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Mental health advocacy organizations team up to host Mental Health on the Lawn event

Mental health advocacy organizations team up to host Mental Health on the Lawn event

The tabling event was the first of its kind and featured a series of stress-relieving activities.

Students stopped by South Lawn over the course of three hours Thursday afternoon to participate in a “Mental Health on the Lawn” event. Hosted by Madison House’s Help Line, If You’re Reading This and National Alliance on Mental Illness on Grounds — three student organizations dedicated to providing students with the resources and help they need for a wide variety of situations relating to mental health and mental illness — the event focused on promoting a healthy and transparent mental health culture on Grounds.

U.Va Community hosts remembrance event for University student Rehan Baddeliyanage

U.Va Community hosts remembrance event for University student Rehan Baddeliyanage

The event was focused on celebrating Baddeliyanage’s memories and positive impacts on the community.

The University community hosted a “Celebration of Life” event Sunday morning in Old Cabell Hall for Rehan Baddeliyanage, the fourth-year Engineering student who unexpectedly passed away in an accident over spring break. The remembrance event was followed by a reception in the McIntire School of Commerce’s Art Gallery and Courtyard. Approximately 200 people were in attendance.

Outgoing Student Council president reflects on initiatives to support marginalized communities

Outgoing Student Council president reflects on initiatives to support marginalized communities

Fourth-year College student Alex Cintron is the first Latinx Student Council president in the University’s history.

As the first Latinx Student Council president in the University’s history Cintron said that, while he felt uncomfortable in some environments which the position required him to engage with, his perspective empowered him to act differently than previous Student Council presidents.

“This is my form of resisting what has been the normal narrative for Student Council president,” Cintron said.