Brielle Entzminger

Brielle joined C-VILLE Weekly as a news reporter in September 2019. She graduated from the University of Virginia in May 2019, receiving her bachelor's degree in Media Studies and American Studies and a minor in French. She is an Emma Bowen Foundation Alumna and has formerly interned at the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service, Charlottesville Tomorrow, and Ivy Publications. She loves dancing, reading, and listening to true crime podcasts. She and her boyfriend have a cat named Mahogany.

Amy Brudin, director of educational technology at the Peabody School, was selected as a middle school scholastic fellow by the North America Scholastic Esports Federation. Photo by Zack Wajsgras

Changing the game: Esports come to middle school

Amy Brudin has always been a gamer. She grew up playing games like Myst and Doom, back when computers were “way less cool than they are now.” And today, she loves playing games on her phone.  So when Brudin, director of educational technology at the Peabody School, first learned about esports—the world of team-based competitive […]

Charlottesville City Schools Superintendent Dr. Rosa Atkins is among those appointed to the Commission on African American History Education. Photo by Eze Amos

History lesson: Local educators help expand Virginia’s African American history curriculum

Community leaders gathered at the University of Virginia October 28 for the first meeting of the Commission on African American History Education. Charlottesville City Schools Superintendent Dr. Rosa Atkins is among those appointed to the commission, which was established by Governor Ralph Northam. The purpose, says Atkins, is “to recognize that the African American experience […]

Some Charlottesville residents find the new mural on the side of Six Hundred West Main to be tone-deaf. Photo Credit: Staff Photo

Yay or neigh?: Mural stirs controversy

The developers of Six Hundred West Main, a luxury apartment building that opened in September, promised the city a “gift” in the form of a public mural from internationally acclaimed artist Faith XLVII. But some residents may want to give it back. The mural, which was unveiled during the week of September 23, features a […]

Charlottesville High was the site of a recent roundtable discussion, which included Virginia’s education secretary, on the school’s mental health initiatives. Photo by Eze Amos

Healthy minds: CHS students discuss mental health with Virginia’s education secretary

Shana Bullard felt terrified. She was about to meet Virginia Secretary of Education Atif Qarni, for a roundtable discussion on mental wellness initiatives at Charlottesville High School. “I was very intimidated,” says the CHS junior, who’s been active in several of the school’s mental wellness programs. But she found Qarni to be personable and down-to-earth. […]