The Concealed Reality of Incarceration

According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, the term prison is defined as the following: a state of confinement or captivity, or an institution for the confinement of those convicted of serious crimes. This definition evokes an expectation that prisons promote stability and security. Inevitably, the vast majority of individuals would prefer for criminals to remain isolated from[…]

The conflicted reality of African Americans at the heart of UVA.

The University of Virginia is considered to be one of the more prestigious academic institutions within the United States.[1]  The prestige is solidified by the University’s reputable undergraduate and graduate programs, its renowned professional schools (medical, law, and business), as well as its unique method of engaging student leaders (i.e., Honor System, University Judiciary System, and[…]

Raising the Bar Helps New Students Transition into the University

Joseph Bonjawo- 1st-year Student The first Raising the Bar meeting occurred on Monday the 2nd of September, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. I was informed that the meeting would take place in a conference room within the Newcomb Hall. However, I unwittingly wandered within several segments of the Hall only to realize that the correct room[…]