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Virginia Governor Announces Restoration of Voting Rights for 13,000 Ex-Felons
Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe announced on Monday the restoration of 13,000 convicted felons’ right to vote. The announcement was made at a civil-rights memorial in Richmond, and comes after his previous attempt was blocked by the Virginia state Supreme Court.
Police Investigate Fatal Pedestrian Accident at Stonefield Shopping Center
Albemarle County police are investigating a fatal accident that occurred Sunday afternoon at Stonefield shopping center in Charlottesville. A mother, father, and daughter were crossing the street when they were struck by a car. Police confirmed that the 57-year-old mother, Bonnie Baha, died from her injuries.
UVa Administration Attempts to Undermine the Popularity of Block Party
With fall classes beginning Tuesday, UVa administrators are making an unprecedented effort to discourage students from attending Block Party, the informal semester kickoff party being held on August 20th. The infamous series of Wertland Street house parties, which occurs every year...
Dean Eramo Defamation Suit Moves Toward Trial
Nicole Eramo, the former UVa associate dean, will likely see her $7.5 million-dollar defamation lawsuit to trial. The lawsuit was filed in May of last year after the November 2014 Rolling Stone article “A Rape on Campus,” was redacted for story-telling and logical inconsistencies.
IOC Approves Five New Sports for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo
With the opening ceremonies of the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics just hours away, the International Olympics Committee voted on Wednesday to incorporate five new sports into the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.
Longtime UVa Professor Charged with Possession of Child Pornography
Tenured UVa drama professor Walter Korte Jr. was arrested on Monday, August 2nd and charged with two counts of possessing child pornography. He is being held without bond in Albemarle Charlottesville Regional Jail.
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Bon Voyage Cavaliers!
The Virginia Men’s Basketball team arrived in Spain yesterday to begin their foreign tour where they will compete in exhibition games against local teams.
The ten-day tour extends from August 8 to August 18 and will allow the young team to play competitively before the start of the regular season.
And Then There Were Three
The Virginia Cavaliers football team kicked off the 2016 season with their fall camp beginning August 5 under new head coach Bronco Mendenhall.
Although it is a new era for the ‘Hoos, they are faced with a similar reoccurring issue: choosing a quarterback...
"Pretty Darn Cool" Seeing UVA's Smith Win Bronze
The University of Virginia is well represented in the 2016 Rio Olympics, with athletes participating in field hockey (1), rowing (5), soccer (2), tennis (1), track and field (3), and swimming (2). Since the Opening Ceremony on Friday, Wahoo fans have been sitting anxiously in front of their TV screens, hoping to see one of their own win an Olympic medal.
AP Preseason Women's Soccer Poll
The Virginia women’s soccer team, poised to begin the 2016 season this fall, received a No. 4 ranking from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) this year in a preseason poll released by the association.
OPINION: The Meltdown of Chris Sale
The White Sox are once again making headlines for all the wrong reasons.
Prior to the White Sox’s game on Saturday, reports came out that starter Chris Sale had been scratched from the lineup....
2016 NBA Offseason Winners and Losers
Phones are always busy in the early months of the summer in NBA Front Offices with the NBA Draft, the start of free agency in July, and young talent performing in the NBA summer league all catching the eye of teams around the league. This year has not disappointed with big storylines that will cause some movement in the standings this upcoming NBA season. ...
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Lake Anna: The Perfect Summer Day Trip
With a little more than a month left before fall semester starts, some Hoos may be running out of fun destinations to visit during this summer, especially with their summer budget getting smaller and smaller.
Located less than an hour and a half away from the University, one fun destination for a day trip is Lake Anna, Virginia.
X-Men: Apocalypse – An Entertaining Commercial
Bryan Singer’s last installment of the X-Men “First Class Trilogy,” while fun and entertaining, leaves a lot to be desired. The film relies on a constant build up of tension and events that should lead to an incredible climax. Yet the climax, or boss battle, is not incredible.
Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping – Never Stop Laughing
From the minds behind Hot Rod and Lonely Island comes a hilarious satire on celebrity culture. Popstar finds a near perfect balance of satirical criticism and an endearing storyline, allowing the film to permeate deeper than a simple satire.
Love & Friendship: Seductively Witty
Whit Stilmann’s cinematic production of Jane Austin’s “Lady Susan” proves a triumph in film. The repartee found in the script creates a humor both intelligent and sharp. Rather than speaking blunt, as is customary in today’s age, the characters find ways to hide daggers in their flowery discussions.
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