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Deadly weather strikes central Virginia, VCU spared from path

September 20, 2018

At least one person has died, another was left injured and several buildings were destroyed when one of at least seven tornadoes in the surrounding area tore through Hull Street in Midlothian. Multiple tornadoes are confirmed to have touched down in areas across Chesterfield, Henrico, Richmond and Powhatan on Monday Read More

Community raises awareness for National Recovery Month

September 20, 2018

Chip Lauterbach Contributing Writer September marks National Recovery Month in the U.S. — the goal of which is to educate the population, promote a healthy lifestyle and provide assistance to those who battle addiction issues and mental health-related struggles. There are many recovery-related efforts in full swing in the Richmond Read More

Student housing, VCU expansion prominent in Pres. Rao roundtable

September 20, 2018

Georgia Geen Managing Editor VCU President Michael Rao answered student questions regarding upperclassmen on-campus housing, university expansion, branding and other topics at a Sept. 17 roundtable. Hosted by the Student Government Association, about 20 students attended the hour-long event. Rao, in addition to student government members, expressed a desire to Read More

RVA Catholics gather for atonement Mass in light of Pa. scandal

September 20, 2018

Rezvan Egi Contributing Writer Members of the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart celebrated a Mass of Atonement Friday to recognize the people affected by decades of sexual abuse recently uncovered in the Pennsylvania Catholic church system. In August 2018, a Pennsylvania grand jury reported thousands of cases of sexual abuse Read More

Faster internet, improved cell service to be implemented at VCU

September 19, 2018

Sebastian Grant Contributing Writer VCU will improve campus internet connectivity and cellular network capabilities in the coming weeks. This internet overhaul began recently, as the university’s MARIA Circuit — the external network connection provided by the Mid-Atlantic Research Infrastructure Alliance — was multiplied tenfold, according to Alex Henson, VCU’s chief Read More

A progressive group wants Confederate flag gone from the Capitol

September 19, 2018

Fadel Allassan Special Projects Director Sebastian Grant Contributing writer A progressive group which takes credit for a successful push to remove a photo of notorious white supremacist Jason Kessler from Virginia’s Capitol weeks ago now wants a Confederate flag out of the building. The flag has been part of a Read More

Arts & Culture

What’s Happening: Events Calendar

September 19, 2018

See something Sunday, Sept. 23, 1:30 p.m., The Byrd (2908 W. Cary St.) L’Avventura presented by VCUarts Cinematheque As part of VCUarts Cinema Michelangelo Antonioni’s showcase, Cinematheque will present the 1960 Italian classic “L’Avventura.” The film will be projected on 35mm. Free admission. Do something Thursday, Sept. 20, 5-10 p.m., Read More

Virginia PrideFest empowers LGBTQIA community

September 19, 2018

Brown’s Island will soon be the site of celebration when Virginia PrideFest 2018 rolls into town Sept 22. The free, family-friendly festival focuses on the empowerment of the LGBTQIA community in Richmond and throughout Virginia. Attended by more than 30,000 people last year, it is the Commonwealth’s largest LGBTQIA celebration. Read More

Shane Black’s “The Predator” preys on your nostalgia

September 19, 2018

Reviving ‘80s action hero classics seems to be the new norm in Hollywood. Many of these revivals, however, fail to garner the same admiration the originals earned. When Shane Black, screenplay writer for 1987 sci-fi thriller “Predator,” was set to helm 2018’s soft reboot “The Predator,” many expected a return Read More

Coming Up: Events Calendar

September 15, 2018

Learn something Saturday, Sept. 15 Foam Rolling Workshop — 10-11 a.m. —Richmond Wellness — $10 — Join Richmond Wellness and Muscle + Bone to discover the benefits of foam rolling and learn how to properly do so in order to decrease your risk of injury and replenish your muscles. Sunday, Read More