curious to see what all the hype was about. For those who don’t know, the basic premise is that 75 years before the story is set, the 13 colonies of the nation in which our characters live rebelled (and one of them was destroyed). Once this rebellion was…

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NeW; Seventh Anniversary at the University of Virginia

On September 28, 2004, conservative women at UVa founded the Network of enlightened Women, or NeW, in order to present an alternative to the liberal and feminist groups available to college women on campuses nationwide. NeW has since grown into a national organization with chapters at over 20 U.S. universities, providing conservative female students with resources and events. These events range from book club and support group meetings to interest events for the larger campus communities. On September 29, 2011, NeW at…

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