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I even fit in a nice, slow perusal of downtown, which made me feel a bit like a tourist in my own city.

The upsides of an unplanned staycation

Something about the sudden shift away from the usual hustle and bustle pushed me to pay more attention to Grounds and contemplate my appreciation for the University community and my place in it. 

The Corner is home to an eclectic mix of bars and restaurants, each with its own distinct atmosphere. Places such as Boylan Heights cater towards audiences looking to watch Virginia sports games over a pint, while places like Coupe’s are known for their live music from local bands.

Not your typical Friday night

To these student bartenders, the Corner bars aren’t only their workplaces — they’re also home to tight-knit communities that have become vital parts of the college experience. 

The training process includes lectures on different financial topics and helps students of all academic backgrounds understand investing before they pitch stocks to add to the fund.

Gayner Fund aims to make investing more accessible to U.Va. students

The organization, which began operations in Spring 2023, aims to allow any student, of any background, regardless of their finance expertise, to get hands-on experience and engage with executives in the finance industry. Through immersing students into long-term investing in valuable firms, the members hold the ambitious goal of making the cost of attendance at the University free for all students. 


The easiest, heartiest vegetarian chili recipe

Ultimately, I found this simple vegetarian chili recipe to be a lifesaver. To start, it’s impossible to mess up. The dish is merely a medley of vegetables, beans and tomatoes, cooked in various spices, making it great for any novice cook with limited kitchen expertise. 

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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.

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.

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. 

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