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5 Uncomfortable Questions You’ll Be Asked At Thanksgiving Dinner

This Thanksgiving, you can anticipate that certain dinner table topics will inevitably arise, posed by inquiring family members. As UVa students, we have had an extremely tough semester. I encourage you to prepare for these questions about this year’s tragic events, as well as some of the awkward questions about your personal life, and to contemplate how you will respond: 1. “How is everything at UVa since…Hannah Graham?” This is your chance to stand up for our school. Describe how sad and devastating the events of her death have…

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Let There Be Peace On Earth and Let It Start With Me: Quotes From the Amphitheater

The following is in the context of the Rolling Stone magazine article entitled “A Rape on Campus.” Most readers of The Virginia Advocate will have read or at least know of this piece, which was published online yesterday morning. A lightening-fast reaction was organized by UVa’s Middle Eastern & Islamic Students Association (MEISA). On Thursday afternoon, MEISA hosted a Stand Up Against the Rape Culture at UVA event in the Amphitheater. The group explained why it decided to host the event, stating, “Since dignity and…

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6 Annoying Habits of Library-Goers

In general, UVa students are smart, conscientious people. Don’t take this as the start of a sociology paper—fellow Wahoos truly are some of the most respectful people out there. However, put hundreds of stressed-out students in the same cramped library during midterms season and you have a recipe for disaster—and the pressure of exams does not lend itself well to patience. Here are the top six most annoying behaviors any Cavalier is bound to encounter in Clemons, Alderman, Clark or any library…

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VIDEO: Proof of Voter Fraud in Virginia?

The following is a homemade video from a voter in Virginia who went to the polls today. Disconcertingly, every time the voter selected the box for the Republican candidate on the touch screen, the computer selected the Democratic candidate. According to the video description, a poll worker informed the voter that it was a “calibration issue,” although the voter reported that on a lesser ballot for city council members, the same issue was not present. You decide: is this proof of voter…

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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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7 Things You Will Understand Only at Scott Stadium

With half of the UVa football season in the rearview mirror—and an impressive 4-2 record from the Cavalier squad—most students have had the opportunity to witness a game at Scott Stadium first-hand. For those who haven’t, however, here are seven common experiences each Wahoo fan is bound to have over the course of a football game.  1. Endless ATM Lines. Despite it being 2014, most concession stands within Scott Stadium only accept cash. As a result, craving a mid-game pretzel almost always…

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5 Classic First Year Mistakes—and How to Avoid Them

While the fall semester has been in session for over a month now, first years are still giving themselves away through their own inexperience with all things college. Here is a list of five mistakes that first years continue to make at the University of Virginia. 1. Eating O’Hill Stir Fry for Every Single Meal. Contrary to popular belief, choosing to eat stir-fried vegetables twice a day, every day is not ideal for the gastrointestinal system. As all first years must learn,…

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UVa Ranked #1 for Best Investors by WSJ

According to a recent report by The Wall Street Journal, the University of Virginia produces the best investors than any other college in America. The results of the report come from an online forum called ZeroSum, which tracked the investment recommendations of its members, determined the annualized return of the stocks that people picked, and then compiled a list of the best stock picks. The annualized return of the investment recommendations from University of Virginia graduates was a whopping 53.8 percent, beating out Princeton,…

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