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By Lucy Hester
"Cape Canaveral" -- Conor Oberst
"Tessellate" -- Tokyo Police Club
"Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)" -- Arcade Fire
"You Ain't Goin' Nowhere" -- Bob Dylan
"Flight of the Conchords" -- David Bowie
"Fake Palindromes" -- Andrew Bird
"The Captive Mind" -- The Helio Sequence
"Skinny Love" -- Bon Iver
"She's A Jar" -- Wilco
Senior Scott Castro loves music.
If you had a beer can in your hand last weekend, there is a good chance that Lonnie was the guy who sold it to whoever gave it to you.
"It's been pretty ridiculous this past week," Lonnie said.
YOUR FOUR-YEAR COLLEGE PLAN
Year One: Adjust to College Life
* Learn all you can about UR and the Richmond community
* Make connections with faculty, staff and fellow students and get involved on campus
* Take a variety of classes and keep an open mind about your major
* Meet with a CDC adviser to explore your interests
Year Two: Pick a Major
* Use CDC self-assessment tools to learn about your interests, abilities and values
* Prepare a resume to begin the search for a summer job, internship or learning experience
Year Three: Translate Experiences into Career Goals
* Choose three to five interests and relate them to career goals
* Make connections with professionals in fields that interest you and gain experience through jobs, internships or learning experiences
* Explore graduate or professional school options; take entrance exams
* Utilize CDC resources on resumes, interviewing and graduate school preparation
Year Four: Implement your Goals
* Organize a self-directed job search plan
* Refine your resume and do a mock interview in the CDC
* Finish graduate or professional school applications, if you have chosen to go
The Olympics are finished and you're feeling lost in a sea of "Lifetime" movies and reality TV. It's time to stop watching "Brooke Knows Best" and get ready for the official fall TV season to begin.
Images of war will be on the news as well as on the University of Richmond campus this year, and war will appear in a variety of university programs as the 2008-09 theme.
The City of Richmond has hundreds of restaurants, but located at 421 E.
StubHub, an online ticket seller, named Richmond No. 9 on its list of America's 20 Most Rockin' Cities for 2008, moving the city up from its previous spot at No.
"Red Ragtop" -- Tim McGraw
"Every time I hear your name" --Keith Anderson
"Watch the Wind Blow By" --Tim McGraw
"Baby, It's Cold Outside" --Dean Martin
"Just to See You Smile" --Tim McGraw
My high school fight song
"Our song" -- Taylor Swift
"Take Me Home, Country Roads" -- John Denver
"The Dance" -- Garth Brooks
Generra Peck might be the busiest person on campus.
Zorro is a nobleman, Superman is a reporter and Spidey (no, not Spiderman) uses "a job in athletic marketing" as a cover for his secret identity as the man behind the grin.
"I go non-stop when I'm in costume," Spi-T said.
This semester faculty, staff and students at the University of Richmond can help the environment while they eat.
All photos by Dan Petty.
If you were to take the convenience of a Panera Bread and mix it with the gourmet elegance of a European bistro, then add a dash of the Richmond prep-factor found at Mosaic's, you would probably have a restaurant that looked and smelled a lot like the recently-opened Cafe Caturra.
Last Friday, on the second night at its new location near the intersection of Libbie and Grove avenues, the only thing that Cafe Caturra seemed to be running low on was empty chairs.
The front patio was packed with groups and couples eager to ring in the weekend with a glass of special reserve wine and sampling platter of international cheeses.
The 1990s rock trio known for putting their tender heart in a blender and watching it spin around to beautiful oblivion was at Toad's Place last Thursday asking the audience to do more than puree their precious organs.
Alex Band, the former lead singer of The Calling, got involved with Donate Life after his wife was diagnosed with a liver tumor and needed a transplant, he said.
That was three years ago, and since then Band said that with the help of his fans he had raised more than $100,000 for the organization.
The show's producer, Denise Mancini Tripp, said that when she began working with Donate Life, she was exposed to the need for organ donations after her son was born.
"I met a mother at the hospital who was waiting for a heart for her son, and right then I knew that I was the lucky one," Mancini Tripp said.
"More than the money," Band said, "it's about getting people aware and getting them to go out to their local DMVs and become organ donors."
The show opened with an acoustic performance from Bandcamp's Matt Bair, who serenaded the audience with lighter-swaying ballads as the room began to fill with college students, middle-aged couples and silver-haired fans, many of whom were wearing fluorescent lanyards to show their support for the cause.
By the time Eve 6 took the stage, the floor was comfortably crowded with fans eager to see the punk rock trio reunited after a three-year hiatus.
University of Richmond senior Maggie Gustafson said she had become a fan of the group around the time they had disbanded in 2004, so she was excited to see them in concert for the first time.
"I loved them in high school," senior Matt Keough said.
According to the University of Richmond's Office of the Registrar, approximately 300 undergraduate students will remain in Richmond this summer to take courses.
Wild Willie's, a new restaurant established by a University of Richmond alumna, has already attracted many diners since its opening in March.
The restaurant, operated by 2006 graduate Amanda Orrock, is located about 30 minutes away at 7140 Mechanicsville Turnpike in Mechanicsville.
With a new location and a new general manager, the students that run the university's radio station, WDCE 90.1, say they hope more people will tune in.
For the majority of seniors, graduation means leaving the University of Richmond behind. Most depart with fond memories and perhaps more than a few desperate wishes to return to the comfort of no-rent housing and a pre-paid meal plan.
A University of Richmond professor currently holds three swimming world records and two national records for his 40 to 44 age group.
Although Christopher Stevenson, associate professor of chemistry and the coordinator of the environmental studies program, also competed in the 1984 Olympic Games, according to his students, he keeps his teaching and his passion for swimming separate.
Stevenson began swimming in his hometown of San Jose, Calif.
Leland Melvin never really intended to become an astronaut.
But 10 years after he was accepted to NASA's astronaut training program, Melvin became the first University of Richmond graduate in space in February.
Melvin was on campus this weekend to present his Reach for the Stars II program, which aims to inspire young students to pursue math and science education.
"Always anonymous. Always juicy," is the self-proclaimed description of the Web site JuicyCampus.com, which allows students at 50 colleges and universities to post anonymous comments about other students and organizations at their schools.
The Web site urges students to "give us the juice," which has often resulted in racist, sexist, homophobic and offensive posts.
The University of Richmond is not currently listed as one of the supported campuses, but anyone can look at the Web site.