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Frigid Conditions Throw UVa Baseball Team a Curve Ball

The number-one ranked Cavaliers baseball team is headed south. The team will play their weekend series against Marist College (NY) in Charleston, SC due to projected inclement weather. The series was originally scheduled to be played in Charlottesville, VA at Davenport Field, but with consecutive temperatures of 21 degrees on Friday and 37 degrees with a chance of snow on Saturday, both teams agreed on an alternate venue. “With the weather we’ve had and the forecast for the weekend, it became clear…

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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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Struggles of Getting UVa Basketball Tickets

With a basketball team ranked number two in the country, fighting for a ticket to the game has been harder than ever.   Everyone wants to be on the sidelines, cheering our men as they represent the Virginia Cavaliers. School spirit has hit an all-time high, and we showed that clearly at ESPN College Game Day.   The raffle for the student tickets have been cut-throat. Anticipation for the request period is high. Waiting to see whether you got a ticket or not can…

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The Honor Referenda: An Apocalyptic Future

Around Grounds, I have heard many of you common mortals discussing the subject of the honor referenda. It is an important and sophisticated piece of student legislation, with many complex tenets that I have no hope of properly explaining to you. I can however, as a time traveling humorist from the future, tell you what goes wrong if you agree to pass it. It all began with the first biannual meeting. It dragged for hours, like some demented town hall meeting. 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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I May Be Homeless But My Name Is Still Jim

Walking around Charlottesville is an enjoyable experience. There’s so much to see including the Lawn, the gardens, and the Corner—a spot most UVa students frequently visit. However, another sight common in Charlottesville are the homeless that sit alongside the Corner and Downtown shops. Though these people are a noticeable part of Charlottesville’s community, many of us have never had any meaningful interaction with them. So who are these people? According to the Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR), submitted to Congress by the U.S….

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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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Smile, It’s Almost Finals Week

Finals. When I think of finals week, I think of the soreness in my eyes, the desperation in my heart, the tiredness of my young bones, and my trepidation at the beginning of each exam. Hopefully, you have prepared and will prepare well enough to avoid the desperation and trepidation parts of that musing, but tiredness is nigh unavoidable.

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Dr. Howard French Presents on Chinese Involvement in Africa

On December 5th, Dr. Howard French delivered a speech entitled “Placing China’s Booming Relations with Africa in Geopolitical Context,” in which he explained the connection between China and Africa.

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OPINION: Why Taking Hand-Written Notes Is Better

Last June, Vox.com published an article titled “Why you should take notes by hand– not on a laptop” that went viral, toppling 55 thousand Facebook shares. Research shows that laptops not only distract students from lectures, but also make it more difficult to recall information. As an avid laptop notetaker, I decided to take this matter into my own hands. This semester, I switched to taking hand-written notes in all five of my college classes. I noticed a series of positive, enlightening results from this…

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