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Disloyal Virginia?

As England’s oldest overseas possession, Virginia was where British rule in North America began. But it was also where it ended, and more intriguingly, Loyalists remained insignificant there throughout the Revolution. Given the colony’s close ties with Britain, as well as its proud title “The Old Dominion”, it seems strange at first glance. This anomaly occurred, however, as Virginian elites quickly filled in the power vacuum left by the sudden downfall of British governance. Ineffective leadership, the royal governor’s abrupt exile, and…

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Analysis: Orange vs. Blue Spring Game

A frenetic Saturday for Wahoo sports (a 5-2 win over #9 Miami in baseball, a 12-9 come-from-behind win over #14 Georgetown in lacrosse, a track meet, and a 502 victory over the Hokies in women’s tennis) was capped off by Virginia’s spring football game. Despite claims that it was “just another practice” and the efforts to create such an aura, a perceptible intensity pervaded the Carl Smith Center on Saturday evening. Following a widely criticized termination to last season, in which Director…

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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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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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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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VIDEO: Proof of Voter Fraud in Virginia?

The following is a homemade video from a voter in Virginia who went to the polls today. Disconcertingly, every time the voter selected the box for the Republican candidate on the touch screen, the computer selected the Democratic candidate. According to the video description, a poll worker informed the voter that it was a “calibration issue,” although the voter reported that on a lesser ballot for city council members, the same issue was not present. You decide: is this proof of voter…

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Ebola Threatening Virginia, Bloomberg Reports

In an article published this Sunday, Bloomberg reports that Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe has yet to use his executive authority to issue quarantines of passengers traveling from West Africa who could have been exposed to Ebola virus. For casual readers, here are the pertinent facts of the article: “Virginia, New York and New Jersey are among the six states that receive about 70 percent of the incoming travelers from Liberia, Sierra Leone or Guinea.” “Washington Dulles International Airport in northern Virginia is among five…

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OPINION: Mark Herring’s Disregard for the Law

Recently elected Attorney General of Virginia, Mark Herring’s most prominent decision in his first month has been his decision not to enforce the state’s Marriage Amendment, despite supporting it only eight years ago. However, is this switch just politics as usual, or does the act of disregarding laws one disagrees with set a dangerous precedent?

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The Game that Could Change Everything

Virginia is looking for its first Atlantic Coast Conference win against the Virginia Tech Hokies when they come into Charlottesville on November 30

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David Gowdy and YAF on “Jefferson and Madison’s Guide to the Constitution”

Right-leaning Americans, ranging from establishment Republicans to Tea Partiers and libertarians, have often called for a return to Constitutional principles. As head of the Washington, Jefferson, and Madison Institute, however, J. David Goudy believed that even the most ardent enthusiast of the Framers still had much to learn, given the selective nature of historical transmission. Speaking on November 21 to the University of Virginia’s chapter of Young Americans for Freedom (YAF), Goudy based his lecture in the Rotunda on the Institute’s official guide to the…

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