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Lee Minor

Age: 19
Year: Freshman
Major: Pre-commerce
Hometown: Bethesda, Maryland
What’s in your backpack? MacBook, econ class clicker, calculator, two notebooks, pen, Starburst candy, Foxfield ticket, aspirin, Carmex lip balm, Sudafed, Barnes & Noble receipt for $15.12.

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Alex Solomon

 

Age: 19

Year: Sophomore

Majors: Spanish/Biology

Hometown: Falls Church, Virginia

What’s in your backpack? Sperry Top-Sider shoes, Lenovo ThinkPad laptop, class book and notebook for Spanish 312, iPod, tie, prescription medicine, calculator, cell phone, highlighters, pencils, pens, Neosporin, tissues, Band-Aids.

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Greg Casar

Age: 19

Year: Sophomore

Hometown: Houston, Texas

Major:
Politics

What’s in your backpack? Laptop, laptop cord, orange highlighter, pen, class notes, beaded bracelet from Guatemala, hacky sack from Mexico, Ashes of Izalco by Claribel Alegía, dinner knife, flyer for global development major, Kant: Political Writings, Ziploc bag with half-eaten orange.

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Trevor Piersol

Age: 21

Year: Junior

Hometown: Richmond

Major: History

What’s in your backpack?
The World Without Us by Alan Weisman, Integrated Chinese textbook and workbook, notebooks for environmental science and Chinese classes, T1-83 graphic calculator, cycling headlamp, Fata Morgana DVD, pack of tissues, Sweet Mint flavor Orbit gum, highlighter, six pens, three pencils, paper clip, dime.

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Phil Webster

Age: 29

Hometown: Indianapolis, Indiana

Year: Grad student

Concentration: Religious studies

What’s in your backpack? Pocket Oxford Latin Dictionary, Pocket Classical Greek Dictionary, Selections from Herodotus, The Spirit of Early Christian Thought: Seeking the Face of God, The Fathers of the Church, five small notebooks, Latin course readings, two folders, shirt, Ziploc bag of trail mix, chocolate chip Clif Bar, cinnamon-flavored Tic Tacs, pencil, three pens, Sharpie pen, Moleskine calendar, ticket stub to Mongol, earphones, “US out of Iraq” button, flashdrive, house key, $3.40 in change.

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Madison Sandy

Age: 23

Hometown: Richmond

Year: Grad student

Concentration: Sociology

What’s in your backpack? Birthday card for brother, shredded wheat in Ziploc bag, index cards, notebook, Whose Freedom?: The Battle over America’s Most Important Idea, Eclipse gum, Starbucks gift card, lip balm, cell phone.

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Sida Png

Age: 21

Year: Sophomore

Hometown: Nan Jing, China

Major: Math

What’s in your backpack?
Pepperidge Farm butter cookies, wallet, beef flavor Nissin Cup Noodles, empty plastic UVA Bookstore bag, pens, Getting Started with MATLAB 7: A Quick Introduction for Scientists and Engineers.

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Chad Mizelle

Age: 19

Year: Freshman

Hometown: Newport News

Major: Undeclared

What’s in your backpack? Laptop, iPod, empty Mountain Dew bottle, notebook, pens, pencils, Kashi TLC Chewy Granola Bar, Principles of Biomedical Ethics, Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation, How Things Work: The Physics of Everyday Life.

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Evans Finger

Age: 19

Year:
Sophomore

Hometown: Houston, Texas

Major: System engineering

What’s in your backpack? Headphones, laptop, laptop charger, pencils, planner, calculator, graphing calculator, econ class ticker, various textbooks: Economics; Physics for Engineers and Scientists; Probability and Stochastic Processes: A Friendly Introduction for Electrical and Computer Engineers.

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Sandra Peso

Age: 20

Hometown: Istanbul, Turkey

Majors: Economics and Drama

What’s in your backpack?
Laptop, charger, calendar, glasses in case, headphones, purse, wallet, phone, keys, pencil, Natures of Scandinavia hand cream, $4.25 receipt from Bodo’s, $10.82 receipt from HotCakes.

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Michael Karlik

Age: 20

Hometown: Fairfax, Virginia

Year: Sophomore

Major: Political science

What’s in your backpack? Sunday’s Washington Post, cough drop, pencils, pens, class notes, two notebooks, battery, Democracy in America by Alexis De Tocqueville, water bottle, calculator, Post-It notes.

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Erin Conroy

Age: 21

Hometown: Purcellville, Virginia

Year: Senior

Major: Anthropology

Erin Conroy


What’s in your backpack?
Laptop, cable charger, wallet, gum, iPod, cell phone, lip balm, sunblock, gum, ziplock bag of baby carrots, Anthropology folder, Anthropology binder, History of Anthropology course guide and planner, Tylenol, pencil case with pencils, pens and tampon.

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Peter Oliver

Age: 24

Hometown: Morehead City, North Carolina

Year: Third year medical student

What’s in your backpack? Wallet, hospital ID, ophthalmoscope, Tums, Ibuprofen, Band-aid, ear plugs, laser pointer, three pencils, blue pen, $3 in change, poem from mentor, shipping receipt, good luck note from girlfriend, Zune MP3 player, empty plastic food container in plastic grocery bag, clinical notes, article on sepsis, breath strips, four granola/cereal bars, Step-Up to Medicine by Steven S. Agabegi and Elizabeth D. Agabegi.

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Tara Altizer

Age: 22

Hometown: Nelson County

Year: Senior

Major: Athletic training

Tara Altizer

What’s in your backpack? Three notebooks, wallet, iPod, sweater, Dependent Rational Animals: Why Human Beings Need the Virtues by Alasdair MacIntyre, five Sharpies, four highlighters, six pens, two pencils, two packs of Post-it notes, pack of Orbitz gum, Warrior Girls: Protecting Our Daughters Against the Injury Epidemic in Women’s Sports by Michael Sokolove, Nivea chapstick.

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Haley Ferrell

Age: 20

Hometown: Richlands, Virginia

Year
: Junior

Majors: Sports medicine, kinesiology

Haley Ferrell


What’s in your backpack?
Umbrella, travel coffee mug, swimsuit, shorts, t-shirt, flip-flops, 19-month day planner, Strauss and Wagner sheet music, anatomy notes, notebook, four pens, an eraser, three pencils, half of a cinnamon raisin bagel wrapped in a paper towel, headband, keys, student ID, 5 brand gum, cell phone, $2.70 in change, Babe: The Life and Legend of Babe Didrikson Zaharias by Susan E. Cayleff.

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Matt Rannals

Age: 27

Hometown:
Richmond

Year: Grad student

Concentration:
Neuroscience

What’s in your backpack?
Laptop, journal papers, one pen, one highlighter, two flash drives, 85 cents, cell phone charger, computer mouse, checkbook, empty water bottle, pear.

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Tom Moriarty

Age: 29

Hometown: Woodbridge, Virginia

Year: Grad student

Concentration: Political science

Tom Moriarty

What’s in your backpack? Umbrella, course reader for Intro to Comparative Politics, articles, three notebooks, wallet, Stride gum, red and yellow highlighters, mechanical pencil, two pens, Advil, almost empty 20 oz. bottle of Dr. Pepper, The Shadow of Power by Robert Powell, The Tragedy of Great Power Politics by John Mearsheimer.

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Brian Whitener

Age: 20

Hometown: Sterling, Virginia

Major: Commerce

Year:
Junior

Brian Whitener

What’s in your backpack? Empty water bottle, tupperware containing an apple core, folder, pens, pencil, highlighter, broken MP3 player, greenbooks, cough drops, PlayStation 2 memory card, course action forms, check for $108 for security deposit from last year’s roommate, contacts, Nutri-Grain cereal bar wrapper, Smuckers strawberry jam packet, Sigmund Freud’s The Future of an Illusion, booklet on McIntire School’s “Integrated Core Experience.”

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Year: Junior

Major: Biology

Hometown: Northern Virginia

What’s in your backpack? The Christians as the Romans Saw Them by Robert Lewis Wilkin, The Shape of a Pocket by John Berger, umbrella, two notebooks, Post-it notes, wallet, planner, five pens, three pencils, iClicker for her Econ 201 class, ruler, Chapstick (plain flavor), cell phone, a sorority lavalier for Sigma Sigma Sigma, iPod, hair tie, pair of earrings that she thought she had lost.


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Meg Barry

Age: 20

Year: Junior

Major: Politics


Meg Barry

Hometown: Shrewsbury, Massachusetts

What’s in your backpack? Wallet, notebook, water bottle, mail, pens, makeup bag, sunglasses, staff name tag, cell phone, hair brush, keys, gum.

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Sherri Burke

Age: 26

Year: Graduate student


Sherri Burke

Concentration: French literature

Hometown: Richmond, Virginia

What’s in your backpack? Umbrella, water bottle, light sweater, folder, Nana by Émile Zola, cell, keychain, reading glasses, dental floss, hand lotion.

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Emily Filler

Age: 27

Year: Graduate student

Concentration: Religious studies

Hometown: Ovid, Michigan

What’s in your backpack? Datebook, chapter from Berakhot from the Mishnah, The Meaning and End of Religion by Wilfred Cantwell Smith, wallet, phone, passport, keys, dental floss, highlighter, assorted medicines, teabags, gift certificate to a bookstore.

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Daniel Weiss

Age: 29

Year: Graduate student


Daniel Weiss

Concentration: Religious studies

Hometown: Birmingham, Alabama

What’s in your backpack? Religion der Vernunft by Hermann Cohen, notebook, hat from 1996 Olympic soccer game in Birmingham, 2008 wall calendar, cup, metal spoon, apple, umbrella, sock, knife, checks to deposit.

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Dana Wheeles

Age: 30

Year: Graduate student

Concentration: Art history

Hometown: Charlotte, North Carolina


Dana Wheeles


What’s in your backpack? Keys on a carabiner, leather wallet, iPod, headphones, 8 cents in change, pens, Volkswagen key fob, lip gloss, Sharpie, MacBook Pro attachments.

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Jordan Taylor

Age: 31

Year: Graduate student


Jordan Taylor


Concentration: English

Hometown: Richmond

What’s in your backpack? Moleskine notebook, Landscape and Race in the United States by Richard Schein, bandanna, glass, 25 cent flipbook from a kid at Milano, keys, CD from WTJU, map of MoMA, condoms, dust jacket for Kalooki Nights by Howard Jacobson, Monument Avenue by the Richmond City Planning Commission, ticket stub from the San Francisco Museum of Fine Art.

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Patrick Costello

Age: 22

Year: Fourth

Major: Art

Hometown: Charlottesville

What’s in your backpack? X-acto knife, Diana camera, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling, a ball of yarn.

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Age: 35

Year: Grad student

Concentration: Italian

Hometown: Milan, Italy

What’s in your backpack?: Agenda, CD with recordings of students, cell phone, sunglasses, pencils, Avanti Italian book, international papers, class grade book, visa, passport.


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Peter Tschirhart

Age: 26
Year: Grad student
Concentration: Music
Hometown: Houston, Texas
What’s in your backpack?: Notebook, Twilight in the Desert by Matthew Simmons, Beyond Civilization by Daniel Quinn, articles from The New Yorker and The Economist, copy of J.S. Bach’s English Suites for harpsichord, iPhone, USB drive, pens.

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Mary Butcher

Age: 20

Year: Rising senior

Concentration: Architecture

Hometown: Madison, Virginia

What’s in your backpack? Sketchbook, iPod, camera, wallet, reading glasses, watch, face cleanser, blister Band-aids, extra large Sharpie, empty Ziploc bag, dance shoes, two cell phones.

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Edwin Wright

Age: 27

Year: Grad student

Concentration: Architecture

Hometown: McLean, Virginia

What’s in your backpack? Wallet, notes on a napkin, multitool Swiss Army knife, keys, three pens, two pencils, chess board, laptop and cords, sketchbook, cell phone, loose change for coffee, e-mail address from a cute girl at Starbucks.

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Giselle Childs

Age: 21

Year: Rising senior

Major: French and foreign affairs

Hometown: Great Falls, Virginia

What’s in your backpack? The Yiddish Policemen’s Union by Michael Chabon, notepad, mints, Trident gum, lots of chapstick, plastic knife, Purell, Sex and the City movie stub, Band-aids, camera, sunglasses case, headband, iTouch, headphones, Blackberry, green tea.

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Jann Ronis

Age: 33

Year: Ph.D. student

Department: Religious studies, focus on Tibetan Buddhism

Hometown: San Diego, California

What’s in your backpack? Collected Works of Getse, notes from studies, folder of photocopies of Getse’s other works, laptop, AC adapter, iPod, Chapstick, highlighters, house keys, SweeTarts.

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Michael Thurston


Age: 23

Year: Fifth

Major: Studio art/painting

Hometown: Virginia Beach

What’s in your backpack? White t-shirt, plastic grocery bag, two pencils (one of which is broken), one unlabeled CD, a Yuengling bottle cap, three ounces of loose sand, extension cord, computer speakers from a 2000 Gateway computer.

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Demitry Edwards

Hometown: Richmond

Age: 19

Year: Rising sophomore

Major: Undecided

What’s in your backpack? Calculus book, Tylenol, UVA umbrella, calculator, notebook, ID and case, keys to a Volkswagen Jetta, water bottle, iPhone, purse, day planner, sunglasses, highlighters, a heap of pens, pencils and gum.

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Chris Belyea

Age: 23

Hometown: Montpelier, VA

Year: Senior

Major: Commerce

What’s in your backpack? Laptop, iPod, earphones, notebook, mints, gum, sticky notes, three pens, two pencils, TI-83 calculator, Chapstick, granola bar, fruit snacks, flash drive

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Melissa Lockwood

Age: 21

Year: Senior

Major: Double major in Studio Art and American Studies

What’s in your backpack: Three notebooks, wallet, makeup bag, crossword puzzles from a desk calendar, headphones, Altoids, empty water bottle, two Ziploc bags (one containing tea bags), bills, torn pages from a teen magazine for a paper assignment, empty Absolut Citron mini-bottle, keys, blue iPod nano, planner, lip balm, two pencils, $1.03 in change, three erasers and linen tape for photo matting.

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Kelly Whitton

Age: 21

Year: Senior

Hometown: Alexandria

Major: Architectural history

What’s in your backpack? Arts Administration class clicker, REMIX a capella flyer, three chapsticks, keys with Gonzaga keychain, Relay for Life pen and pencil case, 30-gig iPod, Trader Joe’s chocolate chip granola bar, small binder clip, tissues, squished Snickers, hand sanitizer, Julia Childs’ My Life in France, AAA soap sheets, red Moleskine planner, receipt from Shebeen, gift certificates from J. Crew and Barnes and Noble, checkbook, wallet, American Studies notebook, business card for a summer job offer making crepes.

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Erin Williams

Age: 22

Year: Senior

Major: Spanish

What’s in your backpack? cell phone, iPod, peppermint Orbit gum, lipgloss, sunglasses, prescription glasses, 56 cents, six pens, one pencil, Starbucks receipt, Espana y los espanolas de hoy by Fernando Opere and Carrie B. Douglass, an out-of-date Cavalier Daily.

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Camila Lima

Year: Senior, exchange student

Age: 21

Hometown: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Major: Systems engineering

What’s in your backpack? Notebook, pencil case, makeup case, glasses, an article entitled “Consumer Lending and Retail Credit,” wallet, keys, passport, a ziplock bag, two pens and a pencil, calculator, brochure from Universal Orlando, cell phone and charger, half-eaten pack of crackers, 75 cents in change.

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Year: Senior

Age: 21

Hometown: Rome, Georgia

Major: Studio art and English


Allison Harbin

What’s in your backpack? Makeup, environmental science 101 notes, iPod, proofs from latest photography project about her Southern heritage and race in the South, a bright pink t-shirt with sentimental value, external hard drive, wallet, cell phone, balled up miniature Reese’s Cup wrappers, a red pen, a blue pen, two and a half pencils, two kinds of Chapstick, lipstick.

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Ben Hackney

Year: Freshman

Major: Environmental sciences

What’s in your backpack? The Craft of Argument, Puntos en Breve 2, Spanish notebook, Nature Valley bar, two pencils, two pens, one highlighter, Zicam cough spray, environmental science notecards, pack of Wrigley’s Stay Alert caffeine gum, bank deposit slips, clicker, 160 flyers.

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Zach Barrett

Year: Senior

Age: 22

Hometown: Lynchburg, Virginia

Major: Sociology

What’s in your backpack: No Country for Old Men, Intro to the New Testament, three notebooks, checkbook, five pens.

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Jonathan Daron

Year: Junior

Major: Interdisciplinary Studies, with a business concentration

Hometown: Norfolk

What’s in his backpack: Four bottles of water, 1984, The Art of Fear, Best Darn Lies and Stats

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Sarah Kott

Year: Junior

Age: 21

Major: Architecture

Hometown: Sterling, Virginia

Backpack contents: Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian, Sun Chips, stamps, Florian Henckel’s The Lives of Others, protractor, tape measure, notebook

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Ben Wiley

Year: Senior

Major: French and English

Home town: Richmond

Backpack contents: Notebook, binder, personal checks, Hayao Miyazaki’s Howl’s Moving Castle, Jean de Lery’s Histoire d’un Voyage Faict en la Terre du Bresil

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Rich Bishop

Year: Sixth-year Ph.D. student

Major: Religious studies

Home state: Montana

What’s in your backpack? Umbrella, water bottle, old eyeglasses, loose change, pens, Latin dictionary, lunch pal, portable filing cabinet, clipboard, old G3 Apple laptop.

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Jodi Meyers

Year: Third

Majors: Philosophy & mathematics

Hometown: Fort Thomas, Kentucky

What’s in your backpack? Nail clippers, tissues, Eclipse gum, Chapstick, sheet music for “Redline Tango,” applications for teaching positions in Ohio, umbrella, Nalgene water bottle, broken 256-Mb flash drive, multicolor book tabs, Elements of Modern Algebra & Complex Variables textbook.

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Sam Chernoff
Year: Fourth
Major: Economics and music
Hometown: New York, NY


What’s in your backpack? Books, highlighter, check book, Airborne medicine, map of Venice, beer coaster, stripper brochure, gym shorts, lap top.

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Name: Tori Crandall
Year: Third Year
Major: French & Foreign Affairs
Hometown: Shenandoah Valley

What’s in your backpack? I.D., wallet, iPod, Amos Oz’s Tale of Love & Darkness

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