The news that Wal-Mart would be introducing a smaller version of its chain store, called “Wal-Mart On Campus,” illustrates the contentious nature of real estate in Richmond: While the possibility of low prices and walking distance convenience are alluring, there’s a vocal opposition, myself included, toward yet another corporate chain being introduced into an area sacred to some.
Students moving into on-campus housing are often greeted by bare walls and a skeleton of potential. The question that hits underclassmen should not be what can be done, but instead what should be done first. Individuals trying to transform the blank wall space into something that reflects their personality have scores of options at the fingertips.
The price for on-campus housing at VCU is more directly influenced by the number of suitemates or roommates you have than by which building you live in or what kind of amenities are provided.
The Black Maria Film Festival, known for its practice of highlighting independent productions, will make a stop at VCU on April 2 for the festival’s 34th annual tour.
Three teenagers have been arrested in relation to a robbery earlier this month on West Grace Street.