The Collegian
Tuesday, August 09, 2022

Arts & Entertaiment


News

A carbon crisis would lead to ecosystemic meltdown, economist says

Carbon markets were created to trade carbon emissions, specifically carbon dioxide, in an effort to slow climate change, but amid corruption and lack of other supporting organizations, these carbon markets have become ineffective. During the third presentation of the fall 2008 Global Environment Speaker Series on Tuesday evening in Jepson Hall, speaker Daphne Wysham made her case for cleaning up carbon markets locally, nationally and globally. "If the economy fails that's one thing," she said, "However, if the carbon crisis unfolds without serious response we will have an eco-systemic meltdown." Wysham is a fellow and board member of the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, D.C.


Opinion

Too many pastels

I like to think of myself as an objective gatherer of news and information - an unbiased observer of all things around me.


Delaware's defense couldn't contain QB Eric Ward, who scrambled for 86 yards and a touchdown during Saturday's game.
Football

Seniors lead Spiders to win in last home game

The University of Richmond may have allowed the University of Delaware to score two defensive touchdowns, but the deciding factor of Saturday's game was offensive touchdowns -- the Spiders had four and the Blue Hens had none. Delaware scored first on sophomore defensive back Tyrone Grant's 57-yard interception return -- the only Richmond opponent to do so since the University of New Hampshire's Czar Wiley on Oct.


Opinion

Open your eyes and look around

By Anna Dounce Westhampton College '09 I have recently been made aware of changes that were made to a sorority's policy regarding its socials.


Katie Sieben, '10
Swimming & Diving

Swimming and diving to face ranked teams at Maryland

Head coach Matt Barany has ensured the women's swimming and diving team won't be competing against any Atlantic 10 Conference teams until the championship so the team can compete against teams ranked higher. So, do the Spiders get discouraged swimming against superior teams all season? Barany said the Spiders weren't the disheartened ones. "It's discouraging for the rest of the A-10 because they only see us once a year." And for the past seven years, that one sighting has proved ineffective in conquering the Spiders, who have taken home the A-10 trophy every year since 2002. "We really don't talk about [our record] that much," said Barany, who has been coaching the swim team for four years.


Features

Richmond joins micro-blogging Web site Twitter

The University of Richmond has joined the networking Web site Twitter in an effort to diversify communication methods for the university. Twitter is a micro-blogging Web site where users can post messages up to 140 characters in length, called "tweets." Twitter accounts gather "followers" that receive updates as they are posted onto the page.


Opinion

Humor and Humour

By Jill Cavaliere Westhampton College '10 Intelligent Life magazine published a report on humour this past summer.


Opinion

Obama or God?

By Angelo DiBello Richmond College '09 Over the last two weeks I, like many, have found myself reading as many articles as I can about the President-elect Barack Obama.


Football

Football is ending. I'm sad.

Sixteen teams, 15 games, four weeks and one reason I prefer the Football Championship Subdivision to the Football Bowl Subdivision: the playoffs. On Saturday, the regular season will end and at 7 p.m.


Features

Movie Review: "Quantum of Solace"

The Bond franchise continued to break from its hokey past of witty one-liners, impossible gadgets and seemingly random sexual romps in "Quantum of Solace," the second installment of the new brooding and introspective 007. Daniel Craig turned in another powerhouse performance, convincing audiences once again that James Bond could be played by a chap with blond hair.


Opinion

In my own defense

By Hayley Swinson Westhampton College '10 Hey guys, thanks for the reaction; it's what I was looking for. The whole purpose behind this article was not to belittle the college scene, or to set myself apart from it, as I am not by any means holier-than-thou (sorry for making my fb profile unsearchable). Mostly, my aim was to shock people into thinking about the issue themselves, but more importantly not to be surprised when rumors and stereotypes surface about their actual behavior. I'm assuming that the two of you are recent graduates and have not been keeping up to date on what's been going on on campus (though I would like to think that they taught you in law school/wall street or wherever to take things in context). This is a response to the overreaction people had to an e-mail sent by, more than likely, fraternity brothers of yours describing a stereotypical UR woman. And what did the stereotypical UR woman do after she read the e-mail?


News

In Spain, rebuffing the habits of our bustling American lifestyle

SAN SEBASTIAN, Spain -- Our Richmond planner and Spidercard might not weigh much, but after half a semester abroad without them, the lightness is unreal. A few days into our program here, one of my Richmond classmates and I were walking home from school when we turned around and saw the group we had set out with was 50 feet behind.


News

Differences in humor, or humour, between the British and Americans

LONDON -- Intelligent Life magazine published a report on humour this past summer. They began their article with the findings of a recent study, which suggested that there was a "genetic explanation for some [of the] differences between the British and American styles of humour." The statement caught my eye as I was searching the internet for information on the technical differences between British and American humour.


Sports

Spiders fall to national power Syracuse 76-71 at Carrier Dome

There was no magical upset this time. The University of Richmond men's basketball team hung tough, but fell just short of a win versus Syracuse University Tuesday night at the Carrier Dome, losing 76-71 during the Spiders' first of five nationally televised games this year. "I think we all feel that we should have won this game," junior guard David Gonzalvez said of the loss, televised on ESPN.


Football

Seniors help Spiders beat Delaware in last regular-season home game

The University of Richmond may have allowed the University of Delaware to score two defensive touchdowns, but the deciding factor of Saturday's game was offensive touchdowns -- the Spiders had four and the Blue Hens had none. Delaware scored first on sophomore defensive back Tyrone Grant's 57-yard interception return -- the only Richmond opponent to do so since the University of New Hampshire's Czar Wiley on Oct.


Sports

Men's basketball wins season-opening game over R-MC

Sophomore Kevin Anderson scored 15 of his team-leading 17 points during the first half to propel the University of Richmond men's basketball team to a season-opening 81-57 victory over Randolph-Macon College. "We were just so hyped to come out and start the season," Anderson said. The Spiders were never behind in the game -- played in front of 5,415 people at the Robins Center -- and took the lead for good with a layup by senior Jarhon Giddings with 17 minutes, 50 seconds left in the first half.