"I am hard working, responsible and dedicated ... " "I will do my best to be your Student Council Representative ... " These are the usual speeches you might expect from Student Council candidates who ran in the Council election Nov.
A quick glance through any recent fashion magazine reveals that Americans have an obsession with the senses.
Lunch box politics State Sen. Emily Couric, D-Charlottesville, will appear at tomorrow's meeting of the Women Faculty and Professional Association in the Newcomb Hall Commonwealth Room. "She will be talking about legislative issues that affect each of us as employees and citizens of the Commonwealth," said Susan Levine, assistant to the deans and WFPA president.
When fourth-year College student Bryson Patterson was young, doctors told his parents they would be lucky if their son finished high school. Patterson's dyslexia causes him to mix up numbers and letters; as a result, he didn't learn to read until the third grade. First-year College student Rebecca Smith was born profoundly deaf.
Advertisements are invading our lives through the airwaves and on the streets. Their ubiquity in society makes them nearly impossible to avoid, and I personally am repulsed at the sight of each and every one.
RA cattle call: Herd 'em up The annual mass movement to become a resident assistant begins today with an information session for interested students. "The prospect of helping to shape someone's college career causes many people to want to become RAs," said Erin Healy, RA and fourth-year College student.
The green flyers placed around the Newcomb Hall Dining Room attracted students' eyes with their bright color at first, but their message would attract controversy as well: "Why are certain factions (the Catholic Church and feminists) engaged in an assault against things that make life pleasurable, such as: sex, romance, makeup, furs, jewelry, chocolate?" The flyer advertised "The Neo-Puritan Assault on Sex and Pleasure" with Dr. Gary Hull as lecturer, sponsored by the Objectivist Club Thursday night in Gilmer Hall. Objectivism is a philosophy emphasizing individual achievement, formulated by the author Ayn Rand in her 1943 book "The Fountainhead" and 1957 book "Atlas Shrugged." According to Hull, the basis of the philosophy's morality is reason. "I would say objectivism is a philosophy of reason, egoism and capitalism," said Dan Norton, third-year College student and Objectivist Club president.
Although women were only fully admitted to the University 29 years ago, there has been a woman in the basement of a fraternity house for almost 40 years. Dorothy Harris, better known as Buzz to the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity brothers, has been cooking in the basement of the fraternity house for 38 years. Harris grew up in Charlottesville.
It all began with Alicia Silverstone laying back in a chair with her jeans undone, midriff baring shirt tied just above her chest, kicking her feet in excitement as a huge scary guy swabbed her navel with iodine.
Some people are known for being good athletes. Some people are known for their acting ability. Some people write poetry, juggle or bake prize-winning cakes.
Not many students knew about or even used the Maury Hall shooting range, where ROTC students and Pistol and Rifle Club members could practice firing guns, and now many never will get the chance. Now that the range has closed, some students in the club fear their little-known University tradition may collapse without room to practice.
The window pane in 22-year-old University football lineman Mark Lindsey's hospital room was decked out with all sorts of goodies; Halloween candies in mini Jack-O-Lanterns, a white University football complete with signatures from every guy on the team, bright orange-and-blue flowers and a get-well poster courtesy of members of the Pep Band and a small piano in the corner of the room.