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Springing to Green at UVa

As Spring slowly blossoms forth as we head into April, a fresh sense of purpose and energy follows among the student body. The sudden arrival of green serves as a friendly reminder of different “Go Green” initiatives which can be easily overlooked during the long and dark winter months. But of course having a “green” environment doesn’t just stop at recycling. It’s about having a sustainable world in many different spectrums from social, economic, to environmental.

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Philip Yancey Lectures on What Suffering and Grace Mean to UVa

This weekend, Philip Yancey, a journalist and best-selling author on Christian faith, visited UVa to lecture at Old Cabell Hall. Yancey’s lecture on “Suffering and Grace” came at a fitting time on Sunday afternoon, right after UVa’s loss to Michigan State in basketball, as he joked in his opening. Philip Yancey is known for his focus on the hard questions of life, never shying away from today’s tough topics. In fact, he embraces them.

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UVa Student Arrested, Questions about Police Brutality

Last night, Tuesday March 17, a third year UVa student was held down and arrested by Virginia Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC) officers outside of Trinity Irish Pub on The Corner. The student is involved in Kappa Alpha Psi, the Honor Committee, the Black Student Alliance, Student Council, and Orientation Leaders. According to an email from the Black Dot [WARNING: graphic content], the student was denied entry into the bar and after a confrontation with officers, the student was thrown to the ground, causing a…

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5 Study Spots to Help You Avoid the Libraries During Midterm Season

As mid-term season thickens or comes to a close for most, a variety of study spots become necessary in order to stay sane. Plus, your regular spot at Alderman or Clark is probably already taken this hectic time of year. Not to fear, here are some unique study places that don’t get caught up in the UVa library drama.

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Looking Beyond the Law: What is PPL?

Deadlines loom over the horizon as second-years scramble to register their major. Worries arise as students seek to enjoy their studies while meeting the demands of a future career. Plus, with at least fifty-one majors – and four politically-related degrees – what should a poor undergraduate do? Why not apply for the Political Philosophy, Policy, and Law (PPL) major? With its interdisciplinary focus, its flexible requirements, and its union of the practical and the ideal, it is perfect for undergraduates who wish to think outside of…

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Evan Berhle’s 2013 Honor Speech: A Lesson

Transcribed below is a speech from Evan Berhle, a previous Chair of the Honor Committee, to the Class of 2017 at the University of Virginia. Evan gave a passionate defense of the Honor system, and in retrospect, offers some insights to the Single Sanction dilemma facing the University today. The speech is his own–but the lessons are yours to choose. — Good evening. My name is Evan Behrle, and I am the Chair of the University’s Honor Committee. Tradition dictates that before…

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College Republicans Endorse Student Candidates

As the candidates for the UVa’s upcoming student body elections gear up for their campaigning, at least one student organization has determined which candidates they are endorsing: the College Republicans at the University of Virginia (CRs). As an officially-sanctioned “endorsing organization” by the University Board of Elections (UBE), College Republicans are given the “opportunity to voice their approval for candidates in a public manner” in exchange for adhering to certain standards that “ensure equal opportunity for all candidates,” according to the UBE….

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UVa Honors the Death of Three UNC Muslim Students

A vigil was held last night, Sunday, February 15th, in honor of three Muslim students who were killed in an apartment near the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. Deah Shaddy Barakat, his new wife Yusor Abu-Salha, and her sister Razan Abu-Salha were shot in the head by their 46 year-old neighbor Craig Stephen Hicks on Wednesday, February 11th. The New York Times reported that the shooting was the result of a parking dispute with their neighbor Mr. Hicks, but the family members…

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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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