UVA announced last month that it was raising on-Grounds housing prices by 3.5 percent for the 2020-2021 academic year. PC: Staff Photo

Price check: UVA raises housing costs, again

My first semester at the University of Virginia was full of surprises. I was surprised to learn just how difficult college classes are, how frustrating roommates can be, and how competitive everything at UVA is—just to name a few things. What I found the most surprising though was that in October—a little over a month […]

The old Monticello Dairy building will house at least two big tech companies. PC: Skyclad Aerial

In brief: People power, tech takeover, bye-bye bikes, and more

People power Opponents of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline scored a huge victory last week when the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals repealed Dominion Energy’s permit to build an invasive compressor station in Buckingham County’s historic Union Hill neighborhood. “Today we showed that our community, our community’s history, and our community’s future matters more than a […]

The Rivanna Trails Foundation wants to build a 25-mile-long paved bicycle and pedestrian path, similar to Arkansas’ Razorback Regional Greenway. PC: Arkansas Tourism

Rivanna Trails Foundation seeks a new path

Snowy roads didn’t stop about a dozen people from making their way to the Carver Recreation Center last Tuesday for a brainstorming session on something that’s been in the works for nearly 10 years: the Three Notched Trail.  The Rivanna Trails Foundation is spearheading the effort to build a 25-mile-long paved pedestrian and bicycle path […]

Protesters at a Richmond rally hold signs demanding the removal of Confederate statues. Photo: Eze Amos

A change is gonna come: New Democratic government has big plans, big challenges ahead

“No pipeline.” “Climate action now.” “That awkward moment when you burn your own planet.” On December 6, a crowd of about 70 sign-carrying protesters gathered at Charlottesville’s Free Speech wall to demand the city and state government take immediate action against climate change. Carrying their handmade posters, musical instruments, and reusable water bottles, the activists […]