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44 Signs You Know You're A Virginia Cavalier

Whether you call yourself a Virginia Cavalier, a Wahoo, or simply a Hoo, here are a few reminders of why you should be proud of that title. I'm just, you know, hoping to help ease all of those *~*emotions*~* from a certain game. Wahoowa until I die.

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Hey there, little guy. How are you holding up?

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You're feeling alone in the world, right now, and it seems as if the world's reserves of happiness and hope have been completely depleted.

I know - I totally get it. We have a right to feel sad and angry and all those bullshit emotions under the Tuscan sun.

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But, like many of us, you're probably in NYC right now, meaning you can't even drink away your pains at brunch.

Our team lost to Michigan State, and now existence seems so pointless.

Ugh, Spartans. How fucking original, amirite? Look at him; definitely on steroids - those triceps are just un.fucking.believable.
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Ugh, Spartans. How fucking original, amirite? Look at him; definitely on steroids - those triceps are just un.fucking.believable.

But cheer up!

Do you know why?

Because you're a Virginia Cavalier. That's why.

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So, just take a breath. Relax. And let me remind you why it's great to be a Hoo.

1. This is where you went to school.

It's fucking gorgeous. So gorgeous, in fact, that it's designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, an honor only bestowed to places with significant cultural or physical importance (the Pyramids of Giza are on the same list).
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It's fucking gorgeous. So gorgeous, in fact, that it's designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, an honor only bestowed to places with significant cultural or physical importance (the Pyramids of Giza are on the same list).

2. And that's given you an appreciation for good design and architecture.

Serpentine walls, motherfucker. None of that trite, straight-edged bullshit. Form and function, y'all!
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Serpentine walls, motherfucker. None of that trite, straight-edged bullshit. Form and function, y'all!

3. You hate that this is often referred to as "the quad" by college guidebooks and websites.

It's called "The Lawn", and you want to go to there now.
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It's called "The Lawn", and you want to go to there now.

4. You miss Garden parties.

Or just hanging out in any one of the ten Gardens. You may or may not have done other things whilst hanging out in a Garden, that may or may not have involved hands. (I'm talking about drum circles, guys...).
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Or just hanging out in any one of the ten Gardens. You may or may not have done other things whilst hanging out in a Garden, that may or may not have involved hands. (I'm talking about drum circles, guys...).

5. You spent/spend a lot of time in one of these:

UVA libraries essentially served as secondary homes. Alderman? Fine Arts? Clark? Special Collections? *Clemons*? Your choice, stud.
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UVA libraries essentially served as secondary homes. Alderman? Fine Arts? Clark? Special Collections? *Clemons*? Your choice, stud.

6. Which is probably why you have a secret desire to hook up in library stacks...

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Alderman, u so sexy.

7. You're, like, really smart.

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You likely graduated at the top of your class in high school, scored near-perfect SATs, and won at least one national competition in some shit. You were pretty blasé about the intellect of your HS peers. You use the word "blasé".

8. And you're inherently super competitive. But you probably got a huge reality check at UVA.

Because literally everyone is just as smart, just as successful, and just as competitive. You were both equally excited for and depressed about this fact. Among all public schools, UVA graduates the highest percentage of Black students every year AND produces the most Rhodes Scholars. #SORRYIMNOTSORRY, Berkeley.

Because literally everyone is just as smart, just as successful, and just as competitive. You were both equally excited for and depressed about this fact. Among all public schools, UVA graduates the highest percentage of Black students every year AND produces the most Rhodes Scholars. #SORRYIMNOTSORRY, Berkeley.

9. You have an undying passion for Thomas Jefferson.

You probably make references to him on a normal basis, and likely buy parapharneilia featuring his visage or something he once said.
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You probably make references to him on a normal basis, and likely buy parapharneilia featuring his visage or something he once said.

10. You believe in the "illimitable freedom of the human mind."

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Thanks to TJ, you will forever cringe at other schools that refer to their first-years as "freshmen". My thirst for knowledge has no ceiling, beeotch.

11. You refer/referred to your professors as Mr., Ms., or Mrs. instead of Prof. or Doctor.

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You're even on a first-name basis with some. So smooth, so casual.

12. But, really, you didn't care about what you had to call them because you were too busy learning from their brilliance.

And, unlike some other prestigious schools, you could actually meet with them during office hours and, like, talk about Hegel and stuff (that is, to the limit at which one can discuss Hegel before actually going insane).
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And, unlike some other prestigious schools, you could actually meet with them during office hours and, like, talk about Hegel and stuff (that is, to the limit at which one can discuss Hegel before actually going insane).

13. This:

TJHSSTXXXZZZZblerghhhhh.
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TJHSSTXXXZZZZblerghhhhh.

14.You probably developed a close relationship with an administrator or two.

Pat + Wayne 4EVER.
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Pat + Wayne 4EVER.

15. You have high-fived Dean Groves.

You're welcome for the idea, by the way (seriously). My best and most significant contribution as a former class trustee.
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You're welcome for the idea, by the way (seriously). My best and most significant contribution as a former class trustee.

16. This woman gave you lifeeeee.

You can't not love Miss Kathy. Basically the only reason for even going to Newcomb...
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You can't not love Miss Kathy. Basically the only reason for even going to Newcomb...

17. You have some obscure talent or hidden skill that most people don't know about.

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Oh, did I not tell you? I've been playing the cello since I was 2 weeks old...

18. Home of the Politicos...if you were into that stuff.

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StudCo, Honor, UJC, UPC, MRC, Cav Daily, IFC, ISC, hey gurl heyyy <33

19. You love and miss college a'capella.

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You have a go-to cover by the Sil'hooettes or The Virginia Gentlemen. And you probably get really excited every time you watch Pitch Perfect and see the Hullabahoos on your screen...so...every week.

20. You're really glad this woman is an alumna.

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And you've probably read her book and listened to the audiobook...three times.

21. You have an unhealthy obsession with secret societies.

&quot;Oh, David is TOTALLY a 7!&quot; Guess you&#x27;ll have to wait until he dies to find out. Sorryyy.
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"Oh, David is TOTALLY a 7!" Guess you'll have to wait until he dies to find out. Sorryyy.

22. You will totally get married here someday (if you haven't already).

You just first need to find someone to, like, date or whatever.
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You just first need to find someone to, like, date or whatever.

23. You've got a lot of experience with imbibing.

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Useful for when you're ready to apply for that alcoholic position at McKinsey, obvi.

24. Foxfield

I&#x27;m told there are horses at this event. Somewhere. Under some bro&#x27;s critter shorts, maybs.
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I'm told there are horses at this event. Somewhere. Under some bro's critter shorts, maybs.

25. But despite all the drinking, you still manage to stay fit.

The body of a god.
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The body of a god.

26. Your school loves you just as much as you love it.

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Unconditional lurvvveeeeee. Basically, the best and longest relationship in which I've ever been.

27. You're really good at taking on a leadership role and ownership over a project.

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Because student self-governance. What's that...your club has a faculty advisor? What? Are we in kindergarten?

28. You got the privilege to live here, and you loved every minute of it.

You may have also peed in your sink once or twice or four-hundred times...
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You may have also peed in your sink once or twice or four-hundred times...

29. You take tour guides seriously. Or not at all.

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Being a university tour guide was a big deal for some reason. Either you love these people or you're a member of Ugghhhs for UGS - there is no in-between.

30. At one point, you thought about selling out to the man.

Wait, how many more accounting classes do I have to take? LOL I&#x27;d rather eat my own face.
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Wait, how many more accounting classes do I have to take? LOL I'd rather eat my own face.

31. You have a favorite Corner bar.

Coupe&#x27;s? Maarten&#x27;s? Whatever, I guess.
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Coupe's? Maarten's? Whatever, I guess.

32. On any given day, you crave Take It Away's house dressing, The Virginian's mac 'n cheese, or Marco and Luca's dumplings.

So hungrayyyy.
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So hungrayyyy.

33. On a similar note, you think this place has the best bagels in the world.

Yeah, yeah, you&#x27;ve had bagels from NYC, but you&#x27;re still convinced that nothing can compare to Bodo&#x27;s.
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Yeah, yeah, you've had bagels from NYC, but you're still convinced that nothing can compare to Bodo's.

34. The Good Ol' song always manages to bring some tears to your eyes.

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It cheers our hearts, and warms our blood indeed.

35. You frat hard. So, so hard.

PiKA late-night? Sure, why not?
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PiKA late-night? Sure, why not?

36. You love and miss Charlottesville.

Heart.melting.
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Heart.melting.

37. You have a deep appreciation for nature.

Because you were exposed to the best views of nature that the Commonwealth has to offer.
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Because you were exposed to the best views of nature that the Commonwealth has to offer.

38. You have eaten pancakes for charity.

Pancakes for Parkinson&#x27;s. It&#x27;s a thing. And it&#x27;s fantastic.
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Pancakes for Parkinson's. It's a thing. And it's fantastic.

39. You willingly leave shit, like your laptop, unattended in public spaces.

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Thanks, Honor Code for this deeply ingrained trust in my fellow man! One of these days, we're going to get all our shit stolen, but until then it's #whatevs. Ugh.

40. Whenever you bring up UVA in a conversation, somehow there's ALWAYS some Virginia Tech fan who will chime in about their football program.

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No one gives a shit about you and your school baiiiii.

41. But you can always retort and mention our 20 national championships.

We&#x27;re really good at sportsball.
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We're really good at sportsball.

42. You have an affinity for history.

Because UVA is teeming with it. Why, yes, that IS William Faulkner casually strolling through The Lawn.
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Because UVA is teeming with it. Why, yes, that IS William Faulkner casually strolling through The Lawn.

43. No matter what, you can always call this place "home".

Sure, it&#x27;s not perfect, and you may have your issues with it, but there&#x27;s no denying that you always feel good coming back.
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Sure, it's not perfect, and you may have your issues with it, but there's no denying that you always feel good coming back.

44. Most of all, you have so much respect and pride for this team.

30 wins. 18 straight ACC home wins. Regular season champs. Tourney champs. And the first Sweet 16 since 1995. Proof that talent and selflessness can go a long way. So proud of you guys. &lt;3
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30 wins. 18 straight ACC home wins. Regular season champs. Tourney champs. And the first Sweet 16 since 1995. Proof that talent and selflessness can go a long way. So proud of you guys. <3

Whatever. It's your loss, NCAA.

#swoon
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#swoon

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