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COMMENTARY: Students experience Google’s modular phone conference during winter break

11 Feb , 2015  

Dakota Gallimore | The Highland Cavalier Google conference, DevCon2, displayed and demonstrated multiple new concepts and prototypes of cellular devices and computer modules.

Over winter break, my colleague and roommate Joseph LaCava, and I had the opportunity to attend Google’s DevCon2, which is Google’s second developer conference for Project Ara.

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COMMENTARY: PC for gaming enjoyment versus using consoles

11 Feb , 2015  

Darrian Pickket | The Highland Cavalier Many students at UVa-Wise prefer to using gaming consoles like the Xbox 360 device found in this students apartment.

Video games have never been better and more varied.

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COMMENTARY: The grass isn’t always greener

11 Feb , 2015  

A teacher asked her class what they didn’t like about UVa-Wise, why they would change it and how they would change this perceived problem. This task was easy for the class, who within 10 minutes had an exhaustive list of gripes. Needless to say, a whole class period was filled in.

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UVa-Wise Greek organizations strive to maintain positive image

11 Feb , 2015  

Greek life on some college campuses has been at the center of much controversy since a Rolling Stone article last year that told the story of a young woman from the University of Virginia who allegedly reported that she had been sexually assaulted during a fraternity event.

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UVa-Wise hosts Kaged Combat competition

11 Feb , 2015  

Jaime Robinson | The Highland Cavalier UVa-Wise 2009 graduate and Pi Kappa Phi alumni Micah Sheffey won the lighweight champion title during an intense and impressive threeround fight that ended with his opponent in a Kimura Lock.

To the delight of fans and the ire of the losing competitor, not one fight at Caged Kombat, held Saturday at the David J. Prior Convocation Center, was left to the judges. These fighters finished the job they set out to do, with many fights not making it through the first round. With a card [...]

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International faces teaching at UVa-Wise

28 Jan , 2015  

Kaushiki Saha instructs her Elementary Probability and Statistics class. Zemery Gilliam | The Highland Cavalier

UVa-Wise offers many courses and programs that employ a wide variety of faculty from all over the country. The international faculty often share stories with students about their travels, their time here at UVa-Wise and differences between their country of origin and Southwest Virginia.

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Commentary: Inbox not all that

25 Nov , 2014  

Inbox has been touted by Google as the holy grail of email clients, the best to ever grace your wonderful smartphone, but in re­ality what you get is an app that suffers from identity crisis like the Quesarito from Taco Bell.

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How are UVa-Wise students spending their winter break?

25 Nov , 2014  

Sophomore psychology major Jamius Henry packs up to head home for break. Jay David | The Highland Cavalier

We asked students about their plans for break, here’s what they said:

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Looking for a free meal?

25 Nov , 2014  

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A local church is reaching out to make a difference in the community this Thanksgiving.

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Commentary: Yik Yak, controversial but popular

25 Nov , 2014  

Freshman administration of justice major Tim Brown checks out the day’s top posts on Yik Yak. Jay David | The Highland Cavalier

Social media has been on the rise the past few years with new apps like Instagram and Snapchat finding constant, mainstream suc­cess.

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Final preparations underway on campus

25 Nov , 2014  

Freshman students Cody Fleenor, Lora Neeley, Leah Holliday, Akrit Shukla and Ashton Gray study and prepare for finals together. Jay David | The Highland Cavalier

Finals are quickly approaching here at UVa-Wise. In order to help everyone prepare for winter finals, I spoke with a few upperclassmen on how they prepare. Here’s what they said:

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Commentary: Voter apathy hits midterm elections

25 Nov , 2014  

Voter turnout for any midterm election is predictably abysmal due to a number of factors, rang­ing from voter alienation to weak enthusiasm towards the election overall. Millennials and young adults are not exempt from this re­ality either; of all the votes cast in the midterm.