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MY DAD loved to tell stories. The one about him joyriding his teacher's motorbike up and down Balrickard Hill when he should have been in class. The time he stepped on a stray sod and got lost until my granddad hollered across the misty bog to find him. It was fairy sod, he said, and you should never step on that kind of sod because They get their revenge. There were many more. I didn't get to hear them all.
Once thought of as a private activity, diary writing is shifting from being solely a personal art form to popping up in the public realm of the Internet.
In high school, I felt the wonder of writing fiction for the first time. I marveled at the way words and images came together, the way it helped me figure out my life as an Irish immigrant and a kid growing up in Queens. When my teacher suggested I read my story aloud in class, I refused. He compromised by reading it himself, anonymously. I was terrified.
Two weeks after living like a celebrity in Ireland, Alison Cunnane leans back in a chair in Alderman Cafe, speaks modestly and describes what she calls the "calm-me-down process."
QUEENS, N.Y. - Just bought a slice of pizza.
Things got off to a wild start for the Class of 2000 in their first semester when Hurricane Fran stormed through Grounds, causing classes to be cancelled for only the fourth time in University history. Mad Bowl was transformed into a muddy, rain-drenched playground, with students mud sliding, playing football and dancing in knee-deep water. The high winds and pouring rain damaged property and kept Charlottesville in the dark because of power outages that lasted through the weekend.
When Charlottesville made plans to build an all-white high school in 1940, Charlottesville resident Ed Jackson's home was demolished and he and his family were displaced for the first time.
In 1959, Ralph Nader jump-started the consumer advocacy movement with a Nation magazine article entitled "The Safe Car You Can't Buy." In 2000, armed with the ideals of the environmental and consumer rights oriented Green Party, Nader is running for president.
The latest and heftiest lawsuit against the University and the Honor Committee has brought the issues of due process, student self-governance and racial bias in the University's renowned student-run honor system into the public light.
The toilet just flooded, the heat doesn't work, the screen door has been hanging on its hinges since move-in day: For which of these problems is a tenant allowed to take action against his landlord?
The University hopes to enter the 21st century with a bang.
From the English Department with a yearly budget of over $5 million to the Women's Studies Department with its share of the budgetary pie at just over $200,000, University allocation of funds to different departments is influenced by several factors.
The tradition of running nude through the Academical Village is a lot more complicated than choosing when to disrobe, especially when it enters the legal realm.
Data on Pav Resturants:
Recent fights disrupting parties at rented-out fraternity houses not only have provoked concerns about safety, but also have sparked worry among students about a negative stigma associated with parties sponsored by black student organizations.
Today, as Ed Wayland (D) battles incumbent Del. Paul Harris (R-58th) for the spot Harris has held since 1997, both contenders say the defining issues are education, healthcare and the environment.
As the University's Living Wage Campaign continues to simmer, similar campaigns nationwide have been making strides and receiving mixed reactions.
Recent scrutiny over the use of racial factors in the University's admissions process reflects a larger national phenomenon -- the trend to adjust current affirmative action policies to dodge lawsuits, say university administrators across the nation.
When third-year College student Michael McPheeters, a Chatam, Va., native, entered the University in the fall of 1997, he lived in McCormick Road dormitories, a predominantly white residence area.
Despite University and city officials' continued efforts to ease the trauma of Charlottesville's notoriously limited parking, students and residents are still complaining of a lose-lose situation.