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Tyler Perry fools audience members with ‘Nobody’s Fool’

(11/09/18 1:43am)

Following his 2018 movie “Acrimony,” Tyler Perry returns to comedy with his film “Nobody’s Fool.” It features the star-studded cast of Tika Sumpter, Omari Hardwick, Tiffany Haddish and Whoopi Goldberg. The movie follows Tanya (Haddish) upon her release from prison where she discovers her sister, Danica (Sumpter), is involved in a catfishing joke. Despite such a cast of veteran actors, the movie falls flat due to stale comedy, regressive jokes, false advertising and an underdeveloped plot.

The remarkable force of ‘Matangi / M.I.A. / Maya’

(11/08/18 7:40pm)

“This is North, South, East, and Western... ” calls M.I.A. in her song “Borders” from her 2016 album “AIM,” with a taunting kind of assurance. She’s summarizing her constant influence as an immigrant artist to return to her “backhomeness,” a term she uses in the documentary “MATANGI / M.I.A. / MAYA,” titled for the names she goes by, each one encapsulating the Sri Lankan musician’s multi-dimensioned lifestyle as a refugee, immigrant, activist and international pop star. 

How to be the best customer when eating out

(11/26/18 2:51am)

As a server, there are few things more frustrating than getting a table that acts like they have never eaten at a restaurant before in their life. Customers like these can be difficult, time consuming and rude without even realizing it because they don’t understand the norms of the restaurant. The next time you eat out, follow these tips and hopefully you can make your server’s dinner rush a little less hellish. 

Virginia Film Festival presents ‘Virginia 12th’ to encourage young people to vote

(11/07/18 7:06am)

Virginia State Del. Chris Hurst (D) spoke to attendees Saturday morning in the Paramount Theater at the screening of “Virginia 12th”, a documentary film that follows his 2017 campaign in Virginia’s politically polarized 12th House of Delegates District. Hurst defeated Republican incumbent Joseph Yost in 2017 to win the 12th District — which encompasses the city of Radford, Giles County and parts of Montgomery County and Pulaski County — winning 54.3 percent of the vote. 

College Republicans increase canvassing efforts for Denver Riggleman ahead of election

(11/06/18 2:05pm)

Members of the College Republicans at the University have knocked on several thousand doors since the beginning of the midterm campaign season this past August, and some volunteers have made as many as 15,000 phone calls to voters in the Fifth Congressional District in an effort to elect Republican Denver Riggleman to Congress. 

University Democrats canvas Charlottesville precincts ahead of elections

(11/06/18 2:07pm)

The University Democrats sent out teams of volunteers into a variety of neighborhoods in Charlottesville Sunday as part of the organization’s ongoing canvassing effort prior to Tuesday’s elections. Volunteers visited residences to promote the Democratic candidates for the Fifth Congressional District and U.S. Senate — Leslie Cockburn and Tim Kaine respectively —  and to ensure residents are prepared for Election Day.

Kaine wins re-election bid for U.S. Senate

(11/07/18 1:40am)

Incumbent Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) defeated Republican nominee Corey Stewart to retain control of one of Virginia’s two U.S. Senate seats in the 2018 midterm elections Tuesday. Kaine claimed victory in his first re-election bid with approximately 56 percent of the vote across the Commonwealth, beating out Stewart’s approximately 41 percent in Virginia after a nationally-prominent campaign. 

FERGUSON: Eliminate area requirements in the College of Arts and Sciences

(11/13/18 1:13am)

Mandating a set curriculum for students enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences has been a long-standing practice at the University.  By establishing area and competency requirements, the administration seeks to expose students to a variety of academic disciplines at the college level and equip graduates with the skills necessary to adapt in an evolving economy. Effective in the fall of 2017 for certain first years, the University introduced a New College Curriculum focusing on engagements, literacies and disciplines. While the courses offered under the both the traditional and new curricula offer valid approaches to a liberal arts education, the decision to maintain a burdensome level of requirements fails to serve College students as effectively as possible. The University should instead institute an open curriculum in the College of Arts and Sciences to foster a more constructive educational experience. 

Cockburn campaign holds U.Va. Get Out the Vote rally featuring Olivia Wilde

(11/06/18 3:44am)

Actress Olivia Wilde spoke at a Get Out the Vote rally Monday afternoon, urging attendees to vote — and get others to vote — for her mother Leslie Cockburn, the Democratic candidate for the Fifth Congressional District. Wilde was joined by her brother Charlie Cockburn, former Congressional candidate Ben Cullop and Jerrod Smith, chair of the Albemarle Democratic Party. 

Virginia vs. Liberty — A breakdown

(11/07/18 5:00am)

After falling to Pittsburgh last week, the Cavaliers look to rebound against non-conference and in-state opponent Liberty. The game marks the last home game of the season for Virginia and will serve as Senior Day, where 27 seniors will be honored at the game. The Cavalier Daily sports staff takes a look at some key players and keys to the game that could help the Cavaliers (6-3, 4-2 ACC) defeat the Flames (4-4) at Scott Stadium Saturday afternoon. .

Charlottesville’s top daily meal deals

(11/07/18 12:24am)

I love a good deal. When that deal involves food, nothing in the world can beat it. A dedication to the pursuit of free and discounted food is an integral part of the college student's creed. I have become obsessed with finding the best deals on food in Charlottesville lately. Whether that is comparing grocery store prices or ordering multiple sides instead of an entree at a restaurant, I’m on the hunt for the cheapest way to eat my way through second year. 

MCKELVEY: Make higher-education more accessible

(11/08/18 4:33pm)

During his inaugural address, University President Jim Ryan announced his plan for tuition reform — in-state families earning less than $80,000 per year will soon be eligible for free tuition, and those making less than $30,000 per year will be eligible for free room and board as well. This announcement marks a monumental shift in the affordability of the University for low and middle income students, and exemplifies an initiative that should become standard for all public universities in Virginia and across the United States.