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Forget Them Not: Aiding Christians in the Middle East

On February 15th, students commendably held a vigil in the Amphitheater for three Muslims who were senselessly killed near the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. What is not as well-known, though, was that another vigil occurred in the Chapel last Sunday for twenty-one Copts who were murdered by the Islamic State (ISIS) due to their Christian faith. As a participant myself, I was proud to see Catholics, Orthodox, Protestants, Jews, Muslims, and even atheists gathering to oppose all religious hatred. Yet, why must the University community continue to pay attention when it…

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Educating the Soul: Why Study Religion?

In her article for the Cavalier Daily, Kelly Seegers writes several good reasons for being a Religious Studies major. Whether it be the department’s top-notch faculty or its vast array of courses, faith remains relevant in today’s secular age. While morality is key to scripture, though, religion also has something no other subject can provide. Far from merely educating the mind, it is the only major that can educate the soul. Now, I do admit my biases as a fellow Religious Studies major. My heart palpitates at the mention…

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Decisions, Decisions: Thoughts on the Winter Activities Fair

A new semester brings new beginnings, as Tuesday’s Winter Activities Fair can attest. Held inside Newcomb Ballroom from 11 am to 2 pm, one has a variety of options to choose from – ranging from the sciences to the arts. But while others have written about UVa’s various conservative groups (and I encourage readers to explore them as well), I wish to add my take on my own affiliations – the Virginia Advocate, the G.K. Chesterton Society, and the Burke Society – and examine the reasons for joining them. The Virginia Advocate It is only natural that I begin with this publication, as…

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OPINION: Does God Hate Wahoos?

“You’re going to Hell, UVa!” Thus, chaos descended upon the UVa Amphitheater as fundamentalist Christians heckled through the crowds during Wednesday afternoon. Yet, in between “The Good Old Song” and the disturbed reactions of passersby, the UVa Christian community must not let this act define how it is perceived on Grounds. Otherwise, the question will not be (as a close friend put it): “Does God hate Wahoos?” Instead, the question will be whether Wahoos can stop hating each other.

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AfterDark: An Enlightening Experience

A transcending speaker, a compelling performance, and a brilliant artist— these are the building blocks of what is being praised by word of mouth as the “campus event of the year”.

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The Chik-fil-A Effect at UVa

The recent comments by the CEO of Chick-fil-A have stirred controversy and debate across the nation; including here at UVa. The CEO of Chick-fil-A, Dan Cathy, when asked by the Baptist Press about his and his company’s support of the traditional family and the opposition to the support responded, “Well, guilty as charged… We are very much supportive of the family — the biblical definition of the family unit. We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to…

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