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From the archives: Nov. 27 – Dec. 3

In December 1982, University officials ruled that Easters revelries would no longer be held on University property, including all fraternity houses, due to the increased risk of alcohol-related injuries and vandalism. The weekend was described as “a major spring bash, full-throttle, overdrive” and “the greatest party and the country.”

From the archives: Nov. 6 – Nov. 12

Michael Ludwick, who was the president of the fourth-year class at the time of this article’s publication, wrote this “Viewpoint” letter about the dangers of over-drinking. Ludwick, who had recently lost a friend to alcohol abuse, warns students away from participating in the traditional "fourth-year fifth."

From the archives: Oct. 30 – Nov. 5

For nearly 40 years, Trick-or-Treating on the Lawn has been a cherished, fun-filled tradition at the University. The event is festive, lively and a wonderful chance for students to give back to the Charlottesville community. Don’t miss it!

From the archives: Oct. 16 – Oct. 22

For the 2003 Virginia Film Festival, Arts and Entertainment staffer Tim Ciesco reviews the 2003 remake of “The Italian Job” and conducts an interview with the scriptwriters, Donna and Wayne Powers. The 2023 Virginia Film Festival will take place next week, Oct. 25-29.

From the archives: Oct. 2 – Oct. 8

This article teaches a little-known piece of University lore — in the late 19th century, marksmen used to station themselves at present-day Old Dorms and aim for the clock at the top of the original Rotunda, only to find it was bulletproof! 

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