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SEALS in Space – Star Wars: Republic Commando

Here is a video I have been working on for a while, and I’m glad to finally show it off!

This video is a project I worked on for the University of Virginia’s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service. For this video I was allowed to select a topic of my choice. You can find the Cooper Center’s work here: https://coopercenter.org/

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Local Elks Lodge honors military veterans

This article originally appeared in the News Virginian on November 11, 2018. The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks benefit society has a long and storied history with veterans of the US military, including building a hospital for veterans of WWI in 1918 that served as the forerunner to the modern VA Medical Centers. The… Continue reading Local Elks Lodge honors military veterans

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New Brock Experience to send students to the border to see immigration in action

  This article was published in the Rotunda on 2/12/2018. An archive is here. Some of the latest changes to Longwood University are not in the physical construction of the campus, but the new potential courses that are being made available to students. The Brock Experiences program was started in 2016 as a way of making traveling… Continue reading New Brock Experience to send students to the border to see immigration in action

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Longwood University awards the 36th annual Dos Passos Prize for Literature

This article originally appeared in the Rotunda on 11/11/17. An archive is here. Fiction author Chang-rae Lee is already a recipient of numerous literary awards, and he can now add Longwood University’s own Dos Passos Prize for Literature to his list of accomplishments. Lee is the 36th author to receive this recognition, and it is the oldest national… Continue reading Longwood University awards the 36th annual Dos Passos Prize for Literature

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BOOTLEGGERS, BANDITS, AND THE HISTORY OF PROHIBITION IN VIRGINIA

This year marks around the 100th anniversary of Prohibition, also known as the Temperance Movement. Prohibition was an early 1900s social movement against alcohol and the Library of Virginia (LVA) is hosting a new exhibit called, Teetotalers & Moonshiners: Prohibition in Virginia, Distilled on the events surrounding this very sober timeframe in Virginia’s history.

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Richmond-based photographer pays tribute to Holocaust survivors

  This article originally appeared in the Rotunda on 4/16/17. An archive is here. Photos by Ann Polek, Photo Editor. LCVA began exhibiting work on Thursday. It has now been 72 years since the Auschwitz death camp was liberated by Allied forces, and Richmond-based photographer Dean Whitbeck is helping to tell the stories of some of the… Continue reading Richmond-based photographer pays tribute to Holocaust survivors

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Race and politics take over Blackwell

This article originally appeared in the Rotunda on 2/19/17. An archive is here. Students attended Longwood’s annual Social Justice in Action Leadership Summit on Saturday The summit, centered around race and politics, hosted keynote speakers Erica Wallace of the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill and Ariel Cochrane-Brown of Georgia State University. Both are pursuing… Continue reading Race and politics take over Blackwell

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Farmville’s historic landmarks for dummies

A guide for the rest of us! This article originally appeared in The Rotunda, archived here. Farmville, Va. is an area steeped in history, and this is best reflected in the myriad of landmarks around the area. From serving as a backdrop to the twilight of the Civil War to fostering a generation of activists demanding equal rights in education, Farmville has… Continue reading Farmville’s historic landmarks for dummies

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Dr. Joy DeGruy speech gives a diagnosis

A version of this article appeared in The Rotunda (archive) This past week was Dr. Martin Luther King Week, which featured several events such as the MLK Challenge and the MLK Candlelight Vigil. One of the latest in this series of events is a lecture by Dr. Joy DeGruy, a sociologist and author of the book… Continue reading Dr. Joy DeGruy speech gives a diagnosis