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Ella Powell is a Life Columnist for The Cavalier Daily. She can be reached at life@cavalierdaily.com. 
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How a change of scenery changed everything

When people ask me what it was like living in Japan, I always respond with gratitude. Not just because of the beautiful culture I was able to experience on the island of Okinawa, but the true connections I made there — especially with myself.


Next time you hear one of these in class, know that students across majors and disciplines are probably all feeling the same way.
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Top 10 worst phrases to hear in class

These are a few tried and tested classroom phrases that uniquely irk me each time I hear them. But now as an upperclassman, I’ve learned that it’s not too hard to sit through, because at the end of the day, we can all commiserate — and laugh — together. 


I’m typically an iced coffee enthusiast, but in autumn I make an exception — a hot coffee is a necessity as temperatures drop. Pair your steaming hot seasonal drink with your bookstore selection for ultimate fall vibes.
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Top 10 solo date ideas to get in the fall spirit

Though I appreciate every moment spent with friends, I also value my time alone — in fact, some of my most enjoyable days on Grounds have been ones that I’ve spent by myself. With the fall season well on its way, here are the top 10 ways to celebrate the new season on your own — no awkward conversation necessary. 


Behind Old Dorms, what was formerly known as The Castle has been rebranded as Za’atar at The Castle.
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New eateries revive on-Grounds dining

Overall, I’m enjoying the new menus. While Za’atar and the Late Night menu may not be a step up for those without a meal plan, they’re good options for those who do have one, and everyone should stop by Rookie’s for a scoop. 


The basic idea is simple — students disrobe at the historical Rotunda steps facing Old Cabell Hall and run down the Lawn to the Homer statue before returning to the Rotunda to don their clothes and go home.
Life

Hoos streaked the Lawn?

Nearly 90 years later, running naked down the Lawn has turned into a perhaps silly tradition that is widely recognized as part of the fabric of what makes the University unique. 


Ella Powell is a Life Columnist for The Cavalier Daily. She can be reached at life@cavalierdaily.com. 
Life

Self-expression through fashion

My style doesn’t have to be accepted or understood by others. I find joy in how I choose to dress and connect with those who share the same love for clothes and creative expression as I do.


I see my braids not only as a practical style but also a celebration of my identity.
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A tribute to my knotless braids

When I entered the braiding shop for the first time, it was with all this in mind. I was tired of attempting to change an intrinsic part of myself to cultivate a certain image that was more palatable to others.