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The Man, the Myth, the Wonder

There’s no getting around it: Stevie Wonder is a goofball. “My name is DJ Tick-Tick Boom,” the 65-year-old living legend explained to his audience, a stadium full of fans, old and new, from children to the elderly. “What’s my name?” The man had no intention of moving on until we acknowledged his stage name. Wonder’s November 17 performance at John Paul Jones Arena, clocking in at a marathon four hours, was a masterclass in career stamina. I marveled at the ease with which…

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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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Jesse Mathew Charged with Capital Murder

According to a report by The Washington Post, Jesse Matthew, the alleged killer of UVa student Hannah Graham, will now face the charge of capital murder. Previously, Matthew had only been charged with abduction with intent to defile. After the police obtained more evidence about the case, Matthew was later charged with first degree murder. However, the charges have been changed once more. The first degree murder charge has been upgraded to capital murder based on the aggravating factors of abduction and sexual…

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6 Best Upcoming Regional Music Festivals

As the end of the school year rapidly approaches, so does the warm air, and more importantly, music festival season. If you have time between jobs, internships, or relaxation, a good music festival can complete the summer experience. Whether you’re an avid festival-goer or you’ve never attended a weekend-long music jubilee, this regional list of festivals is designed to accommodate all levels of experience and music genre tastes.

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I May Be Homeless But My Name Is Still Jim

Walking around Charlottesville is an enjoyable experience. There’s so much to see including the Lawn, the gardens, and the Corner—a spot most UVa students frequently visit. However, another sight common in Charlottesville are the homeless that sit alongside the Corner and Downtown shops. Though these people are a noticeable part of Charlottesville’s community, many of us have never had any meaningful interaction with them. So who are these people? According to the Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR), submitted to Congress by the U.S….

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Farm Fresh School Lunches (from Winter Issue, 2014-2015)

This article is reprinted from the Winter Issue (2014 – 2015), available here. As UVa students, it is sometimes easy to forget that Charlottesville is not just a college town. While college-aged kids mostly dominate the area between JPA and 14th Street, the city beyond here houses many happy families with younger children. With growing advocacy for the local food movement and general health and environmental consciousness, it is no surprise that every public elementary school in the city now operates and…

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Harvard, UNC Sued for Race-Based Admissions Policy

The Project on Fair Representation, a Virginia-based legal defense fund, filed suit Monday against Harvard and U.N.C.-Chapel Hill, arguing that their affirmative action policies amount to racial discrimination. The organization, based in Alexandria, argues that the university uses “system-wide intentional racial discrimination” to maintain “essentially the same percentage” of African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanics and whites every year, and holds Asian American students to a far higher standard, forcing them to compete against one another for a certain allocation of places. Both…

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Ebola Threatening Virginia, Bloomberg Reports

In an article published this Sunday, Bloomberg reports that Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe has yet to use his executive authority to issue quarantines of passengers traveling from West Africa who could have been exposed to Ebola virus. For casual readers, here are the pertinent facts of the article: “Virginia, New York and New Jersey are among the six states that receive about 70 percent of the incoming travelers from Liberia, Sierra Leone or Guinea.” “Washington Dulles International Airport in northern Virginia is among five…

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The Alliance Defending Freedom’s Collegiate Academy

The Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) will be hosting an informational dinner at Fry Springs Station on Jefferson Park Avenue on September 24th for students interested in pursuing leadership in law, government, and public policy after graduation. The purpose of the event is to give students more information about the ADF Collegiate Academy, which is a one-week program designed to train and advise both undergraduates and recent graduates in “constitutional jurisprudence, natural law, American history, Christian worldview, and cultural engagement.” For those interested in…

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