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Opinion

The places we call home

ACROSS these mountains, across several rivers, over used battlefields and county lines and every sort of geography but deserts, there is a place that I called home for as long as I was there. It seems worth mention, as this is Parents' Weekend, and we are welcoming the visitors from the many places we call home.


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Laying out a lifelong love of letters

UNTIL recently, I thought of my father as your basic pen-and-pencil type of guy. Give him a sheet of paper and some kind of gilded, expensive writing utensil, and he happily will compose pages of fine prose.


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Uncovering concealed liberalism

KIDS AND politicians say the darndest things. Virginia state Sen. Emily Couric, (D-Charlottesville) and businesswoman and Senate hopeful Jane Maddux (R), faced off Tuesday night in the second debate of the Youth Leadership Initiative, sponsored by the Center for Governmental Studies.


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Life after admissions

AS OF THIS weekend we're all batting for the same team. No, students divided over the Major League Baseball playoffs haven't agreed on which ball club is best.


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Looking for legally defensible diversity

THE UNIVERSITY can and must promote a diverse learning environment. Diversity of geography, diversity of gender, diversity of interests, and of course, diversity of race, are all keys to a robust intellectual community.


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Unfairly challenging individual choice

"THE UNIVERSITY of Virginia maintains a strong tradition of student self-government ..." These words, the first words scrolled across the University's Web site, are read by thousands of prospective students who are misled to believe that students at the University are allowed to govern themselves fully.


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Chewing the fat over dining hall food

WAH, WAH, wah. College food stinks. Wah, wah, wah. My mommy's food is better. Complaints about campus food at the University are as stale and redundant as the pasta and tomato sauce that always are served in the dining halls.


Opinion

Chewing the fat over dining hall food

WAH, WAH, wah. College food stinks. Wah, wah, wah. My mommy's food is better. Complaints about campus food at the University are as stale and redundant as the pasta and tomato sauce that always are served in the dining halls.


Opinion

Enough about Big White Tent already

SO FAR this year, I have turned a blind eye to the "Big White Tent" both on the patio and in the pages of The Cavalier Daily. I assumed that the supposed issue was really being treated as a joke by the newspaper staff and, while something I saw as a waste of space and totally pointless, had little effect on the general community's opinion of the paper.