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The Man Behind the Mascot

Eric Gibson is the man with the horse. Every Saturday home football game, Gibson and his horse, Blazer, pull into the Carl Smith Center on Alderman Road as the Cavalier and the Cavalier horse, costumed and ready to gallop onto the field before thousands of cheering fans. Virginia's Cavalier mascot first became popular after the 1990 Citrus Bowl, but Gibson is the first permanent Cavalier mascot at the University, and has been the opening attraction at football games for three years now. "Before Eric, we had the Charlottesville mounted police doing it.


Life

The Color of Love

(This is the third in a four-part series about dating and relationships at the University.) Niehn To is Vietnamese but has never dated another Vietnamese guy. Still, she didn't hesitate four years ago when she began dating her boyfriend Stephen LeGarde, a fellow fourth-year College student who is white.


Life

Odds and Ends

Hip Hop and Money The image of a black rapper cruising along in a BMW and wearing expensive leather clothes on MTV is a common one.


Life

The ISIS Man Cometh

It's registration time, and once again we encounter that oddly soothing - or agitating - voice, depending on what it has to say.


Life

Dockter Duval's Advice Column

The other night I walked in on one of my friends hooking up with a girl. The catch is he has a girlfriend, who I am also a friend of as well.


Life

To recount or not to recount: A state divided

HIGHLAND BEACH, Fla.-For the past week, Palm Beach has been leading a double life. For most of the year, it's a place where the rich and famous, such as Donald Trump and Oprah Winfrey, dwell in pink mansions built on castle-like scale atop the sandy lip of the Atlantic.


Life

Woody's doors fly open

Early Saturday morning, many first-year students awoke to a frenetic banging on the doors of their suites accompanied by loud, disgruntled shouts.


Life

Odds and Ends

Children of War Third-year College student Camila Figueroa and third-year Commerce student Federico Avila have been friends since pre-kindergarten.


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Election Night: polls spur partisan celebrations

WASHINGTON-In striking contrast to the drab, any-other-day-of-the-year feel in the nation's capital during the day, election fever hit the bar scene hard once the sun went down. Clyde's of Georgetown represented the epitome of the final struggle between the two parties, with all eyes turned to the bar-side TV for the latest results. "It's crazy over there," a Clyde's waitress told a group of patrons wandering in.


Life

Tying the Knot Early

(This is the second in a four-part weekly series on dating and relationships at the University.) In the long sequence of life's experiences, "boy and girl get married," often falls sometime after school is finished.

Latest Podcast

Today, we sit down with both the president and treasurer of the Virginia women's club basketball team to discuss everything from making free throws to recent increased viewership in women's basketball.