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Julia Salasky

Odds and Ends

Students flock to hear their own 'Voices' "Diversity" has become a buzzword at the University, but this weekend the term will not be discussed in a forum on race or discussion about unity, but in a unique dramatic compilation known as "Voices of the Class." For the third year now, Spectrum Theatre will stage excerpts of outstanding admission essays from the first-year class. If you want to go, though, you better get your tickets fast.

Madison's Mansion

Thomas Jefferson. That immortal name rings through the columned pathways at the University every day, echoing into the gardens, the classrooms and the dorms until it seems as if it were synonymous with perfection.

A Guide to Local Restaurants

Bluebird Cafe Known for a variety of daily specials, the Blue Bird Cafe on West Main Street offers a wide range of tasty entrees, from traditional pastas to unique chicken and vegetarian dishes.

Service with a Smile

W hen you have a well-known family and live in the center of the public eye, do you have an unlisted phone number and live in an exclusive neighborhood?

The Man Behind the Mic

For most people, winning the Virginia Press Association's Virginian of the Year Award would be a crowning achievement and the culmination of a phenomenal career. Not so for University professor and political pundit Larry Sabato, the most recent recipient of the VPA's annual recognition. Speaking with the modest tone that has garnered him so many personal accolades, Sabato scoffed at the idea that this most recent achievement has changed his life. "Awards are very nice but what matters in life is accomplishment, so the last thing anyone should ever do is sit on their laurels," Sabato said.

Going tothe Chapel

"I do." Over 200 brides utter these words every year as they stand at the altar in the University's chapel. From the occasional fresh-faced students to graduates to distinguished professors and community members unaffiliated with the University, the allure of the chapel entices many couples to tie the knot inside its walls every year. With an elegant exterior of brown and tan stone and stunning stained glass windows, the chapel is an aesthetic masterpiece that many students consider the symbolic spiritual epicenter on Grounds. Fourth-year College students John Christianson and Sarah Sinclair have planned a chapel wedding for the end of May after graduation, and both feel that the low-key spiritual atmosphere in the chapel makes it the perfect venue for a mutually fulfilling ceremony. "Because we both have our own churches, it's either get married at my church or his church, but the chapel here is for both of us," Sinclair said.

A New Lease on Life

MIAMI - Midterms were over for most students the Friday before Spring Break, but for about 45 University students, a bigger test - one of endurance, of relationships and of physical work - had only just begun. As University students piled into vans, sports utility vehicles and small sedans on the first Saturday of Spring Break, only a handful knew what to expect after the 17-hour drive to Miami, one of several cities which Habitat for Humanity serves.

Alum's sculpture exhibit raises body awareness

In the bowels of the Second Street Art Gallery, a 13-by-27 foot wall has emerged as a testament to movement and the human body. With the help of 20 volunteers, University graduate Judith Leemann has just turned her latest artistic vision into an awe-inspiring physical reality. The Second Street Art Gallery off the Downtown Mall is showcasing Leemann's first large-scale solo show until Feb.

The Epicenter of Disaster

Saturday, Jan. 13 was a bright, sunny day in San Sebastian, El Salvador, but 11 University volunteers woke up with mixed emotions as their 10-day health care education mission came to a close. Although they were glad to return to the comforts of American life, the members of Nursing Students Without Borders were reluctant to leave the friends, teachers and health care professionals they had met in South America.

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