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Safety app advertised to students but gives platform to uncorroborated reports

(11/04/19 4:56am)

This semester, University students have received emails promoting the LiveSafe and Wildfire safety apps, but only the LiveSafe app is endorsed for student use by University safety officials. LiveSafe facilitates emergency communication between businesses or universities and their staff or students in the form of reporting channels and emergency alerts, while Wildfire acts as a campus-wide social network where students report incidents to the community as a whole in real time.

Fully staffed police, ambassador presence on Halloween

(10/31/19 7:50pm)

U.Va. Police will be fully staffed tonight in anticipation of the increase in “high-risk situations” tonight and the rest of this weekend. Both University Police and the Charlottesville Police Department are “aware” of the high level of activity that will occur this weekend and say that they are preparing accordingly. 

Ryan Zimmerman and Sean Doolittle go from Virginia standouts to World Series champions

(11/04/19 7:48pm)

The Washington Nationals defeated the Houston Astros 6-2 in a decisive Game Seven of the World Series Wednesday night, marking the franchise’s first-ever championship. The series was the first World Series appearance for infielder Ryan Zimmerman and relief pitcher Sean Doolittle, two of the Nationals’ key players. Before they were Nationals teammates, Zimmerman and Doolittle played together at Virginia during the 2005 season, teaming up to lead the Cavaliers to their fifth NCAA tournament appearance in school history. In recognition of the two former MLB All-Stars securing baseball’s biggest prize, we looked back at the collegiate years of the duo that helped define Virginia baseball for years to come. 

O’FARRELL: NCAA rule change on three-point line plays right into Virginia’s hands

(11/19/19 1:05am)

The No. 7 Virginia men’s basketball team has picked up right where the 2019 national champions left off, starting the season with three convincing victories over Syracuse, James Madison and Columbia. However, this basketball season has also come with significant changes. The first — and most obvious — change is in who is playing. The Cavaliers no longer have star players De’Andre Hunter, Ty Jerome and Kyle Guy on the roster. But there is another big change, which might not be as clear — the three-point line.

Student Council hosts forum for Charlottesville City Council candidates

(11/01/19 6:29pm)

The Community Relations Committee and the Legislative Affairs Committee of Student Council held a forum with the Charlottesville City Council candidates Monday night in Garrett Hall. Over 20 students and community members came to hear about the positions of the candidates on several issues in preparation for election day on Tuesday, Nov. 5. 

College Republicans, Network of Enlightened Women host Emily Jashinsky

(11/01/19 6:03pm)

On Tuesday evening, the College Republicans and the Network of Enlightened Women co-hosted their weekly meeting in Monroe Hall with guest speaker Emily Jashinsky, culture editor at The Federalist and frequent guest on Fox News, to speak with students about how culture influences politics and how to influence political opinions.