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

Richmond immigrants face higher levels of exclusion, panel says

September 15, 2018

Georgia Geen Managing Editor Unlike cities with historic immigrant populations like New York and Boston, immigrants in Richmond are often less accepted into the city’s society, according to a Sept. 6 panel. The Broad — a women’s gathering and workspace —hosted “Immigration as a Womxn’s Issue,” whose panelists touched on Read More

Bluegrass Festival beats rain, marks start of Fall

September 15, 2018

Andrew Ringle Contributing Writer Beer flowed and banjos sang as guests of all ages streamed into Hardywood Park Craft Brewery for their sixth annual Richmond Bluegrass Festival on Saturday, Sept. 8. In defiance of the usual gloominess that comes with an overcast day, the atmosphere at Hardywood was vitalized with Read More

Speaker delves into connection between Lincoln and Jewish Americans

April 16, 2018

Abraham Lincoln’s life coincided directly and indirectly with the emergence of Jewish people in the United States, said scholar Jonathan Sarna at the 33rd annual Brown-Lyons Lecture on April 11 at Cabell Library. The number of Jews in the United States increased from less than 3,000 around the time of Read More

Food truck festival brings catering trend to VCU

April 16, 2018

Food trucks are filling a geographical gap where brick-and-mortar restaurants can’t meet demand, changing the way catering is done and serving food at events like the VCU Dining Services Food Truck Festival on April 10. “In general, I think food trucks are a complement,” said manager of The Dog Wagon Read More

Student and community groups perform at cultural festival

April 9, 2018

The VCU Intercultural Festival featured student and community performances, alongside cultural activities and vendors, across the Monroe Park Campus on April 7. A student organization of the same name organizes the festival, which is funded by the university and held annually on Preview Day for accepted students. “You get to Read More

Social media rises as revolutionary modeling tool

April 2, 2018

Social media is revolutionizing the fashion modeling industry, according to fashion design and merchandising chair Patricia Brown. “It’s become much more real,” Brown said. “There’s openness to more normal body types, different looks, different ages and multiculturalism.” For fashion models, social media is a pivotal tool and Instagram is becoming Read More

Panel addresses policy needs of transgender people

April 2, 2018

The inability to acquire accurate gender markers on documentation — such as driver’s licenses — can result in challenging situations for transgender and nonbinary people, according to members of a March 28 panel held at Cabell Library. Only four states, Oregon, Washington, California and New York, and Washington D.C., recognize Read More

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