The Power of Representation: First Black Female Athletic Director Hired at the University

By Alysandra Worrell A few weeks ago, the University of Virginia made a change that significantly altered the landscape of representation on grounds by naming Carla Williams as their new athletic director. Representation of color and diversity has always been a struggle for minorities at the University. What does this mean for the future of[…]

DREAMers in Doubt

By Alysandra Worrell Staff Writer As President Trump begins taking the final steps to enforce the repeal of DACA indefinitely, there is a plethora of college students, specifically on UVA grounds, who will be adversely affected. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals was established by President Obama during his first term in 2012. It allows[…]

Reverend Jesse Jackson’s Call for Change and Activism in Charlottesville

By Brianna Hamblin News Editor On September 14, Reverend Jesse Jackson spoke at Old Cabell Hall to discuss “healing and rebuilding” in Charlottesville, in the aftermath of the August 11th and 12th “Unite the Right” rally and counter protest. Reverend Jackson’s speech issued a call to action from everyone in the auditorium to register to[…]

Students Protest Against Police Brutality Through National Blackout and “Die-in”

By Brianna Hamblin News Editor The Black Student Alliance called on students to wear all black and hosted a “die-in” in front of Old Cabell Hall this past Friday.  The peaceful protest was in light of the recent deaths of Terence Crutcher and Keith Lamont Scott as well as the lives that had been taken[…]

Black Monologues:  Aiming to be even better than last year

By Brianna Hamblin News Editor Last year, the Black Monologues exceeded expectations and took everyone by surprise with its powerful and relatable performance.  This year, the Black Monologues are back.  Director and Producer, Micah Watson, and Assistant Director, Taylor Lamb, believe it will be bigger and even better with more actors and new stories. The[…]

The Confederate Statue Controversy:  What it Means for the Charlottesville Community

By Brianna Hamblin News Editor The controversy on whether or not the statue of General Robert E. Lee in downtown Charlottesville should remain standing has left the city divided.  Some residents believe that what the statue of the Confederate general symbolizes is hurtful, but others believe taking down the statue is disrespecting history.  Charlottesville also[…]

Donald Trump’s Success Makes Black Millennials Lose Trust in America

By Brianna Hamblin News Editor When Donald Trump launched his Presidential campaign in June 2015, many people had a good laugh, rolled their eyes, and brushed off the possibility of Trump being our next president.  Before Trump officially announced his campaign he told reporters, “I am going to surprise a lot of people.”  Now, in[…]