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Student Council president reflects on achievements of administration, speaks on future goals

(01/18/19 12:49am)

In an interview with The Cavalier Daily, Alex Cintron, Student Council president and a fourth-year College student, discussed the progress of a number of initiatives that Student Council has been working on during the past several months — including minority student group activism, implementing free menstrual hygiene products at the University and the recently-established student police advisory board. 

I was robbed

(01/15/19 4:12am)

I’ve always considered detective work to be a hobby of mine, albeit one relegated to the boundaries of my TV screen and practiced only from the comfort of my couch. From the age that I could wield a remote, Saturday afternoons hosted hours of diligent study as I watched episode upon episode of “Monk,” “Bones,” “Psych” and “Sherlock,” all of which were integral to my formation into a self-perceived investigative genius.

2019 Tips and Tricks: Resolutions to eat more mindfully in the new year

(01/16/19 12:08am)

New Year’s resolutions — everyone’s favorite way to reinvent their lives and convince themselves that this year they will stop binging those Goldfish at 1 a.m. and go to the gym every day. Whether your New Year’s resolutions last two days or a lifetime, we can all at least tell ourselves it is the effort that counts. 

Democratic candidates for City Council emphasize affordable housing, living as key issues

(01/16/19 6:27am)

Four individuals have already formally declared their candidacies as Democratic contenders for the Charlottesville City Council, including local activist and community organizer Michael Payne, Region Ten board member Sena Magill, local criminal defense attorney Lloyd Snook and Brian Pinkston — a project manager at the University. 

WILKINS: U.Va. should institutionalize programming on its oppressive past

(01/14/19 4:50pm)

The University recently began construction of the Memorial to Enslaved Laborers, a monument near Brooks Hall that will recognize the nearly 5,000 enslaved laborers who first constructed the early academical village. The memorial will also serve as a pedagogical tool, allowing people to gather and reflect on the University’s oppressive history. Building on these efforts to grapple with its past, the University should educate its student more fully about its legacy of oppression by developing a module on its history of racism and require all incoming first-years to take it. 

Applied Mathematics program incorporates female professors in STEM fields at U.Va.

(01/22/19 3:44am)

Women make up less than a fourth of faculty in many STEM departments in the College at U.Va., and approximately a third of engineering students are female. In contrast, over half of the faculty in the applied mathematics, or APMA, program in the Department of Engineering and Society in Engineering School are women. 

Company to potentially treat Albemarle County farms with biosolids

(01/21/19 6:05am)

Synagro Central LLC, a company that works to transform domestic sewage and wastewater into crop fertilizer, recently applied to the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality for an expanded permit that allows for treatment 2,447 acres of land on Nutmeg and Greenmont Farms in Scottsville. Synagro specifically utilizes biosolids in areas with low-quality and nutrient-poor soils.

After having multiple instructors in recent years, only one professor will teach all organic chemistry sections this spring

(01/16/19 6:24am)

During the 2019 spring academic semester, all organic chemistry sections in the College — a common prerequisite for chemistry majors and medical schools — will be taught by Alicia Frantz, a lecturer in the chemistry department. Spring 2019 is the first semester in several years that the department will rely on one professor to teach all sections of the undergraduate College course.

Earl Sweatshirt comes out of his shell completely with ‘Some Rap Songs’

(01/15/19 3:53am)

In “Nowhere2go,” a pre-released single off of Earl Sweatshirt’s newest record, the rapper says “tryna refine this s—t, I redefined myself / First I had to find it.” Between a long battle with depression and anxiety, as well as the death of his father, uncle and close friend and collaborator Mac Miller, the past three years have been particularly hard for Thebe Kgositsile, the 24-year-old artist who goes by the name Earl Sweatshirt. Amidst all the personal struggles Earl had gone through between the release of his critically-acclaimed album “I Don’t Like S—t, I Don’t Go Outside,” and late 2018, he still found the time to work on his music. In “Some Rap Songs,” the long-awaited album which dropped Nov. 30, Earl has managed to distinctly redefine his sound. This shift charts a transformation from the provocative lyrics and simple production of his debut mixtape “Earl” — impressively released when he was just 16 years old — to the experimental production and emotional lyrics of his return to music with his newest release.