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The old lion is dead

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows…

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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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The Eiffel Tower Goes Dark

November 13th, 2015, marks “the worst terrorist attack in Europe in 11 years.” This attack, conducted by ISIS, killed over 129 men and women and injured more than 350 people, 99 of which are in critical condition. There were six attack locations, with most deaths occurring at the Bataclan concert hall (89 dead) and other smaller attacks happening at a stadium and various restaurants and bars. These victims are from around the world. Britain, Spain, Belgium, Sweden, Romania, Tunisia, Portugal, and the…

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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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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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6 Best Upcoming Regional Music Festivals

As the end of the school year rapidly approaches, so does the warm air, and more importantly, music festival season. If you have time between jobs, internships, or relaxation, a good music festival can complete the summer experience. Whether you’re an avid festival-goer or you’ve never attended a weekend-long music jubilee, this regional list of festivals is designed to accommodate all levels of experience and music genre tastes.

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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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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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