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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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Ignoring Intolerance (from Winter Issue, 2014-2015)

This article is reprinted from the Winter Issue (2014-2015), available here. Those who pretend that the Islamic world does not hold a fundamental opposition to freedom of speech and religion are deluding themselves. In an editorial published in The Cavalier Daily on October 8th, student columnist Gray Whisnant criticized Bill Maher for his “reactionary” statements on Islam and his belief that liberals in the United States need to stand up for liberal values and reject an Islamic worldview. Mr. Whisnant compared those…

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Bandow v. Reilly: Burke Society Hosts Debate on Foreign Interventionism

As the Burke Society hosted its November 4 debate with Doug Bandow of the Cato Institute and Robert R. Reilly of the American Foreign Policy Council, both sides agreed that recent events in the Muslim parts of Africa and Asia were heading towards fragmentation and uncertainty. Whether the United States should get involved in those foreign issues, however, was another question.

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Egyptian Filmmaker Hosts “Arab Revolution and Film” Festival at U.Va.

Highlighting films from Egypt and Tunisia, among other areas in the region, the event showcased both the hopes and the struggles of everyday people living with social turmoil.

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“African-American”: The PC Term for PC Haters

Many conservative- and libertarian-minded students oppose the notion of political correctness (PC). No form of humor is free from the harsh limitations imposed by an overly political correct society. Self-proclaimed PC Haters reject the sanitization of satire and excessive caution in terminology use. PC Haters range from those who shrug their shoulders at the “not gay” chant during the Good Ol’ Song to those who make racist jokes about fresh-off-the-boat (FOB) Asians to those who mock Americans for an unhealthy sensitivity to…

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