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UVa Holds Vigil for Terror Victims in Paris, Middle East

On November 17, the University of Virginia gathered for a candlelight vigil in memory of the victims of Friday’s terrorist attacks in Paris, Iraq, Lebanon, and other parts of the Middle East. Held in the Amphitheater, it was co-sponsored by UVa’s Student Council, the Office of the Dean of Students, the French House, the Department of French, the Muslim Student Association (MSA), the Lebanese Club, and the Global Student Council at UVA. Several people – ranging from Dr. Scott Beardsley, Dean of the Darden School, to members…

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New Dorm Named In Honor of University Slave Couple

On Wednesday, March 25th, the UVa Board of Visitors announced their decision to name the new residence hall built on Alderman Rd., Gibbons House, in honor of the slave couple William and Isabella Gibbons. According to the Slavery at University of Virginia Visitor’s Guide and a report from UVAToday, Mr. Gibbons was a slave for Professor Henry Howard in the 1840s, and later worked as a butler for Professor William H. McGuffey at the University of Virginia. Mrs. Gibbons was a servant…

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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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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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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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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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The October Issue

A digital copy of The Virginia Advocate’s October Issue from 2014. Inside are articles about Charlottesville’s SPCA, Dieting, an Interview with Professor Ross Cameron, an Investigation of Daisy Lundy, the Miller Center, President John Lloyd Newcomb, and Bond v. US.

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CRIME MAP: Robbery near Humphreys

On the morning of Saturday, April 5, 2014, Chief of the University Police Michael Gibson reported to students that a robbery had taken place in Old Dorms, outside of Humphreys at around 5:40am. ” The victim reported being struck in the head by an unidentified suspect,” Mr. Gibson said. “The suspect then took money from the victims pocket before fleeing on foot.” As for the suspect, the victim only noticed that the person was wearing a grey hoodie. This is not the first…

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10 Best Places on the Corner

College students are busy. We are also often quite hungry. And while many would claim our busyness precludes the ability to have tasty and filling meals, I believe these opinions to be balderdash. There are countless places on our very own Corner that offer quick food, with quality ingredients, sold at reasonable prices. You just need to know where to look.

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