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Nicola White

Blogging the Net

Once thought of as a private activity, diary writing is shifting from being solely a personal art form to popping up in the public realm of the Internet. More and more people post their personal lives to an increasingly voyeuristic Internet audience - an audience that holds its breath for the most mundane of subjects: real people's lives.

Now my heart is full

In high school, I felt the wonder of writing fiction for the first time. I marveled at the way words and images came together, the way it helped me figure out my life as an Irish immigrant and a kid growing up in Queens.

When Irish eyes are smiling

Two weeks after living like a celebrity in Ireland, Alison Cunnane leans back in a chair in Alderman Cafe, speaks modestly and describes what she calls the "calm-me-down process." She's back in Virginia now, settling into her classes and juggling her many extra-curricular activities, but her thoughts are still in Ireland, where she spent 12 days this summer getting back to her Irish roots. This summer, Cunnane was a Rose. A third-year history major from Baltimore, Cunnane represented the Washington, D.C.

Vinegar Hill history adds to area flavor

When Charlottesville made plans to build an all-white high school in 1940, Charlottesville resident Ed Jackson's home was demolished and he and his family were displaced for the first time. Jackson, 77, was born on Pearl Street, the street across from Preston Avenue's Bodo's Bagel shop, where the County Office building now stands.

Nader decries big money in politics

In 1959, Ralph Nader jump-started the consumer advocacy movement with a Nation magazine article entitled "The Safe Car You Can't Buy." In 2000, armed with the ideals of the environmental and consumer rights oriented Green Party, Nader is running for president. With a large blue and orange "U.Va.

Lawsuit raises questions about Honor

The latest and heftiest lawsuit against the University and the Honor Committee has brought the issues of due process, student self-governance and racial bias in the University's renowned student-run honor system into the public light. Former student Ayola Greene, a 1992 graduate of the Architecture School, filed a lawsuit Jan.

Building codes, state laws back living standards

The toilet just flooded, the heat doesn't work, the screen door has been hanging on its hinges since move-in day: For which of these problems is a tenant allowed to take action against his landlord? According to Charlottesville building code, a landlord is required to fix things that break - but within reason. If serious things remain unfixed, the tenant may take action, and in extreme cases, even sue. That means the toilet and the heat must be seen to, but the screen door may continue to hang on its hinges.

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