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In the past, Valentine’s Day primarily focused on love, sex and admiration in romantic relationships. An emphasis on dreamy dates resulted in packed restaurants, theaters, parks, ice cream shops and bedrooms. Gifts included expensive jewelry, bouquets of flowers, enticing lingerie and endless amounts of chocolate. Valentine’s Day was for couples to have an excuse to display affection toward one another. People not in happy relationships, however, were left out of the picture entirely.
While watching President Donald Trump deliver his first State of the Union Address last week, one thing was clear: we are restoring the rule of law and making sure our government exists to serve the people once again.
February is Black History Month, an annual observance of the role that people of recent African origin have played in the national narrative. Though it has been criminally underplayed in the past, this role has been central to the country’s history since its inception.
The disrespect that many female reporters in the sports industry receive is more prevalent than many people realize.
After 34 years teaching at the University of Richmond, Professor Mike Spear is retiring. The oldest professor at UR, he gave us our first Fs ever in his Copy Editing course — a prerequisite for being a Collegian editor — and he is without a doubt The Collegian’s biggest supporter and critic. What follows is an appreciation for the man who is, in our opinion, one of the greatest professors this university will ever know.
Any person who respects the autonomy of Jewish statehood in Israel and believes in the validity of the 1967 unification of Jerusalem should be sincerely apprehensive of President Donald Trump’s decision today to officially recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital.
Thanksgiving is upon us. The leaves are starting to bronze and fall with the autumn winds. Exams are piling up and essay deadlines are looming in the background. But at the end of this tunnel, is the smell of a beautiful home-cooked meal, the warm embrace of family and friends and the sound of music. (No pun intended.)
In Twitter, Veritas:
In early October, President Donald Trump's administration began successfully pushing pieces of legislation concerning contraception.
Editor's note: 63 percent of the graduating class of 2017 studied abroad at least once, according to the Office of International Education. The Collegian is expanding its coverage beyond Richmond and the U.S., harnessing the proximity and perspectives of an international student body. The International section will include worldwide news, opinion, interview and photo articles written by students currently studying abroad.
With all of the news and noise emanating from Washington, D.C., it can be easy to miss a big event happening in our own backyard: the 2017 Virginia Governor’s Election. With less than two weeks until Election Day, the time is now for University of Richmond students to pay attention to the race that pits Republican Ed Gillespie against Democrat Ralph Northam.
Universities around the world are taking steps to curb harmful greenhouse gas emissions. The University of Richmond ought to follow suit if it hopes to maintain our moral integrity as an academic institution during the climate crisis.
October is LGBTQ History Month. More specifically, today is National Coming Out Day.
The most glaring threat to the nature of American democracy is not the man that sits behind the desk in the Oval Office – it’s the sport that holds a special place in that man’s heart: golf.
New York Fashion Week (NYFW) is wrapping up, and now it's crucial to take a step back and consider the fashion industry with a critical eye. Many of us, myself included, anticipate the new seasonal trends — even if we wouldn’t wear them on a daily basis. Fashion is art and the designers are artists. It’s fascinating to watch how their creations influence the average American.
Every year I dread 9/11. It’s a dark day that I hate to think about, much less speak about. It’s a national day of remembrance, but all I remember is the lost of a loved one — and the loss of my innocence. When I was a child I was ambushed with videos of the towers crumbling apart; the towers in which my loved ones worked.
Over the last several months, political division has scorched the United States.
The national student debt crisis is at an all-time high, and Virginia is no exception to this trend. On Wednesday, Aug. 30, at 3 p.m., Tom Perriello, former U.S. representative and current CEO of the Win Virginia Democratic political action committee; Maggie Thompson, executive director of Generation Progress; and two Democratic student leaders from Virginia universities convened on a press call. The point of the call was to discuss the national student debt crisis in relation to the platforms of Virginia governor candidates: Democrat Ralph Northam and Republican Ed Gillespie. Those on the phone elaborated on both politicians’ stances in regard to funding higher education, with Northam clearly leading in favor as champion for students and families.
On behalf of the entire Collegian staff, welcome back to all those returning to campus, and a special welcome to those entering for the first time.
I hear it all the time at University of Richmond. Every week, every semester, from friends and peers.