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What About March?

Four months ago, The Virginia Advocate was set to release the last installment of its magazines for the semester. The March Issue, as it should have been known, promised as much improvement and fine-tuning that this publication has showcased in every issue over the past year. Yet, because of a backlog of budgeting in Student Council, The Virginia Advocate had a gaping hole in its normal balance sheet that put the latest and greatest magazine issue on hold indefinitely. The content was there, layout was…

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Meet the New Editor

The Virginia Advocate is at a crossroads. From about the time I was born to the moment I arrived at the University of Virginia, our magazine had gone from the hell-raising leadership of Rich Lowry to a self-implosion long in the making. After years of neglect, the Virginia Advocate finally bottomed out in the fall of 2011 and has since faced a long, arduous revival under two editorial regimes. The task of revamping the publication is as of yet incomplete, and the…

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Snowstorm Essentials: What’s Open, What’s Plowed, What’s Happening

The University of Virginia officially cancelled classes early this morning after it became clear that it would snow today. With midterms on the way and hungry stomachs to feed, here is a list of “What’s Open, What’s Plowed, and What’s Happening” to make sure your snow day goes smoothly: 1. What’s Plowed? (10:00am): Most University sidewalks have been plowed and are safe to navigate (10:00am): University Ave., McCormick Rd., JPA, 29 / Emmett St. have all been plowed once, but are not…

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Not So Fast Terry

The Breitbart News Network reports that last Thursday, the Virginia House Militia, Police and Public Safety subcommittee successfully halted Governor Terry McAuliffe’s sponsored gun control legislation. During the gubernatorial election last fall, McAuliffe pledged to support “common sense” gun control measures, which resembled the Colorado gun control laws that led to the recall of two state senators. Governor McAuliffe used last year’s naval yard shooting as an opportunity to reinvigorate support for new curbs on the Second Amendment. Nevertheless, the University of…

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UVa Conservatives Prepare for the Winter Activites Fair

The UVa Winter Activities Fair is an annual event where students can get affiliated with organizations around Grounds. Student groups (such as The Virginia Advocate, Burke Society, and Hoos for Life) have a prominent presence at the Activities Fair and bring students of conservative thought together.

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UVa Crime Map: Interactive, Intuitive, and Life-Changing

This Saturday morning, the Virginia Advocate unveils a tool that we hope will change the future of crime and safety at the University of Virginia: the UVa Crime Map. What we have essentially done is mined the data from the public crime updates from Michael Gibson, Chief of University Police, and uploaded them into a custom Google Map. From now on, every student should be more aware of past crimes and where they have taken place. The UVa Crime Map will undergo frequent updates, which…

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Party Politics and a Parable

One of the benefits of having a history major for a brother is a preponderance of stories, many of which have a stunning relevance to the issues of our own time. Only recently, while hearing once again talk of “big tents” and the importance of “winning” elections above all else, I was reminded of one such tale, related to the following paradox: Buddhism was founded in India and became one of the most influential spiritual forces in that country, and yet today,…

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New North Grounds Rec Center Open for Business (for the most part)

After a number of delays and setback, the doors of the newly renovated and expanded North Grounds Recreation Center opened to the public on January 5, 2014. Construction was supposed to start in February 2012 and finish in August 2013. The expansion includes a multimedia spinning room for drop-in fitness classes, a multipurpose room, two international squash courts, and a new pool deck (not yet open to the public) that houses a whirlpool, dry sauna, and a ten lane 25 yard by…

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Rotunda Troubles: Class of 2015 to Graduate Elsewhere

According to a mass email from 2016 Class President Andrew Kwon, the University knows  “for certain that the ceremony will need to be altered in 2015” due to a second phase in the ongoing restoration of the Rotunda. The project, which paused after the completion of roof and siding repairs in the spring of 2013, still has to address repairs to the front columns and–hopefully–returning the dome to its traditional white paint. The class of 2013 had the unique distinction of becoming the…

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