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2019 men’s and women’s cross country preview

(08/29/19 2:58pm)

Virginia men’s and women’s cross country begins another season with high anticipation. Both teams are returning after a disappointing postseason last fall — both men’s and women’s teams failed to place in the top two at the ACC Championships and NCAA Southeast Regional. That said, individually, one member from each team qualified to run at the national meet in Madison, Wis. — graduate student Brent Demarest and then-freshman Abbey Green. With the 2019 cross country season fast approaching, it’s time to preview both squads. 

Virginia football vs. Pittsburgh — a breakdown

(08/29/19 1:02pm)

The season starts off with a bang, with the Cavaliers traveling to Heinz Field to take on Pittsburgh Saturday night. This marks the first time Virginia starts out against an ACC opponent since 2003, when Virginia beat Duke 27-0 to open the season. 2003 was also the last time Virginia beat Virginia Tech. The Cavaliers last opened against Pittsburgh in 2006 at Heinz Field — a game they lost 38-13. That game had far less implications than this one, however, as the Panthers were in the Big East at the time.

MCKELVEY: More should be done for undocumented students on Grounds

(08/29/19 8:31pm)

On Aug. 5, DACA students at the University and members of U.Va. DREAMers on Grounds received an email about the University’s decision to allow DACA students to be eligible for financial aid through Access UVA. With this decision, the University has made a critical step forward in the inclusion of DREAMers on Grounds. Hopefully, this will be only the first step in making sure undocumented students have a place here at the University.  

EDITORIAL: Beware the health impacts of vaping

(08/26/19 9:23pm)

Almost 200 cases of potentially vaping-related illnesses have been reported, many involving teens and young adults, The Washington Post reported Saturday. One of the victims, 20-year-old Alexander Mitchell, is in critical condition, requiring two machines to pump air in and out of his lungs and oxygenate his blood outside of his body. Mitchell lived an otherwise healthy lifestyle and was described as a hiking enthusiast.

University Programs Council spends approximately $174K organizing and promoting Welcome Week activities

(08/26/19 10:21pm)

The University Programs Council began hosting its annual Welcome Week Aug. 23, spending approximately $174,000 on events to entertain and provide inclusive spaces for new and returning students. Kyle Nguyen, UPC chair and a fourth-year Commerce student, said the goal of Welcome Week is to get all students excited for the start of the new school year.

New students officially welcomed in convocation ceremony

(08/26/19 11:56pm)

First-year students of the Class of 2023 and transfer students gathered on the Lawn Sunday evening for their convocation ceremony, which was followed by an additional ceremony inducting new students into the University’s longstanding tradition of the Honor system. New students heard from student leaders as well as University President Jim Ryan and Donna Byrd, an entrepreneur and College alumna. There are 3,920 students in the Class of 2023 and 623 transfer students of the Class of 2021 and 2022.

I’m filing official complaints with the real world

(08/26/19 9:21pm)

We’ve all heard it before — college is the best four years of your life. Until this summer, I have always taken that saying with a grain of salt. Could it really be the best four years of my life? I mean, sure the amount of free time I have is great, and I love Charlottesville as much as the next person. But I’ve always looked forward to having a real life as a functioning adult. Who isn’t excited to have a classy night out with their new work friends instead of pounding Busch Lights on a Friday night with some bozos in Sperrys? Not to mention the lack of exams, papers and Collab quizzes. The real world sounds pretty great when you dream about it. But, let me tell you, it’s nothing like your dreams. 

The International Studies Office hosts annual community barbecue

(08/28/19 12:08am)

The first day of move-in consisted of new faces from all over the world, ready to embark on their University adventure. In celebration, the International Studies Office hosted their annual community barbecue Friday evening, inviting domestic and international students to get to know University professors and student leaders.

Former Virginia star Joe Harris selected for USA Basketball’s World Cup roster

(08/26/19 1:44am)

After weeks of practice and exhibition games, USA Basketball announced Saturday that it had finalized the United States Men’s World Cup Team roster. Former Virginia guard Joe Harris was one of 12 players chosen to represent Team USA at the upcoming 2019 FIBA World Cup in China. 

Women’s soccer cruises past UC Irvine and Liberty in weekend matches

(08/26/19 11:36pm)

Virginia (2-0, 0-0 ACC) defeated UC Irvine (0-2, 0-0 Big West) and Liberty (0-2, 0-0 ASUN) at home this weekend in shutout performances. The Cavaliers found success offensively, scoring a combined 13 goals in the matches. Freshman forward Diana Ordonez leads the team with four goals and scored a hat trick against Liberty, while sophomore forward Alexa Spaanstra contributed five assists between the two matches. 

Lockn’ won’t fade away, but Block Party will

(08/26/19 10:28pm)

Yet another summer is drawing to a close and most returning Hoos have survived the two things separating them from the inevitable first day of classes — a sweltering day spent unloading and dragging belongings into a new home, and the terrifying, disturbing boozing holiday that students have come to know and love called Block Party. For first-years, it’s a portal into a stunning new life where freedom and constraint shed their meaning and hysteria takes the reins. Everyone else has pretty much been there and done that. So why not try something different? 

How to survive your first week back at school

(08/26/19 2:57am)

Welcome back, Hoos! It’s that bittersweet moment of arriving back on Grounds, greeted by old friends and maybe the warm, familiar humidity that hits you when you start the trek from Gilmer to Wilson. Or maybe it’s all new to you, and you’re a little lost — like we all were our first week — and it takes some extra time to get yourself around. The only thing that can make these moments harder is being hungry.