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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.

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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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Shakespeare

24 Nov , 2014  

Last week the UVa-Wise theater department hosted the premieres of its two annual fall productions, William Shakespeare’s “As You Like It” and “Macbeth”, in honor of the author’s 450th birthday. A Renaissance Festival is also planned for November 15th. It will feature crafts such as shield making and magic shows alongside games such as apple [...]

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Kickstarting careers on campus

12 Nov , 2014  

Junior business major Alisha Hood and sophomore business major Dan Bettendorf practice interview skills. Jay David | The Highland Cavalier

National Career Development Month is a celebration organized by the National Career Develop­ment Association to help individu­als focus on why it’s important to think about professional and career development.

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Red flags spotlight dating violence

29 Oct , 2014  

Red flags are displayed on the steps of the Slemp Student Center with statistics and words to bring awareness to dating violence. Jay David | The Highland Cavaliersee

Red flags are once again cover­ing the campus and The University of Virginia’s College at Wise is the flagship school for a campaign that, until last year, many didn’t know much about.

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Underage male arrested at Homecoming Dance

8 Oct , 2014  

Homecoming this year brought in a number of students, alumni and citizens of the com­munity to celebrate another year of existence for UVa-Wise.

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Renaissance conference held on campus

8 Oct , 2014  

UVa-Wise recently host­ed its annual Medieval Re­naissance Conference, a three day event spanning Sept. 25-27.

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Summer bridge aims to prepare freshmen

8 Oct , 2014  

Freshmen John Conner, Travis Welty, Daisy Hanks and Akrit Shulka took advantage of the game area in the Slemp Student Center and enjoyed some afternoon pool after class. Justin David | The Highland Cavalier

Diversity is evident when examining the makeup of the newest freshman class at UVa-Wise. According to figures obtained through Rusty Necessary, vice chancellor for enrollment management, there are 325 full-time freshmen at the college. Fifty-one percent of the class is female and 49 percent male.