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5 Signs Winter Has Come to UVa

With the temperatures across Grounds dipping below 32 degrees for the first time this semester in the past week, Wahoos have quickly shifted into winter mode. Here are five signs that winter has indeed come to Charlottesville, Virginia. 1. Bean Boots and Barbours Every Cavalier knows the Three Bs of Winter by the end of their first cold semester: Bean Boots and Barbours. L.L. Bean’s classic boots and olive-green Barbour coats are ubiquitous across Grounds. These wardrobe staples also make for amusing…

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East Asia Center Hosts Dr. Hoang Anh Tuan

The University’s East Asia Center welcomed Dr. Hoang Anh Tuan, a Vietnamese foreign policy and security expert, to Grounds on November 20 to talk to students and faculty about US-Vietnamese relations, security issues in the South China Sea, and global geopolitical trends.

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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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What Not To Do At Parties

There are a lot of Ferris Buellers out there at UVA. Those for whom everything goes according to plan, who can get into any party, make friends with anyone, and generally just get away with whatever they want. If you’re anything like me though, you often find yourself making some mistakes in life, particularly on the social scene. To save you the embarrassment of causing the same awkward situations, here are five tips that I learned from a recent night on the town that could help you out.

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Why Don’t They Want Me?

Rejection. We’ve all been there. There may be a club that you want to be in so badly. You apply, get your hopes up, and then watch wide-eyed in horror as they are smashed to the ground in a million shards of tears and disappointment. You may find yourself asking why? Where did I go wrong? How are we talking right now? How did you get into my house? These are all valid questions that I hope I can answer.

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Hoos for Israel brings Asaf Romirowsky to Grounds

On October 21st, Hoos for Israel is hosting Asaf Romirowsky, a fellow at the Middle East Forum, who will speak about this past summer’s conflict between Israel and Gaza. The event will start at 6:30pm in Monroe 124. There will be free pizza and a question and answer period. In addition to his work at the Middle East Forum, Asaf Romirowsky was also the former Israeli Defense Forces International Relations liaison to the West Bank and Jordan. Hoos for Israel is the…

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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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