Art smart Harkening back to the days of finger paints and crayons, students were invited to take part in a free-for-all of creative expression in the Amphitheater yesterday. Art Space, a University Programs Council committee, sponsored the event by providing canvases, paint markers, pastels and oil paints.
Route 20 dead-ends 14 miles north of Charlottesville in a place called Barboursville, a tiny town consisting of one vineyard, several antique-looking gas stations, a few art galleries and the Muscle Car Paradise. Frederick Nichols, artist and long-time resident of Barboursville, does not know the reasoning behind his neighbor's decision to build the low-slung garage dubbed "Paradise," which houses a troupe of 1950s era macho automobiles.
Eat it or wear it The scent of eggs and ground beef permeated the air under Newcomb Plaza's Big White Tent yesterday as first-year College student Vince Martyn achieved one of the University's most coveted honors - champion of the annual Gusburger Eatoff. "It's all a blur," Martyn said after devouring four Gusburgers in three minutes during the second heat of the competition.
Pre-game with Gillen If you're looking for free food, free T-shirts and a chance to rub elbows with the men's basketball team, stop by the Student Appreciation Day tonight at the University amphitheater before you watch the NCAA Championship game. The basketball team along with coach Pete Gillen will arrive at 5 p.m.
If you enjoy wind blowing through your hair experiencing brief moments of peaceful relaxation, harnessing Mother Nature's energy and fearing for your life, then sailing is the activity for you. Don't get me wrong; sailing for long periods of time can be exhilarating - that is, if you're watching it on television or perhaps listening to someone talk about it. Seven years ago, my father decided to take the sport seriously and picked out a brand new catamaran to serve as our home away from safety.
Polish up for spring> Before finals start creeping up and fingernails are bitten down to nothing from stress, treat yourself to a little something at the University Bookstore: a free manicure. Beginning yesterday afternoon from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Spring Awareness The race for spring a cappella concerts has begun. But this weekend, though the Virginia Belles surely will hit the high notes in their first concert of the season, the tune will be to a slightly more somber note. This Sunday, beginning at 4 p.m.