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UVA Comm School Student Detained in North Korea

Third-year Commerce school student and Theta Chi fraternity member Otto Frederick Warmbier is now detained in North Korea, according to the state-run Chosun Central News Agency’s report on the 22nd. According to the report, Warmbier is undergoing investigation under charges for “hostile act against the [North Korean] republic.” It also claimed that Warmbier entered North Korea disguised as a tourist to destroy the country’s unity with “the tacit connivance of the U.S. government and under its manipulation.” It did not, however, specify…

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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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An Introvert’s Guide to Social Interaction

If you’re an introvert, you probably grapple with the question of how to avoid an excessive amount of social interaction with people, while still maintaining relationships. This is a constant struggle for those of us who simultaneously value and and dread social contact. Have no fear– here are some tips for how to manage  minimal social interaction when engaging with others: 1. When someone asks if you are busy, don’t commit to yes or no. Ask questions. Mention that you might have an…

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UVa Guard to Transfer

First year guard B.J. Stith is leaving the University of Virginia basketball program after his first season. The Lawrenceville, VA native plans to continue his college career at Old Dominion University. “It is with great sadness that I’m leaving the University of Virginia,” Stith told Virginiasports.com. “I want to thank Coach Bennett, the entire basketball staff, my teammates and Cavalier Nation for allowing me to realize my life-long dream.” Prior to UVa, Stith attended prep basketball powerhouse Oak Hill Academy (VA) where…

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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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Philip Yancey Lectures on What Suffering and Grace Mean to UVa

This weekend, Philip Yancey, a journalist and best-selling author on Christian faith, visited UVa to lecture at Old Cabell Hall. Yancey’s lecture on “Suffering and Grace” came at a fitting time on Sunday afternoon, right after UVa’s loss to Michigan State in basketball, as he joked in his opening. Philip Yancey is known for his focus on the hard questions of life, never shying away from today’s tough topics. In fact, he embraces them.

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UVa Student Arrested, Questions about Police Brutality

Last night, Tuesday March 17, a third year UVa student was held down and arrested by Virginia Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC) officers outside of Trinity Irish Pub on The Corner. The student is involved in Kappa Alpha Psi, the Honor Committee, the Black Student Alliance, Student Council, and Orientation Leaders. According to an email from the Black Dot [WARNING: graphic content], the student was denied entry into the bar and after a confrontation with officers, the student was thrown to the ground, causing a…

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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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UVa’s Randolph & Venson Win ACC Honors; Fall Short of ACC Title

The Virginia women’s basketball team concluded their regular season with a commanding 75-59 win against #8 Louisville this past Sunday. The Cavaliers finished their regular season with a record of 17-12. Following their winning season, the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) honored Virginia guards Faith Randolph and Mikayla Venson on Tuesday (March 3). UVa third-year guard Faith Randolph was voted second-team All-ACC. Randolph, who was named the ACC Sixth Player of the Year last season, was inserted into the starting lineup this season and…

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